Cut red tape to stem jobless deluge

Experts are calling on ministers to cut employment law and encourage small businesses to recruit new employees in a bid to stem the rising tide of unemployment in the UK.

Caan endorses Clegg’s share scheme

It has split entrepreneurial opinion, but now Nick Clegg’s call to give employees an automatic right to request shares in the businesses they work for has been given the seal of approval by one of the UK’s most ubiquitous entrepreneurs.

Unfair dismissal: what employers need to know

The qualifying period of service for employees to claim unfair dismissal is set to be extended from one to two years this April. But it isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card for employers. What do you need to know about unfair dismissal?