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Top story: PW Awards simplified entry process boosts engagement

The simplified entry process for the Payroll World Awards 2015, sponsored by Intuit, has resulted in more payroll professionals than ever taking part. Read full story

Zero hours contracts exclusivity ban

A ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts has been introduced. Read full story

Tax freezes and personal allowance increase announced in Queen’s Speech

Income tax and National Insurance will be frozen for five years and the personal allowance will be raised to £12,500 by a range of new laws announced in the Queen’s Speech. Read full story

Calls for wider use of suspended penalties as HMRC reviews its regimes

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is urging HMRC to make more efficient use of suspended penalties to encourage long-term tax compliance. Read full story

Majority of workers uncomfortable with taking days off for stress

Over half of UK workers are not comfortable with taking a day off due to stress, according to research by bed retailer Time4Sleep. Read full story