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Top story: Apprenticeship levy allowance rules to be amended

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published further guidance on the apprenticeship levy, detailing amendments to the rules regarding the offset allowance. Read full story

Sharp rise in escalating auto-enrolment fines

Figures from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) show the number of escalating penalty notices issued has risen sharply. Read full story

CBI: Apprenticeship levy requires radical rethink

Businesses have insufficient time to prepare for the apprenticeship levy and the government needs to “radically rethink” its design, warns Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI. Read full story

TPR to provide new pensions list to help firms comply with auto-enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to publish a list of group personal pensions (GPPs) open to any employers seeking to comply with their auto-enrolment duties. Read full story

Research points to lack of investment in employee wellbeing

While the majority of UK employers recognise the importance of employee wellbeing, they are failing to invest in strategies to support the welfare of their staff, says a survey. Read full story

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