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Employers will soon find it easier it to give underperforming staff members the elbow under new proposals announced by the Government.

A raft of new Government measures will make it easier for employers to hire large numbers of apprentices, skills minister John Hayes claims.

The adult national minimum wage went up by 15p on 1 October, which means almost 900,000 workers have had a pay rise. Employers will now have to pay adults over the age of 21 £6.08 per hour instead of £5.93, while 18 to 20-year-olds will get £4.98, up from £4.92.

The Government has revealed it is considering reforming a number of regulations as part of its review of employment red tape.

The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for this year’s National Minimum Wage increases and raised the main rate by 2.5 per cent.

Small businesses will no longer have to have independently audited accounts, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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