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In Brief

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In Brief

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Dyson speaks out

Writing in The Guardian newspaper, inventor and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson has criticised the proposed tightening of student visas. Stating that the UK postgraduate population was "painfully thin", he highlighted that 200,000 foreign technology students currently study in the UK, netting Britain £7 billion in fees. Sir James argued that if visa rules were tightened then these were "200,000 ideas and inventions to lose."

Red tape failure

A leading Think Tank has criticised the Government's attempts at cutting red tape for business. Reform has revealed that instead of saving £1.5 billion, the Coalition Government has in fact increased the regulatory burden on business by at least £3.1 billion. Against an ambition of removing at least £1 of regulation for every £1 it introduces, Reform claims the Government has actually introduced at least £3.50 of regulation for every £1 it has so far removed. To view the full report go to www. reform.co.uk/publication/ the-burden-of-regulation

Salary increases

British companies plan to cautiously relax their grip on pay in 2015, but rises will be limited by higher costs for holiday pay and workplace pensions, as well as weak productivity growth, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). …

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