Sacking 'to be made easier' - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 13 June 2012
Sacking 'to be made easier' - Today's small business news roundup

Sacking rules, working pensioners, and Greek exit - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

The government will make it easier to sack people under new plans announced today.

“Settlement agreements” will enable firms to sack workers faster if they offer an immediate payout. [Guardian]

The number of working pensioners has doubled since 1993 according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Last year there were 1.4 million workers above retirement age, with most of the increase occurring since 2000. [ThisIsMoney]

Greece may have to exit the eurozone if the single currency is to be saved George Osborne has said.

The Chancellor made the controversial statement as the cost of Spanish debt reached new highs. [FT]

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