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Auto-enrolling the self-employed ‘would exclude 60% ’

20 Oct 17

Only 28% of self-employed workers believe pensions are safe saving option.

Young savers ‘more open to ethical pension options’

18 Oct 17

Half of millennial investors would like to be offered fossil-free investments as standard, compared to 34% of those over the age of 55.

Inflation at highest rate since 2012

17 Oct 17

Food and transport prices cause inflation to rise to 3%.

Women fail to prioritise life insurance

17 Oct 17

Women aren’t taking out life insurance despite admitting their families would struggle without them.

Self-assessment paper deadline looms

16 Oct 17

Paper tax returns will be accepted until midnight on 31 October.

Small businesses press on in face of Brexit

13 Oct 17

Most SMEs have not delayed key decisions after vote to leave the EU.

‘Workers require pension saving targets’

12 Oct 17

Most workers are unaware of how much they need to save for a comfortable retirement.

Most SME owners believe business is booming

11 Oct 17

85% of business owners had viewed their start-up as a success.

Working carers seek further support

10 Oct 17

4 in 5 working carers leave work early to care for loved ones.

Self-employed over-65s working less and earning more

09 Oct 17

The average ‘silver self-employed’ worker earns almost £40,000 a year.

Wales to cut tax on average house sale

06 Oct 17

House sales worth up to £150,000 in Wales will be tax-free from April 2018.

Late payments continue to hit SMEs

05 Oct 17

3 in 4 businesses call for legislation to counteract late payments.

Self-assessment registration reminder

04 Oct 17

Deadline to register for self-assessment is 5 October 2017.

320,000 people benefit from Help to Buy

03 Oct 17

Average house prices across Help to Buy schemes was £196,092.

1 in 3 over-50s financially support ‘dependents’

02 Oct 17

Older workers retiring later to support dependent relatives.

Firms hit by apprenticeship levy costs

29 Sep 17

Levy provides added cost for 56% of levy-paying businesses.

Employers feel pension scheme pressure

28 Sep 17

50/50 chance of weakest defined benefit schemes paying out full pension.

Inheritance tax receipts up by 18.7%

27 Sep 17

Introduction of residence nil-rate band coincides with soaring receipts.

Gender pay gap widens for managers

26 Sep 17

The average male manager earns £11,606 a year more than their female counterparts.

Simple Assessment introduced for state pensioners

25 Sep 17

2 types of people no longer need to complete a self-assessment tax return.

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