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Time running out to register for self-assessment

25 Sep 18

8 days until self-assessment registration deadline.

Parents to spend £17k on child’s university costs

24 Sep 18

Main expenses include accommodation and items for study.

HMRC launches MTD awareness campaign

21 Sep 18

Simplified guidance published to help businesses prepare.

Government delays self-employed pension trials

20 Sep 18

No ‘straightforward mechanism’ for increasing savings.

Small firms unprepared for no-deal Brexit

19 Sep 18

Only 14% of SMEs have a plan for hard Brexit.

Less than 4 in 10 adults have made a will

18 Sep 18

Majority who prepared a will were happy with the process.

Long-term investors rewarded for patience

17 Sep 18

1 in 3 think investment risks are higher than before the crash.

Auto-enrolment contributions fall 5.5% in five years

14 Sep 18

41.1m people put average of 3.4% into workplace pension in 2017.

Women missing out on pension income in divorce

13 Sep 18

Charity calls for reform to divorce process.

Unemployment rate falls to 4%

12 Sep 18

Businesses struggle to recruit in competitive labour market.

10m savers use state pension forecast

11 Sep 18

‘Very significant milestone’ passed in just two years.

New laws to boost SME access to invoice finance

10 Sep 18

Proposed laws to give small firms a ‘level playing field’.

Treasury scraps plans to abolish class 2 NICs

07 Sep 18

Planned abolition would ‘introduce complexity’ to the tax system.

IPPR in call to replace inheritance tax

06 Sep 18

Proposed changes would introduce ‘lifetime gifts tax’.

Government backs industry-led pensions dashboard

05 Sep 18

Self-employed groups feel ‘let down’ by change in plans.

Advisory fuel rates update

04 Sep 18

New advisory fuel rates for usage of company cars are in place.

Millennials seek more pension support

03 Sep 18

Under-35s call for more information from employers.

Most SME leaders have no succession plan

31 Aug 18

62% have not planned their exit strategy.

One month until offshore tax deadline

30 Aug 18

Penalty in place for failing to declare income on foreign assets.

SMEs expect revenue growth in 2019

29 Aug 18

The average firm anticipates 11% increase in revenue.

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