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Probate charges set to increase

18 Feb 19

Ministers confirm new fees are due to start in April.

Parents slow to embrace tax-free childcare

15 Feb 19

Scheme benefitted 109,000 children in December 2018.

Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

14 Feb 19

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

Govt. proposes new stamp duty surcharge

13 Feb 19

1% charge would apply to non-UK residents.

Auto-enrolment passes 10m milestone

12 Feb 19

Workplace pension scheme hailed as 'extraordinary success story'.

Spring Statement date announced

11 Feb 19

Chancellor could upgrade Statement to full fiscal event.

BoE forecasts slow growth for 2019

08 Feb 19

Interest rate remains at 0.75%.

Pension changes ‘must benefit smaller firms’

07 Feb 19

New measures could divert more investments to SMEs.

First-time buyers struggle with mortgage jargon

06 Feb 19

9 in 10 say it’s difficult to buy a first home.

Businesses ‘not ready’ for MTD deadline

05 Feb 19

35% don’t know if they’ll be ready before 1 April 2019.

Tax trap hits almost 1m over-55s

04 Feb 19

HMRC figures reveal 980,000 affected.

Scottish Govt. reaches deal to pass Budget

01 Feb 19

Green Party provides last-gasp support for Budget.

Self-assessment: the final countdown

31 Jan 19

Tax return deadline is midnight on 31 January 2019.

More firms prepare for no-deal Brexit

30 Jan 19

‘Much more information’ is needed to prepare for 29 March.

FCA proposes rules to improve pension investments

29 Jan 19

Changes could benefit savers by up to £25 million a year.

Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

28 Jan 19

4 in 10 businesses faced security threat in the last year.

Record number of over-50s in work

25 Jan 19

Employers ‘should do more’ to support workers over 50.

200,000 parents risk missing full state pension

24 Jan 19

Failing to claim child benefit could risk pension entitlement.

Wales confirms income tax rates

23 Jan 19

New tax powers take effect in Wales from 6 April.

HMRC error hits self-assessment taxpayers

22 Jan 19

Hundreds wrongly sent late-payment fines.

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