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Scotland freezes higher-rate threshold

13 Dec 18

Higher earners set to pay £128 a month extra.

Brexit uncertainty knocks SME confidence

12 Dec 18

Half of businesses still plan to grow, despite disruption.

Quarter of over-50s don’t know state pension age

11 Dec 18

Rises in state pension age cause confusion.

Employers to keep investing in staff benefits

10 Dec 18

Popular benefits include pensions, paid leave and training.

Probate fee increases ‘amount to stealth tax’

07 Dec 18

Planned changes would charge £6,000 for some estates.

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