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SMEs spend 15 days a year on tax compliance

19 Feb 18

Most are not aware of available tax reliefs.

State pension ‘worst in the developed world’

16 Feb 18

The state pension in the UK is the lowest of 24 developed countries.

First-time buyers soar to 11-year high

15 Feb 18

Buyers taking out first mortgage hits highest level since 2006.

Tax-free childcare fully rolled out

14 Feb 18

Under-12s now eligible, following delays to government scheme.

Firms urged into agency worker rethink

13 Feb 18

Some businesses accused of being ‘agency worker reliant’.

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