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Scottish income tax changes approved

MSPs vote in favour of 5-band income tax system.

Productivity growth ‘strongest since 2008’

Hourly output hits highest level since recession.

More workers aim to become self-employed

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

Cash ISA rates begin to rise

Rates rise by 0.10% on average in last 3 months.

SMEs spend 15 days a year on tax compliance

Most are not aware of available tax reliefs.

State pension ‘worst in the developed world’

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

First-time buyers soar to 11-year high

Buyers taking out first mortgage hits highest level since 2006.

Tax-free childcare fully rolled out

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

Firms urged into agency worker rethink

Some businesses accused of being ‘agency worker reliant’.

Food and drink exports grow to £22bn

Whisky exports reach £4.5 billion.

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