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SMEs call for more government support

36% are unaware of existing services.

9.5m saving into workplace pensions

Number of auto-enrolment savers up 26% since 2012.

Over-55s face downsizing challenges

49% held back by lack of suitable properties.

P11D filing deadline edges closer

Employee benefits and expenses for 2017/18 need to be reported by 6 July.

Tenant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m

Bill to ban letting fees and limit deposits.

MTD for individuals delayed

Digital services for VAT-registered businesses remain unchanged.

More pension savers adopt prudent approach

Increasing amount wouldn’t take any risk with pension savings.

Stamp duty cut helps 69,000 first-time buyers

Relief claimed on 19% of all home purchases until 31 March 2018.

P60 deadline reminder

Deadline approaches for issuing P60s.

State pension gender gap narrows in 2017

Data suggests gap stands at almost £29,000.

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