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The latest tax, employment, business and economic news affecting firms and individuals alike. Updated each day.

R&D expenditure credit to increase in new year

RDEC tax relief rises from 11% to 12% on 1 January 2018.

Auto-enrolment may expand to 18-year-olds

900,000 younger workers can save into a workplace pension.

Most small businesses are not ready for MTD

2 in 5 want guidance on complying with new requirements.

Scotland brings in new income tax bands

Tax rise on higher earners funds cut for lower earners.

Scottish businesses oppose income tax rise

SME owners in Scotland favour more rates and bands.

Government urged to ban pension cold-calling

Committee wants action to stop pension scammers.

Wales amends land transaction tax

New tax rates set for all homebuyers in Wales.

18% of payments to SMEs are late

Late payments impact productivity for UK businesses.

4 in 5 entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2018

Entrepreneurs are confident in the face of challenges.

Most adults want care funding advice

Nearly 3 in 4 people have not planned for later life care.

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