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Stamp duty rise drives up landlord costs

Average buy-to-let stamp duty bill stands at £8,477.

Businesses in £2.9bn R&D support boost

R&D tax credits claimed since 2000/01 soars to £16.5bn.

More over-50s making early inheritance gifts

'Living inheritances' help keep younger relatives afloat.

Chancellor confirms Autumn Budget date

Autumn Budget will take place on 22 November 2017.

Annuity sales continue sharp decline

Purchases tumble further following the introduction of pension freedoms in 2015.

Tax measures revealed in Finance Bill 2017-19

Several changes re-instated in latest Finance Bill.

‘Use pension savings to fund start-ups’

Institute of Directors hopes pension pots can start new businesses.

Fraudsters turn to anti-scam messages

New generation of scam sites target vulnerable savers.

Sole traders run risk of cash crisis

Research shows just 4% have income protection policies.

Cash ISAs savings fall 33%

Money saved into cash ISAs fell by £19.5bn during 2016/17 tax year.

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