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Simple Assessment introduced for state pensioners

2 types of people no longer need to complete a self-assessment tax return.

Workers dislike the nine-to-five day

Study reveals flexible working patterns appeal to 87% of adults.

Millennials bear the brunt of ‘housing catastrophe’

Amount of income spent on housing trebles in the last 50 years.

Inflation rate rises to 2.9%

UK inflation rose to its joint highest rate in more than 5 years.

SMEs ‘unprepared for GDPR legislation’

Only 9% of business owners fully understand new data protection regulations.

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.

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