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Chancellor mulls abolishing dividend allowance

Hammond may scrap the allowance in Autumn Budget 2018.

Regular saving ‘can reduce stress for many’

Half of savers report positive mental health effects.

Buy-to-let purchases fall 40% in 3 years

More landlords in the Midlands are growing their portfolio.

Employees favour flexible working hours

Only 6% people still work the 9am to 5pm day.

Bank of Mum and Dad ‘worried about financial knowledge’

76% of parents find gifting rules complicated.

1 in 3 people lack financial resilience

Savings needed to ‘reduce financial vulnerability’.

Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

Small businesses face ‘significantly increased’ costs.

Housing wealth ‘won’t solve the pensions crisis’

Savers with lower pensions tend to have lower housing equity.

Exports rise to record high of £621bn

Growth in exports leads to narrower trade deficit.

Pension scam victims lose £91,000 each

45 to 65-year-olds ‘most at risk’ of pension scams.

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