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Ombudsman ‘not ready’ to handle more SME disputes

Small businesses ‘lack options for handling financial disputes’.

Auto-enrolment ‘must tackle under-saving’

Government report calls for more to be done to help savers.

Savings levels fall in 2018

39% of pre-retirees feel they are not saving enough.

People urged to renew tax credits

‘Renew tax credits online to avoid losing payments’, HMRC says.

Self-employed workers owed up to £60,000 by clients

Late payments affect 43% of the self-employed.

Firms retain staff with training and flexitime

42% of businesses would invest in training and development.

Homeowners reluctant to sell to cover care costs

Pensions receive backing to fund social care bills.

Pensions dashboard could be scrapped

Decision ‘risks letting down millions of savers’.

OBR sparks tax hike speculation

Increasing taxes ‘will partially pay for NHS pledge’.

SMEs ‘need more help’ with technology

Most firms reluctant to embrace the cloud.

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