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Over-40s ‘should pay new tax to fund elderly care’

Proposed reforms could make social care funding available to all.

Parents urged to take up tax-free childcare

31% parents feel stressed arranging childcare for the holidays.

BCC calls for MTD delay

1 in 4 firms have never heard of MTD.

IPSE recommends ‘sidecar pension’ for the self-employed

Only 31% of self-employed workers are saving into a pension.

Small businesses get £8m tech boost

New fund encourages SMEs to take up leading technologies.

Skills shortages affect half of employers

Business growth ‘held back’ by difficulty recruiting.

P11D and P11D(b) deadline reminder

Deadline approaches for reporting employee benefits and expenses.

Micro-firms ‘uncertain’ about auto-enrolment

33% micro-employers are unsure about staging dates.

BCC downgrades economic growth forecast

‘Lacklustre outlook’ for consumer spending and business investment.

Savers to have more control over pension investments

Pension providers will be required to reveal impact of investments.

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