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Older workers stay in employment

There are now 9.4 million workers aged over 50 in employment, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Increase in private renter satisfaction

Satisfied with your rental property? Private renters’ satisfaction with their tenancies has increased over the last 10 years.

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Brexit round-up: Hammond could reset economic policy

It's been a month since the vote to leave the EU. Here is a round-up of some of the top Brexit–related stories this week.

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Employment grows but skills shortage still a concern

The number of people in work rose by 176,000 to 31.7 million between March and May 2016.

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Brexit round-up: Hammond rules out emergency budget

We bring you a round-up of some of the most important Brexit–related stories this week.

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Theresa May appoints new Chancellor

New prime minister Theresa May has appointed Philip Hammond as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, replacing predecessor George Osborne.

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Annexe amendment added to Finance Bill

Purchasing an 'annexe' liable for SDLT? A proposed amendment to the Finance Bill will remove the annexe tax when applied to purchasing a second property.

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Brexit round-up: 2020 surplus scrapped

Introducing the Brexit round-up, bringing you the top stories each week following the result of the EU referendum.

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Streamlined system to challenge business rates announced

For businesses and councils lodging appeals on business rates, details of a new system for checking and challenging bills have been launched.

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Half a million Help to Buy ISAs opened

Purchasing your first property? Over 500,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA.

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