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Inflation forecast rises to 2.8%

The Bank of England has raised its forecast for inflation this year to 2.8% – up from its February forecast of 2.4%.

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EU support proving 'vital' for SMEs

Almost 8 in 10 small businesses have sought support services, such as EU-funded schemes, over the last 12 months.

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Tax measures removed from Finance Bill

The government has dropped several controversial tax measures from its Finance Bill following the decision to call a snap general election.

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Tax-free childcare now available

Working parents can now apply for the government's tax-free childcare scheme.

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Businesses react to snap general election

Industry groups have expressed concerns on the wider issues that could impact businesses in wake of the general election announcement.

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Digital tax pilot begins

HMRC has launched the Making Tax Digital pilot which will allow individuals and businesses to trial digital tax reporting.

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State pension age rise considered ahead of full review

The state pension age should rise to 68 by 2039, a government report has found.

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Tax-free childcare to start in April

The government’s new tax-free childcare scheme will launch on 24 April 2017.

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UK Inflation rate jumps to 2.3%

The inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February 2017, the highest rate since September 2013.

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Tax changes introduced in Finance Bill 2017

The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

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