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The Future of Income Tax

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The electoral politics of income tax The 2017 election manifestos offered little good news on the future of income tax. Judging by the manifestos of the three main political parties, the days of appealing to voters by cutting income tax (and its alter ego, national insurance) are over: The Conservatives repeated their 2015 manifesto promise…

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Working from home, a way of life

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Working from home – a win-win (if properly managed) For some people, working from home has become a way of life. Whether it’s full time or part time, it’s on the increase. There are many advantages to working from home for both the employer and the employee. However, teleworking policies are often on an ad…

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Tackling the gender pay gap

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As new reporting requirements come into effect, a charity for women aged 16-30 on low or no pay, Young Women’s Trust, has called for further action to reduce the gender pay gap. The charity is concerned that pay transparency, which is intended to encourage employers to reduce the gender pay gap, will not be effective…

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Small businesses struggle to stay afloat

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Almost one in five of the UK’s SMEs are missing payday in an attempt to keep their heads above water and many business owners are dipping into their own savings to survive, according to a recent survey. The survey was commissioned by the business arm of the utility company npower. It found that against an…

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Another notch up in State Pension Age

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An independent review has recommended bringing forward the move to a state pension age of 68. There was a time when men received their state pension from age 65 and women from age 60. Those numbers may still be locked in your memory, but they are heading towards their own retirement. Currently a woman’s state…

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