National living wage: Under 25s push for equality


A poll carried out by the UK charity group, Young Women’s Trust, has revealed that workers under the age of 25 are missing out on more than £6,000 in wages a year simply because they’re not entitled to the national living wage (NLW).   4,010 people aged between 18 and 30 were questioned and it…

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HMRC will no longer accept credit cards to pay tax bills


HMRC has announced that as of the 13th of January 2018, it will no longer be accepting credit cards to pay tax bills.   The news comes shortly after the government has announced that as of January 2018, companies will no longer be able to charge consumers for paying by credit card. The legislation has…

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Businesses delaying investment opportunities due to Brexit


According to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), companies have become increasingly cautious about taking investment opportunities amid the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.   As the government continues negotiations with the EU, more than one in four businesses say they’ve delayed investment decisions with a further 37% saying they have no…

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Finance Bill 2017-19 round-up


The government has published Finance Bill 2017-19, containing a number of changes that will affect both savers and investors. Many of the measures in the Bill were expected in April 2017 but were withdrawn due to the snap general election which took place on the 8th of June 2017. Most of them have been reinstated…

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Sole traders exposed to cash crisis


Nearly half (41%) of self-employed people struggle to save any money each month, leaving them exposed to financial problems. A survey of 9,495 self-employed workers has revealed the top financial concerns which are worrying small business owners. The research was carried out by insurer, LV= and found that: One in three self-employed workers wouldn’t be…

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