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Stamp duty - houseWelcome to our December newsletter which contains up to date information on the following:

Higher stamp duty rates for buy-to-let property
  • 3 percentage points higher than current SDLT from April 2016
Women unsure about pension savings
  • 14% of women have no understanding of workplace pension schemes, compared to 10% of men
  • 25% of women aged 30-49 aren’t saving for retirement
  • 12% of women who are in work are not enrolled in a workplace pension scheme
  • 38% don’t think automatic enrolment is a good idea or don’t know, compared to 32% of men
Consumer confidence rises despite uncertainty over economy
  • Office for National Statistics figures show that GDP grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2015
  • Safeguarding your finances
National Audit Office highlights auto enrolment dangers
  • There are “significant risks” ahead as 1.8 million smaller employers begin the process of auto enrolment, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned
  • Upcoming changes
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