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Thousands overpay IHT on life insurance policies

21 Sep 21 Over 6,000 estates paid inheritance tax (IHT) on life insurance policies in 2018/19, according to HMRC figures, despite the fact many would

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Average UK house price growth slows to 8%

17 Sep 21 The UK’s average house price increased by 8% over the year to July 2021, down from 13.1% in the year to June

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Inflation rises in August to 3.2%

15 Sep 21 The consumer prices index (CPI) for inflation grew to 3.2% in the 12 months to August 2021, largely thanks to food-related Government

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Sunak announces date for Autumn Budget

10 Sep 21 Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the date for an Autumn Budget and Spending Review which will set out “future spending plans” amid

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NICs rates to increase by 1.25%

8 Sep 21 A new health and social care tax is being introduced to boost funding for the NHS and social care, Prime Minister Boris

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37% plan to use state pension for care costs

1 Sep 21 More than one in three over-60s would use their full new state pension entitlement to contribute towards care costs, according to a

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Advisory fuel rates update

26 Aug 21 HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, which see mileage rates increase by at least 1p

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Govt. considers raising NICs for 2022/23

18 Aug 21 The Government could increase National Insurance contributions (NICs) by 1% for both employers and employees, a report has claimed. The Times said senior

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Output per hour grew fastest in North West in 2020

6 Aug 21 Labour productivity grew by 4.6% in the North West in 2020 compared with 2019, the fastest in the UK and far ahead

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Apprenticeship funding scheme unveiled

4 Aug 21 Businesses looking for workers can benefit from a new £7 million fund to create “new, flexible” apprenticeships, the Government announced on 3

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