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Remain-supporting former minister strikes optimistic note on post-Brexit economy

6 Feb 2018

Former Conservative Treasury Minister, Lord Jim O’Neil has told the BBC that gloomy predictions for the post-Brexit UK economy are likely to be ‘dwarfed’ by global growth figures surpassing expectations. He said: “I certainly wouldn’t have thought the UK economy

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Millennials set for ‘inheritance boom’… but not until the 2030s

6 Feb 2018

A new report from think-tank, the Resolution Foundation, predicts that so-called ‘millennials’, those aged between 17 and 35, will receive the biggest inheritance of any post-war generation from their baby boomer parents and grandparents. The think-tank estimates that the average

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Ban on passing credit card fees on to consumers hits small businesses in the pocket

6 Feb 2018

A ban on passing on charges from credit card providers to consumers, which came into effect last month, is hitting small businesses in the pocket. Businesses are now faced with the option of either increasing prices for all customers to

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Excuses, excuses: HMRC reveals top late tax return apologies

6 Feb 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has once again revealed the worst excuses that taxpayers have given them for failing to meet the 31 January Self-Assessment (SA) deadline. Whilst there are sometimes reasonable excuses for a late submission, such as a

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HMRC offers practical support to businesses affected by Carillion’s collapse

6 Feb 2018

The start of 2018 saw the somewhat unexpected collapse of one of the UK’s largest construction and contracting businesses, Carillion. Despite winning a number of new public sector bids, including a £1.4 billion contract for HS2, it was revealed in

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