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Start-ups made easier as restrictive names list is reduced

6 Jan 2014

A third of a list of ‘sensitive’ start-up business names that otherwise would have been subject to approval before official registration has been cut by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Businesses that want to use words such

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From Autumn Statement to winter payment: SMEs set to profit in 2014

6 Jan 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) featured heavily in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement on December 5, namely the much welcomed announcement of a business rates cap and tailored tax reliefs to small firms. Subsequent to the statement, the £1 billion

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Autumn Budget Statement 2013

5 Dec 2013

Introduction “The hard work is paying off” was the message of this year’s Autumn Statement and while Chancellor George Osborne admitted that there was still work to do, the overall picture was more positive than last year’s statement. Giving his

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UK trails Mexico in state pension stakes, says OECD

28 Nov 2013

UK workers on average earnings can expect a state pension that replaces less than a third of their earnings when they retire, according to new research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its Pensions at a Glance

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Why is it harder for women to save for a pension than men?

28 Nov 2013

‘Research suggests that only 50 per cent of women in their 30s work full-time, compared with 81 per cent of men of the same age.’ The juggling act of life is tough, and planning for your pension often gets side-tracked

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