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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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VAT rule changes to broadcasting, telecommunications and e-services from 1 January 2015

28 Nov 2013

Effective from 1 January 2015, alterations to the European Union (EU) VAT place of supply will affect businesses who provide broadcasting, telecommunications and e-services to consumers, as they will be required to keep records about the variety of electronic services

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A call to all businesses: respond to EFRBS opportunity

28 Nov 2013

Employers associated with Employer Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS) will be receiving letters from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) regarding an opportunity to reconcile any outstanding liabilities they may hold ascertaining to the scheme. Traditionally used for non-domiciled employees in

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Cable launches investment campaign to help small firms grow

28 Nov 2013

Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a funding campaign in a bid to help the UK’s some 4.9 million small firms to develop. Earlier this month, Mr Cable unveiled the first ‘funding allocation’ from the British Business Bank’s investment programme,

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