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Pensioners to be given advice on life expectancy April 29, 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has suggested that anyone over 65 should be given advice on how long they are likely to live in order to help them manage their savings. Research into mortality figures has been growing in recent years, and reasonable estimates have now be made by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on
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Revenue targets undeclared second incomes April 29, 2014

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has taken the latest step in its crackdown on undeclared income, with the launch of its Second Incomes Campaign. The campaign targets individuals who are employed and resident in the UK, and who receive additional income that is not currently taxed, for example as a result of consultancy or training
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CBI: Outlook for economic growth is ‘exceptionally strong and broad-based’ April 29, 2014

The outlook for the British economy over the next three months is ‘exceptionally strong and broad-based’, according to the CBI. In their latest monthly survey of 675 firms across the manufacturing, retail and services sectors, respondents recorded solid growth in activity, with a balance of +25%, up from +19% in March. Firms are optimistic that
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SMEs ‘still feeling the squeeze’ despite economic improvements April 23, 2014

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK are still experiencing financial problems despite the trend towards economic recovery, recent research suggests. The latest Red Flag Alert from Begbies Traynor has revealed a 22% increase in the number of SMEs experiencing significant financial difficulties, when compared with the same period last year. In all, more than
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Lowest financial pressure for years, say families April 23, 2014

Financial data company Markit has released details of a survey indicating that families are less concerned about finances than they have been in five years. The company uses a Household Finance Index to gauge consumer confidence. The index rose to 43.1 in April, its highest level since 2009 when it began. However, any figure below
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