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Pension fraud increased to £1.8 million in first quarter of 2021, data reveals April 29, 2021

Losses from pension fraud rose to £1.8 million in the first three months of this year, according to figures from Action Fraud. 107 reports of pension fraud were made in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of almost 45% when compared to the same period in 2020. Pension scams often include free pension reviews,
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CBI calls for extension of Kickstart Scheme as jobs market remains subdued April 29, 2021

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the government to extend the Kickstart Scheme to help young people who are bearing the brunt of the subdued job market. The Kickstart Scheme was launched in September and promised to pay the wages and associated employment costs for businesses taking on 16 to 24-year-olds in receipt
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Fourth self-employed grant now open for online applications April 29, 2021

The online service for applications for the fourth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is now open for claims, HMRC has confirmed. All applications must be submitted by the individual self-employed worker and cannot be handled by accountants or tax advisers. The fourth grant will be 80% of three months’ average trading profits, to be claimed
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UK cuts electric vehicle grants by £500 April 29, 2021

The government has cut the Plug-in Car Grant and Van & Truck Grant by £500 and lowered the pricing cap on qualifying electric vehicles. The Department for Transport will now provide grants of up to £2,500 for electric vehicles on cars priced under £35,000. This is a reduction from the current £3,000 available for vehicles
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UK economy improved in February despite lockdown April 29, 2021

The UK economy returned to modest growth in February despite the country being under lockdown but remains sharply below its pre-pandemic peak, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The latest data released by ONS shows that UK GDP rose by 0.4% in February, having shrunk in January. Growth was led by the production
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