Government Announcements

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Government cracks down on pension scams

Fraudsters face fines for coaxing savers to move pensions to fake schemes.

Unemployment rate falls to 4.4%

The jobless total fell to its lowest rate since 1975 in Q2 2017.

Most small firms shunned from devolution talks

The majority of small firms are being excluded from the devolution process in their local area.

Private pensions boost retirees’ income

Private pensions helped retirees’ income nearly triple in real terms in the last 40 years.

Data protection overhaul to affect SMEs

Individuals will be able to legally ask businesses to delete certain personal data from May 2018.

Bank of England cuts growth forecast

As interest rates were held at 0.25%, the Bank of England has cut its growth forecast to 1.7%.

Wales to receive income tax powers in 2019

Devolution deal to hand taxation powers to Welsh Assembly in 2 years.

Customers urged to renew tax credits

If you haven't done so already, you need to renew your tax credits by 31 July 2017 or risk having payments stopped.

UK inflation drops to 2.6%

The rate of inflation fell unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May 2017.

Government raises state pension age

People born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978 will have to work an extra year.

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