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Understanding the marriage allowance

How to make this tax break work for you.

Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

Small businesses face ‘significantly increased’ costs.

Pensions dashboard could be scrapped

Decision ‘risks letting down millions of savers’.

Deadline reminder: payments on account

The second deadline for payments on account is 31 July 2018.

SMEs feel ‘targeted’ by tax investigations

52% small businesses say investigations are ‘too intensive’.

1 million married couples missing out on tax break

Eligible couples could claim up to £900 in tax relief.

Over-40s ‘should pay new tax to fund elderly care’

Proposed reforms could make social care funding available to all.

Funeral costs come under scrutiny

Average funeral costs nearly £3,800.

Equity release passes £3bn in 2017

The average pensioner released £77,380 from their home in 2017.

Tax-free childcare scheme delayed

Technical difficulties with website force rethink.