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Auto-enrolling the self-employed ‘would exclude 60% ’

A potential extension of auto-enrolment would only benefit 40% of self-employed workers, according to research.

The Pensions Policy Institute’s review into potential workplace pension solutions for self-employed workers revealed 12% of sole traders currently save into a pension. 

Less than 1 in 3 (28%) believe pensions are the safest retirement saving option, while only 7%...

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Young savers ‘more open to ethical pension options’

Young savers are twice as likely as older generations to invest their pension into ethical funds, a study  has found. 

In a YouGov poll of 2,128 adults, 13% of people aged between 18 and 34 – classed as millennials – believe it is their responsibility to ensure their money is invested ethically. 

By contrast, only 6% of 45 to 54-year-olds and 7% of over-55s share...

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Inflation at highest rate since 2012

Inflation is at its highest rate since 2012, due to a rise in food and transport prices. 

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation increased to 3% in September 2017, up from 2.9% in August. 

The September inflation figures are significant as they are used to set some rates for the next tax year. 

The state pension

The 3% rise in CPI...

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Women fail to prioritise life insurance

Three quarters (76%) of women say their families would struggle to pay bills if they fell ill or died, research by Scottish Widows has found.

Despite this the women surveyed were more likely to prioritise contents insurance rather than life cover - 81% thought insuring their possessions was important, compared to 33% who said the same about health and life insurance.

When it...

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Self-assessment paper deadline looms

The deadline for submitting your self-assessment tax return on paper is midnight 31 October 2017.

Those choosing to file a paper tax return must fill in form SA100.

Before you begin, you should have the following information (plus your national insurance number) to hand:

  • P60 year-end certificates 
  • P11D expenses or benefits forms 
  • P45 if...
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