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Brexit divorce bill

Cost of Brexit divorce bill still unclear, says NAO

The National Audit Office (NAO) has stated that the final cost of the UK’s Brexit divorce bill remains ‘uncertain’. There are many factors that need to be considered when analysing the cost of leaving the EU, the NAO stated, and the estimate of between £35 billion and £39 billion...

The National Audit Office (NAO) has stated that the final cost of the UK’s Brexit divorce bill remains ‘uncertain’. There are many factors that...

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state pension deal

Men ‘getting better state pension deal’ than women, research suggests

Research carried out by Which? has suggested that men get a ‘better state pension deal’ than women, with men receiving almost £29,000 more than women over the course of an average 20-year retirement. The consumer group stated that ‘significant disparities persist’ in regard to the UK’s state pension gender...

Research carried out by Which? has suggested that men get a ‘better state pension deal’ than women, with men receiving almost £29,000 more than...

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mobile network

Many businesses ‘not seeing improvements in the UK’s mobile network ’, states BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stated that a significant number of UK businesses are ‘not seeing improvements’ in the UK’s mobile network. A BCC survey of more than 1,100 businesses revealed that only 53% of firms believe that there has been an improvement in the reliability of...

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stated that a significant number of UK businesses are ‘not seeing improvements’ in the UK’s mobile network....

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wealth fund

Think tank proposes creation of a ‘wealth fund’ to address wealth inequality

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has proposed the creation of a new wealth fund to help address ‘growing wealth inequality’. The ‘Citizens’ Wealth Fund’ would give everyone a ‘stake in the UK economy’, the IPPR stated. It also said that, from 2030, the fund could be large...

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has proposed the creation of a new wealth fund to help address ‘growing wealth inequality’. The ‘Citizens’...

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wage growth rate

Wage growth rate overtakes inflation for ‘first time in a year’, official figures reveal

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the UK’s wage growth rate rose at a faster pace than inflation during the three months to February. Average wages rose by 2.8% compared with a year earlier, the ONS found, whilst inflation fell to 2.7% in...

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the UK’s wage growth rate rose at a faster pace than inflation...

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tax system

OTS calls for ‘urgent review’ into how UK tax system affects businesses

In a new report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called for the government to carry out ‘urgent work’ in order to simplify the business tax system for UK firms. The OTS report examined how the tax system affects businesses at each of the key stages of their...

In a new report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called for the government to carry out ‘urgent work’ in order to simplify...

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