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ISAs funding retirement plans of 30 and 40 year olds

People in their 30s and 40s are investing more into ISAs to help fund their retirement plans, according to new research by Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

Apprenticeships levy divides employers

There are concerns amongst employers that the apprenticeship levy will increase the number of apprenticeships at the expense of quality and investment in training and development, according to new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

National living wage to slow hiring

The introduction the new national living wage could see employers reducing job creation, raising their prices and cancelling investments, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Majority of pension withdrawals go to under-65s

4 out of 5 cash lump sums from pensions are paid out to under-65s, according to the Association of British Insurers.

VAT MOSS consultation launched

A public consultation has been launched by the European Commission to improve VAT for cross-border e-commerce transactions in the European Union.

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