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45% of gifters unclear on inheritance tax rules

Knowledge of rules and exemptions are ‘relatively low’.

Stamp duty surcharge ‘could impact couples’

Proposed 1% charge is intended to target foreign investors.

Pensions Regulator targets non-compliant employers

Mandatory spot-checks conducted for auto-enrolment compliance.

Unemployment falls to 3.8%

Employment growth “may start to slow as vacancies rise”.

Inheritance tax receipts to double by 2030

£5.2 billion collected in 2017/18.

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