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Startup numbers fall after IR35 clampdown

Business formation drops by over 23,000 in 2017.

Economic growth exceeds forecasts

Growth in services and manufacturing boosts the economy.

Government reforms funeral payments scheme

£700 maximum contribution falls short of funeral costs.

1 in 3 tax returns still outstanding

3 million returns are due, just 6 days before the deadline.

Capital gains receipts set to hit new high

CGT receipts to rise by almost 5% since 2016/17.

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