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Gender pay gap at record low

The average pay gap between men and women has shrunk to its lowest figure since comparative records began in 1997, official figures reveal.

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SMEs confident about growth prospects

Small and medium-sized businesses are predicting strong growth in turnover during the next 5 years, according to a survey by Santander.

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Small firms lack savings accounts

Less than a third of small and micro-sized businesses put money into a business savings account, research by Aldermore has found.

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Auto-enrolment closes pensions gender gap

The gap between the number of men and women saving the minimum amount for a comfortable retirement has closed in the last 12 months, a survey by Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Pension lump sum tax implications not understood

Thousands of people could be pushed into the higher rate tax bracket if they take advantage of the new pension freedoms from April 2015, research by MGM Advantage has found.

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