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Buy-to-let purchases increase ahead of stamp duty changes

An increase in buy-to-let purchases ahead of the stamp duty changes from 1 April 2016 is raising prices.

Employers feel the cost of auto-enrolment

Auto-enrolment has had a financial impact on more than two thirds of employers. In a report by the CIPD, 70% of the employers had to take the financial cost of auto-enrolment into consideration.

Local authorities to extend Sunday trading hours

Amendments have been made to the Enterprise Bill allowing local authorities to extend Sunday opening hours.

Peer-to-peer lending at record high in 2015

Peer-to-peer lending growth reached more than £2.2 billion in 2015, according to figures by Peer-to-Peer Finance Association.

Enterprise Bill moves to second reading

The Enterprise Bill has been drafted for a second reading.

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