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320,000 people benefit from Help to Buy

Average house prices across Help to Buy schemes was £196,092.

1 in 3 over-50s financially support ‘dependents’

Older workers retiring later to support dependent relatives.

Firms hit by apprenticeship levy costs

Levy provides added cost for 56% of levy-paying businesses.

Employers feel pension scheme pressure

50/50 chance of weakest defined benefit schemes paying out full pension.

Inheritance tax receipts up by 18.7%

Introduction of residence nil-rate band coincides with soaring receipts.

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