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Small Business Act becomes law

A range of measures aimed at supporting the UK's small business sector have become law as the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act gained royal assent.

Retirees provide financial support to families

More than a third of people retiring this year are currently supporting their families financially, according to survey by Prudential.

SMEs lack qualified financial staff

More than a third of SMEs do not have a qualified person in charge of finances, research by the Association of Accounting Technicians has found.

Charitable donations popular among estate planners

Almost a fifth of people plan to leave money to charity when they die, according to research by the AA.

Small firms to get productivity boost

A new fund designed to boost the productivity of small businesses has been launched by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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