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Scottish income tax changes approved

Personal Tax

MSPs vote in favour of 5-band income tax system.

Productivity growth ‘strongest since 2008’

Business management

Hourly output hits highest level since recession.

More workers aim to become self-employed

Business start-ups

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

Cash ISA rates begin to rise

Savings

Rates rise by 0.10% on average in last 3 months.

SMEs spend 15 days a year on tax compliance

Business Tax

Most are not aware of available tax reliefs.

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