Pensions, savings and investments

A group of leading business owners has urged the government to reconsider plans to introduce a large rise in capital gains tax.

The government is looking to carry out a wide-ranging reform of the pensions system.

The government has yet to make a decision on the exact nature of proposed increases in capital gains tax.

The government used the Queen’s Speech to flag up measures aimed at reforming the tax system for both businesses and individuals in order to make it “fairer and simpler”.

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

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