...."This undermines the government's own mission for the UK to be the best place to start and grow a business, and it drives up the cost of doing business," said its chairman, Mike Cherry. Mark Littlewood, of the Institute of Economic Affairs
, said the chancellor "defused one bomb" by providing relief for business rate rises: "But he has definitely exploded another bomb with this rise in NICs [National Insurance Contributions] for the self-employed. ...
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Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:33:24 PM
....In London the situation is even more bleak, with the Family and Childcare Trust putting the cost of a part-time nursery place at more than £7,500. The Institute of Economic Affairs
, meanwhile, says many families spend a third of their net income on childcare. ...
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Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM