Mummies march on discrimination
Becoming a mother is the ‘single most damaging thing you can do to your career’, an FT journalist was told by one of hundreds of mothers dressed as mummies as they protested in London.
Marchers told of jobs arbitrarily terminated when they announced their pregnancy, or made impossible after a return from maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that 54,000 women a year lose their jobs as a direct consequence of mate
The Chancellor has announced the date of his first Autumn Budget as Wednesday 22 November. The second Budget of 2017 will be both Mr Hammond’s first Autumn Budget and the first Budget after the general election. Traditionally, the first Budget of a new parliament is the chance for a Chancellor to administer the “medicine” of tax increases. Doing so at this stage gives the electorate the maximum time to forget the measures before returning to the polls. However, on this occasi
New statistics from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) show that cash withdrawals from individual savings accounts (ISAs) are probably more than matching fresh contributions. In the world of ISAs, cash ISAs have long attracted more contributions than their stocks and shares counterpart. However, the pattern has started to change, as the graph below shows. Source: HMRC In the last tax year, contributions to cash ISAs fell by a third according to the latest HMRC data. They still amoun