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Opperman hints at auto-enrolment via tax returns

23 May 18: Pensions minister considers workplace pension for the self-employed.

Calls for apprenticeship levy reform get louder

22 May 18: Apprenticeship starts down 25% in 7 months to February 2018.

Government consults on IR35 for private sector reform

21 May 18: Fears extending legislation could ‘single out’ the self-employed.

Over-50s rethink retirement plans

18 May 18: 1 in 4 alter plans following state pension changes.

Wage growth exceeds inflation for first time in a year

17 May 18: Employee earnings grew by 2.9% in Q1 2018.

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