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Rise in VAT

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Deadline for online tax returns

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Parents looking at the latest school performance tables will be able to access information about how schools spend their money

Child maintenance reform: have your say

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Separating parents will be encouraged to reach their own agreement on child maintenance and other issues important to the welfare of their children

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Default Retirement Age to end this year

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The Default Retirement Age will be phased out this year. The change gives people the freedom to continue working for longer

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