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Over 19,000 jobs created by kickstart scheme

4,359 applications were received from employers across Great Britain.

Self-employed sector faces ‘avoidable decline’, says IPSE

COVID-19 crisis leaves the sector at 4.53 million self-employed individuals.

Government urged to overhaul CGT

£14 billion could be raised by doubling rates and cutting exemptions.

£1.1bn worth of BBL fraud suspected

Take-up of the scheme was “larger than expected”.

UK unemployment rises

ONS reported a 4.8% increase for the three months to September.

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