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Javid rules out stamp duty shift

New chancellor dismisses buyer to seller speculation.

Small employers risk losing the employment allowance

Businesses could exceed limit for state aid under rule changes.

Number of state pension recipients falls by 120,000

Decrease caused by changes to the state pension age.

Retailers call for business rate reform

Businesses recommend four main changes to the system.

Most small firms absorb the cost of wage increases

FSB says a “cautious approach” to the national living wage is needed.

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