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Prices dip

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com’s latest report that shows new home prices dipped last month. The average price of a new home in October was 255,327, down 2.4% since the same time last year and a further marginal decrease of 0.2% on September. The report suggests the housing market hasn’t fully recovered from the downturn in prices and activity which has blighted it since the end of last year.

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.

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