9am Lowdown: Marriage allowance, fraud and cheating

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Happy morning one and all, and welcome to today’s 9am Lowdown.

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In the news

The fraud trial of a trio of former Tesco executives, including their UK finance director, begins today at Southwark Crown Court in one of the most high-profile cases ever brought by the Serious Fraud Office. (City AM)

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Married couples are collectively missing out on as much as £1.3bn by not making the most of a recently introduced tax break according to HMRC. (iNews)

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HMRC collected some £124m over the last financial year from investigations into small and medium-sized enterprises and 'wealthy individuals' suspected of avoiding capital gains tax. (Professional Adviser)

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An American high school student has shot to online fame after executing an ingenious plan he put into practice during an accounting exam. (Telegraph)

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