9am Lowdown: Monarch, Isas and robots

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Happy Tuesday everyone. Here’s today’s 9am Lowdown.

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In the news

Almost 2,000 Monarch Airlines employees have been made redundant, according to KPMG, who have been called in as administrators. (Mirror)

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HMRC has rejected two of the 69 applications brought to it from firms wishing to sell innovative finance Isas. (FTAdviser)

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A chartered accountant was charged £650 by an alleged scam tax return website when she was due a tax rebate of more than £1,600. (Shields Gazette)

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A report released by YouGov for the Royal Society of Arts reveals that robotic workers will largely take over jobs in finance and accounting, transport and distribution and marketing and advertising in the next decade. (Information Daily)

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