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Self-employment at 40 year high, says ONS

The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Around 4.6m people work for themselves in the UK, o… Continue Reading »

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Expats face £400 million tax raid

Expat couples could be £4,000 a year worse off under plans to strip non-residents of the personal tax allowance

Expats who rent out their homes in Britain will be stripped of the right to use t… Continue Reading »

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Retailers call for business rate shake-up

Retailers are calling for a radical overhaul of the business rate regime that could see the tax based on energy use rather than property values.

The British Retail Consortium presented three alte… Continue Reading »

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Banks to be forced to increase competition in SME lending

Britain's biggest banks are to be forced to increase competition in the SME loans market in a bid to ensure further growth in a key part of the economy.

Under new legislation being drawn up by th… Continue Reading »

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UK interest rates held at record low of 0.5% for another month

The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

The size of the Bank's economic stimulus programme - quantitative easing - was also unchanged at £375bn.… Continue Reading »

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