Europe on the BRINK: Financial disaster looms for Eurozone as markets plunge into the RED...

EUROPE's top stock markets plunged into the red AGAIN on Friday amid panic over the future of some of the continent's biggest companies. Germany's DAX and France's CAC both dropped this morning before later recovering...
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18 March 2016, 20:39

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Small business...

AROUND 600000 small companies will pay no business rates from next April, the Chancellor announced. And the overall burden of business rates is set to fall by & pound; 6.7billion over the next five years. Small firms...
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456
18 March 2016, 19:01

Interest rates held at record low as forecasters predict ANOTHER fall...

INTEREST rates were held at their record low by the Bank of England yesterday. Rates have now been at 0.5 per cent for seven years. Yesterday it emerged that there could be a further cut after Chancellor George...
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18 March 2016, 19:00

Shares in drinks companies PLUNGE after Osborne's sugar tax announcement...

GEORGE Osborne's new sugar tax unveiled in the Budget today has triggered investors to dump stocks in drinks giants. The levy will take effect in two years time and apply to drinks with 5g of sugar per 100ml and more...
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678
18 March 2016, 15:14

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Transport...

MAJOR road and rail projects to boost the North were given the green light yesterday. HS3 rail link between Manchester and Leeds, the four-lane upgrade of the M62 motorway which runs between the two cities and...
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339
18 March 2016, 15:13

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Oil & gas...

BRITAIN'S beleaguered oil and gas industry has been given a £ 1billion tax break over the next five years. The industry has been hit by plunging oil prices with Brent Crude fetching $ 2788 in January compared to $ 146...
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467
18 March 2016, 13:52

Mum feeds family GONE OFF food to cut shopping bills - and calls for others to do the SAME...

A BUDGETING mother feeds her family almost nothing but out of date food to slash her shopping bill. Gina Phillips said ALL parents should follow her lead and eat more produce that's past the best before date to save...
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630
18 March 2016, 13:52

Motorists face being driven off the road with rising costs...

MOTORISTS risk being driven off the roads as insurance costs accelerate, petrol prices pick up and the Chancellor considers new motoring taxes in today's Budget. The cost of insuring your car is speeding ahead again...
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527
17 March 2016, 23:00

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Borrowing...

BRITAIN needs to borrow a total of £ 56billion more over the coming five years. This is thanks to a worsening global economic outlook, official forecasters said, thanks to what George Osborne dubbed a "dangerous...
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442
17 March 2016, 22:07

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Education...

EVERY child in England may have to study maths to the age of 18 under a review announced by the Chancellor. Pupils must already keep studying maths after age 16 if they fail to get at least a grade C GCSE in the...
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17 March 2016, 22:07

Interest rates remain FROZEN as Bank of England warns of referendum risks...

THE Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold as it warns of a rising uncertainty in the economy ahead of June's in or out referendum. All members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed rates...
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17 March 2016, 21:21

Budget 2016: Chancellor blasted for 'kick in the teeth' to landlords...

GEORGE Osborne's 2016 Budget was another blow for landlords - hitting the retirement prospects and income for millions of middle class families, experts have blasted. Faced with rock-bottom interest rates, more...
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17 March 2016, 21:21

Bring on Jobs for the Girls: Construction industry needs more female apprentices...

WOMEN could be the answer to fill the dire skills gap in the construction industry. While the total number of UK apprentices has risen by 57 per cent in the last five years, a figure to cheer in this National...
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17 March 2016, 18:39

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Climate change...

OFFSHORE wind farms were promised £ 730million in subsidies. But their handouts are to be capped at & pound; 105 per megawatt hour (MWh), falling to & pound; 85 by 2026 making them cheaper than the & pound; 9250MWh...
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17 March 2016, 18:39

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Stamp duty...

REFORMS of commercial stamp duty similar to those introduced on residential property last year came into force at midnight last night. The changes aim to end the "cliff-edge" effect triggering large rises at threshold...
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17 March 2016, 16:52