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

MORE than two million jobs have been created since 2010 said the Chancellor, 90 per cent of them for skilled workers and 75 per cent full time. Office for National Statistics figures released yesterday showed...
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17 March 2016, 15:40

Budget 2016: How George Osborne's great giveaway affects YOU...

YESTERDAY George Osborne announced his eighth, and arguably most important, Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer. But what does it does it all mean for ordinary people? The public sector cuts worry mePAUL Walton is a...
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17 March 2016, 15:39

Budget 2016: What does it mean for Beer, wine & spirits...

BEER drinkers were toasting the Budget last night. George Osborne bowed to calls to freeze duty on beers, spirits and most ciders. The Chancellor said he wanted to support responsible drinkers, "hundreds of pubs and...
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17 March 2016, 12:52

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

INSURANCE bills are to rise again after a second tax raid in less than six months. The Chancellor lifted Insurance Premium Tax from 9.5 per cent to 10 per cent after increasing it from six per cent in November. The...
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17 March 2016, 11:39

Budget 2016: Budget sweetener for small firms...

The chancellor's Budget 2016 delivered a fair chunk of what small businesses have been calling for: cuts in their tax bills and business rates. Corporation tax will drop to 17 per cent by 2020 while firms will see...
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17 March 2016, 11:39

Budget 2016: Osborne plans £ 16billion Bradford & Bingley sale...

GEORGE Osborne has set out plans to sell nearly £ 16billion of bank assets rescued from the collapsed Bradford & Bingley during the financial crisis. The Chancellor said in the Budget document that he expected the...
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17 March 2016, 10:29

Financial advice MUST be easier and cheaper, says watchdog...

SAVERS making some of the most important financial decisions of their life, such as how to invest pension money, need better access to advice and guidance, found a review by the regulator. Despite the potentially...
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17 March 2016, 4:13

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

A NEW £ 20million investment fund will pay for repair works to cathedrals. The cash is part of a pledge to spearhead a cultural revolution, the Chancellor said. He also committed to investing & pound; 5million in the...
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17 March 2016, 3:39

Budget 2016: The winners who will pocket MORE after the Chancellor's changes...

GEORGE Osborne has revealed his second all-Tory Budget cutting billions of pounds from government spending, while making select groups of people richer. Despite claiming the need to act now or pay later, the...
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17 March 2016, 2:41

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

COUNCILS will be responsible for raising all their own money by 2020. George Osborne announced the move as part of "the most radical package of devolution" in British history. He told MPs that the old system where...
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17 March 2016, 2:41

Sainsbury's vow to take on rivals as they record their first sales growth for two years...

SAINSBURY'S has vowed to go "toe to toe" with rivals in the battle of the supermarkets as it returned to sales growth for the first time in more than two years. The UK's second biggest grocer reported progress in all...
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16 March 2016, 22:39

The big HITCH in George Osborne's Lifetime ISA that could cost YOU money...

THE lifetime ISA announced in the 2016 Budget by the Chancellor could mean some savers end up worse off in retirement, experts fear. The scheme for under-40s will be introduced in April 2017 but there are worries it...
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16 March 2016, 22:39

Budget 2016: Will YOU lose out from the Chancellor's spending cuts?...

Chancellor George Osborne set out £ 4BILLION worth of spending cuts in his 2016 Budget - this is who has been hardest hit. The Chancllor vowed to act now so we do not pay later, but many are set to feel the bite from...
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16 March 2016, 19:13

BUDGET 2016: Boost to pensions and savings as lifetime ISAs launched...

THE Chancellor has again announced a major overhaul to how Britain saves for retirement or their first home with the introduction of a 'lifetime ISA' in his 2016 Budget. The new scheme will take effect from April 2017...
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16 March 2016, 19:13

UK Budget 2016: Everything you need to know...

CHANCELLOR George Osborne will today give his 2016 Budget, with yet more spending cuts on the agenda - here's everything you need to know. The Chancellor will give his speech after Prime Minister's questions at around...
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16 March 2016, 13:00