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Secondary annuity market plans cancelled

The government’s plans to introduce a secondary annuities market for pensioners have been cancelled.

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Queen’s Speech 2016: Key legislation

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the year ahead at the state opening of parliament.

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New measures to reduce insurance fraud

New measures recommended by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce are to be introduced to challenge insurance fraud and lower costs for customers.

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Finance Bill 2016 published

The government has published its draft legislation to implement policies announced in this year’s Summer Budget and Autumn Statement.

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Apprenticeship levy causes mixed reaction

In his Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne set the apprenticeship levy rate at 0.5% of an employer’s wage bill.

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Autumn Statement 2015: Reaction

The Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here is a collection of immediate reactions from the UK's leading business groups:

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Autumn Statement 2015: Personal announcements

Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here’s our summary of the key measures effecting personal finance.

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Autumn Statement 2015: Business announcements

Chancellor George Osborne has finished delivering the first Autumn Statement of the new Conservative government.
The speech contained many measures aimed at businesses. Here is a summary of the main business announcements.

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Autumn Statement 2015: Expectations

The Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his first autumn statement since the general election this afternoon. Ahead of his statement to the House of Commons, here are some potential measures that have got people speculating.

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Inflation remains negative

The Consumer Prices Index fell by 0.1% in October 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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