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Government cracks down on pension scams

Fraudsters face fines for coaxing savers to move pensions to fake schemes.

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Unemployment rate falls to 4.4%

The jobless total fell to its lowest rate since 1975 in Q2 2017.

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Most small firms shunned from devolution talks

The majority of small firms are being excluded from the devolution process in their local area.

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Private pensions boost retirees’ income

Private pensions helped retirees’ income nearly triple in real terms in the last 40 years.

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Data protection overhaul to affect SMEs

Individuals will be able to legally ask businesses to delete certain personal data from May 2018.

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Bank of England cuts growth forecast

As interest rates were held at 0.25%, the Bank of England has cut its growth forecast to 1.7%.

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Wales to receive income tax powers in 2019

Devolution deal to hand taxation powers to Welsh Assembly in 2 years.

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Customers urged to renew tax credits

If you haven't done so already, you need to renew your tax credits by 31 July 2017 or risk having payments stopped.

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UK inflation drops to 2.6%

The rate of inflation fell unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May 2017.

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Government raises state pension age

People born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978 will have to work an extra year.

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