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Forthcoming austerity measures hit consumer confidence

Concerns over the likely impact of government spending cuts are having an adverse effect on consumer confidence, a new report has revealed.

Government ponders finance alternatives for smaller firms

The government has begun the task of investigation alternative possibilities for small business finance.

Call to extend date for registering with new carbon scheme

A leading business group has urged the government to consider allowing firms more time in which to sign up for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

Majority of employers not ready for pension reforms

Just 20 per cent of the UK’s smaller employers have started to assess the likely financial impact of planned major reforms to the pensions system.

Savings to get better protection

Savers are soon to enjoy a higher level of protection should the bank, building society or credit union which holds their money go under.

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