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Minimum wage should be 'frozen' to save jobs

With the national minimum wage marking its tenth anniversary this week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for a freeze in any increase this year.

Temporary savings deposits may get more protection

Savers who deposit large sums into their accounts could get a short-term increase in the level of protection guaranteed their money should the bank or building society get into difficulty.

Legal reforms to grant greater protection for Scottish associations

Golf clubs, charities, residents’ associations and other groups that are not set up as limited companies could enjoy greater protection if reforms in the law on “unincorporated associations” are put into effect.

Fuel tax increase ups the cost of petrol

The deferred increase in fuel duty has finally reached the petrol pumps.

Business rates rise to be staggered over three years

Businesses have been given a reprieve from the 5 per cent rates rise due this month.

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