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Consumer advocate should be truly 'independent'

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

New tax raising powers for local authorities 'worrying'

A leading business group has described new powers that will enable local authorities to charge additional rates as “deeply worrying”.

Business output on the increase

After its prolonged battering, the UK’s manufacturing sector may be about to turn a corner.

Tax credits date approaches

People receiving tax credits are being reminded that the date for renewing their claims is looming.

Ease tax burdens to boost recovery, government urged

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

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