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Autumn Statement 2012 date set

This year's Autumn Statement will take place on Wednesday 5th December, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

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New North Sea tax break announced

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a new tax allowance designed to allow oil and gas companies to get the most out of mature fields, known as brown fields.

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Online security should be top of business agendas, says Government

Business leaders should be taking a more direct interest in protecting their businesses from cyber threats, the Government has warned.

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Chancellor reveals plans for small business bank

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled plans for a new Government backed bank aimed at small businesses, saying they would be able to gain access to 'multi-billion pounds' of funding.

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£12 million 'green' scheme opens to Northern Ireland's businesses

A new £12 million 'green' scheme designed to encourage Northern Ireland's businesses to become more energy efficient has been launched by the country's enterprise minister Arlene Foster.

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Olympic legacy for UK economy

British businesses stand to benefit from up to £14 billion worth of investment deals that have been secured in recent weeks as eyes have been on the Olympics, the Government has announced.

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Small businesses and health sector to benefit from £10 million funding boost

SMEs and academics working in the life sciences industry have been awarded £10 million in funding, ministers have announced.

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Government to shift spending power to UK cities

Britain's eight biggest cities outside London have been handed more power to make localised decisions on finance, transport and education, the Government has announced.

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Tax relief could boost oil and gas industry

Tax relief changes could benefit the North Sea oil and gas industry by freeing up billions of pounds for investment, the Government has announced.

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Higher rate taxpayers urged to settle tax returns

Higher rate taxpayers are being given the opportunity to come forward and submit any outstanding tax returns with HMRC as it launches a new time-limited campaign.

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