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Industrial strategy announced

The government has published its industrial strategy green paper outlining plans to improve the country’s productivity and infrastructure.

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Brexit round-up: May confirms single market exit

Here's a round-up of reactions from industry bodies on Theresa May's Brexit plans.

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UK inflation rate rises to 1.6%

The consumer prices index measure of inflation rate rose to 1.6% in the year to December 2016.

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New bereavement payment announced

An updated bereavement support payment will be introduced from 6 April 2017.

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Brexit round-up: ’triple jeopardy’ for UK farmers

Here’s a round-up of the top brexit-related stories this week.

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Spring Budget 2017 date announced

The government will publish its Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

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Scotland sets higher rate income tax threshold

The Scottish higher rate threshold for income tax is set to rise with inflation, creating a divergence with the rest of the UK.

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Brexit round-up: uncertainty impacts business investment

Here’s a round-up of the top-brexit related stories this week.

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Lifetime ISA exit charge scrapped

There will be no 5% exit charge on the Lifetime ISA for the first 12 months the product is available.

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EU Commission proposes new VAT rules

A number of measures have been proposed by the European Commission to improve VAT for e-commerce businesses in the EU.

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