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Government to form single financial guidance body

A single financial guidance service, delivering debt advice, budgeting and pension guidance will be set up by the government.

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Chancellor’s speech: business reaction

A round-up of the business reaction to Philip Hammond's speech at the Conservative party conference.

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National minimum wage increases

Workers earning the national minimum wage have seen their hourly wage rise by 25p to £6.95 as of 1 October 2016.

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Business rates revaluation set to be announced

The government has published its consultation document on the revaluation of business rates coming into force from 1 April 2017.

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Right to Buy helps 56,000 house purchases

Over 56,000 homeowners used the government’s Right to Buy scheme when purchasing their first home, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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New Prompt Payment Code measures announced

New measures to support Prompt Payment Code have been backed in a letter from Small Business Minister Margot James.

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Pensions Dashboard prototype due in March 2017

The Treasury has announced the first prototype of the Pensions Dashboard will be ready by March 2017.

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Autumn Statement 2016 date announced

Philip Hammond will present his first Autumn Statement as chancellor to parliament on 23 November 2016.

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Lifetime ISA details confirmed in Savings Bill

The government has published its Savings Bill covering the details and bonuses of the Lifetime ISA.

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