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Tax relief on pensions slashed
The amount of income that you can save into pensions has now been severely restricted by the government.
The DWP’s free Pension Tracing Service has helped 350,000 people find out if they are eligible for a workplace pension pot from previous employers.
HMRC has admitted millions more people than previously thought could be affected by recent PAYE problems.
Ways to keep your child benefit if you’re affected by the cuts.
The dollar tumbled against most major currencies, prompting warnings that the weakness of the world’s reserve currency could destabilise the global economy and push other countries into retaliatory.
Consumer confidence is now at its lowest level for more than a year, says the Nationwide building society.
The upper limit on the amount that can be saved in an Individual Savings Account will rise by £480 next year.
Almost a million people could lose their jobs as a result of upcoming government spending cuts, according to a new report by consultants PWC.
Data from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Council of Mortgage Lenders adds to evidence of deteriorating housing market, with first time buyers particularly struggling.
Inflation remains sticky but that is unlikely stop the Bank of England printing more money to keep the economy growing.
A rise in the number of people claiming job seekers allowance was offset by the creation of record numbers of part time jobs.
Property solicitors, businesses and homeowners advised to protect against the rise in real estate fraud and identity theft Property owners have been the target of an increasing number of identity.
The cost of a typical motor insurance policy has risen by £177 since last year, while 17-20 year olds have seen prices rise by as much as £616.
Oil prices will rise modestly towards $85 a barrel next year despite market expectations that they will return to above $100 a barrel, the world’s largest oil trading house has forecast
On Tuesday the FTSE 100 surged 1.5pc to its highest level since April.
UK house prices are still under downward pressure as sellers continue to outnumber potential buyers, say surveyors.
Households and businesses may claim up to £200 a day from electricity companies for "poor" customer service, announces Ofgem.
Universities in England should be able to charge any level of tuition fees, a major review of university funding recommends.
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