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Half of businesses set to grant pay rises

07 Aug 18

Firms to increase pay despite “rising cost-burden”.

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Inheritance tax receipts rise to £5.2bn

06 Aug 18

Receipts have increased 10% a year since 2009.

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Bank of England raises interest rate to 0.75%

03 Aug 18

Homeowners on variable mortgages could face higher costs.

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Stamp duty break saves first-time buyers £284m

02 Aug 18

Around 121,500 buyers benefitted from the tax break.

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MPs call for end to Lifetime ISA

01 Aug 18

Treasury committee criticises “complex” savings product.

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