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Understanding

BUDGET 2017: Personal allowance and minimum wage to rise next year

The personal allowance and minimum wage rates will rise from April 2018, the Cha...

More than half of Black Friday ‘deals’ cheaper on other days

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Parents face delay signing up to Tax-Free Childcare scheme

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Great expectations: Budget 2017

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Many Airbnb and eBay users unaware if tax due: check now

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News

Energy supplier slapped with £260k fine

Small energy firm E is to pay £260,000 for sales and marketing failures, the re...

The dos and don’ts of Black Friday

It’s been hard to miss the deluge of Black Friday deals swamping the internet ...

Clampdown on ‘misleading’ advertised broadband speeds

The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced a major change to the...

‘Average pay won’t recover to its pre-crisis peak until 2025’ – think tank

Consumers’ confidence in their personal finances has fallen to its lowest leve...

BUDGET 2017: Duty on fuel and booze frozen but bad news for smokers

In the much-anticipated first Autumn Budget, Philip Hammond announced duties on ...

BUDGET 2017: VAT threshold remains on hold, but under review

Chancellor Philip Hammond kept the VAT threshold on hold at £85,000, but plans ...

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