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New laws to prosecute financial abusers planned by government

People who manipulate and control their partner’s money could face prosecution for the first time, under new government plans to widen the statutory definition of domestic abuse.

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Low-income earners missing out on flagship Help to Save scheme: here’s how to take advantage of the 50% bonus

Low-income earners can get a 50p bonus for every £1 they save, but figures show uptake of the savings incentive has so far been slow.

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New rights to protect gig economy workers: here's what they mean for you

The government is setting out what it claims is the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years to meet the challenges of the changing world of work and the growing gig economy.

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Government accused of 'wasting' £1 million fighting PIP disability benefit appeals

People living with the debilitating condition Multiple Sclerosis (MS) win more than four in five tribunals against government attempts to lower their benefit payments.

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Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC as lower-income earners 'disproportionately' targeted, report warns

Powers given to HM Revenue and Customs to tackle tax evasion are undermining the rule of law and are unfair to taxpayers, a report from the House of Lords has warned.

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Amber Rudd appointed work and pensions secretary - the fifth since March 2016

Amber Rudd (pictured above) has replaced Esther McVey as secretary of state for work and pensions, becoming the fifth person to be appointed to the position since Iain Duncan Smith resigned in March 2016.

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Autumn Budget 2018: Is austerity over?

Chancellor announces £100billion of spending for the NHS, social care, schools and high streets

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Saved for the nation: the £50 note gets a reprieve, and completes the polymer cash puzzle

Spenders with a predilection for £50 notes will be pleased to hear that the banknote has been given a stay of execution by the Treasury.

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Low earners to get 50% savings bonus with Help to Save scheme

Low earners are to finally be given access to a new government savings scheme that offers generous incentives to put money away.

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Public sector pensions triple the size of private sector counterparts

Public sector workers will retire on pensions that are three times larger than those working in the private sector, research from campaign group the Taxpayers’ Alliance has found.

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