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Spring Statement 2019: the UK economy is in rude health, but only if a no-deal Brexit is avoided

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty over what shape and form Brexit will take, Chancellor Phillip Hammond used his Spring Statement to reassure both consumers and business that the UK economy is in rude health –...

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Spring Statement 2019: government confirms import tariff reductions to cut costs for consumers in the event of no deal Brexit

The government has announced plans for a new temporary tariff regime, designed to reduce the risk of economic damage should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

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Doctors to sue government for age discrimination over pension changes

Doctors are suing the government for changes made to their pension scheme that will make them worse off in retirement.

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Spring Statement 2019: here's what to expect from Chancellor Philip Hammond's speech

Chancellor Philip Hammond is giving his second Spring Statement this week, so what can we expect?

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Damage to the economy from a no-deal Brexit would now be less than we feared, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney told a House of Lords committee that the damage to the economy that a no-deal Brexit would cause is reducing.

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Thousands of older mixed-aged couples could lose out on over £6,000 after government pension benefit raid

Older couples of differing ages could be in line to lose out on thousands of pounds a year in retirement benefits thanks to changes being implemented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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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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