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Swiss bank accounts to be targeted by HMRC

Equitable Life Payments Scheme continues to make recompense to eligible policyholders

The Equitable Life Payment Scheme set up by HM Government has now paid over GBP970m to eligible Equitable Life policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of maladministration, the HM Treasury revealed on Monday. According to the UK government’s […]

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UK tourism industry achieves record number of overseas visitors

Visitor numbers to Britain increased to an all-time high in the six months to June 2014, the government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) revealed on Friday. According

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Further decline in mortgage arrears and possessions in the UK

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), a UK trade association for the mortgage lending industry, revealed on Thursday that there was a further decrease in mortgage arrears and

Employment

ONS Labour market report reveals steady increase in UK employment figures

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the recognised national statistical institute for the UK, released its UK Labour Market, August 2014 report on Wednesday, which indicates that employment

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Rail and road funding tops UK government’s infrastructure spend — KPMG

Spending of GBP66.2bn on transport projects in the UK account for more than half the government's construction total pipeline value, professional services firm KPMG reported on Tuesday. KPMG has

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UK help communities use rivers and estuaries for locally sourced heat

Homes across Britain could be provided with locally sourced clean, reliable heating according to a water source heat map published on the government website GOV.UK, the Department

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UK’s trade deficit widens to £2.5 billion in June 2014

The UK's deficit on trade in goods and services was estimated to have been £2.5bn in June this year, in comparison to £2.4bn in the previous month, according

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UK Government considers Crossrail services to key destinations in Hertfordshire

The UK Government has launched a study into the feasibility of extending Crossrail services to key commuter towns such as Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Harrow and Watford in Hertfordshire,

Social Media

FCA to clarify rules on use of social media to promote financial products

An increase in the use of digital media for financial promotions has prompted the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to publish a consultation paper that sets out a new

Manufacturing in the UK

SMEs put growth at risk by not taking advantage of older workforce skills

Almost half of small medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the UK are not taking advantage of an increasingly age diverse workforce that can continue to offer skills, according to

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