The economy

Shop prices fall for 20th consecutive month

Shop price deflation slowed to 1.7% in December 2014, down from 1.9% the previous month, according to figures released by the British Retail Consortium.

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Chancellor announces business rates reforms

The Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of business rates reforms designed to support the growth of small businesses during his 2014 Autumn Statement.

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Autumn Statement 2014: reaction

The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered the 2014 Autumn Statement. Here is a summary of immediate reaction from the UK's leading business and industry bodies.

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Autumn Statement 2014: other measures

The 2014 Autumn Statement speech was delivered to Parliament by Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday 3 December 2014. Here we summarise some of the measures relating to investment and government spending.

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Autumn Statement 2014: personal finances

The Autumn Statement 2014 was delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne on 3 December 2014. Here's a summary of the headline announcements that will impact upon personal finances.

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Autumn Statement 2014: business announcements

The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2014 Autumn Statement speech to the House of Commons on Wednesday 3 December 2014. This is a summary of the main announcements and measures that affect businesses.

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Autumn Statement 2014: at a glance

Chancellor George Osborne gave his final Autumn Statement speech before the next general election to parliament on Wednesday 3 December. This is our summary of the headline announcements for both businesses and individuals.

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Autumn Statement 2014: expectations

The Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the final Autumn Statement of this parliament early this afternoon. We look at what certain interested parties are calling for or expecting from the Chancellor's speech.

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Boost sharing economy with tax cuts, says IoD

Individuals should be able to earn up to £10,000 a year tax-free by sharing their time or resources, the Institute of Directors has said.

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Employers urged to combat skills shortage

Employers should take the lead in tackling workplace skills shortages, according to a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

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