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Scotland and Ireland receive wi-fi and broadband boost

Scotland's most rural and remote areas are to receive £5 million in investment to connect them to fast broadband access, it has been announced.

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UK inflation unexpectedly rises

Inflation in the UK unexpectedly rose to 2.6 per cent in July, up from 2.4 per cent in June, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate.

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Disposable income: First rise for two years on horizon

Household disposable incomes are expected to rise next year for the first time since 2010, a report by the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) has said.

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Wet weather to push insurance premiums up

The cost of vehicle and home insurance will continue to rise following the wettest April to June on record, the AA has said.

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Postage on second class parcels capped by Ofcom

Charges for sending second class large letters and small parcels will be capped, the regulator Ofcom has confirmed.

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Network upgrades to push energy bills up £11 a year

Plans to upgrade Britain's gas and electricity networks could push household energy bills up by £11 a year, the energy regulator Ofgem has said.

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New Universal Credit regulations could hamper self-employed

The self-employed could face difficulties accessing state benefits from next year if draft regulations regarding the new Universal Credit system go ahead, tax advisers have warned.

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Cap on mobile tariffs within EU to benefit businesses and consumers

The costs of using a mobile phone when abroad have now become significantly cheaper, under new EU regulations.

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Biggest fall in household incomes since 1981

UK households saw their average incomes fall by 3.1 per cent in 2010/11, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

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Scotland: End of stamp duty tax gains momentum

Stamp duty tax could be scrapped in Scotland, after the Scottish Government announced its intentions to overhaul the taxation system.

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