Farm borrowing doubles

According to recent Bank of England statistics, British farmers owe their banks £1.5bn more than they did at this time last year and almost double what they owed in 2005, hitting a record high of £17.7bn of borrowing in the

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CBI: ‘UK retail sales rise during December but January forecast is weak’

While the overall rate of retail sales has gone up in Britain during the countdown to Christmas, performance was weaker than initial predictions had stated, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Economic growth ‘could face barrier due to new living wage’

According to a recent study conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s level of economic recovery could face barriers such as the higher costs employers will have to pay for the new national living wage.

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Survey puts spotlight back on HMRC’s helpline

It would be fair to say that it’s been a turbulent year for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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ONS: rate of house prices growth is ‘speeding up’

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), property price growth picked up pace in October, with indications showing that there has been a surge in buy-to-let property purchases ahead of tax changes that will affect the sector.

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November sees UK inflation rate rise

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the inflation rate for the UK increased to 0.1 per cent last month for the first time in four months.

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Businesses feel the pressure despite Government cuts to corporation tax

Recent statistics have revealed that the largest UK businesses paid £80.5 billion in taxes this year, despite recent corporation tax cuts.

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UK receives IMF warning regarding risks to its strong economic progress

The UK has received a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which outlines possible risks to its period of economic strength continuing, despite being praised for the progress made so far.

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Annual campaign goes from strength-to-strength

Small Business Saturday has been hailed a major success, with around £623million spent with small businesses on the day.

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Domestic solar installations could be subjected to large VAT hike

A Government proposal could mean that an increase in the level of VAT applied to solar panels in UK homes is soon introduced.

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