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Research money central to Budget

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his budget. Mr Hammond said extra money for research announced last year would continue and be increased slightly. More »

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Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut sharply

Growth forecasts for the UK economy have been cut sharply following changes to estimates of productivity and business investment. The Office for Budget Responsibility now expects the economy to grow by 1. More »

Budget 2017: What does the diesel change mean?

The sale of new diesel cars that do not meet latest emissions standards will face a tax increase in April. It will apply to all diesels that do not meet the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 standards on emissions. More »