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ID cards scrapped

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From 21 January 2011, ID cards won't be a legal form of identification

ID cards scrapped

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Guaranteed personal savings limit raised

Guaranteed personal savings limit raisedGuaranteed personal savings limit raised

From 31 December, up to £85,000 of personal savings will be guaranteed should your bank, building society or credit union go bust

Christmas roadworks lifted

Christmas roadworks liftedChristmas roadworks lifted

More than 170 sets of roadworks are due to be completed or lifted ahead of the Christmas and New Year holiday traffic

2011-12 benefit rates

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New rates for benefits for 2011–2012 were published today. The rates include an increase in the state pension and benefits for people who are of working age

Grants for electric cars

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Nine models of electric and ultra-low emission car will be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 from 1 January 2011

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