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Rise in VAT

Rise in VATRise in VAT

The VAT standard rate has risen from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent

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New Year Honours

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The 2011 New Year Honours list has been published

New Year Honours list 2011 - headlines

Housing Benefit

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These will affect people who pay rent to a private landlord

Housing Benefit changes

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Thinking of starting a new business?

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Do you have what it takes to set up a new business or become self-employed? Find out what the day-to-day realities are and what skills and qualities you’ll need

Guaranteed savings limit raised

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

Know your overseas shopping limits

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Do you know how much you can buy or bring back from outside the EU without paying import duty or VAT? If not then find out, or you might be faced with unexpected extra charges

Towards a new culture of generosity

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The government has published ideas for building a stronger culture of giving time and money. This aims to start a debate on society’s attitudes to giving

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