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Rise in VAT

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

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The 2011 New Year Honours list has been published

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Deadline for online tax returns

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Your tax return must reach HMRC by midnight 31 January

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Free energy advice this winter

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Households facing higher energy bills could get free face-to-face advice on how to reduce their gas and/or electricity bills this winter

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If you're planning to spend your Christmas money buying goods or services online from non-EU websites, make sure you know how much you can spend without paying import duty or VAT

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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

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