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Osborne set to miss deficit target

Osborne set to miss deficit target

Britain's beleaguered public finances caused George Osborne a fresh headache today as new figures left him on course to miss his deficit reduction target and offered limited scope for giveaways in his Autumn Statement.

Rolls wins £3.2bn engine order

Rolls wins £3.2bn engine order

Engines giant Rolls-Royce received a £3.2 billion boost today after it was chosen by Delta Air Lines to power 50 new Airbus aircraft.

Flying Scotsman aids Hornby revival

Flying Scotsman aids Hornby revival

Model railway firm Hornby signalled an upturn in fortunes today after new products such as its Flying Scotsman train set boosted sales.

AA plea for fuel price transparency

AA plea for fuel price transparency

Motorists are still getting a poor deal at petrol pumps despite a big dip in the price of fuel in the last month, the AA has said.

Taxman 'leaving door open' to abuse

Taxman 'leaving door open' to abuse

Billions of pounds in tax could have been dodged because the government is failing to track abuse of reliefs, according to a spending watchdog.
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Dyson to spend £1bn on 100 products

Dyson to spend £1bn on 100 products

Inventor Sir James Dyson has pledged to spend £1 billion on the research and development of 100 new products over the next four years.
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More safeguards in tax seizure plan

More safeguards in tax seizure plan

Extra safeguards are to be placed around the taxman's controversial new powers to seize money directly from people's bank accounts, the Government has announced.
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Paym extended to HSBC businesses

Paym extended to HSBC businesses

Businesses will be able to take payments from customers using just a mobile phone number as a new service which makes paying as easy as sending a text continues to be rolled out.
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Pay 'rising slower than inflation'

Pay 'rising slower than inflation'

Pay rises continue to be "subdued", increasing by 2% over the year in the three months to October, a new report has shown.
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China rate cut boosts FTSE 100

China rate cut boosts FTSE 100

A surprise cut in Chinese interest rates provided a major boost to mining stocks and ensured the FTSE 100 Index finished the week on the front foot.
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