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Was the stamp duty land tax holiday a success or failure?

Pre-pandemic stamp duty land tax rates are back in place until at least 31 March 2022.

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Stamp duty receipts hit high, despite holiday

Receipts for July 2021 second highest on record.

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Advisory fuel rates update

New fuel rates from 1 September 2021 onwards.

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Apprenticeship funding scheme unveiled

Businesses can apply for the £7 million fund.

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R&D tax credits a ‘costly failure’

Research and development spending is lower than twenty years ago.

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New Government watchdog to protect workers’ rights

It will gain the responsibilities of three current agencies.

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PM calls for SMEs to lead charge to net zero

The Government wants SMEs to achieve net zero by 2050.

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UK considers new ‘Britcoin’ digital currency

The move might boost cryptocurrencies' reputation.

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Government launches recovery loan scheme

The new scheme is open to businesses big and small.

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Green homes grant scheme scrapped

Applications for vouchers close on 31 March 2021.

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