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Budget 2016: New Lifetime Isa for homebuyers and retirement - BBC News


BBC News

Budget 2016: New Lifetime Isa for homebuyers and retirement
BBC News
"The Lifetime ISA is a fantastic boost for anyone under 40 who's fighting the growing cost of getting on the property ladder," said Hannah Maundrell, editor-in-chief of Money.co.uk. "It's not quite so appealing if you already own a house, as your cash ...

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DIY disaster pushes Woolworths to near-$1bn loss - BBC News


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DIY disaster pushes Woolworths to near-$1bn loss
BBC News
Woolworths, Australia's biggest supermarket chain, has reported its first loss in 23 years after writing off 3.2bn Australian dollars on its failed DIY chain. It sank to a A$972.7m ($704m, £502m) first-half loss following the charge for its Masters ...

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A rough guide to surviving Davos

Your guide to the world's Alpine business club

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The Eurosceptic Dutch referendum about Ukraine is 'ammunition' for a Brexit - Business Insider


Business Insider

The Eurosceptic Dutch referendum about Ukraine is 'ammunition' for a Brexit
Business Insider
Will UK voters be swayed by a (non-binding) referendum in the Netherlands on 6 April on the question of a new EU treaty with the Ukraine? Though unrelated to the future of the country in the EU, opposition to the EU treaty may cause a further ...

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Benefit tests 'doubled in cost'

Disability benefit assessments have doubled in cost to ?579m a year but targets are still being missed, the spending watchdog says.

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