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Former RBS chief to lead Scottish business rates review - BBC News


BBC News

Former RBS chief to lead Scottish business rates review
BBC News
The FSB welcomed news of the review, but said some action would need to be taken before it was completed in 2017. Scottish policy convenor Andy Willox said: "On rates, small firms from up and down Scotland will be pleased to hear of the ... She said ...
Northern Ireland's business confidence 'at three-year low'Belfast Telegraph
Survey: Small business confidence dips to three-year lowScottish Daily Record

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What's in store for business?

Osborne needs to keep business onside whilst tapping them up for more money

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Budget 2016: Osborne 'planning' rise in insurance tax - BBC News


BBC News

Budget 2016: Osborne 'planning' rise in insurance tax
BBC News
"Treasury minister Harriett Baldwin MP told us in a letter, 'IPT is not a tax on consumers but on insurance companies,' which is like saying fuel duty is not a tax on drivers but on petrol stations," he said. The British Insurance Brokers' Association ...
George Osborne will find further Budget cuts truly taxingBelfast Telegraph

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Singapore is 'still the most expensive city in the world' - The Independent


The Independent

Singapore is 'still the most expensive city in the world'
The Independent
The results of the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual report on the world's expensive cities are in, and Singapore has been crowned with the title for the third year in a row. While you wouldn't doubt a research organisation called the Economist ...
Singapore 'still world's most expensive city'BBC News
The World Is Getting Cheaper (For the US) - EIU for the MediaEIU for the Media
5 ways Los Angeles County's population is changingLA Daily News
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Which?: Most cars break pollution laws

Consumer association Which? say it has collected together data which show most cars break EU pollution laws when driven.

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