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Doubts over EDF's Hinkley nuclear plan

Fresh doubts arise over French energy firm EDF's plans for an £18bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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UK economic growth forecast cut by BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) downgrades its growth forecast for the UK economy, blaming "global headwinds and uncertainty".

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MI5 named most gay-friendly employer

The UK's security service MI5 is named as the country's most gay-friendly employer, following a survey by leading gay rights charity Stonewall.

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Bank votes 8-1 to hold UK rates at 0.5%

UK interest rates are left unchanged at 0.5%, where they have been since early 2009, in an 8-1 vote by Bank of England policymakers.

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Deals unveiled for new Help to Buy Isa

Interest of up to 4% will be paid on new Help to Buy Isas - accounts aimed at helping potential property buyers save for a deposit.

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