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Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut sharply

Forecasts are slashed as the Office for Budget Responsibility downgrades its productivity outlook.

Budget 2017: What does the stamp duty change mean?

People buying a first home worth up to £300,000 will pay no stamp duty, the Chancellor announces.

Budget 2017: Business rates to be pegged to CPI from 2018

The move is worth £2.3bn to businesses over the next five years, the chancellor says.

Budget 2017: Why is white cider being taxed more?

For most drinkers the Budget was good news, but tax on the cheapest cider is going up.

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