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Autumn Budget: reaction mixed as growth slows and NLW rises

Reaction to this week’s autumn budget was mixed as the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that growth predictions had been cut as a result of the Brexit vote in June. The UK’s deficit would not be cleared by 2020 either, Hammond said, as he adjusted his predecessor George Osborne’s target. “In view of the uncertainty facing…
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Cameron reshuffles Conservative cabinet

DAVID CAMERON has announced his biggest reshuffle in the conservative office which sees Elizabeth Truss take over as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from Owen Patterson.                     The prime minister has made way for a more female and state-educated top team as…
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