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Housing costs: Five surprises explained

Image copyright Getty Images The UK's housing market is changing. People are renting for longer and buying their first home later.Some buy-to-let investors are pulling out, blaming a greater burden of tax, while some potential home movers are staying put amid an uncertain economic and political climate.It means some assumptions about housing costs may no…
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Fine warning as HMRC delays tax return penalty letters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some 746,000 taxpayers are believed to have missed the deadline Taxpayers who missed January's self-assessment deadline might see increased fines because of a delay in sending out penalty notices, experts have warned. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) normally sends warnings in February, but this year some may go out…
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Trans Mountain pipeline gets energy regulator support

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A sign protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline project is pictured in front of its terminal in British Columbia Canada's national energy regulator has recommended the Trans Mountain pipeline project receive federal approval. The National Energy Board (NEB) says the project is in the public interest despite posing "significant" harm…
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Car industry: What's behind recent closures?

Image copyright Getty Images Honda UK is closing its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan are also cutting production and jobs. So what's going on?Honda is a big lossHonda's Swindon plant is the UK's fourth-largest car factory. Honda Civic hatchbacks are made there. The model…
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Unlimited holiday: A perk that comes with pitfalls

Image copyright Getty Images Unlimited paid holiday may sound too good to be true but there are fears this new trend could do more harm than good."I'd love to say it was about productivity or ownership or autonomy but the reality is that we… had seen some companies doing it in America and thought 'why…