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How the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use.

Steph McGovern explains how the government raises money from you to pay for the services you use.There's a tax on your pay, a tax on your car, even a tax on fizzy drinks. But it still isn't enough to pay for everything... so there's a deficit.This video is part of a series produced in conjunction…
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Life-like Russian androids and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories including:Disney officially enters the streaming market but customers reported technical issues, with many unable to connect. The company said demand had exceeded their highest expectations Google is to be investigated in the US over its access to large amounts of medical records,…
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Google is latest tech giant to reveal banking plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google is expanding its financial offerings Google has become the latest big tech firm to move into banking by offering current accounts.The firm said it plans to partner with banks and credit unions in the US to offer the "smart checking" accounts.It said the service, to be launched via…
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Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling?

Many of us struggle to figure out which items can be recycled while sorting our rubbish at home. Machines in sorting plants can have the same problem. This prevents many countries from achieving the recycling rates they would like.But new "invisible barcode" technology is being piloted which aims to fix the problem.The trial involves a…
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General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

Image copyright Getty Images The Labour Party has vowed to close the gender pay gap by 2030 if it wins the election.The difference between men's and women's average pay would take another 60 years to close under a Conservative government, the party said.But the Conservative Party said that Labour was "over-promising".The Tories said the pay…
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My Money: 'I used the same nappy for my nine children'

Image copyright Katie Holden Image caption "What does an 18-year-old re-usable cloth nappy look like after it has been through nine children? Like this." My Money is a new series looking at how people spend their money - and the sometimes tough decisions they make. Here, Katie Holden from Bradford, records her spending over a…