Pensioners may be told life expectancy

Minister also proposes flat rate of tax relief for all savers

Time is not on Renzi’s side for reforms

International investors give Italy three months to back up revamps

US Treasury slams China over currency

Comes as China’s FX reserves hit nearly $4trn

BT loses claim for refund of VAT

Decision goes some way to closing door on spate of VAT claims

PageGroup benefits from recruitment pick-up

Company moves into profit growth for the first time in two years

Osborne welcomes fall in UK inflation

Decline expected to be followed by further good news

Firm partners rush to beat tax crackdown

Banks face loan requests from juniors needing to stump up equity

Diamond’s adventure with BancABC

Precious Ramotswe cautions Diamond in his African adventure

G4S under fire over chief’s pay

Almanza earns 23% more than Buckles despite scandals

Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie

Osborne tax plan faces Tyrie scrutiny

Clampdown on £10bn evasion could hit civil liberties

Tensions mar global economic policy talks

Osborne tightens net around tax evaders

Leadsom given Treasury brief for City

Former high-flying banker to deal with financial regulation

G20 gives US ultimatum over IMF reform

Finance ministers give Washington until year’s end to implement change

Co-op suspends ‘accountant’ board member

Councillor dropped over claims he misrepresented qualifications

Inheritance should be a tax on the living

A gift tax would be a very kind policy

Growth shows IMF ‘wrong’, says Osborne

Plan seen as threat to £25bn legal market

Lawyers forecast disputes will move to overseas courts

Rescue remedy for vending groups

Selecta and Autobar are weighed down by debt

Law Society criticises taxpayer crackdown

Group says taxpayers’ right to appeal will be eroded

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