UK’s pro-EU business lobby chief quits

Alisdair McIntosh to leave post at BNE after less than a year

Vincent Tchenguiz launches £2.2bn lawsuit

Tycoon sues Grant Thornton over role in botched SFO probe

Scottish tax plans worry business groups

Devolution deal seen as posing extra burden on companies

Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

Consortium with Virgin to pay £3.3bn for eight-year contract

Stagecoach secures East Coast rail franchise

Transport group sees off rival bids from FirstGroup and French consortium

Tower developers target British families

Government urges investors to develop large-scale rental market

Surge in E Europeans registering for NI

Support groups help Romanians and Bulgarians gain official papers

London, England - April 25, 2011: A HM Revenue & Customs sign incised into the stone wall outside their offices in Whitehall, City of Westminster, London. HMRC (as HM Revenue & Customs is usually known) was formed in 2005 by merging the Inland Revenue with Her Majesty's Customs & Excise and is a non-ministerial Government department. The headquarters are at 100 Parliament Street, Whitehall, opposite to Parliament Square.
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Greatest pitfalls avoided, say economists

Experts offer conditional support for Smith tax proposals

George Osborne, the chancellor, announced a future Conservative government would freeze working age benefits for two years
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Widows’ annuity tax expected to be axed

Osborne likely to bring payments in line with ‘death tax’ reform

The A303 near Stonehenge, one of the roads earmarked for improvement
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Osborne to pledge £15bn road improvements

Stonehenge tunnel is among list of more than 100 projects

Chips piled high in Scottish gamble

Westminster hopes latest power transfer will help preserve UK

Groups to raise capital equipment spending

Businesses look to tech in drive to improve their productivity

BBC calls for licence fee rise after 2016

Broadcaster warns that programme budgets are under threat

Ebola vaccine trial shows promising results

Hopes rise for drug to protect healthcare workers

Scotland’s huntin’ landowners under fire

New first minister gives estates something to grouse about

Royal Mail warns on rural delivery threat

Competitors ‘cherry-picking’ densely populated areas

Osborne set to boost innovation centres

Significant rise in funding expected in Autumn Statement

Music industry fights copyright changes

Claim that reforms will cost rights holders £60m a year

YouTube vloggers rapped over Oreo video

UK watchdog says content must be clear about paid advertising

Fall in investment overshadows UK growth

Economy expanded 0.7% in the third quarter

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