Town halls to keep more business rates

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Tories scheme will let councils retain 100 per cent of growth

BBC agrees funding deal with ministers

Licence to rise by inflation as broadcaster covers pensioner cost

Britons in Greece told to be well-prepared

Take prescription medicines and hundreds of euros, says Osborne

Javid targets student grants for savings

Poorer students face having maintenance funds turned into loans

Tax credit cuts to hit ethnic minorities

Plans to curb benefit payment affect those with more children

London set for worst Tube strike in decade

Unions plan action from Wednesday over 24-hour weekend trains

Osborne heralds English revolution

Boost for regional powers from Cornwall to the Northeast

The shifting face of terrorism in Britain

A decade after July 7, extremist threats are far from contained

Osborne takes aim at Sunday trading laws

Big retailers would benefit most from powers for local councils

‘Millions’ paying too much for energy

Fresh measures to encourage consumers to switch suppliers

Osborne’s misguided BBC licence wheeze

The broadcaster should not foot the bill for government social policy

Osborne’s chance to rethink climate taxes

The alphabet soup of green levies fail just about every test of coherence, writes Paul Johnson

UK finance chiefs ‘shrug off’ EU fears

Business survey shows appetite increasing for expansion and risk-taking

UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal

Average £10.50 levy on every home policy to finance scheme

Osborne’s Budget to emphasise tax cuts

Chancellor says tax cuts are best way to boost pay

Cameron’s war on tax credits may backfire

Too harsh a cut in work benefits risks worsening poverty levels

Chancellor’s plan will test political skills

Chancellor sees Budget as the chance to put Britain on path to be a ‘lower welfare’ country

Budget must end our perverse tax system

A country’s tax code is a secular bible of moral signals

Chancellor wants tax cuts not higher wages

Critics argue state spending too much on topping up low incomes

Osborne to raid BBC coffers

Chancellor says website should rein in ‘imperial ambitions’

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