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General election 2017: May says Tories would not raise VAT
Sunday April 30, 2017

The prime minister also declines to back David Cameron's 2015 pledge for a "five-year tax lock".


Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped
Sunday April 30, 2017

Former pensions minister Steve Webb calls for pension increases that target those most in need.


China factory output growth slows
Sunday April 30, 2017

Output in China's factories and mines expands in April but more slowly than in the previous month.


Green heating system accused of causing 'fuel poverty'
Sunday April 30, 2017

The government says district heating networks should cut bills, but some say they are beset with problems.


May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses'
Sunday April 30, 2017

The Tories promise to protect company pensions, while Labour pledges to improve workers' rights.


EU outlines Brexit negotiating stance
Saturday April 29, 2017

The top EU figure puts rights centre stage as the EU-27 formally approve negotiating guidelines.


MPs say 'dominance' of big home-building firms must end
Saturday April 29, 2017

A 'broken' housing market needs a bigger contribution from smaller building firms, MPs say.


UK economy grows by 0.3% as service sector slows
Friday April 28, 2017

UK economic growth slowed by more than expected at the start of 2017 as the service sector stalled.


NatWest and RBS banking app fails
Friday April 28, 2017

Customers complained on social media that payments and money transfers had not gone through.


US growth rate hits three-year low
Friday April 28, 2017

President Trump faces a greater challenge in meeting his growth pledge after weak data.


M&S online food delivery service will be no piece of cake
Friday April 28, 2017

The High Street giant prepares to join a crowded market for home delivery but could face problems.


RBS reports first quarter profit as turnaround continues
Friday April 28, 2017

The bank returns to profit in the first quarter of 2017 and says its cost-cutting plan is ahead of target.


Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row
Friday April 28, 2017

Apple sued chipmaker Qualcomm in January and is now withholding payments until the row is resolved.


Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion
Friday April 28, 2017

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices.


'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers
Friday April 28, 2017

Parliament is investigating whether UK banks have the capital means to keep going during a shock.