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Monthly borrowing figures start to climb down

The economy

Borrowing in June 2021 was the second highest on record.

Simplified tax reporting for self-employed announced

Business tax

A fifth of self-employed people will face extra one-off costs.

Smart technology in UK energy to cut bills and create jobs

The economy

As many as 24,000 jobs could be created.

Proposals to drive trade with developing nations

Government Announcements

Cutting red tape in international trade is a priority.

Lords report warns of BoE’s ‘addiction’ to QE

The economy

The programme financed the majority of COVID-19 support.

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