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The economy

UK 2021 growth prospects brighten

Economists predict fastest growth since 1941.

3 in 5 support using tax to fight climate change

Carbon taxes are most popular.

Fuel and clothing prices push up inflation

Food prices fell over the same period.

ONS: Labour market is ‘stable but subdued’

The unemployment rate 'has begun to stabilise'.

ONS figures show 0.4% growth in February

GDP remained below February 2020 levels, however.

Govt. announces raft of ‘tax day’ consultations

The Treasury released 30 tax updates.

UK borrowing hits £19.1bn in February

Borrowing was £17.6 billion higher than the same period last year.

The furlough scheme, from now to September

The extension is expected to save 340,000 jobs, according to the OBR.

Details of the “final” two SEISS grants

An extra 600,000 taxpayers are eligible for the fourth and fifth grants.

February CJRS deadline reminder

Furlough claims must be made by today.