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GDP nears pre-COVID levels

New figures suggest steady economic growth.

Spring Statement: expectations

Chancellor’s speech expected to be “policy-light”.

Bank of England increases interest rates to 0.75%

Bank rate back to pre-pandemic level.

Labour market continues to recover

Employment rate hits 75.6%.

Scammers target self-assessment taxpayers, HMRC warns

570,000 reported in the last year.

UK GDP grew by 0.8% in January 2022

Economy bounced back at turn of year in the UK.

One week until COVID-19 sick pay scheme closes

Claims can be made until 24 March 2022.

BCC: UK economic growth to halve in 2022

Expected GDP growth cut from 4.2% to 3.6%.

House of Commons passes Economic Crime Bill

Legislation would create a register of overseas company owners.

‘Chaotic’ £1.9bn kickstart scheme ‘fails to deliver’

82,000 fewer young people helped by scheme than predicted.