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Economy grows by 0.6% in September 2021

Services grow by 0.7%, spurred by in-person GP appointments.

Online sales fall by 11.2% in year to October 2021

Early Christmas shoppers fail to materialise.

HMRC collects £27.9bn less tax

Tax revenues fall by 4.4% to £608.8bn.

3 in 5 pension schemes fail to consider climate change

Investors are at risk of lower returns.

Sunak cuts air passenger and alcohol duties

Fuel duty frozen for the 12th consecutive year.

Autumn Budget 2021: expectations

Chancellor is expected to raise taxes.

Costs preventing 1 in 5 businesses from reducing carbon emissions

Only 37% of businesses have taken green action.

State pensions set to rise 3.1% in 2022/23

Yearly payments will increase by £290.

UK house prices up 10.6% in the year to August

Average house £25,000 more expensive than last year.

Price rises dip slightly in September

The CPIH rate of inflation fell 0.1% last month.