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Summer saving hampers consumer spending

Britons’ savings down in July but above expectations

Advisory fuel rates update

New fuel rates from 1 September 2021 onwards.

Tax perks entice more UK citizens to Portugal

British expat numbers in Portugal swell post-Brexit.

Government borrowing shrinks in July 2021

Borrowing is second highest on record for that month.

Inflation slows more sharply than forecast

Year to July 2021 inflation rate hovers above 2% target.

UK house prices fall by 0.3%

House prices drop for the first time in 2021.

UK economy grows as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Hospitality and retail bounce back in Q2 2021.

Startups outstrip business closures in 2021

Business start-ups in 2021 up by 22% from previous year.

MTD for ITSA may come a year earlier

CIOT calls for MTD for ITSA to be delayed.

Govt. introduces £750m live events insurance scheme

It will cover costs in the event of cancellation.