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There has been a significant rise in the value of trade insurance claims compared with a year ago.

A measure limiting how much tax relief people can claim on their pension contributions has been changed by the government.

A radical alternative to laying off staff could see workers, whose firms are suffering a fall in demand, paid to remain at home.

Complying with employment law is the costliest bureaucratic burden faced by small firms, a new survey has claimed.

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

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