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Slow burn

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fed chair woman Janet Yellen has said she does not want to stoke inflation Back in the depths of the financial crisis the US Federal Reserve cut its main interest rate to close to zero. It was an effort to prevent an even more severe economic downturn. In […]

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NICs U-turn

[ad_1] Reality Check verdict: About 80% of self-employed workers will pay less National Insurance from April 2018, with the rest seeing no change after the government abandoned changes announced in the Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Wednesday that he would not be raising Class 4 National Insurance contributions as he had planned to in […]

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Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016

[ad_1] Identity theft cases reached record levels in 2016 with young people a growing target, the fraud prevention organisation Cifas says. Almost 25,000 victims of fraud were aged under 30, with the number of under-21s defrauded rising by a third. The statistics were gathered from 277 banks and businesses, and are at the highest levels […]