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BUDGET 2007: Fuel duty up 2p

In today’s Budget the chancellor has announced that fuel duty is up 2p, inline with inflation.


A chilling case of changing identity

My school run has a two-phase soundtrack – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the way to school and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the way back. Depending on the traffic I only get about 10 minutes of Today before I park the car and jump on the tube to get to the office.

Is it fair for the government to tax you on the appearance of your home?

Last week, the Conservatives exposed an 80-page government manual designed to instruct inspectors on how to grade properties for Council Tax. The Tories have warned that features such as patios and other aesthetic improvements might lead to the government placing residents in a higher band.

So this week Mortgage Strategy asks: Is it fair for the government to tax you on the appearance of your home?

GHL to promote secured loans

GHL Group will be hosting several round tables and workshops this year in an attempt to educate brokers about secured loans.

BUDGET 2007: Brown promises Stamp Duty break on zero-carbon homes up to 500K

The chancellor has set out plans to allow Stamp Duty exemptions to all zero carbon-emitting homes worth up to 500,000.Gordon Brown has also revealed that the government are in talks with other European nations to begin measures that would see the VAT on all green home improvement products to be eventually reduced from 17.5% to […]


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