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SERVICES SECTOR GROWTH SLOWS BUT BUSINESS STILL CONFIDENT ABOUT PROSPECTS FOR 2017

Growth in the UK’s dominant service sector slowed last month, according to a closely watched survey, while price pressures “remained intense”. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) recorded its first slowdown in the services sector for four months. The index fell to 54.5 in January from the previous month’s reading of 56.2. However, a reading above 50 […]

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HMRC plan to close dozens of local tax offices are unrealistic says Watchdog

HM Revenue and Customs has been forced to carry out a fundamental rethink of plans to close dozens of local tax offices while centralising operations on a few regional centres, the Whitehall spending watchdog has disclosed. The National Audit Office (NAO) said HMRC had concluded its original proposals, which involved shutting 170 offices and replacing […]

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Messaging app Snapchat picks London as its international headquarters

Messaging app Snapchat has chosen London as the home of its international headquarters in a vote of confidence for the UK as it prepares for Brexit. The Los Angeles-based group, which has 150 million users a day worldwide, confirmed it will book all sales made outside the US and where it has no local entity […]