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Why global tax talks are back on the agenda
International efforts to reform business taxation have been given new impetus by the new US administration.
Home movers have a spring in their step, says the Halifax
The stamp duty holiday extension led to a "resurgence" in the housing market in March, the Halifax says.
World Bank warns against 'high' global tax minimum
The comments by David Malpass come as G-20 leaders said they hoped to reach a global tax deal by mid-year.
Beijing now has more billionaires than any city
China's capital has overtaken New York as it bounced back quickly from the pandemic, according to Forbes.
Tax wealth to help shrink inequality caused by Covid says IMF
Inequality had widened in the year since the virus first hit the global economy, the IMF said on Wednesday.
JP Morgan boss plans for 'significantly' less office space
Jamie Dimon's shareholder letter includes thoughts on home working and Brexit - Europe has "upper hand".
Unions criticise 'miserly' 50p rise in statutory sick pay
SSP increases from ¬£95.85 to ¬£96.35 a week in April, but unions say it is too little to live on.
England's lockdown to ease as planned on 12 April
Outdoor hospitality, all shops, gyms and hairdressers can reopen but the PM warns against complacency.
Covid in Scotland: Hairdressers and homeware shops reopen
Non-essential click and collect services are also able to resume business as Covid restrictions ease.
US jobs creation surges in March as recovery gains steam
US employers add more than 900,000 jobs in March. as vaccinations spread and restrictions ease.
Minimum wage rises for two million workers
Most low-paid workers will receive a pay rise, but those on furlough will miss out.
Biden unveils 'once in a generation' spending plan
The $2tn investment plan is aimed at re-igniting US economic growth and fighting climate change.
Councils filling potholes 'every 19 seconds'
The number of repairs has increased to 1.7 million in England and Wales in the past year, a survey says.
'Finding work feels impossible for my generation'
Young people could see rising levels of unemployment even as the crisis eases, warns Prince's Trust.
Mother-daughter relationship turned upside down by Covid
Margaret and Cordelia have seen a reversal in their financial relationship due to the pandemic.
'Over 50 and overlooked for work'
Suzi Ludlow, 67, from Horsham was made redundant in October and hasn't found a job since.
Budget 2021: BBC editors on what to expect
BBC editors Faisal Islam and Simon Jack tell us what Chancellor Rishi Sunak might have in store.
Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?
The UK-EU agreement came into force on 1 January 2021, but what other trade deals has the UK done?
Joe Biden: The team he hopes can fix the US economy
The new US president has called on a team of Ivy League-trained economists and lawyers to "heal" the economy.
What are negative interest rates?
The Bank of England tells lenders to prepare for sub-zero rates, so what does this mean for households?
Budget 2021: What is it and when will it happen?
The Budget - when is it, what does it do and what should we expect to hear from the chancellor?
Covid: Who are the workers 'excluded' from support?
Why have some taxpayers who have lost their income because of the pandemic been left without funding?
Brexit leaves a bitter taste and a mountain of clothes
North East firms say they have hit hurdles since the Brexit trade agreement came into force.
Covid: Can my boss force me to go to work?
As lockdown restrictions ease ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about going to work?
The rollercoaster ride of Scotland's first gold mine
Production is now under way at Cononish in the west of Scotland after decades of setbacks for prospectors.
Is there a gap between public and private sector pay?
The chancellor has been making some claims about pay in the public and private sectors.
UK TUI boss backs holiday 'traffic light' system
Andrew Flintham also says the package holiday business is much quicker with refunds than last year.
Bottling it: How breweries have survived lockdown
Over the three national lockdowns most pubs have been shut, meaning breweries have had to adapt.
Celebrating 60 years of the E-Type Jaguar
The British car is now considered a classic, sought after across the world.
Would you scrap your car for public transport credits?
A scheme in the Midlands is encouraging people to scrap their cars to get public transport credits.
Budget 2021: Sunak on plan to recover the UK economy
The chancellor sets out a three-part plan to ‚Äúprotect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people‚ÄĚ.
Budget 2021: Who is Rishi Sunak and what does he believe?
From newly elected backbencher to Chancellor in less than five years.