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The amount of tax which small firms have asked to delay paying under the government’s Business Payment Support Service has risen to £2.5 billion.

People are experiencing increasing delays in the time it takes for refunds of overpaid taxes to be made, it has been claimed.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it is to give away its guides on workplace safety for free as from the autumn.

Cash ISAs that were offering savers attractive returns just a few weeks ago are now being pegged back to lower interest rates.

The government has set up a review to examine whether a publicly backed venture capital fund is needed to help small, high growth firms with their financing.

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