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UK's progress on fighting child poverty 'in peril'

The country faces a turning point in the battle against poverty, as child and pensioner poverty see their first sustained rises in 20 years. Some 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners have fallen into poverty in the past four years, according to a new report by the Joseph …

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PM's Brussels trip 'staging post' to trade talks

Theresa May is making another trip to Brussels for talks she claims will be a “staging post” on the way to post-Brexit trade negotiations. The Prime Minister and David Davis are lunching with Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. And after weeks of …

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FTSE chiefs forced to heed average worker pay

Boardroom pay committees at public companies will be forced to show how remuneration is aligned between bosses and their employees under plans to be set out this week by regulators. Sky News has learnt that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will publish a consultation on revisions to the UK …

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Brexit supporters list demands for 'divorce bill' talks

Leading Brexit supporters have urged the prime minister not to settle the UK’s “divorce bill” unless the EU agrees to a series of conditions.The Leave Means Leave group, which includes ex-cabinet ministers, says Brussels must end the European Court of Justice’s jurisdiction over the UK.It also wants freedom of …

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Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

Media playback is unsupported on your device US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump’s first big legislative victory.The package would mark the biggest tax overhaul since the 1980s. It was passed by 51 votes to 49, after a series of amendments …

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Whirlpool tumble dryers: MPs' anger as replacement ends

MPs are demanding to know why the white goods manufacturer Whirlpool ended a product replacement scheme for dangerous tumble dryers.The Commons business committee says one million of the defective machines remain in UK homes.Last week, a coroner blamed a fault in a Whirlpool dryer for a 2014 fire that …

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Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a 'precaution'

Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky anti-virus products to new customers following an official warning about Russian security software.The bank emailed 290,000 online banking customers on Saturday to say the move was a “precautionary decision”.UK cyber-security chiefs are warning government departments not to use software from Russian companies for …

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