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3 Mar 4:30pm Sunak’s furlough taper will result in unnecessary job losses
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Financially weakened firms may have to axe staff rather than contribute to the job retention scheme. The chancellor should let a recovering economy create a natural taper through employers bringing people off furlough, says James Moore
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3 Mar 4:06pm Updated About 1,150 jobs at risk as Sainsbury’s cuts 500 head-office roles
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Chief executive Simon Roberts said the savings will be used to reduce prices in stores
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3 Mar 3:50pm Swifter and more sustained? What did we learn about the UK’s economic outlook from Rishi Sunak’s Budget?
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Did the Office for Budget Responsibility deliver reasons to be cheerful? Only up to a point – and a rather lesser point than the chancellor’s words implied, says Ben Chu
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3 Mar 3:26pm Stamp duty holiday extension and low-deposit mortgages: what to they mean for home buyers?
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Return of the Help to Buy scheme and lower tax on property purchases are likely to help some people buy a home and push up average prices
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3 Mar 1:23pm Updated Budget 2021 - live: Rishi Sunak extends VAT cut and stamp duty holiday as corporation tax to rise
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Follow for rolling coverage of chancellor’s economic plan and reactions to it
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3 Mar 8:58am Updated Ryanair hoping for restart for summer holidays as DfT clarifies earliest date for international travel
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Airline calls on UK government to ‘accelerate their plans’ for restarting holidays
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3 Mar 8:41am Updated Budget 2021 - live: Rishi Sunak extends VAT cut and stamp duty holiday in ‘full measure of fiscal firepower’
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Follow for rolling coverage of chancellor’s economic plan and reactions to it
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3 Mar 8:17am Updated Stamp duty holiday: Will it be extended beyond 31 March and how will it affect you?
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The tax on property purchases is set to come back for homes sold at £500,000 or less – but could the government change its mind and how would the changes impact home buyers?
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3 Mar 6:52am Updated Budget 2021: Five things to look out for in Rishi Sunak’s speech
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What will the announcements tell us about the government’s post-Covid vision, asks Ben Chapman
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3 Mar 6:51am Updated When does the furlough scheme end?
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The central pillar of the government’s economic support measures has been extended to 30 September
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3 Mar 6:48am P&O scraps all international cruises until autumn
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Leading cruise line will offer ‘short break and week-long UK cruises’ instead
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3 Mar 6:10am FTSE 100 rises ahead of Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement
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Index of leading UK-listed shares gains 1.2 per cent in morning trading as chancellor prepares to give latest tax and spending speech
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3 Mar 5:59am Ryanair plans two-thirds of flights this summer as it promises cheap fares to stimulate demand
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‘We have essential been grounded for 365 days and our business has been wiped out’ – Michael O’Leary, chief executive
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