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Student gets more birthday freebies than he bargained for

A student MoneySaver has become a viral sensation after getting his food and drinks paid for all evening

21 September 2017

Budget 2017: Smokers to be hit by new 'floor price' tax on cigarette packs

No change to previously planned alcohol and tobacco duty rises - but an effective floor price on cigarette packs is set

8 March 2017

Budget 2016: New 'sugar tax' on soft drinks but beer and spirits duty frozen

Those who enjoy fizzy drinks, cigarettes and wine will be hit by tax changes announced in the 2016 Budget

16 March 2016

Budget 2015: Booze cuts but smokers hit with another rise

The tax on beer will fall by 1p and the duty on cider will be cut by 2% but the price of cigarettes will rise

18 March 2015

Budget 2014: Tobacco duty goes up, but a penny off a pint of beer

Smokers will be hit by higher prices but the price of beer falls by 1p, while cider and whiskey are frozen

19 March 2014

Bagging Christmas bargains from overseas? Make sure you get the tax right, HMRC says

Shoppers looking to bag Christmas bargains overseas this year should beware import costs and taxes before they buy

14 November 2013

Budget 2012: Cigarette prices to rise tonight

Smokers will be hit by higher duty prices on tobacco, while alcohol duty will remain the same

21 March 2012

Budget 2012 round-up: Pensioners the big losers

While the over 65s will be worse off, low and middle income earners could gain £220 a year. Other taxes will also rise

21 March 2012

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