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Contactless payment limit to rise to £100 from 15 October

The contactless payment limit, which is the amount you can spend on card without entering a PIN, will rise from £45 to £100 from 15 October, it's been confirmed. It comes after chancellor Rishi Sunak formally announced the plans in the spring Budget.

27 August 2021

Autumn Budget 2017: National living wage to rise next April

The national living wage is to rise by 4.4% in April 2018, from £7.50/hour to £7.83/hour

22 November 2017

Full Autumn Budget 2017 round-up as Chancellor unveils Government spending plans

The Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a wave of measures in today's Budget

22 November 2017

Budget 2017: New NS&I Investment Bond will pay 2.2%

The Chancellor has confirmed the details of the three-year Government-backed savings account

8 March 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 2017: New tax-free childcare scheme to launch next month – what we know so far

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs will launch in April

8 March 2017

Budget 2017: Tax-free dividend allowance to be slashed

The tax-free dividend allowance is to be cut from £5,000 to £2,000 from April next year, the Chancellor has said

8 March 2017

Budget 2017: Technical education students to receive maintenance loans from 2019

Students studying higher-level technical courses will be able to receive maintenance loans from the 2019/20 tax year

8 March 2017

Budget 2017: Self-employed face hike in class 4 national insurance payments

The Chancellor has announced in today's Budget that class 4 NI rates will increase to 10% (currently 9%) from April 2018

8 March 2017

Women fighting state pension changes to protest outside Parliament on Budget Day

WASPI campaigners will be joined by supportive MPs and trade unionists in a bid to force a Government compromise

7 March 2017