BBC News - Business 13 March 2018

Spring Statement: Philip Hammond hails better debt and growth forecasts

Chancellor hails better growth and debt figures - but Labour accuses of him "astounding complacency".

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Why is the chancellor so bullish about the economy?

Philip Hammond says there has been growth every year since 2010 with borrowing now due to fall.

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Plastics tax eyed in litter crackdown

Takeaway boxes, disposable cups and cigarette filters are some of the plastics that could be taxed.

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Chancellor threatens new tech tax

Philip Hammond calls for a deeper look at how tech giants like Google and Facebook are taxed.

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Part-time DJ David Solomon tipped to be next Goldman Sachs boss

David Solomon, who is widely expected to take over from Lloyd Blankfein, is also known as DJ D-Sol.

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Leggings in and pork pies out of latest inflation basket

Mashed potato also makes a comeback as Office for National Statistics picks new inflation basket.

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UK growth to be slowest in G20 this year, says OECD

The OECD predicts the fastest global economic growth since 2011 this year, but says the UK will lag behind.

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Millennial railcard website crashes

Demand for the new millennial railcard crashes the website on the first day of nationwide sales.

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Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

Chipmaker Broadcom's attempt to buy US rival Qualcomm "threatens national security", the president says.

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Serious Fraud Office in talks to increase annual budget

Any change might end the need for it to ask the government for one-off payments for major probes.

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