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Government set to extend help-to-buy scheme

Equity loan scheme is currently due to end in December.

Pension savers pause withdrawals in lockdown

Tax-free lump sums fell 53% in March and April.

Witnessing of wills by video legalised

Coronavirus prompts long-awaited change in the law.

Retail sales bounce back 13.9% in June

Statistics show ‘mixed picture' across store types.

MPs slam slow process for audit overhaul

Scrutiny panel demands urgency to drive through reforms.

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