21 November 2014
Ten days before the Autumn Statement, the government still looks set to overshoot its borrowing target for the year, even though October's deficit is slightly lower than year earlier.
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.
Taxpayers will have longer to appeal before HM Revenue and Customs can raid their bank accounts for unpaid taxes, under revised plans released by the Treasury.
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