The Government's plans for the new parliamentary session have been outlined in the Queen's Speech. Proposals of interest to businesses include those around national insurance contributions, consumer rights and deregulation.
George Osborne will deliver his fiscal plans for the year ahead against stalling economic growth, which remains well below pre-2008 levels. We take a look at what businesses and consumers want from the Chancellor's fourth Budget announcement.
People receiving child benefit who have an income of over £60,000 are being reminded to opt out of receiving payments before the 28 March in order to avoid paying a new charge by self-assessment tax return.
The number of unemployed people in Northern Ireland increased by 0.2 per cent in the final quarter of 2012, according to the latest labour market figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency.