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Monday, November 8, 1999 Published at 16:33 GMT


UK Politics

Pre-Budget business boost



Incentives to stimulate Silicon Valley-style business enterprise, combined with help for pensioners and the unemployed, form the basis of Chancellor Gordon Brown's wide-ranging pre-Budget report.



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Brown's 'mini-Budget'

Free TV licences for the over-75s and tax incentives for firms and shareholders are among key measures in the Chancellor's upbeat pre-Budget statement.

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Brown scraps green taxes
The government ends its commitment to above-inflation fuel price rises and says it is planning to modify its controversal climate change levy on industry.

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No increase in 75p pension rise
Social Security Secretary Alistair Darling says the government is helping the poorest and oldest pensioners, despite confirming pensions will only go up by 75 pence next year.

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Business gives thumbs up
The chancellor is applauded by the business community for the help he plans to give entrepreneurs and for resisting the urge for a spending spree.

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Pre-Budget rabbits
Political correspondent Nick Assinder says the chancellor has a reputation for pulling rabbits out of his Treasury hat - and his third pre-Budget statement was no exception.

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