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High levels of personal debt in Britain could be creating a health time bomb, according to research showing a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in older people.

Hundreds of thousands ‘will get caught’ in 40p tax net

The hundreds of thousands of people who will be sucked into the 40p tax bracket in the coming years will find it impossible to use the range of sophisticated avoidance measures routinely exploited by the wealthy, tax experts have warned.

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The top rate of income tax will be cut from 50p to 45p in April next year, George Osborne confirmed in what is expected to prove the most memorable measure in his Budget.

Administrators find £13m black hole in WorldSpreads accounts

Customers of a spread betting firm are likely to be left seeking compensation after an estimated £13 million black hole in its accounts was revealed today.

Plan for your newborn's costs with baby calculator

Half of the 1,000 parents surveyed by the Money Advice Service said they underestimated the costs of caring for their first baby in the first year.

After scandal, Swiss come clean with a new governor

The uproar over his wife's currency dealings may have cost Swiss National Bank governor Philipp Hildebrand his job, but the auditors have at least given his likely successor Thomas Jordan a clean bill of health.

Epic tennis battle boosts Betfair

The betting exchange Betfair took a massive £50m in bets on the epic see-saw tennis clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in January's Australian Open final, the firm said yesterday.

Clinton Cards puts for sale sign over Birthdays

Clinton Cards, the greetings card retailer, has put its ailing Birthdays chain up for sale, as the group's new chief executive seeks to turn around its performance.

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Wigan 'encouraged' by results despite increased losses

Wigan's net loss rose by £3.2million last season but chief executive Jonathan Jackson believes the club's overall results are "encouraging".

The tax man is on the march and he wants money - Rangers and Portsmouth beware

Aurora seeks to exit investment in luxury label Bastyan

The retail group Aurora Fashions has appointed advisers to sell its stake in the luxury womenswear label Bastyan after just two years.

Britain's global ambitions hit by migration cap

Britain's efforts to further globalise its economy will slip backwards over the next three years because of new immigration rules that will hit the hiring of foreign nationals.

Brake on hiring foreigners set to slow UK's globalisation efforts

Britain's efforts to further globalise its economy will slip backwards over the next three years because of new immigration rules that will hit the hiring of foreign nationals.

Rescue group offers last hope for Darlington

Meeting set for Monday when new investors will try to avert liquidation of 129-year-old club

Five Questions About: Becoming self-employed

I want to work for myself in 2012 but what do I need to do to become self-employed?

WSJ Europe cleared in cut-price row

The Wall Street Journal Europe has been cleared of wrongdoing in the circulation row over cut-price copies that cost the paper's European publisher his job last year.

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