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Small businesses won't pay NI

Around 450,000 small businesses - a third of all employers - will pay no employer National Insurance next year and corporation tax will be cut by 1% by 2015, George Osborne has announced.

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Chancellor 'putting beer before aviation'

Airline groups say they are disappointed that the Chancellor put "beer before aviation" by making no changes to the air passenger duty airport departure tax. It's due to rise again next month.

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Dale Keller, Chief Executive of airline group BAR UK, said: "Just because the industry was fully expecting a slap in the face from the Treasury does not make it any more palatable. It's beyond belief that the Chancellor has put beer before aviation."

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