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Chart of the week: Real interest rates

Our chart this week looks at how real interest rates – net of inflation – remain stubbornly negative despite recent increases in the Bank of England base rate.

Chart of the week: Fuel prices

Our chart this week gives a breakdown of what makes up the cost of petrol and diesel, which continue to soar in price despite the temporary cut in fuel duty.

Chart of the week: VAT receipts by quarter

This week’s chart highlights how the VAT deferral scheme is almost entirely behind higher VAT receipts in recent quarters, providing a note of caution to recent media headlines welcoming bumper tax revenues.

Levelling Up funding: the governance challenge

The Levelling Up White Paper points to insufficient regional data and the need for a new accountability framework. But will this create barriers for local authorities to access funding?

ICAEW technical round-up: April 2022

This month’s top technical stories include a new 64-8 agent authorisation form from HMRC, a notice that overclaimed SEISS grants are starting to be assessed and a consultation on ICAEW’s proposed CPD Policy changes.

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