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A pensions crisis is brewing within the UK’s rapidly growing army of the self-employed. 

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From today, millions of employees will see the amount they contribute to their workplace pension automatically increased, but few realise that they can take control of how it’s invested.

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Every Budget speech contains a huge amount of detail – much of it of little interest to most people. Here we cut through the economic statistics and political point scoring to identify those measures that will make you richer or poorer.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget. Here we have revealed the key announcements made.

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People with money stashed in savings will welcome yesterday's interest rate hike to 0.5 per cent, but the move could have different implications for their pension cash.

The rate rise was imposed to curb inflation, which could have fallout for state pensions in future.

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For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates.

The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007.

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Angela Merkel has said she has "no doubt" a Brexit deal will be secured as she gave an upbeat assessment of the ongoing negotiations. 

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Britons are being urged to fish out any old £1 coins from piggy banks and car gloveboxes as the deadline for using the old pound coins fast approaches.

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Government plans to solve the self-employed savings crisis are in danger of being derailed as new research reveals as many as three million workers are set to miss out.

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Not long ago, people in their 50s would be deemed to have left it too late to begin saving for retirement. Only a lifetime of pension contributions, allied with some investment growth, could produce a large enough pot to produce a viable income in later life, the conventional wisdom went.

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