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A question of tax

There is keen attention in Edinburgh and Cardiff on a Treasury consultation, due to wrap up in late June, exploring whether Northern Ireland should enjoy lower corporate tax rates. That would allow its businesses to compete better with those across the border in the Republic, which has a…

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