The politics behind the UK Budget

Gold prices have surged close to record levels, and the EU has fined Apple €1.8bn as it boosts its fight against Big Tech. Plus, the FT’s Sam Fleming explains whether the Conservatives planned tax cuts will actually affect the outcome of the upcoming UK election. 

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Apple hit with €1.8bn fine for breaking EU law over music streaming

Will Big Tech agree to play by Europe’s rules?

The hard Budget choices facing a cash-strapped UK

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