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State of the Nation – Politics, Tax, Economy & Investment

Check your answers

Test your knowledge

1.      What will most likely happen to the value of government bonds in the short term if interest rates rise?

a.      The market value will rise

b.      The market value will fall

c.       They won’t be affected

d.      Only the coupon will be affected


2.      Which body conducted a review into Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Inheritance Tax (IHT)?

a.      The Budget Office

b.      Office for Budget responsibility

c.       Office of Tax Simplification

d.      HM Treasury


3. When are the local elections in the UK now scheduled for?

a.      8 April 2021

b.      6 May 2021

c.       3 June 2021

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