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Britain, Australia and America revealed new details of the Aukus military alliance in San Diego yesterday, including plans to build a fleet of cutting-edge nuclear-powered submarines with UK-made Rolls-Royce reactors. A spokesman for China, whose activity in the Indo-Pacific the pact is designed to counter, said the countries were treading a “path of error and danger”. Tomorrow’s Budget will raise the amount people can save tax-free in their pension pot from £1.07m to £1.8m. The move is designed to stop workers retiring early. Royal Mail will next week release the first batch of stamps featuring King Charles’s head – a special set displaying different flowers. Those with his full-sized profile won’t go into circulation until next month.