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State pension ‘worst in the developed world’

16 Feb 18

The state pension in the UK is the lowest of 24 developed countries.

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First-time buyers soar to 11-year high

15 Feb 18

Buyers taking out first mortgage hits highest level since 2006.

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Tax-free childcare fully rolled out

14 Feb 18

Under-12s now eligible, following delays to government scheme.

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Firms urged into agency worker rethink

13 Feb 18

Some businesses accused of being ‘agency worker reliant’.

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Food and drink exports grow to £22bn

12 Feb 18

Whisky exports reach £4.5 billion.

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