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Unemployment falls below 7% for first time since before recession

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Unemployment has dropped below 7% for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics reveal. Unemployment fell by 77,000 in the last 3 months, taking the unemployment rate to 6.9% for the first time since 2009. In the [...]

Council issued parking fines reach £255 million last year

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Local councils hit motorists with parking fines worth around £255 million in 2013, according to new analysis of parking charges figures from Churchill Car Insurance. Excluding parking tickets issued by the police and private companies, the research revealed that approximately 7.8 million parking PCNs were distributed across the UK last year, equating to one ticket [...]

Wages to grow faster than rent rises

Rent rises will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, according to the latest analysis by LSL Property Services. The historically significant cross-over of earnings growth and rent rises is most likely [...]

One in five take time off work with stress

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Up to one in five employees have had to take time off work due to stress-related illness in the past 12 months, new research from MetLife Employee Benefits shows. On average employees who have taken time off for stress have been absent for five days but nearly one in 10 employees have had to take [...]

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Budget 2014 creates pension confusion for a fifth of Brits

New research released by unbiased.co.uk, the ‘find an adviser’ search, and Prudential, reveals a fifth of the nation are now more confused by their retirement options following the Chancellor’s Budget. The changes announced in the Budget last month give savers more choice and flexibility when it comes to their retirement finances, but only 17% of [...]

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Council issued parking fines reach £255 million last year

Local councils hit motorists with parking fines worth around £255 million in 2013, according to new analysis of parking charges figures from Churchill Car Insurance. Excluding parking tickets issued by the police and private companies, the research revealed that approximately 7.8 million parking PCNs were distributed across the UK last year, equating to one ticket [...]

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