House Price Rise At Four-Year High

House prices rose by 0.6 per cent in February, a 9.4 per cent increase year-on-year, taking the annual rate of growth to the highest level in almost four years.

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Minimum Wage Pay Rise Proposal

The independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended that the national minimum wage (NMW) be increased from £6.31 to £6.50 an hour for adults, a rise of 3 per cent.

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International Festival For Business

At the 100-day countdown to the start of the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB2014) being held in Liverpool for 50 days from June 5, CBI Director-General John Cridland said that the festival was part of a “national mission” to

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Stamp Duty Needs To Be Reformed

With news from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) today (February 25) that property sales are likely to continue rising, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) is calling stamp duty “an unfair tax that distorts the property market”.

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Taxman Cracking Down

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is cracking down on people who are not paying their fair share of tax with an advertising campaign targeting people who have been trying to hide money by putting it into offshore accounts.

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Flood-Stricken SMEs To Get Help

Coinciding with the announcement that the UK has experienced the wettest winter since records began, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that at least £40m will be allocated to small businesses, farmers and residents who have been victims of the

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Jobless Total Falls

The number of people unemployed in the UK fell by 125,000 to 2.34 million in the three months to December 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Taxman Offers Help To Tech Firms

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has joined forces with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to offer help to high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Inflation Falls Below Bank’s Target For First Time In Four Years

Inflation as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) fell below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target level for the first time in over four years last month, further supporting Governor Mark Carney’s message earlier this month that

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Large Firms To Help Small Ones Affected By Floods

A new initiative is gathering pledges from large firms to help the growing number of flood-affected small businesses recover from the worst of the storm crisis.

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