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Wages decline at record rate

Average weekly earnings fell by 5.8 per cent in February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported.

Small businesses disappointed by Budget, says poll

A survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that many small firms feel the Budget did not offer them the support they need during the recession.

Identity theft surges in the recession

The number of people who have suffered from the crime of identity theft has shown a sharp rise in the first three months of the year.

Some high earners could benefit from new pensions tax relief rules

People who earn more than £150,000 will get 50 per cent tax relief on the contributions they make to their pensions for one year.

UK to retain working time opt-out

The collapse of conciliation talks in Brussels mean that the UK will keep its opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive.

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