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First-time buyers 'spend £50k on rent'

First-time buyers who purchase a house this year will already have spent more than £50,000 on rent, research shows.

16 February 2016

Buy-to-let investors 'in a rush to buy'

The looming stamp duty increase is forcing buy-to-let investors into the property market, surveyors suggest.

15 February 2016

Bosses 'doubtful' over full employment goal

The Government's five-year plan to create full employment is unrealistic, a majority of British companies claim in a new poll.

12 February 2016

January retail sales 'best since September'

Comfort-loving Britons helped retailers enjoy their best sales for four months in January, a new report shows.

11 February 2016

Consumer spending 'sees healthy rise'

Recreation spending has helped fuel the sharpest hike in consumer spending for eight months, according to new figures.

10 February 2016

North Sea oil industry 'faces uncertainty'

Scores of ageing British oil rigs are likely to be taken out of service over the next decade, it is being predicted.

09 February 2016

Savers open 250,000 Help to Buy ISAs

Aspiring first-time buyers have opened 250,000 Help to Buy ISAs in the first two months of the savings scheme, reveals George Osborne.

08 February 2016

Inflation 'set to average 0.3% this year'

Inflation is unlikely to average more than 0.3% during 2016, according to a new report.

05 February 2016

Higher starting wages predicted for job-hunters

Advertised job salaries are rising but the amount of vacancies is falling, a new study shows.

04 February 2016

'Fall' in number of deputy chief executives

Deputy chief executive numbers at top firms have fallen dramatically, according to a new report.

03 February 2016

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