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Skills shortage in building sector

Skills shortage in building sector

A fresh surge in construction activity has fuelled concerns that there are not enough skilled workers in the UK to keep pace with expansion.

48,000 helped by housing schemes

48,000 helped by housing schemes

More than 48,000 households have been helped by the Government's flagship Help to Buy mortgage support scheme.

Osborne sets Autumn Statement date

Osborne sets Autumn Statement date

The Autumn Statement will be delivered on Wednesday December 3, the Chancellor has told MPs.

Payday loan debt problems soar

Payday loan debt problems soar

The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year, figures show.

Redrow profits surge to new high

Redrow profits surge to new high

Housebuilder Redrow said the market has returned to a more normal selling pattern after a year in which its profits jumped to a new record.
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'Cash top-ups' for bosses' pensions

'Cash top-ups' for bosses' pensions

More than half of top company directors are now receiving cash instead of contributions to their pension schemes, according to a new study.
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Manufacturing worst for 14 months

Manufacturing worst for 14 months

Manufacturers were "walking rather than running" in August as new figures today showed the sector endured its worst performance in 14 months.
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Manufacturers positive over growth

Manufacturers positive over growth

Growth in manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but firms remain confident about the economic outlook, according to a new study.
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Mortgage approval rates steadier

Mortgage approval rates steadier

The number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers has shown more signs of steadying following the disruption caused by new lending rules.
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Trade deal 'worth £10bn a year'

Trade deal 'worth £10bn a year'

The Government has hit back at critics of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10 billion a year.
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