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Personal debt growth is ‘slowing’, BBA finds

Growth in personal debt slowed during May, data published by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has revealed. Personal debt grew by 5.1% during May, compared to 6.4% in April. Borrowing via loans and overdrafts slowed down in particular, the BBA said. House purchase approvals also experienced a deceleration, totalling...

Growth in personal debt slowed during May, data published by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has revealed. Personal debt grew by 5.1% during May,...

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cyber security

Inadequate cyber security practices ‘putting SMEs at risk’, analysis suggests

Poor data and cyber security habits are putting one in ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at risk, an analysis carried out by accounting software developer Reckon has suggested. Reckon found that 10% of small business owners and employees regularly send confidential files via personal devices rather than work...

Poor data and cyber security habits are putting one in ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at risk, an analysis carried out by accounting...

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paternity leave

TUC suggests quarter of new fathers are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave and pay

An analysis carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that more than 157,000 new dads are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave and pay. During 2016, there were 625,000 working dads in the UK with a child aged under one. The TUC’s analysis revealed that 25% of...

An analysis carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that more than 157,000 new dads are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave...

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Queen's speech

Queen’s Speech outlines government’s legislative agenda

The Queen has delivered her annual speech at the state opening of Parliament, in which she outlined the government’s legislative agenda. This year’s speech differed to speeches given in previous years: it outlined the government’s legislative plans for the next two years, as opposed to one. Earlier in the...

The Queen has delivered her annual speech at the state opening of Parliament, in which she outlined the government’s legislative agenda. This year’s speech...

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Brexit deal

Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first, says Chancellor

In his annual Mansion House speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond stated that any Brexit deal between the UK and the EU must put UK jobs and prosperity first. Mr Hammond revealed that the government will seek a ‘bold and ambitious’ free trade agreement, that covers both goods and services. He...

In his annual Mansion House speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond stated that any Brexit deal between the UK and the EU must put UK jobs...

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pension

Number of workers ‘missing out’ on pension top-ups

An analysis carried out by insurer Royal London has revealed that more than three million people employed by large businesses are failing to claim around £2 billion a year in additional pension contributions from their employer. Many UK workers pay a standard percentage of their wage into a pension,...

An analysis carried out by insurer Royal London has revealed that more than three million people employed by large businesses are failing to claim...

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