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12% rise in UK car manufacturing

  •  24 Apr, 2014
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The number of cars manufactured in the UK last month was 12% higher than in the corresponding period of last year, according to official figures.

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Inflation falls for sixth month in a row

  •  15 Apr, 2014
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Inflation fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures showed on Tuesday.

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Annuities still safe bet despite pension rule changes

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Flexible pension rules mean people will be able to take more risk with their cash at retirement. But research suggests annuities will remain popular.

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Rates to remain low until 2015

  •  07 Apr, 2014
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Bank of England rate-setters are expected to leave the cost of borrowing on hold this week amid signs that the pace of the recovery may be slowing down.

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£12bn needed to repair roads

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Drivers are set for more misery because councils in England and Wales are facing a huge shortfall in investment in road maintenance and repairs.

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Will £200m pothole fund improve our roads?

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Campaigners say a £200m fund for pothole repairs announced by the Chancellor in his 2014 Budget is not enough. We look at the state of the nation's roads.

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Petrol prices at three-year low

  •  21 Mar, 2014
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Low petrol prices are easing the pressure on drivers faced with a real-terms dip in earnings, according to new research.

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Budget 2014: Bingo, beer & potholes

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See what Chancellor George Osborne had in store for potholes, bingo and beer in the 2014 Budget, which he presented to the nation on Wednesday afternoon.

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Top six takeaways from the 2014 Budget

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Are you Confused.com about the 2014 Budget? Here are six things you need to know when it comes to the Budget and your finances.

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Budget 'pitched at workers'

  •  19 Mar, 2014
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George Osborne will make a pitch to ordinary working people on Wednesday afternoon when he delivers his penultimate Budget before the general election.

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