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Three quarters not feeling benefits of recovery

74 per cent of consumers say they have not yet felt the benefits of the fledgling economic recovery, according to a survey by uSwitch.com.

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Confidence in economic recovery continues

The latest Household Finance Index reached a near record-high in March 2014, signalling sustained optimism about the economic recovery, according to research firm Markit.

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Most start-ups based at home

Seventy per cent of all new businesses are started at home, research by AXA Business Insurance and the Enterprise Nation business network has found.

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Half have problems shopping online

Nearly half (46 per cent) of adults who bought goods online in the last two years experienced problems with their orders, according to Which? research.

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One in five Brits without savings

Nine million people, or one in five UK adults, have no savings, a survey by YouGov has revealed.

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Part-time childcare more expensive than average mortgage

Part-time childcare costs for a family of two children are 4.7 per cent higher than the average UK mortgage bill, according to research by the Family and Childcare Trust.

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Home ownership continues decline

Home ownership in England has fallen to a 26-year low, according to new Government figures.

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Scottish house loans highest since 2008

The number of loans for house purchase in Scotland increased by 24 per cent in Q4 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

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Annuities market ‘not working’, says FCA

The annuities market is "not working" for the majority of customers, according to the Financial Conduct Authority.

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