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Office of Fair Trading labels private motor insurance market dysfunctional

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has provisionally referred the private motor insurance market to the Competition Commission after finding evidence that its conduct pushes driver's premiums up by £225 million a year.

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End of stamp duty holiday encourages higher value property purchases in Scotland

First time buyers in Scotland purchased higher priced property in the first quarter of 2012 as a result of taking advantage of the stamp duty concession, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.

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The Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) will eventually replace a raft of existing benefits. The credit system is administered online and is intended to streamline the benefits system. The change is being slowly rolled out across the UK.

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HMRC launches new helpline and improved tax services for the bereaved

HMRC is to improve the quality of its contact processes and provide extra support for those who have suffered bereavement from this month, it has confirmed.

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Millions set to retire on less than the minimum wage

More than six million of the UKs over 50s will live on less than the minimum wage in retirement, a new survey has found.

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UK unemployment falls while part time workers are on the up

Unemployment in the UK has fallen by 45,000 between January and March, taking the total of unemployed individuals in the UK to 2.63 million, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Four out of five companies offer flexi-working

Over 80 per cent of UK firms now offer employees flexible working options, a new study has found; although nearly 38 per cent of businesses only extend the privilege to senior members of staff.

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Will writing and estate administration should be regulated, says advisory group

Providers of Will-writing and estate administration services should be regulated, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said, after research found an inadequate standard of Will administration and safekeeping of consumer's money.

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Challenges remain in gender equality says EU report

Improving gender equality is vital in driving a European economic recovery, an annual report by the European Commission (EC) has said.

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Inflation unexpectedly rises to 3.5%

Inflation in the UK rose in March to 3.5 per cent, up from 3.4 per cent the previous month, driven by higher food, clothing and recreation prices, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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