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Firms affected by late payment

More than three quarters of businesses suffer from late payments, according to research by Bacs.

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Inflation falls to new low in January

UK inflation fell to 0.3% in the year to January 2014, according to official figures.

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Renting property more expensive than buying

First time buyers pay almost 10% less each month than those who rent, according to research by Halifax.

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Business support scheme reform needed, says FSB

Small businesses are not getting enough local or national support, according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Employers urged to provide more work experience

One fifth of employers say that nothing could persuade them to provide work experience placements to young people, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Older workers willing to retrain

Almost two-thirds of workers over 50 say they want further training so they can continue working into retirement, according to research by MetLife.

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Majority of businesses lack mental health policy

Three-quarters of employers don't have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors and YouGov has found.

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Freelancers optimistic for 2015

The freelance sector will grow during 2015, according to new research by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.

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One fifth of women are main breadwinners

Almost one fifth of women say they are the main breadwinner in their relationship, according to a study by Scottish Widows.

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1 in 4 parents pay child car insurance illegally

A quarter of parents with children learning to drive are illegally reducing their car insurance premiums, research by Gocompare has found.

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