Current Affairs

Over-50s employment rate at record high

The number of people aged between 50 and 64 in employment has reached a record high of 8.2 million, according to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Unemployment rises by 25,000

The number of people out of work has increased by 25,000, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Young worker’s job prospects set to improve

The number of employers who say they are planning to hire apprentices and school leavers has risen, according to data from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Micro businesses relying on personal support

Nearly two thirds of businesses with fewer than 10 employees rely on support from friends and family, research by Lloyds Bank Insurance has found.

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Banks not meeting needs of younger customers

More than two thirds of people aged 18-34 think their bank fails to cater for the financial challenges younger people face, research by uSwitch has found.

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Flexible working popular among pre-retirees

Almost 3 in 10 (28%) employees want their employer to introduce flexible working arrangements and part-time roles for people nearing retirement, according to a study by Aegon UK.

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Value of insurance fraud at record high

The number of fraudulent insurance claims detected by insurers increased by 9% between 2013 and 2014, research by the Association of British Insurers has found.

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Summer Budget 2015: Expectations

The Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the Summer Budget early this afternoon. Ahead of his statement to the House of Commons, here are some measures that have got the commentators speculating.

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Tax reform tops FSB Budget wish list

The Chancellor should focus his first all-conservative Budget on reducing the deficit, promoting growth and supporting small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses has said.

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Graduates embrace entrepreneurial spirit

Almost a sixth of graduates plan to start their own business, according to research by Direct Line for Business.

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