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Above-inflation minimum wage rise proposed

A three per cent rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) has been recommended by the Low Pay Commission.

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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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Recovery not secure says Osborne

The economic recovery is “not yet secure and our economy is still too unbalanced”, according to Chancellor George Osborne.

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Record number of women in work

The employment rate for women is at its highest since records began, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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Online sales growth continues

Online retailers have reported their strongest January sales of non-food products since 2009, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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NI Chamber calls for export action plan

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce has called for further Government measures to boost exports.

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Small manufacturers plan investment

Small manufacturers are planning to increase investment during 2014, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry.

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Unemployment falls to 7.1 per cent

The UK unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Retailers post record sales growth

Retail sales quantities rose 2.6 per cent in December 2013 compared with the previous month, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics.

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Inflation falls to two per cent

The consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation dropped to two per cent in December 2013, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced.

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