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Housing market confidence grows

UK households feel more positive about selling their home, reflecting the growing confidence in the housing market, according to research commissioned by Halifax.

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PM hints at inheritance tax change

The inheritance tax threshold should be raised above its current £325,000 limit for individuals, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

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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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