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Productivity growth ‘strongest since 2008’

Hourly output hits highest level since recession.

More workers aim to become self-employed

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

Cash ISA rates begin to rise

Rates rise by 0.10% on average in last 3 months.

SMEs spend 15 days a year on tax compliance

Most are not aware of available tax reliefs.

State pension ‘worst in the developed world’

The state pension in the UK is the lowest of 24 developed countries.

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