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Small firms want help reducing energy bills

Saving money on energy bills motivates firms to improve their energy efficiency, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Retirees rely on state pension

The state pension will be the only source of income for 15% of people retiring this year, research by Prudential has revealed.

Micro firms quickest to pay invoices

Micro businesses tend to be the fastest to pay their invoices out of all sizes of business in the UK, according to new research.

Saving picks up among UK households

More than two thirds of people in the UK have managed to save over the past 12 months, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

Directors call for fiscal discipline

The majority of company directors want the government to press ahead and achieve a budget surplus by the end of the parliament, an Institute of Directors member survey has found.

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