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Brexit round-up: May confirms single market exit

Here's a round-up of reactions from industry bodies on Theresa May's Brexit plans.

Half of adults want to retire before state pension age

When would you like to retire? 48% of working adults would like to before they reach stage pension age.

UK inflation rate rises to 1.6%

The consumer prices index measure of inflation rate rose to 1.6% in the year to December 2016.

Rising costs biggest challenge for firms

Over a fifth of small businesses say rising costs will be their biggest challenge in 2017.

New bereavement payment announced

An updated bereavement support payment will be introduced from 6 April 2017.

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