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SME owners not identifying as entrepreneurs

Small business owners are unlikely to consider themselves entrepreneurs, research by AXA has found.

Savings fall between spring and summer

The amount people saved each month fell between spring and summer 2014, both as a percentage of monthly income and in terms of value, according to National Savings and Investments.

Funding for SME business advice

Small businesses will be able to get funding for advice from business schools under a project run by the Small Business Charter.

Unemployment rate falls to 6%

The number of unemployed people fell by 154,000 to 1.97 million between June and August 2014, according to official figures.

Switch guarantee popular with consumers

There has been a 22% increase on the number of bank account switches since the Current Account Switch Service was introduced in September 2013, according to figures from the Payments Council.

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