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State pension ‘worst in the developed world’

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

First-time buyers soar to 11-year high

Buyers taking out first mortgage hits highest level since 2006.

Tax-free childcare fully rolled out

Under-12s now eligible, following delays to government scheme.

Firms urged into agency worker rethink

Some businesses accused of being ‘agency worker reliant’.

Food and drink exports grow to £22bn

Whisky exports reach £4.5 billion.

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