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'1.7m miss out' on National Living Wage

More than 1.7 million self-employed workers will earn below the new National Living Wage when it comes into force in April, a think tank warns.

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BA owner IAG reports big rise in profit

British Airways owner IAG says profits for the year rose 64% to €1.8bn (£1.4bn) for the year helped in part by lower fuel prices.

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The UK big data project playing Moneyball to build smarter cities - The Guardian


The Guardian

The UK big data project playing Moneyball to build smarter cities
The Guardian
Sensible businesses have been using their own data to shape decisions for years. Take supermarkets and the vast insight they gain from loyalty card schemes. Official data collection and statistics in the UK have been criticised for failing to keep up.

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The government has 6.6 billion shares in Lloyds and is looking to sell - Business Insider


Business Insider

The government has 6.6 billion shares in Lloyds and is looking to sell
Business Insider
The UK government has extended its plan to sell shares in Lloyds, adding an extra six months on to the scheme. The so-called trading plan, where the Treasury hired Morgan Stanley to sell its shares in the bank on the market, will now end "no later than ...

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