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Renting a home now cheaper than buying one

Average monthly rents stand at £1,054.

The economy grew by 2.3% in April 2021

Local holidays and hospitality drove the boost.

Independent advisory group to help tackle ‘greenwashing’

It will oversee the implementation of a green taxonomy.

New Government watchdog to protect workers’ rights

It will gain the responsibilities of three current agencies.

£305,000 needed for a ‘comfortable’ retirement

That equates to £26,000 a year.

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