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Rising costs hitting UK services sector, says CBI

The UK services sector has been hit by rising costs during the three months to May, according to new research from the Confederation of British Industry.

Oil price plunges 4% as OPEC agrees to extend production cuts

The price of Brent crude dropped by over 4% to $51.32 a barrel after an announcement that oil-producing nations have agreed to continue production cuts.

Fever-Tree boss sells 3.9% company stake for £73m

One of the co-founders of premium drinks company Fever-Tree has sold a portion of his shares in the firm for £73m.

Personal deposits grow at weakest rate since 2011

People in the UK saved at the slowest rate since 2011 in April, according to new figures from the British Banking Association (BBA).

Economy stutters as wage squeeze sees consumers hold back

Economy stutters as wage squeeze sees consumers hold back

News that the economy grew less rapidly than previously thought during the first three months of the year comes as a disappointment.

Net migration to UK falls below a quarter of a million in 2016

Net migration to UK falls below a quarter of a million in 2016

Net migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in almost three years, official figures show.

UK slowdown worse than feared as first quarter growth revised lower

UK slowdown worse than feared as first quarter growth revised lower

The UK economy grew by just 0.2% in the first quarter of 2017, lower than an initial estimate of 0.3%, revised official figures show.

Halfords takes £14m hit from pound fall but hopes for staycation boost

Halfords takes £14m hit from pound fall but hopes for staycation boost

The slump in sterling has thrown a spanner in the works for Halfords as it dragged annual profits lower - but the business hopes to take advantage by harnessing a rise in staycations.

dave cumber vets nurse cat

Dave Cumber Vets fabulous for felines

International Cat Care have given them a gold standard award for their cat friendly clinics.

UK car production falls by almost a fifth in April

UK car production falls by almost a fifth in April

The production of cars in the UK fell by almost a fifth in April compared to the same month of 2016, with the timing of Easter blamed for the drop.

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