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Boost for Chancellor as Government borrowing hits decade low in September
Chancellor Philip Hammond was handed a boost to the public finances ahead of November's Budget as Government borrowing fell to its lowest level in a decade last month.
Boost for Hammond as government posts smallest September deficit in decade ...  The Guardian
Government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years  BBC News
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Childcare costs rise up to seven times faster than wages
Childcare costs for young children have risen up to seven times faster than wages since 2008, a study suggests. TUC research shows that average costs in England for parents with a one-year-old rose 48% between 2008 and 2016, while average wages ...
Wages are not keeping up with rising cost of childcare - TUC  East Anglian Daily Times
Cost of childcare rising 7 TIMES faster than wages and single parents are ...
M&S hopes shoppers will pick up mortgages with ready meals
Takeaway deals … M&S Bank says it will offer a full range of mortgage terms. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
How Marks & Spencer are leading the way in sustainable fashion with ...
M&S Bank - this is not just ANY mortgage, it's a Marks and Spencer ...
Rail firms 'consider' railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds
Over four million young people in the UK could be set to benefit from a new railcard for 26 to 30 year-olds. The website MoneySavingExpert (MSE) said it had seen documents from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which owns the National Rail brand, ...
There's going to be a railcard that gives 26-30 year olds a THIRD off ...  The Sun
'Millennial' railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds to be launch next year  Evening Standard
Chancellor asked to address lack of diversity at Bank of England
The Bank of England has come under fire for a lack of gender and ethnic diversity among its senior staff. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA. Bank of England.
Bank of England badly needs more diversity but the Treasury is getting in ...  The Independent (blog)
Nicky Morgan urges Treasury to appoint more women to Bank of England  Financial Times
Australian car manufacturing ends as GM Holden closes plant
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's near 100-year automotive industry ended on Friday as GM Holden Ltd, a unit of U.S. carmaker General Motors Co (GM.
The last of 'Australia's own cars' has left the factory floor  Business Day
Australia Mourns the End of Its Car Manufacturing Industry  New York Times
BC woman plagued by bedbugs on airplane not surprising, says expert
A British Columbia woman plagued by bedbugs on a nine-hour flight to London is a victim of the explosive growth in the critters globally, but travellers shouldn't worry they'll become a common feature on planes, says an entomologist.
British Airways apologises after passengers left 'covered' in bedbug ...  The Independent
Bed bugs on British Airways flight? Unbelievable, but true, family gets ...  Financial Express
Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft, but is GM on the way out?
The ride-hailing service is on the ups, but GM might be headed to Uber. Jonathan M. Gitlin (US) - 20/10/2017, 01:00. Enlarge · Ramin Talaie | Getty Images · reader comments 23.
Alphabet leads $1bn investment in Uber rival Lyft
Google puts Uber on alert by investing in arch-rival Lyft  CampaignLive
Are you ready for an interest rate rise?
Britain's first interest rate rise in more than a decade looks imminent after inflation hit its highest level in five years, and the governor of the Bank of England (BoE) said it had further to climb.
BOE's November Rate Hike Isn't Set in Stone After Crunch Week  Bloomberg
Sterling drops to 2-week lows as BOE doubts rise  Daily Mail
Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move
Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein has delivered a hint that Frankfurt will become a key European base for the Wall Street giant post-Brexit.
Goldman's Blankfein praises Frankfurt as pressure mounts on PM May  Financial Times
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