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Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014 © PA
  • GDP expected at pre-recession level

    The UK economy is finally expected to emerge from a six-year downturn when official figures today show gross domestic product (GDP) has recovered to pre-recession levels.

The momentum of price rises in the London market has "slowed dramatically" © PA
  • London house price rises 'slowed'

    House prices increased by just 0.1% month-on-month in July marking the weakest growth in 18 months amid signs of a rapid cool down in the London market, property analyst Hometrack has reported.

The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has declined by 2% © PA
  • Children's pocket money 'down 2.4%'

    Children are yet to experience the green shoots of economic recovery with their pocket money dropping 2.4% from a six-year high to an average of £6.35.

Sales volumes were up 0.1% in June, figures showed © PA
The cost of a three-year degree will amount to around £26,109 © PA
  • Degree costs set to rise to £26,000

    Students heading off to university next year can expect to pay more than £26,000 for a three-year degree, as the cost of higher education rises.

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