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With the ISA deadline fast approaching if you took out an ISA with a bonus rate last year you need to switch to a better deal to make the most of your savings.

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Help to Buy scheme helped lift sales at Barratt

The boost caused Barratt's sales to rise to £1.26 billion last year.

Barratt Developments has announced an enormous 71 per cent rise in sales reservations – an increase partly attributed to the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

World Bank: Global market at critical juncture

The bank predicts that global GDP will grow by 3.2 per cent in 2014 because of a boost from developed economies.

The World Bank has issued a statement suggesting the global economy is at a “turning point” and it predicts stronger growth will happen this year.

Online shopping ‘affected high street footfall’

Inflation falls to Bank target for first time in 4 years

Woman warns of scam mail letters after losing £200k in 56 years

Weak industrial data hits sterling and could delay rate rise

BRC report record online sales over Christmas

Last of the Big Six announce price cuts

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What will happen to the UK economy in 2014?

What are the prospects for the UK economy in 2014?

We take a look at the prospects for the UK economy in 2014. What will happen to house prices, will interest rates rise, will unemployment continue to fall and how much will the economy grow by?

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