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UK employers plan smallest pay rises since 2013

British employers plan to increase pay at the weakest rate since 2013, offering poor prospects for households already strained by higher inflation.

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Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

Production at Nissan's manufacturing plant in Sunderland has been affected by a cyber attack that has hit nearly 100 countries.

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Renault halts production after cyber attack

French carmaker Renault has stopped production at several sites to prevent the spread of a global cyber attack that hit its computer systems.

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Ransomware attack affects Telefonica

Spain's government warned that a large number of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals including Telefonica.

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Thailand sets Facebook content deadline

Facebook could face legal action next week after Thai authorities warned the company to take down content deemed threatening to national security.

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One in three low income renters forced to borrow

One third of renters on low incomes are borrowing money from private lenders, overdrafts or family and friends to meet rent payments.

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Dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for

​The typical person's bill for dementia social care would take 125 years to save for, according to the Alzheimer's Society.

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Bank of England predicts eventual interest rate rises

The Bank of England has said that it may need to raise interest rates before the late 2019 date that markets had been expecting after keeping the current level at 0.25%.

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BT to axe 4,000 global jobs

BT has announced that 4,000 jobs worldwide are to go over the next two years the chief executive is having his annual bonus taken away.

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Aldi takes on Wal-Mart over low prices

Aldi is trying to beat the world's biggest retailer Wal-Mart Stores at its own game of low prices.

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IFS warns over £10 minimum wage

An Institute for Fiscal Studies report finds that Labour's pledge to introduce a £10 minimum wage by 2020 could lead to significant reductions in employment.

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Ford calls UK to arrange post-Brexit deals

Ford says Britain needs to strike post-Brexit trade deals with countries such as Turkey and South Africa as well as the European Union.

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Britain ranks second on "nanny state" index

Institute of Economic Affairs and the European Policy Information Centre publish the 2017 Nanny State Index with the UK scoring second among EU countries.

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Warnings of slow wage growth ahead for UK workers

​TUC analysis of OECD growth figures suggests that British workers' wages will fall in 2017 and 2018.

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UK house price growth remains at four-year low

British house price growth remains at its weakest level for nearly four years, according to mortgage lender Halifax.

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NHS providers to publish pre-election manifesto

​NHS Providers publishes 'NHS Priorities for the new government' - a list of what it wants to see in a manifesto

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Disruption possible as underground staff walk out

​Members of the RMT union working at London Bridge tube station are holding a 24-hour strike causing some disruption.

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UK retailers report weak sales growth in April

British retailers reported only weak growth in sales over the Easter holidays, adding to signs that consumer spending is losing steam.

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UK car sales fall 20% in April

British new car registrations slumped by 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six years.

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WhatsApp back online after global outage

WhatsApp suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved.

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London Underground staff to be balloted over strike action

The RMT Union is call for strike action of its members over a growing dispute with London Underground.

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