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UK will be marginalised if it votes to stay in the EU

The biggest certainty ahead of the EU referendum is that Britain will be marginalised by the eurozone if it votes to stay in

Pound rallies on stronger UK inflation, USD weakened by Fed dovishness

Pound Sterling (GBP) Exchange Rate Bolstered by Improved UK CPI

Despite poor UK industrial and manufacturing production figures the Pound began to regain ground against rivals ahead of the weekend.

IoD warns against politicising trade figures

The UK’s trade deficit narrowed very slightly in February, official figures showed [1]. Allie Renison, Head of Trade Policy at the Institute of Directors, welcomed the news,

Low-income workers urged to claim tax credits before universal credit arrives

Across the country the one million people in low-paid jobs who have yet to apply for tax credits should hurry up and do so before it’s too late and universal credit arrives in their area

Labour releases new data revealing fewer than one in four under-35s set to own a home by 2020

The Labour Party has branded government attempts to address plummeting home-ownership as “a complete failure” as new figures project that fewer than one in four under-35s

GBP remains soft, Panama Papers boost risk aversion

Pound Sterling (GBP) Exchange Rate Out of Favour on Growth Worries

Confidence in the Pound has not especially improved this week

Two-thirds of European Commission trade agreements result in a decline in UK trade growth

Most trade agreements entered by the European Commission are followed by a decline in export growth between Britain and the partner nation

New poll shows ‘generation gap’ in EU referendum debate, warn campaigners

The Electoral Reform Society are warning of a ‘worrying generation gap’ in the public’s interest in the EU referendum

Law firm says AVIVA’s cash-for-crash claims are ‘bogus and politically-motivated’

AVIVA is being challenged on its latest cash-for-crash fraud data by independent personal injury law firm Thompsons Solicitors

GDP growth in Q4 delivers a positive surprise

By Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club:

Upward revisions to GDP growth point to the economy carrying greater momentum

Pension freedoms one year on: UK pensions ‘too complex’

Pension system still too complex say investors and savers

One year on from new pension freedoms taking effect, research

Green Party calls for parliament to be recalled to discuss Tata steel crisis

• Lucas: “Opposition parties need to collectively step up to the plate vacated by Tory ministers

• Bennett: “The Green Party stands ready to get behind an appropriate government-led solution