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End of the nine-to-five work day?

Only 14% of 10,000 adults surveyed wanted to work in an office in the future, a report said

Working in an office is becoming increasingly unpopular, with a growing trend away from the traditional nine-to-five day, according to a new report.

Young adults 'living with parents'

Some 1.97 million people aged between 20 and 34 are still living with their parents, Shelter said

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

Job vacancies and salaries 'rise'

The number of vacancies jumped by a fifth to almost 840,000 in the past year, a study showed

Job vacancies are increasing and advertised salaries growing amid fresh evidence of a recovering labour market, according to a new report.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Lloyds Banking Group said the manipulation took place between May 2006 and 2009

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

Insolvency numbers 'to remain flat'

The number of personal insolvencies has generally been decreasing for around three years, figures show

The number of people going insolvent in England and Wales is expected to remain steady in new official figures but experts warned that borrowers should start preparing now for potential "shocks" amid the prospect of interest rates rising.

Fall in house buying confidence

Housebuyers face growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising

Confidence that the coming months will be a good time to buy a home has slipped back to its lowest levels in at least three years amid growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising, according to a consumer survey.

Scotland bucks trend in fraud cases

The rising value of fraud in Scotland contrasts with a drop of nearly two-fifths across the UK

Con-men in Scotland have been caught with over three times as much money in the first half of the year than in the same period last year, according to accountants.

Driving licence charges to fall

Drivers who renew their licence after 10 years would see the fee drop from £20 to £14

Driving licence fees are to fall, with larger reductions for those who carry out online transactions, the Government has announced.

Green Deal cashback scheme closed

The scheme provided cashback of up to £7,600 for installing measures such as new boilers and solid wall insulation

The closure of a scheme which pays householders for installing energy saving measures could have left consumers out of pocket, it has been warned.

Whiplash case fraud measures urged

A major insurer has suggested offering medical help for whiplash victims rather than compensation in a bid to tackle fraud

Car crash victims with minor whiplash injuries should receive medical care rather than cash in order to help combat fraud and bring down the cost of premiums generally, a major insurer has urged.

Childrens' pocket money 'down 2.4%'

The number of children receiving weekly pocket money has declined by 2%

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.

London house price rises 'slowed'

The momentum of price rises in the London market has "slowed dramatically"

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.

Mid East tourists are top shoppers

Tourists from the Middle East are some of the most keen shoppers during trips to Britain

Middle East visitors are some of the biggest shoppers during trips to the UK but the Chinese appear more choosy, according to a survey.