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Amount of income spent on housing trebles in the last 50 years.

UK inflation rose to its joint highest rate in more than 5 years.

Only 9% of business owners fully understand new data protection regulations.

Average buy-to-let stamp duty bill stands at £8,477.

R&D tax credits claimed since 2000/01 soars to £16.5bn.

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