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Week in numbers

172% – The rise in demand for petrol last Thursday amid fears of a strike, retailer group RMI Petrol reports.

686 – The number of pages in the Finance Bill which passed through Parliament last week.

33 – The average age of Treasury staff compared to a general civil service average of 45, an internal report shows.

50 – The number of pages in the government’s new planning guidelines, down from a whopping 1,300.

67% – The number of Treasury staff aged between 20 and 39, the highest of any government department.

9.71 – The multiple by which the average house in Truro is more expensive than the local average income, making it the UK’s least affordable city.

0.2% – The percentage by which the services sector grew this January, Office for National Statistics data shows.

38% – The level of staff turnover at the Treasury in 2008.

60p – The price of a first class stamp from April 30, up from 46p.

-0.1% – The percentage by which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development expects the UK economy to have shrunk in Q1.


Woolwich ends midnight funds

Woolwich has revamped its online case booking system so intermediaries will no longer have to wait until midnight to book funds. Woolwich allows brokers to reserve products by securing funding online, which was previously released at midnight seven days a week. But from today, intermediaries will be able to secure funding from 10am daily. The […]


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