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Week in numbers

£75,000 – The maximum discount social tenants will be offered under the revamped Right to Buy scheme, the government revealed.

4.5 million – The number of Britons who are permanently overdrawn, says MoneySupermarket.com.

37% – The percentage of incapacity benefit claimants deemed fit to work by the Department for Work and Pensions after being reassessed for the new Employment and Support Allowance.

5 – The number of years Hector Sants, who announced he was stepping down last week, has been chief executive officer of the Financial Services Authority.
4:45 hours – The time taken by William Gladstone on April 18 1853 to deliver the longest Budget speech in history. Hopefully chancellor George Osborne will be quicker this Wednesday.

2 – The number of ratings agencies that have put the UK’s AAA rating on negative watch.

3.49% – The average interest rate on mortgages taken out in Q4 2011, down from 3.59% in Q3, says the FSA.

€946m – The amount Greece reclaimed in back taxes last year, according to the European Union. This is more than double its target of €400m for the year.

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