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RPI inflation below 0% for first time since 1960

For the first time since March 1960, annual inflation measured by the Retail Prices Index – which includes housing costs such as mortgage interest payments and Council Tax – fell below 0% to -0.4%. And the Consumer Prices Index fell to 2.9% in March, down from 3.2% in February.

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Housing minister Margaret Beckett has denied the Opposition’s claims that no properties have been sold through the government’s HomeBuy Direct scheme.

Lighthouse transfer to include MBSL ARs

Appointed representatives from Mortgage Broking Services Limited have been informed by Network Data Limited that they too will be transferred to the Lighthouse Group.

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Product guide — health cash plans to suit all shapes and sizes

This guide, called ‘Health cash plans to suit all shapes and sizes’, provides information on Health Shield’s standard and tailored cash plans, which are designed to satisfy all business and employee needs. Each scheme can be offered on a voluntary, company-sponsored or flexible-benefits basis.

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