The Week in Numbers – 16th April 2015

0% – Rate of Inflation in the UK in March, according to the Office for National Statistics

£10K – Annual allowance for savers earning more than £210,000, under plans outlined in the Conservative Manifesto

£21K – Maximum government loan a person can receive under Help-To-Rent plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats last week

42,200 – Number of PPI complaints that may have been rejected unfairly by Clydesdale Bank, according to the FCA

£7.5bn – Amount Labour says it will raise through policies to reduce tax avoidance and evasion

4 – Number of FOS complaints upheld against advice firms relating to investments in Harlequin since the beginning of the year.

Net balance of 4.2% – of small firms have taken on new staff, up from a balance of 2.1% a year ago

Businesses who have applied and been approved for a loan from their bank is up to 57% compared to 45.3%, 12 months ago

37% – of firms say a lack of skills are a barrier to growth compared to 25.4% 12 months ago.

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Figures and articles originally published in Money Marketing Magazine 16th April 2015 or the magazine of the Federation of Small Businesses

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