Britain's job-rich recovery will strengthen next year, with robust growth in permanent employment paving the way for the broadest rise in real pay since before the financial crisis, according to a respected survey.
Senior financiers in London are predicting a 21% boost in bonuses for 2014 despite regulatory crackdowns and a raft of banking industry scandals.
The average household pays �274 more in taxes than it receives in benefits and services, according to an analysis by the Taxpayers' Alliance, while the top 10 per cent of households pay a huge �30,023 more in taxes than they receive through state services.
Half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones, the CBI has said.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday as Asian markets opened strongly into a holiday-shortened week and consensus spread that Brent crude futures would likely remain above $60 for the rest of the year.