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Brexit stockpiling boosts first quarter growth to 0.5%

The UK economy accelerated in the first quarter of year to grow by 0.5%, according to preliminary official figures. The ONS credited stockpiling by businesses and a rush to complete orders ahead of the Brexit that never happened.

Ernst & Young removes university degree classification from entry criteria as there’s ‘no evidence’ it equals success

Ernst & Young, one of the UK’s biggest graduate recruiters, has announced it will be removing the degree classification from its entry criteria, saying there is “no evidence” success at university correlates with achievement in later life.

InsurTech investments break records in Q1 2019: Willis Towers Watson

For the third consecutive quarter, InsurTech funding surpassed the $1billion mark in the opening three months of 2019, with 85 deals recorded with a total value of $1.42 billion, according to Willis Towers Watson.

Insurance claims from deadline California fires are the most expensive in the State’s history

Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in Califronia, making them the most expensive in the state’s history.

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