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The Bank of England has left interest rates on hold at 0.5%

The move follows a slowdown in economic growth at the start of the year and indicates the bank doesn’t think the economy is yet strong enough to handle higher interest rates, The Guardian reports. Back in November, the bank raised rates from 0.25% to 0.5% – the first increase for a decade. The majority of economists polled by Reuters said they don't think the bank will raise rates until August.
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BT is cutting 13,000 jobs in a drive to save £1.5bn

The telecom giant's UK workforce will bear the brunt of the job cuts (about two-thirds), with the remaining third affecting BT's 18,000 overseas staff. Those in back-office and middle-management roles are most likely to be impacted. BT confirmed it is also going to move out of its central London HQ. BT CEO Gavin Patterson said the decision was reached as his firm is currently "too complex and over...
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