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Midwives in the UK get paid on average

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Midwives in the UK get paid on average £29,248: so where does your salary fit into the national league table? Check our table of HMRC pay figures for Britain's best - and worst - paid jobs.

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For many buy-to-let looks an attractive income investment in a time of low rates and stock market volatility. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips

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This is Money's top 50 – updated – money-saving tips may appear light-hearted but are deadly serious.

MARKET REPORT: Insurance company Lancashire can rely on track record

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:34
Shares of the Bermuda-based company closed 37.5p, or 5 per cent, down at a year's low of 664.5p on hearing that Richard Brindle is to retire at the AGM on April 30.

'We should pay taxes wherever we have to pay taxes': Nespresso boss critical of Starbucks-like labyrinth of channels pushing revenues into tax havens

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:33
'We never set up things to avoid because you have to participate in the growth of each country,' says Jean-Marc Duvoisin.

UK unemployment record powers pound to 4-year high against US dollar

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:32
The pound went as high as $1.6818 - a level not reached since November 2009 - after unemployment tumbled to its lowest for five years.

Online sales and strong demand in China lift Burberry's sales

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:32
Strong sales in China and online lifted revenues 19 per cent to £1.2billion for the six months to March 31.

Embattled Tesco boss Philip Clarke not 'going anywhere' after profits drop for second year in a row

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:31
Clarke is adamant he is sticking it out as chief executive, and claims he is on course to deliver better results in Tesco's troubled home market.

Builders Persimmon and hail demand for new homes

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:31
FTSE 100 giant Persimmon, the UK's biggest housebuilder, says sales per site in the first 15 weeks of the year were 25 per cent up than this time last year.

Boss of Virunga National Park in DR Congo shot after submitting oil report

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:30
Belgian Emmanuel de Merode, pictured, was shot on returning from regional capital Goma. Several armed groups are based in the park.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Wrong about unemployment, but in the right way ... Normal levels of interest rates will signal economic healing

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:28
More normal levels of interest rates will be hard for some, but they will bring relief to savers and are a sign of an economy that is righting itself.

FTSE CLOSE: Tesco shares rally after smaller-than-expected profit drop

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:40
The FTSE 100 Index climbed 42.6 points to 6584.2.6 after China's economy grew by a better-than-expected 7.4 per cent in the first quarter.

'Like kids in a sweet shop' - Lord Myners blames reckless managers for Co-op losses

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:35
Lord Myners believes former managers should be held accountable for the Co-op's decline, as the mutual prepares to announce heavy losses for 2013.

Tesco shares gain as City shrugs off weaker profits

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:43
Tesco admitted it had done worse than expected amid increasingly tough competition, saying: 'Our performance in the year was not where we had planned it to be.'

Pay rises scrape ahead of inflation - but only if you work in the private sector and get an annual bonus

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:01
Wages including bonuses were on average 1.9% higher in February compared to the same month in 2013, while the consumer price inflation rate for that period was 1.7%.

Is defrosting the freezer the easiest way to cut energy bills overnight?

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:52
The family from Leeds could not work out why their energy usage seemed to inch up every day - until they stumbled upon a surprise discovery.

Interactive Investor axes exit fees so new customers can try the service without getting trapped

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:49
The stockbroker usually charges £15 per fund for a customer to transfer to a different provider. But it is waiving all exit fees for a year for any new customers.

A fifth of baby boys living in the UK's poorest areas won't live to 65

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:46
Massive inequality in the UK still exists, with boys in deprived areas having an average life expectancy of 74.9 years, compared to 81.4 for those in richer areas.

Finally! Savers can beat inflation with fixed-rate deals

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:14
A fall in inflation and increases in bond rates means savers taking out a two-year fixed deal can beat rises in the cost of living.

Watch out for catches on top-paying saving accounts

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:14
On the face of it, savers face an array of top-paying, easy-access deals, but they come with a variety of restrictions.