UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
The cost of renting a home rose by 4.6% in the year to the end of April, the fastest rise since November 2010, an agency group says.
A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.
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