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4) MPs fire salvo in £1bn Navy contract row. Hopes that British shipyards will build new support ships for the Royal Navy are being undermined by the Ministry of Defences refusal to release a lessons learned report on a contract to build similar vessels abroad, it is claimed.
5) Business lending to hit 13-year high as further redundancies loom. Banks will lend more to British businesses this year than at any point since the financial crash, as the UK seeks to stave off waves of redundancies. 

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