TSB to foot council tax bills

Challenger bank offers help with bills

Promises will not resolve NHS funding crux

Rapidly rising cost of free universal care undermines short-term fixes

Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

Pressure mounts on European Central Bank to ease monetary policy

De La Rue quest for new chief is complete

Martin Sutherland appointed as executive after six-month search

Abe must keep project on track

Japan’s economic recovery hangs in the balance

Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

Intense debate expected on eurozone’s tough budget rules

Hays reports 12% growth in pre-tax profit

UK-listed recruiter sees net fees rise 11% in UK and Ireland

Hollande takes a political gamble

Sacking a leftwing minister was bold but carries risks

Regus hit by strength of sterling

Serviced office provider’s interim profits wiped out

Start-ups find space in growing market

Likes of LoveSpace are using an internet-based approach

The JGB – a strange kind of haven

Foreign investors pile into Japanese bonds as they rarely have before

Crucial test for gold as QE largesse ends

Bullion is highly sensitive to chartism and technical factors

Fed to give clearer signal on rates rise

Draghi must start doing whatever it takes

You cannot conjure recovery just by summoning the confidence fairy

The glitches in government IT contracts

Raytheon’s timeline of problems

Contract was ended after concerns raised over electronic border

Councils privatise their legal departments

Liberalisation of market allows authorities to bolster finances

Central bankers gather at Jackson Hole

Fed and BoE minutes also in spotlight

A step too far for UK tax authorities

HMRC cannot be allowed to raid private bank accounts

House price boom to lift death duty take

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