Rise in workers trapped on minimum wage

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Think-tank finds record one in 20 on the rate

Number of workless households drops

Fall comes amid major reforms of welfare system

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Housing market shows more signs of cooling

Nationwide says average UK house price hits record at £189,333

Mortgage data show housing market cooling

Loan approvals in September at lowest level since July 2013

BoE chief advises caution over rate rise

Cunliffe plays down need with wage growth still weak

Seaside towns are older and sicker

Coastal communities have lower employment and more part-time work

Unicef criticises UK over child poverty

Charity blames jump on austerity programme

UK data show house price slowdown

Annual rate of increase at 7.2%

Corporate cash hoarding has to end

Spending must be on fixed investment not just share buybacks

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BoE’s Shafik gives clues on rates thinking

‘No significant evidence’ of inflationary pressure

BoE seeks climate answers from insurers

First central bank to address financial impact of global warming

Clothing sales rebound on UK high streets

Retail growth at highest since February 2011

China set to invest £105bn in UK by 2025

Energy, property and transport will be big targets

Businesses choose sides in airport battle

Growth at Heathrow or Gatwick will affect companies over wide area

Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

UK officials played role in endorsing budget calculations

Brussels cash: Who knew what and when?

ONS and Treasury knew; PM found out in car on way to summit

London’s luxury housing market freeze intensifies

Sales in prime central London market fall by a third

‘Mansion’ owners ponder prospect of tax

Many are contemplating selling to avoid Labour’s proposed levy

UK banks axe branches in favour of digital

Focus on internet and cost-cutting is changing high street banking

UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

Britain among the fastest expanding economies in industrial world