Confidence soars among UK industrialists

Manufacturers increasingly upbeat about economic recovery

Tech tycoons are not what countries need

Britain’s failure to create a behemoth says little about its ability to prosper, writes Giles Wilkes

UK borrowing higher than expected

Public finances fail to keep up with recovery

Bus funding cuts threaten engine of economy

Local transport spending under threat as MPs warn on vital service

Osborne warns on hit from Russia sanctions

Chancellor says UK must be prepared for short-term hit to ensure security

Miliband confronts activists on spending

No return to tax and spend policies, Labour leader tells forum

Pullinger keen to speak out on key issues

Top statistician ready to engage in public debate

Photograph shows The National Statistician, John Pullinger
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We must innovate or die, says statistics chief

ONS told to strive harder for accuracy – or its number will be up

Carney leads push on ‘too big to fail’

EU-wide splits appear over bail-in proposals for G20 summit

UK economy still vulnerable, says Clarke

Tory veteran warns recovery not firmly rooted in manufacturing

Credit for small businesses remains tight

BoE reports growing use of non-bank alternatives

UK ‘best placed’ for better cities market

Britain has 32,000 enterprises involved in urban innovation

Special unit nets £1bn more tax from rich

HMRC beats compliance yield target over five years

Scottish economy back to pre-crisis size

UK is beaten to growth milestone by a whisker

CBI warns politicians not to rock boat

Business group fears election campaign could damage recovery

British job market surges in the regions

Some of the more surprising gains are happening far from London

Employment back at record high

UK inflation jumps to 1.9%

Increase adds to expectation of rate rise before year-end

Shop sales slow unexpectedly in June

Figures heighten fears of economic slowdown

Over-60s fare better than workers

Only group to avoid drop in income since financial crisis