Financial sector weakened by bank crisis

Scandals also drive a wedge between the City and fiscal mandarins

UK construction hits 4-month high

Activity beats expectations, pointing to brighter outlook for economy

Type-26 frigate design

UK defence sector in peril of losing teeth

Projects vulnerable to cuts those most critical to maintaining industry

London’s lead on pay narrows

Wages gap with rest of UK smaller since financial crisis

Manufacturing shows signs of rebound

Rise in February’s PMI comes alongside stronger lending data

Exports to EU picking up, says industry

Domestic demand falls in sectors exposed to North Sea oil woes

UK drug manufacture drops by a quarter

Blow to coalition ambition to promote high-growth industry

UK warned against missing out in Arctic

Rapid change likely to present risks and opportunities, say peers

Cut tax on UK companies further, says IFS

Think-tank calls for incentives to boost levels of investment

Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street.
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Consumption underpins UK growth

Fall in business investment spending will raise recovery fears

Carney expands BoE’s research agenda

Central bank governor says old approach ‘not sufficient’

Generation gap in UK housing widens

Number of 25- to 34-year-olds who own property falls sharply

Zero-hours contracts jump in UK

Half of all large groups employ workers on no-guarantees basis

OECD urges looser UK immigration controls

Visa quotas for highly skilled workers hurt economy, says body

Twentysomethings and broken promises of a future

For more of UK’s young adults finding a job and house is impossible

No country for young men

UK’s widening generation gap over income

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Public finance pre-poll boost for Osborne

Surplus at seven-year high with rising tax receipts

Rally in export orders boosts industry

CBI says manufacturers regaining some lost momentum

Public sector job cuts show regional split

London and the southeast escape relatively unscathed