UK still one of fastest growing economies

Third behind US and Canada in global growth league table

UK growth slows to 0.5% in fourth quarter

Annual figure of 2.6% is best since financial crisis

Coalition attacked on regional disparity

Study highlights failure to help long-term unemployed into work

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party. Photographed in near Westminster, London.
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Green plan to shake up City of London

Banking system ‘is no longer fit for purpose’, party claims

Tories seize on Syriza win to defend cuts

Cameron and Osborne urge voters to adopt safety-first approach

From factory worker to jewellery maker

Einar Parker sells bespoke designs to Vietnam and US

Productivity data worries for UK economy

Numbers show struggle to raise efficiency since financial crisis

UK becomes nation of second-job grafters

Falling real incomes explain wave of industriousness

Osborne warns against post-poll spending

Failure to back austerity would ruin recovery, says chancellor

Taxman faces 3m flood of last-minute filings

HMRC ill-equipped to deal with deadline, say accountants

Give middle classes fair share of pie

Those who work in the real economy should be paid more

Unexpected rise in UK retail sales

December figures point to fastest quarterly growth for 12 years as shoppers take to the high street

Middle earners ‘unscathed’ by austerity

Poor and wealthy are biggest losers, says think-tank report

UK car production climbs for fifth year

Late rally maintains impressive success run in tough conditions

Sharp monthly rise in UK budget deficit

December increase linked to EU contributions

UK wages grow at fastest rate in 2 years

Unemployment falls to 6 year low of 5.8%

BoE stepped back from interest rate rise

MPC’s two dissenters abandon argument for increase

UK labour rules must stay light and easy

Gumming up the jobs market is no answer to low-skilled work

Britons to spend more on wine than French

UK on course to overtake France as second-largest still wine market by value behind the US

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