Low rates here to stay, says BoE deputy

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Ben Broadbent cites lack of inflationary pressures over 30 years

Warm weather causes UK retail sales dip

Mortgage data confirm slowing housing market growth

Million older workers forced out

Society urged to adjust to realities of ageing population

Inheritances ‘do not increase’ inequality

IFS finds bequests have little impact on distribution of wealth

UK tops league of non-EU migrant arrivals

Britain accepts three times more than any other member state

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MPC minutes signal rates staying on hold

Most members far from convinced of need for early increase

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Supercity of north wins more backing

Brics acronym inventor calls for ‘ManSheffLeedsPool’ blueprint

Osborne’s tax cuts pledge in doubt

Prospect of more austerity after September borrowing hits £11.8bn

Tax shortfall adds to deficit problem

Low wages and payment delays by high-income earners hit receipts

Companies question reliance on graduates

Apprenticeships seen as answer to skills shortages

Public sector cuts worsen low-pay trap

Employers missing chance to increase productivity

BoE left red-faced by payments crash

Unclear why backup to RTGS system also failed

Broadband rollout drives BT jobs boost

UK telecoms group to recruit 500 people

Treasury warns ministers to cut spending

UK tax revenues fall short ahead of election

Healthier and wealthier – the changing face of growing old

By 2050 those aged over 65 will outnumber children under five. The first part of a series on ageing populations looks at how that demographic shift is creating a new and powerful consumer class

Ireland: one island, two economies

As republic leaves austerity behind, Belfast’s crisis becomes acute

Investors in UK debt fear hung parliament

Sell-off looks more likely if fiscal consolidation is delayed

‘Limited and gradual’ the BoE’s only constant

Chief economist sees rates lower for longer

Central bankers placate rates fears

Reassurances over rises help temper markets after turbulent week

Andy Haldane’s ‘Twin Peaks’ in charts

The UK economy’s ‘ecstasy’ and ‘agony’