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

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Supercity of north wins more backing

Commission follows chancellor with ‘ManSheffLeedsPool’ blueprint

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

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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 recovers, 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’

BoE’s Haldane known for punchy views

Chief economist was promoted by Mark Carney

Tax policy costs higher than expected

OBR says low earnings increase expense of raising threshold

UK fiscal policy has no simple rules

Targeting a current budget balance, while borrowing for infrastructure investment, is reasonable

The markets are right to be anxious

The US no longer controls its own destiny nor, indeed, the destiny of others, writes Stephen King

More UK children born to women over 30

Uncertainty over jobs, housing and relationships contribute to trend

Britain prime target for cyber attacks

More sophisticated assaults on UK than any other European state

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