Unemployment falls to seven-year low

Employment rate of 73.4% is highest since records began in 1970s

Lagarde and Schäuble praise UK economy

Osborne’s austerity measures backed by head of IMF

Political pledges hit by fickle forecasts

IMF warning shows folly of promising ‘things you can’t guarantee’

Election jitters prompt gilt exodus

International investors reduce UK bond holdings

UK poll uncertainty holds back sterling

Currency investors buy insurance against big swings in pound

IMF praises UK’s ‘solid’ growth

Fund urges Bank of England not to raise rates

Manifesto gets mixed business reaction

Infrastructure stance welcomed but market-meddling causes unease

Most business chiefs back Britain in EU

Three-quarters of those polled say ‘Brexit’ would hurt UK economy

Esher and Walton tops earnings table

Chelsea FC players and celebrities call constituency home

Salaries rising for skills in short supply

Swift pay growth for some but across-board settlements subdued

Cameron ends first term with no rate rise

First time since ’50s a government has not seen borrowing costs rise

Balls had warned over non-dom changes

Tories try to exploit Labour differences over tax effects

Labour vow to end tax loophole for non-doms

Miliband claims regime costs UK hundreds of millions

Has 200-year-old tax loophole met its Waterloo?

What is non-dom tax status and who would be affected by reform?

More renters give up on home ownership

Research shows number of people saving a deposit for house purchase has fallen

Cyclists hit UK roads in record numbers

Five-figure price tag no longer unusual for racing bikes

Productivity weakness worsening, says ONS

Absence of growth unprecedented in postwar period, says watchdog

UK manufacturing activity heads higher

PMI survey hits 8-month high

Northerners lose out on mortgage options

Non-standard borrowers far more likely to be ‘prisoners’ of loan

City jobs lost in spite of upbeat outlook

Banks respond to pressure on profits and need to streamline operations