Banks’ sigh of relief over UK leverage ratio

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BoE’s new level of 4.05% lower than feared

BoE proposes stricter bank leverage ratio

Plans aimed at restricting borrowing to curb risk of bank failures

UK to repay tranche of perpetual war loans

Government to redeem £218m in ‘4% Consols’ from 1927

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EU bill not out of control, says Treasury

ONS says net contribution jumped by a third in 2013 to £11.3bn

Back-up shipping navigation aid goes live

System counters threat of failures in satellite networks

UK clothing retailers in the cold

Consumers put off buying winter essentials

Consumer confidence signals Christmas cheer

Prospects grow of healthy festive season

Big East Anglia wind farm scaled back

Fresh blow to sector blamed on insufficient subsidies

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Realistic approach to UK low-pay problem

Unfunded tax cuts provide no lasting solution to weak wage growth

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Housing market shows more signs of cooling

Nationwide says average UK house price hits record at £189,333

Rise in workers trapped on minimum wage

Think-tank finds record one in 20 on the rate

Number of workless households drops

Fall comes amid major reforms of welfare system

Mortgage data show housing market cooling

Loan approvals in September at lowest level since July 2013

BoE chief advises caution over rate rise

Cunliffe plays down need with wage growth still weak

Seaside towns are older and sicker

Coastal communities have lower employment and more part-time work

Unicef criticises UK over child poverty

Charity blames jump on austerity programme

UK data show house price slowdown

Annual rate of increase at 7.2%

Corporate cash hoarding has to end

Spending must be on fixed investment not just share buybacks

BoE’s Shafik gives clues on rates thinking

Deputy governor says “no significant evidence” of inflationary pressure in the economy

BoE seeks climate answers from insurers

First central bank to address financial impact of global warming