UK economy 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

Revised data suggest recession was shallower than thought

First UK house price fall in 17 months

Nationwide data show annual growth slowing to 9.4%

North Sea oil set for output rebound

Industry body predicts modest rises after investment in 2013

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.

Osborne aims to open policy gap on deficit

Chancellor targets battleground for fight in next May’s election

New Lord Mayor of London elected

Alan Yarrow becomes 687th head of the City of London

UK mortgage approvals fall sharply

Bank lending to companies also dips

CFO risk appetite hits seven-year high

Survey finds businesses responding to strength in the economy

The EY Item Club predicts that take home pay will still lag pre-crisis levels in 2017
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‘Lost decade’ of wage growth forecast

EY Item Club says pay will still lag pre-crisis levels in 2017

National Graphene Institute. Manchester

Osborne pins UK recovery hopes on North

Chancellor wants to lift area’s growth rate to compete with London

Economists warn of looming global crisis

Geneva report points to ‘poisonous’ mix of debt and slow growth

Number of ‘very old’ Britons increases

More than half a million people aged 90 and over

Number of renters made homeless leaps

‘Evictions’ by landlords now the most common cause

Carney warns insurers over capital levels

Bank of England to take tough stance if risks are played down

Three days of public sector strikes loom

Anger mounts as UK hits midway mark in nine-year austerity plan

UK mortgage approvals fall in August

Housing market shows sign of cooling after year of surging prices

Recovery fails to lift UK public finances

Government borrows £11bn to plug spending gap

Balls’s deficit boldness fails to impress

Experts unimpressed by Labour shadow chancellor’s predictions

Cameron opens up fiscal ‘Pandora’s Box’

Maintaining discipline in a world of local taxes will be hard

Mortgage clampdown threat to rich buyers

Economists split over minimum wage gains

Debate over minimum wage merits goes back to Churchill in 1909