Cheap oil fails to spark spending boom

Retail sales disappoint despite windfall

Productivity turns into global problem

Output per worker growing at slowest since millennium

Osborne considers official ‘Brexit’ study

Report could be similar to contentious papers on Scotland

The bank of England, City of London.
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BoE mis-sends Brexit email to press

Officials confirm research into impact of EU departure

Osborne makes priority of boosting UK productivity

Issue is one of his key tasks, chancellor tells CBI

Labour has yet to grasp scale of defeat

UK’s main opposition party must do more than choose a new leader

Walk on supply side needed for UK economy

Carney can do little about the effect of low productivity on Britain

Bank of England cuts growth forecast

First rate rise likely to come in mid 2016, suggests report

As it happened — BofE inflation report

Mark Carney downgrades UK economic growth forecast over next three years

Employment rises to fresh high

Jobs figures show pick-up in pay growth in first quarter

Tories make free childcare a priority

Conservatives aim to repeat employment ‘miracle’ of first term

Cameron’s opportunity on UK and Europe

PM must quickly set out when and how he will fight the referendum

BoE holds rates and monetary policy

Announcement to maintain 0.5% level delayed due to general election

Labour should blame Keynes for defeat

The architect of the Tory win was surely the chancellor

Pound gains quicken as exit poll favours Cameron

Sterling surges 1.3% as election uncertainty fades

What the next UK chancellor cannot know

Monetary policy and productivity influenced more than austerity

Rising house prices shut out buyers

Proportion of private tenants who cannot afford to buy now 69%

A new ending for housing shortages

Differences in property experiences and opportunities have a big impact on living standards

Campaign tone starts to sour in Pudsey

Polls suggest a dead heat in constituency where every vote is vital

Businesses warn over political wrangling

Migration, EU membership, tax and airport expansion are concerns