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      Economists warn to tread carefully with post-Brexit vote surveys

      With the UK eagerly awaiting indications of the economic impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, regular surveys of...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Consumer spending drives UK economic growth

      Consumer spending propelled the UK to another solid quarter of growth in the run-up to the Brexit referendum. Household...

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    1. August 24, 2016

      The sharp costs of Brexit will be felt soon enough

      With apologies for asking the question yet again, what will the economic effects of the UK leaving the EU be? In the...

    2. August 23, 2016

      UK fiscal policy should take over from the printing press

      Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the Bank of England predictably moved to allay any lingering market fears...

    3. August 19, 2016

      Britain’s economy after the Brexit vote is an enigma

      Nearly two months after the UK voted to leave the EU, the question of how the economy would respond in the...

    4. August 18, 2016

      British shoppers defy Brexit concerns

      British shoppers hit the high street with enthusiasm in July, shrugging off concerns about the Brexit vote. The Office...

    5. August 17, 2016

      Generational income gap set to widen

      Incomes of working-age households are still below pre-crisis levels after a lost decade of growth and could be hit...

    6. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      UK productivity shows no improvement in Q2

        Productivity: the big puzzle about the post-crisis economy. And according to the latest set of jobs and growth...

    7. August 9, 2016

      Economic think-tank says UK economy shrank in July

      The UK economy shrank in July, according to an estimate from an economic think-tank. The National Institute of Economic...

    8. August 8, 2016

      Britain’s living wage is a job for the technocrats

      A policy aiming to raise Britain’s national living wage to one of the highest rates in the developed world was always...

    9. August 5, 2016

      Theresa May weighs options to soften Brexit blow

      The governor of the Bank of England made clear this week there was a limit to what monetary policy could do to cushion...

    10. August 4, 2016

      Carney’s bold move hinges on private confidence for its success

      Good things come to those who wait. The Bank of England wanted to reward the economy’s patience, it seems: while it...

    11. August 3, 2016

      Eight charts showing state of UK economy before Bank of England rate decision

      In the second quarter of this year, Britain’s economy showed no signs of needing emergency action to boost spending and...

    12. August 3, 2016

      Evens chance of UK recession by end of next year

      There is an “evens” chance of Britain falling into recession by the end of next year, according to a leading economic...

    13. August 2, 2016

      Commuting is misery but rail nationalisation is not the answer

      I was a naive teenager in the summer of 1985 when Ben Elton embarrassed me. But the comedian didn’t make me...

    14. July 31, 2016

      Carney expected to slash UK growth forecast close to zero

      The Bank of England will this week downgrade its growth forecasts following the vote to leave the EU and explain what...

    15. July 28, 2016

      Lloyds is an early victim of the Brexit effect

      Ever since the UK voted for Brexit last month, financial services companies have been fretting about the impact on...

    16. July 27, 2016

      UK turns in strong growth in run-up to Brexit vote

      Britain’s economy expanded at a good pace in the three months leading up to the EU referendum, according to data on...

    17. July 27, 2016

      The Bank of England’s response to Brexit

      Is Britain’s economy sliding into recession? The short answer is that no one knows. Uncertainty, however, is no excuse...

    18. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Ryanair shares lifted by relief over guidance

      Relief that Ryanair has maintained its full year profit guidance following a turbulent time for the European airline...

    19. July 24, 2016

      Data expected to show strong UK economy in run-up to referendum

      The UK economy was resilient in the run-up to the EU referendum, official data are expected to show this week. After a...

    20. July 22, 2016

      London requires better service from its trains

      London is one of the world’s leading financial centres. It accounts for more than a fifth of UK economic output. Yet...

    21. July 22, 2016

      PMI survey signals sharp downturn in UK economy

      The Bank of England and the government are poised to take action to cushion an economic downturn after closely watched...

    22. July 22, 2016

      Pound hit hard as UK data signal more weakness

      One of the first indicators of Brexit’s impact on the UK economy has prompted a sharp fall in the pound, heralding a...

    23. July 22, 2016

      Theresa May needs to take shareholders with her

      In her last major speech before entering Number 10 as prime minister, Theresa May eerily echoed remarks made by the...

    24. July 20, 2016

      Metropolitan myths that led to Brexit

      The Eurosceptic myths that fuelled hostility to the EU are obvious enough. We were told that the NHS was being...

    25. July 19, 2016

      UK households face freeze in living standards as inflation rises

      British households are again facing a freeze in living standards. For the past 18 months, near-zero inflation has...

    26. July 19, 2016

      Britain needs a plan to mitigate the Brexit shock

      Uncertainty is the watchword at present for anyone seeking to assess the prospects of the UK economy. A month on from...

    27. July 19, 2016

      The best economist is one with dirty shoes

      In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, the UK foreign secretary commissioned a secret internal inquiry...

    28. July 19, 2016

      IMF cuts growth forecast for UK following Brexit vote

      The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts for the UK economy next year after Britain’s vote to leave...

    29. July 18, 2016

      Falling job vacancies will deter migrants, says study

      European migrants looking for work will be deterred from coming to the UK because Britain’s exit from the EU will...

    30. July 17, 2016

      Industrial strategy as a slick slogan, and as reality

      Theresa May, the UK’s prime minister, has indicated a decisive shift in the economic philosophy of the Conservative...

    31. July 17, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty makes the case for a lower interest rate

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee held its interest rate constant last week. I was in a minority of one...

    32. July 13, 2016

      Banks expect credit demand to fall as post-Brexit uncertainty hits

      The UK’s big banks expect demand for credit from businesses and households to fall as a result of post-Brexit economic...

    33. July 13, 2016

      Theresa May must now tell us what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ means

      As Theresa May takes charge of her “Brexit means Brexit” government, her ambition is to show leadership; unify her...

    34. July 12, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty starts to affect small British businesses

      Richard Hardstaff was on the verge of expanding to a new warehouse for his educational toys business — until Britain...

    35. July 10, 2016

      Elite law firms sanguine on Brexit fallout

      The elite group of “magic circle” law firms headquartered in London increased revenues last year and signalled the...

    36. July 10, 2016

      Demand for start-up loans expected to rebound after Brexit vote

      Demand for cheap government-backed loans for starting a business is expected to grow if the economy slows because of...

    37. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Brexit a challenge to non-UK banks - Moody's

      The UK’s exit from the EU could have “significant consequences” for non-UK investment banks, Moody’s has warned, with...

    38. July 6, 2016

      Sajid Javid urges tax breaks to bolster economy braced for downturn

      Sajid Javid, business secretary, has called for emergency corporate and personal tax cuts to avert a Brexit slump,...

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