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    UK economy bigger than thought at 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

    Britain’s economy was 2.7 per cent larger in the second quarter than its pre-crisis peak, having regained the output lost in...

  2. September 26, 2014

    Get set for the estate agency revolution

    John Gardner, a reader, wrote in after my last column on the potentially disruptive effects that new technology could have...

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  1. September 25, 2014

    Average employer pension contribution falls

    The average employer contribution to their employees’ pensions has fallen since the roll out of a government policy to boost...

  2. September 23, 2014

    Parental education is determining factor in UK poverty

    A child’s education – and that of its parents – are the decisive factors in predicting whether it will grow up to live in...

  3. September 19, 2014

    Key steps to preserve wealth for your loved ones when you’re gone

    Death and taxes, as we know, are inevitable. But there is absolutely no reason why they should be any more painful than...

  4. September 18, 2014

    UK shoppers sweep up vacuum cleaners

    Britons flocked to the shops last month to buy high powered vacuum cleaners and flat-pack furniture, helping retail sales...

  5. September 17, 2014

    Scotland jobless fall seized on by both sides

    News that Scotland’s unemployment rate has dropped below the UK’s was seized on by campaigners ahead of Thursday’s...

  6. September 16, 2014

    UK inflation falls to 1.5% in August

    Britain’s inflation rate has fallen further below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target to the joint lowest in five years,...

  7. September 16, 2014

    UK house prices jump 11.7% in year to July

    The average home in London now costs more than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, while...

  8. September 12, 2014

    UK construction output in July at slowest pace since November

    Growth in the UK construction industry slowed over the summer to its slowest pace since last November, damping hopes the...

  9. September 9, 2014

    UK trade deficit widens again in July

    The UK’s trade deficit widened again in July, highlighting just how much the recovery remains reliant on strong domestic...

  10. September 8, 2014

    Defence spending hit the hardest

    Spending on defence fell faster than any other area of government between 2011 and 2013, and expenditure on research and...

  11. September 5, 2014

    Teens shun Saturday jobs due to exams, labour shifts and, like, apathy

    Parents of teenagers may remember summers picking fruit, weekends cleaning hotel rooms or mornings delivering newspapers....

  12. September 3, 2014

    UK economy stronger than first thought

    Britain’s economy has been much stronger since 2008 than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics revealed on...

  13. September 2, 2014

    M&A transactions involving UK companies remain historically low

    New figures suggest that renewed market optimism surrounding mergers and acquisitions activity in the UK is not reflected in...

  14. August 29, 2014

    Bankers’ bonuses rise faster than rest of UK workforce

    Bankers’ bonuses rose at double the rate for the UK’s overall workforce over the past year, official data show. The figures...

  15. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  16. August 27, 2014

    Tighter UK mortgage rules trigger house-price discounts

    Most homes changing hands in the British property market are now selling at a discount, according to new figures, as tighter...

  17. August 22, 2014

    Stamp duty receipts top £1bn

    The Treasury collected more than £1bn in July from stamp duty on property sales, for the first time since the financial...

  18. August 21, 2014

    Law change led to 1,400 gay marriages in England and Wales

    There were more than 1,400 same-sex marriages in England and Wales in the three months after a landmark change in the law...

  19. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  20. August 21, 2014

    Proportion of high GCSE passes rises

    The proportion of teenagers achieving A*-C grades at GCSE has risen for the first time in three years, with just over...

  21. August 20, 2014

    Self employment climbs to 4.6m Britons

    A rise in white collar freelancers has driven self employment to its highest level for at least 40 years with 4.6m people in...

  22. August 19, 2014

    UK house price rises show signs of easing

    UK house prices continue to increase at double digit rates, but there are further signs in the latest official statistics...

  23. August 18, 2014

    Call for independent body to drive UK infrastructure projects

    Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain’s “most pressing” infrastructure...

  24. August 15, 2014

    UK economic recovery remains on track

    The UK’s recovery remains on track, led by a continued strong performance in the services sector which remains the only part...

  25. FT Data

    August 14, 2014

    New inflation measure loses kitemark status

    (c) Getty Images With housing never off the front pages, you’d expect housing statistics to be an area Britain would excel....

  26. August 13, 2014

    Strong UK economy lures more migrants

    The number of eastern Europeans employed in Britain from countries such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania has increased by...

  27. August 13, 2014

    Nearly half UK adults fail to install security software, NCA says

    Almost half UK adults put themselves at risk of cyber attacks by failing to install security software on new devices, the...

  28. FT Data

    August 8, 2014

    Digital disruption in the world's oldest profession

      © Getty The cover feature of this week’s Economist – bearing the headline “More bang for your buck” – explores how new...

  29. August 8, 2014

    UK broadband link-up back on schedule, says minister

    The government has said its efforts to provide internet to remote parts of the UK are back on track, after a difficult start...

  30. August 6, 2014

    New data underline ‘lopsided’ UK recovery

    Weak industrial growth combined with soaring house prices have put another dent in the prospects for a balanced UK recovery,...

  31. July 27, 2014

    UK census to go ahead in 2021

    The UK census will go ahead in 2021 but after that the government wants to scrap the detailed questionnaire distributed to...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The British economic recovery in 13 charts

    So the UK economy grew 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, leaving output on this preliminary estimate at just about...

  33. FT Data

    July 25, 2014

    Bells muffled for the end of the depression

    The UK economy has finally recovered. Today’s estimate by the Office for National Statistics of gross domestic product for...

  34. July 24, 2014

    IMF forecasts UK to be fastest-growing advanced economy in 2014

    Britain’s economic revival continues to surprise the rest of the world, with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday...

  35. July 24, 2014

    UK retail sales show little growth in June

    Underlying growth in retail sales remains robust, but the UK consumer’s appetite for spending seems to be moderating. The...

  36. July 23, 2014

    UK retail sales heat up with warmer weather

    Retail sales volumes rebounded in July, in a sign that UK consumers are continuing to spend. A monthly retail survey by the...

  37. July 20, 2014

    ONS chief John Pullinger keen to speak out on key issues

    Two weeks into his five-year term as the UK’s most senior statistician, John Pullinger has a simple aim . Gesturing towards...

  38. July 20, 2014

    We must innovate or die, says UK’s new top statistician

    Britain’s new national statistician has admitted that the increasing concern about the quality of official data in...

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