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    1. October 29, 2014

      Number of workless UK households drops

      The proportion of workless households in the UK has fallen the most since records began, according to new data from the...

    2. October 28, 2014

      English and Welsh seaside towns are older and sicker

      Coastal communities in England and Wales tend to be older, sicker, less diverse and more economically insecure than the rest...

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    1. October 24, 2014

      Cameron’s overreaction to a modest EU matter

      Britain has picked many fights with its European partners at EU summits over the past decades. Few have been as tense as...

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      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

      This guest post is from Jessica Learmond-Criqui, a founder and partner in specialist employment law boutique Learmond Criqui...

    3. October 24, 2014

      David Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

      David Cameron has lashed out at the EU, saying a €2.1bn surcharge for the UK was “unjustified”, even as it emerged that...

    4. October 23, 2014

      Fresh data show UK growth slowing

      A set of weaker than expected data in retail, housing and manufacturing has fuelled the impression that the speed of...

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      October 22, 2014

      ONS: Don’t discount UK manufacturing

      What to do about British manufacturing? There is hardly a politician in the country who hasn’t called for the sector to get...

    6. October 21, 2014

      Spanish flu gives pension groups 100-year headache

      It is hard to imagine the Spanish flu epidemic of 1919 having significant financial implications for today’s pension...

    7. FT Data

      October 17, 2014

      Datawatch: the average age women in Britain give birth

      More than half of children born in Britain in 2013 had a mother above the age of 30. For the first time since the...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Cyber scams and credit card fraud undermine UK crime figures

      If cyber offences and credit card fraud were included in official data the total number of crimes in England and Wales would...

    9. October 16, 2014

      More UK children born to women over 30

      More children were born to women over the age of 30 rather than under for the first time in 2013, according to figures...

    10. October 16, 2014

      Bank board directors must accept responsibility

      There ought to be a mature and thoughtful response to the news that tougher regulation of the UK banking sector might be...

    11. October 14, 2014

      Sterling back at 13-month dollar low

      Weaker than expected inflation data hit sterling hard on Tuesday, after the data prompted renewed questions on the likely...

    12. October 14, 2014

      London house prices up 20% in a year

      UK house prices grew at the same rate in August as in July, thanks to continued strong demand in London. July’s figure was...

    13. October 10, 2014

      UK spending cuts lead to cull of civil servants

      The government has reduced the number of civil servants by almost a fifth since it embarked on spending cuts in 2010, while...

    14. October 8, 2014

      ONS to publish ‘economic wellbeing’ data

      Britain’s official statisticians are to publish quarterly “economic wellbeing” figures from December in an attempt to wean...

    15. October 7, 2014

      IMF praises UK recovery but data show weaknesses remain

      The International Monetary Fund may have given the UK good marks for its recovery on Tuesday but official data published on...

    16. October 5, 2014

      UK defence spending set for tough decisions

      For Britain’s military chiefs, what the defence minister gave at last week’s Conservative party conference, the prime...

    17. October 3, 2014

      Nail in the coffin of the ‘death tax’

      The pensions revolution continues. The industry was taken by surprise this year, when George Osborne, the chancellor,...

    18. October 2, 2014

      Labour and Tory promises on tax and spending leave experts bewildered

      Magic appeared to be in the air at the Conservative party conference this week. After four years of downbeat mood music with...

    19. September 30, 2014

      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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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