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    1. December 18, 2014

      Black Friday discounts boost UK retail sales

      UK retail sales surged in November, growing at the fastest pace in a decade as consumers took advantage of pre-Christmas...

    2. December 17, 2014

      A modest Christmas gift for the British economy

      Britain’s economy has been growing for nearly two years. But until this week, the nation’s workers had precious little to...

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    1. December 17, 2014

      MPC focus remains on wage growth, minutes show

      The majority of members on the Bank of England’s rate-setting committee want to see more evidence of pay growth before...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Trials show ecigarettes help smokers to quit

      Electronic cigarettes help smokers stop or cut down on their tobacco consumption without causing harmful side-effects, a...

    3. December 16, 2014

      Rate expectations help cheer FTSE 100

      London’s FTSE 100 rose on Tuesday, moving off losses seen in opening trade after inflation data reached a 12-year low,...

    4. December 16, 2014

      UK inflation at lowest level for a decade

      Falling oil and food prices have driven UK inflation to its lowest level in more than a decade, delivering a boost to the...

    5. December 15, 2014

      Inflation has been higher for the poor, UK study finds

      Inflation was much higher for the poorest families in Britain during the past decade than it was for the richest, according...

    6. December 10, 2014

      Single parent employment reaches record high in UK

      Single parents were more likely to be in employment than ever before in 2014, according to an analysis published by the...

    7. December 4, 2014

      David Cameron’s foreign aid pledge to cost extra £1bn

      Britain will have to spend almost £1bn more than forecast to be sure of meeting its foreign aid commitments this year and...

    8. December 2, 2014

      Overseas purchases of UK companies hit low

      The number of British companies bought by overseas investors has fallen to the lowest level for quarter of a century,...

    9. December 2, 2014

      UK household spending grows at fastest rate since records began

      Spending by UK households in 2013 has grown at its fastest rate since records began in 2001, according to data published by...

    10. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start of...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Number of E Europeans registering for national insurance soars

      After employment controls were lifted in January, the number of Romanians registering for UK national insurance increased...

    12. FT Data

      November 27, 2014

      The UK’s new official economic wellbeing dashboard

      How well is Britain’s economy doing? The default answer has always been to look at GDP – which is why legions of city...

    13. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no ifs, no...

    14. November 27, 2014

      UK manufacturers plan to raise level of investment

      Almost 70 per cent of small and medium-sized manufacturers plan to increase their investment in technology and capital...

    15. November 25, 2014

      Research quashes fears that ecigarettes encourage new smokers

      Research shows ecigarettes in the UK are used almost exclusively by current or former smokers, contrary to fears that they...

    16. November 24, 2014

      Public sector urged to back innovators as funding falls

      Government departments must get better at promoting innovation amid falling spending on research and development, according...

    17. November 20, 2014

      Total national wealth rises 69% but is still below 2007 peak

      The UK’s total wealth has increased by 69 per cent since 1997 but is still below the peak reached before the crisis in 2007,...

    18. November 20, 2014

      Fall in number of inactive young Britons

      So much for idle youth: the proportion of young people in Britain who are not in work, education or training has dropped to...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Average weekly wages rise £1 in a year

      Average weekly wages rose just £1 or 0.1 per cent in the year to April, the smallest annual growth since data were first...

    20. November 18, 2014

      UK house prices rise 12.1% in a year

      The rate of UK house price increases unexpectedly accelerated in September, according to official figures that run counter...

    21. November 15, 2014

      Restaurant Group slowed by ‘bump in road’

      Shares in Restaurant Group fell nearly 4.5 per cent on Friday, after the group – which owns the Garfunkel’s and Frankie &...

    22. November 14, 2014

      UK construction bounces back

      Growth in the UK’s construction sector bounced back in September, easing fears that recent weaker data signalled a more...

    23. November 13, 2014

      UK business shakes off effects of crisis

      The contribution of the UK’s non-financial businesses to the economy reached £1tn for the first time in 2013, thanks to...

    24. November 7, 2014

      Trade deficit jumps to £2.8bn

      Britain’s trade deficit grew in September to stand at £2.8bn, but the gap between imports and exports of goods and services...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 1

      The UK is more dependent on foreign capital than at any point since the end of WWII. Unusually, the trade deficit isn’t to...

    26. November 6, 2014

      Real wages are rising for workers who stay in jobs, says think-tank

      Average wages for workers who have stayed in their jobs are already growing faster than inflation, according to research....

    27. November 5, 2014

      Export strength lifts struggling north

      Despite being in relative economic decline for more than a century, the north is the only English region that exports more...

    28. November 4, 2014

      Migrants more likely to be working than UK-born residents

      Migrants from the European Union have a lower rate of unemployment than the UK-born population, according to an analysis of...

    29. October 31, 2014

      Brussels bill not out of control, says UK Treasury

      Britain’s contributions to the EU were not much higher last year than had been expected, the government insisted on Friday,...

    30. October 31, 2014

      Personal pension provision plummets

      Personal pension provision among self-employed men has plummeted even as the government’s policy of automatic enrolment has...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Alphaville

      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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. FT Data

      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...

    38. 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...

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