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    1. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      UK business investment dips in first quarter

      Businesses held off investing in the UK in the first quarter of the year, official data show, which will further fuel...

    2. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Long-term migrant numbers swell to 333,000

      The number of long-term migrants to Britain rose by 20,000 to 333,000 in the last calendar year, according to official...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      UK economy grows 0.4 per cent in Q1

      The UK economy grew by 0.4 per cent at the start of the year, according to the Office for National Statistics,...

    2. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Debenhams poaches Amazon's Sergio Bucher as new CEO

      Debenhams has raided the ranks of online giant Amazon to find a new chief executive, who will face the tough challenge...

    3. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      ONS: UK makes £7.1bn net contribution to EU

      There is less than a month to go until the UK’s EU membership referendum and, as both the Leave and Remain camps throw...

    4. May 24, 2016

      Osborne misses borrowing target by £4bn

      George Osborne’s plan to fix the public finances has had a disappointing start to the year as the slowing economic...

    5. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      'Poor start': UK borrowing revised up by £2bn

      UK government borrowing for the year to the end of March has been revised up by £2bn to £76bn, meaning the government...

    6. May 19, 2016

      Strong growth in retail sales dispels gloom around UK economy

      Much stronger than expected growth in retail sales has provided a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy UK economic...

    7. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      UK retail sales: Brits hit the shops, big time

      A nation of shopaholics. And bargain hunters. Retail sales rose by a blistering 4.2 per cent excluding fuel in the year...

    8. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      UK wages keep growing; unemployment unchanged

      Wages are still on the up for British workers. Average weekly earnings (including bonuses) rose 2 per cent in the first...

    9. May 17, 2016

      Air fares push down inflation as recovery struggles

      UK inflation dipped in April after a temporary rise in March, marking the 17th consecutive month in which it has...

    10. May 17, 2016

      UK house prices surge ahead of stamp duty changes

      UK house prices grew strongly in March as demand for properties from buy-to-let landlords and second-home buyers surged...

    11. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      UK producer prices still stuck in deflation

      The prices of goods bought and sold by UK manufacturers are still falling. Factory gate inflation – also known as...

    12. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      UK house prices boosted by rush to beat stamp duty rise

      UK houses prices jumped 9 per cent in the year to the end of March as buy-to-let investors and second home-buyers...

    13. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      UK inflation undershoots

      Oops. UK inflation has proven to be surprisingly weak, with the annual pace clocking in at 0.3 per cent for April,...

    14. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      UK construction suffers shock slowdown

      We are not the builders, it seems. Monthly construction output contracted by 3.6 per cent in March, suffering its worst...

    15. May 12, 2016

      EU migration — the effects on UK jobs and wages

      An eagerly awaited study of EU migration to the UK concludes that short-term migration from the EU explains the...

    16. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Short-term immigration to blame for data row - ONS

      Short-term immigration is to blame for large differences in statistics on the number of people coming to the UK,...

    17. May 11, 2016

      Millennials ‘feeling better off’ as economy picks up

      Young people are feeling better off financially as the economy improves, in spite of pressures over debt and housing or...

    18. May 11, 2016

      UK factory output in biggest fall for 3 years

      British manufacturing suffered its biggest fall in output in nearly three years in March as the sector’s slump...

    19. FT Data

      May 11, 2016

      These are the UK regions that depend on tourism

      The tourism industry contributed 3.7 per cent to the nation’s gross value added with tourists spending around £59...

    20. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Young Britons feel happier about their finances

      They may be dubbed “generation rent”, with high student debt and little chance of getting a foot on the housing ladder...

    21. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      UK industry still stuck in the doldrums

      It’s the rebalancing that’s going nowhere. Britain’s industrial sector has fallen back into recession for the first...

    22. May 7, 2016

      The Bank of Mum and Dad bears a heavy burden

      When will they ever leave? In 2015, around one in four young adults (aged 20-34) lived with their parents, according to...

    23. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      UK growth slowdown: economists react

      An expected slowdown in UK growth was confirmed this morning, after the economy expanded by 0.4 per cent in the first...

    24. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      UK GDP growth slows ahead of Brexit vote

      Britain’s economy has slowed down ahead of the EU referendum in June, growing by 0.4 per cent in the first three months...

    25. April 22, 2016

      Chart that tells a story: households in debt

      What does this show? This chart illustrates the proportion of UK households that hold the most common forms of...

    26. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      UK government overshoots borrowing forecasts by £1.8bn

      UK public sector borrowing has shot past forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, to the tune of £1.8bn....

    27. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Brits swerve the shops: Retail sales numbers disappoint

      Britons’ wallets and purses are gathering dust. Retail sales including auto fuel dropped by some 1.3 per cent from...

    28. April 20, 2016

      UK unemployment rises for first time in almost a year

      Unemployment has risen in Britain in a sign that employers are rattled by the global slowdown, rising labour costs and...

    29. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      UK wage growth still elusive; unemployment up

      The UK’s statistics office has warned that the UK jobs market appears to be cooling after the latest data showed that...

    30. April 18, 2016

      Northern Powerhouse project threatened by ‘brain drain’

      A “brain drain” is threatening government efforts to revitalise the economy of the north as people in their twenties...

    31. April 15, 2016

      Housebuilding offers sole bright spot for UK construction sector

      A surge in housebuilding was the one bright spot for the UK’s construction industry in February, with overall output...

    32. April 12, 2016

      Air fares push UK inflation to 15-month high

      Increases in air fares helped push UK inflation to a 15-month high in March, according to the latest official figures....

    33. April 12, 2016

      Funeral business reaps profits as UK death rate soars

      Few businesses have as reliable an income stream as funeral directors. But profits at the biggest British undertakers...

    34. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Rocketing air fares bump up UK inflation

      Further fodder for those bugged by the ramp-up in air fares over public holidays and school holidays: a huge rise in...

    35. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      House price growth cools to 7.6% in February - ONS

      UK house price growth weakened slightly in the year to February, to 7.6 per cent, according to the Office for National...

    36. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      UK inflation beats expectations

      The rate of UK inflation pushed higher in March, beating expectations. The consumer prices index climbed by 0.4 per...

    37. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: vexing visas

      The European Commission is set to consider whether to force US citizens to apply for a visa before travelling to...

    38. April 8, 2016

      Chart that tells a story: Private renting

      What does this show? In the late 1970s, young people were more likely to own a property with a mortgage than rent...

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