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    1. 9 hours ago

      Scotland hits snag in funding model for infrastructure projects

      Scotland’s efforts to use a different model to fund infrastructure development suffered a setback after the independent...

    2. 9 hours ago

      Chart that tells a story — young people’s debt

      What does this show? Average financial debt — excluding mortgages — has shot up sharply among young people. Back in...

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    1. 11 hours ago

      UK property rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

      The cost of renting a home is rising at the fastest rate for more than two years as Britain’s chronic housebuilding...

    2. July 28, 2015

      UK GDP grows 0.7% in second quarter

      Britain’s recovery has passed a major milestone with gross domestic product per head returning to its pre-downturn peak...

    3. July 16, 2015

      Online crime drives 9% rise in UK fraud

      Cases of fraud committed in England and Wales rose 9 per cent during the past year driven by a surge related to online...

    4. July 15, 2015

      Rise in both wages and unemployment puzzles economists

      Unemployment has edged up in the UK for the first time in two years but workers’ wages are rising at a healthy clip, in...

    5. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne battles ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’

      Not content with delivering the most radical Budget in years, George Osborne capped his big week with a plan to consign...

    6. July 10, 2015

      UK construction industry contracts sharply in May

      The construction industry contracted sharply in May, raising fears the economy has entered a rough patch. The Office...

    7. July 7, 2015

      UK manufacturing faces ‘lost decade’ as sterling weighs on sector

      UK manufacturing’s miserable start to the year shows little sign of ending, highlighting the chancellor’s lack of...

    8. July 3, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — retirement saving

      What does this show? The chart illustrates a survey from the Office for National Statistics that asked people to rate...

    9. July 3, 2015

      Since you asked: There is nothing wrong with benefiting from benefits

      ‘Half of households receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes’ The Daily Telegraph, June 29 What a sad indictment...

    10. July 2, 2015

      Survey data fuel optimism in UK construction sector

      UK construction firms have started the summer in a bullish mood, with activity and optimism on the rise. The...

    11. June 30, 2015

      UK set to be fastest-growing G7 economy

      The UK economy grew faster at the start of the year than previously thought, but output per person still remained...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Is power swinging back to the people?

      Earlier this month, Bristol’s mayor, George Ferguson, pushed through the sale of the freehold of the city’s 2,100-acre...

    13. June 25, 2015

      Migrants push UK population to record high of 64.6m

      Increasing net migration levels have helped to boost the UK population to a record high of 64.6m, up by almost half a...

    14. Off Message

      June 25, 2015

      Did the smoking ban help the rise of Ukip?

      According to new demographic statistics released on Thursday, Britain is becoming more populous, diverse, urban — and...

    15. June 24, 2015

      Few Britons are financially savvy, study finds

      Only one Briton in 100 is truly financially savvy, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

    16. June 18, 2015

      UK retail spending rises 4.6% in May

      Britons’ love affair with shopping shows no sign of ending, with the volume of goods bought in UK shops growing again...

    17. June 12, 2015

      UK construction data point to strengthening recovery

      The UK economy grew faster than expected last year and in the first quarter of 2015, after revisions showed the...

    18. June 9, 2015

      High street sales slow down despite Tory election victory

      The decisive election result brought no benefit to the high street, the British Retail Consortium reported on Tuesday,...

    19. June 8, 2015

      Supermarket prices fall faster than official inflation measure

      The price of food and drink in supermarkets has fallen significantly faster during the past year than the official...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      Banks, businesses or the bust? Deeper into the UK productivity puzzle

      British real economic output is only about 3 per cent higher than at the beginning of 2008. Yet labour input (hours...

    21. June 8, 2015

      CBI cuts UK growth forecast and warns of EU plebiscite risks

      The CBI employers’ federation has cut its growth forecasts for the UK and given warning that uncertainty over Britain’s...

    22. May 31, 2015

      Office for National Statistics criticised over UK trade data errors

      The UK’s official trade data will remain vulnerable to errors until the Office for National Statistics improves its...

    23. May 28, 2015

      UK recovery dogged by poor export performance

      Britain’s continuing struggle to boost exports dragged down overall growth in the economy in the first three months of...

    24. May 22, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — deflation

      What does this show? It shows rates of inflation for different spending patterns, calculated by the Office for National...

    25. May 22, 2015

      UK public finances improve in April

      Britain’s public finances started the fiscal year with a narrower-than-expected deficit. The government borrowed £6.8bn...

    26. May 22, 2015

      Rise in bond yields suggests care needed in slaying deflation

      There was not much of a cheer this week when Britain posted its first annual fall in prices since the one-month wonder...

    27. May 21, 2015

      UK retail sales bounce back strongly in April

      UK retail sales bounced back strongly in April after a weak March, as consumers took advantage of the good weather and...

    28. May 21, 2015

      Big jump in migrants to UK deals blow to Tory promise

      Net migration to the UK soared 52 per cent over the past year to 318,000, driven by increases in migrants from inside...

    29. May 21, 2015

      Business travel from China falls 13%

      Business travel from mainland China to the UK dropped nearly 13 per cent last year, according to official statistics,...

    30. May 20, 2015

      More than 19m Britons fell into poverty in 2010-13

      Britons are more likely to enter, and then escape, poverty than most other Europeans, according to research by the...

    31. May 19, 2015

      UK slips into deflation as prices fall 0.1%

      The UK has officially slipped into deflation for the first time in more than half a century, but economists and policy...

    32. May 17, 2015

      On Management: Skewed logic on managers’ bonuses

      One thing economists agree on is that productivity, output per worker, “is almost everything”, as Robert Peston, BBC...

    33. May 15, 2015

      UK household wealth exceeds £9tn

      The net wealth of UK households grew by an estimated £1.5tn last year on the back of rising property prices and...

    34. May 15, 2015

      UK construction continues to drag on growth

      Despite a bounceback in March, the UK’s construction sector shrank in the first three months of the year, continuing to...

    35. May 12, 2015

      UK industrial output jumps in March

      UK industrial production picked up in March, boosting hopes that weak overall growth in the first quarter of the year...

    36. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events ***May 7*** Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip...

    37. May 1, 2015

      Pension firms report increased demand for DB transfer quotes

      New pension freedoms have led tens of thousands of final salary pension scheme members to consider cashing in their...

    38. May 1, 2015

      Britain’s crooks take criminal careers online

      Warnings about the growing threat of cyber crime often conjure images of technical sleuths undertaking sophisticated...

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