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    1. 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 the...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 in...

    2. 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 in...

    3. 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 built...

    4. 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 the EU...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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 Office...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 investment...

    10. 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 act...

    11. 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 was a...

    12. 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 slipped up...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 hacking...

    15. April 30, 2015

      Life expectancy in England and Wales beats official forecasts

      The life expectancy of men in England and Wales is catching up with that of women, and both are longer than official...

    16. April 28, 2015

      Sluggish UK economic growth not seen as a slowdown

      The pace of economic growth in the UK halved in the first quarter but the message from economists is unambiguous: don’t...

    17. Westminster Blog

      April 28, 2015

      Shock economic figures and a previous election

      This UK election was meant to be about the economy, where the government enjoys a hefty lead over its opponents. All it...

    18. FT Data

      April 28, 2015

      A miserable first quarter?

      The Tories must be cursing the Office for National Statistics. Just when they wanted to trumpet solid growth in the economy...

    19. Westminster Blog

      April 26, 2015

      Do rent controls work?

      Ed Miliband has reiterated a pledge he made a year ago – to cap rises in the rent that landlords can charge their tenants,...

    20. April 24, 2015

      Rental prices continue to track upwards

      Property rent inflation in the UK has reached an 18-month high, according to official figures that show tenants face average...

    21. April 19, 2015

      Solving productivity puzzle is key to government finances

      Britain’s advanced economy and comfortable living standards have been built on productivity growth. Ever since the...

    22. April 17, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — inflation, mortgages and house prices

      What does this show? It illustrates nominal and real house prices over the past decade, indicating that the former have...

    23. April 16, 2015

      800,000 voters disappear from electoral roll

      More than 800,000 voters disappeared from the electoral roll in 2014 after a new registration method came into effect,...

    24. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: UK remains on the brink of deflation

      UK inflation has stayed at zero in March, unchanged from February and the lowest rate for at least half a century. This...

    25. April 14, 2015

      House price growth slows across UK

      House prices are still increasing across most of the UK, but at a slower pace. The annual rate of house price inflation fell...

    26. April 14, 2015

      UK inflation stays at zero in March

      The UK has avoided its first period of deflation since the 1960s for another month, with prices remaining unchanged in the...

    27. April 13, 2015

      Polish prince challenges Farage to duel or debate

      A Polish prince has challenged Nigel Farage to a sword fight or, failing that, a television debate over discrimination...

    28. April 9, 2015

      Weak UK trade data spark Q1 growth fears

      The UK’s trade deficit worsened by far more than expected in February, underscoring the lack of progress in rebalancing the...

    29. April 2, 2015

      Builders’ confidence rises even as recovery slows

      Confidence among UK construction companies has surged to its highest level in nine years — even amid mounting evidence that...

    30. April 1, 2015

      Labour’s zero hours clampdown highlights lack of data

      Labour’s proposal to clamp down on zero-hours contracts has highlighted the lack of reliable data about one of the UK labour...

    31. April 1, 2015

      UK productivity weakness worsening, says ONS

      Britain’s workers became less productive in the final quarter of 2014, highlighting a significant weakness that has dogged...

    32. April 1, 2015

      UK manufacturing activity hits 8-month high

      The UK manufacturing sector powered ahead in March, suggesting the economy is on course for a healthy expansion in the first...

    33. March 31, 2015

      British election at risk of drowning in dodgy data

      It is not because they are overwhelmingly content with their lot that voters turn out in such low numbers for British...

    34. March 31, 2015

      Rival UK economic plans come under scrutiny

      Conservative plans to cut borrowing more quickly than their political rivals would slow the recovery a little, but make...

    35. March 31, 2015

      UK economic growth revised up to 2.8% in 2014

      UK economic growth for 2014 has been revised up to 2.8 per cent, giving the governing Conservative and Liberal Democrat...

    36. March 30, 2015

      UK mortgage approvals climb to 6-month high

      Mortgage approvals hit a six-month high in February, in a sign that the recent slowdown in the UK housing market could be...

    37. March 29, 2015

      Insecure jobs and unpredictable hours on rise among CAB clients

      The Citizens Advice Bureau says an increasing number of its clients have insecure jobs with unpredictable hours, causing...

    38. FT Data

      March 25, 2015

      I quit! Job resignations and the UK labour puzzle

      When we report on labour markets, we tend to focus on net changes in employment, unemployment and inactivity. But those...

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