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  1. April 16, 2014

    UK wages rise above inflation after six-year squeeze

    The UK appears set for gradual increases in wages above inflation in the coming months, after the ending of a six-year...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Life expectancy gap between rich and poor shrinks in the UK

    The life expectancy gap between the wealthiest and poorest areas of the UK has shrunk, official data on Wednesday show, amid...

  3. Off Message

    April 16, 2014

    Apparently politically important jobs day - delayed!

    On Wednesday, the latest official employment data released by the Office for National Statistics showed a fall in the...

  4. April 16, 2014

    UK wage growth rises to match inflation for first time since 2010

    Earnings growth in Britain has risen to match inflation for the first time since 2010, ending a wage squeeze, as the...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Osborne welcomes fall in UK inflation

    George Osborne on Tuesday welcomed a fall in inflation to 1.6 per cent, amid hopes at the Treasury that data to be published...

  6. April 14, 2014

    Self-employed not creating jobs, says study

    Britain’s surge in self-employment is being driven by people working for themselves, rather than starting job-creating...

  7. April 11, 2014

    UK construction suffers as wet weather affects building sites

    UK construction suffered in February as the wet weather took its toll on building sites around the country. Overall, output...

  8. April 9, 2014

    US mortgage applications fall, UK trade deficit narrows

    Americas US: Applications for mortgages fell last week, according to an index released on Wednesday from the Mortgage...

  9. April 9, 2014

    Longevity is here to stay – embrace it

    Charles Eugster is neither frail nor doddery. None of the stereotypes apply to this London-born 94-year-old, who now lives...

  10. April 9, 2014

    UK trade deficit shrinks

    The UK’s trade deficit decreased slightly in the three months to February, because falling imports have outpaced a drop in...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David revisits the €1,000,000,000,000 question, what will the ECB do? Dan notes the...

  12. April 8, 2014

    UK recovery broad-based and strengthening, says think-tank

    The UK recovery is broad-based and strengthening, according to a leading economic think-tank. The National Institute of...

  13. April 7, 2014

    Data shake-up turns UK into nation of savers

    A radical overhaul of the national accounts this autumn will double the official measure of household savings, presenting...

  14. FT Data

    April 7, 2014

    Moving from GDP to economic well-being

    Falling inflation, galloping house prices, rising retail sales and growing business confidence are all feeding into...

  15. April 7, 2014

    UK business to step up capital spending and hiring in coming year

    Companies plan to step up capital spending and hiring over the coming year, reinforcing hopes that business investment will...

  16. April 2, 2014

    Oilmen, bankers and utilities blamed for fall in UK productivity

    Britain has struggled for five years to understand its deepening productivity crisis that has seen the efficiency of its...

  17. April 2, 2014

    House price gap between London and rest of UK widest on record

    The surging property market in London has produced the widest price gap on record between the capital and the rest of the...

  18. April 1, 2014

    Population in Britain shows ‘seismic demographic shifts’

    Populations in Britain’s urban centres are rising again, commuter belts surrounding large cities are expanding and a growing...

  19. March 31, 2014

    George Osborne shifts Tory focus to ‘full employment’ in UK

    George Osborne has targeted “full employment” as the goal of a future Conservative government, as he attempts to redirect...

  20. March 31, 2014

    Help to Buy shifts fifth of all UK homes built in past year

    The Help to Buy scheme is having a far bigger impact in the most depressed areas of the UK housing market than it is in...

  21. March 28, 2014

    Don’t believe everything you hear about house prices

    The “official” house price figures released by the Office for National Statistics this week have certainly got the...

  22. March 28, 2014

    Service sector raises hopes for UK growth

    Rapid growth in the UK’s dominant service sector in January and rising business investment have raised hopes that Britain’s...

  23. March 27, 2014

    UK census to be mainly online from 2021

    Business users breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the UK’s statistics authorities announced they have decided...

  24. FT Data

    March 26, 2014

    Cycling and the gentrification of inner London

    (c) Getty Images Anyone who spends time in the capital, where flocks of lycra-clad cyclists are a feature of life, will nod...

  25. Off Message

    March 25, 2014

    Why claims about real wages are inflated

    On Tuesday, official data showed that UK inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, rose by 1.7 per cent in the...

  26. March 25, 2014

    London and southeast house prices rise above 2008 peak

    UK house prices are rising at the fastest rate in almost four years, according to official figures that show the housing...

  27. March 21, 2014

    Wellbeing data vital to formulate policy, says Lord O’Donnell

    Would knowing that pub owners are bottom of a table for job satisfaction, while farmers, who earn a similar income, are top,...

  28. March 21, 2014

    UK public sector finances worsen

    Britain’s public finances worsened in February in a reminder of the long task ahead of the government as its tries to close...

  29. Off Message

    March 20, 2014

    Buried in the Budget: 'higher' debt, easier mandate

    In spite of his genuinely radical pensions reforms, George Osborne’s Budget had a familiar underlying theme: austerity will...

  30. March 19, 2014

    Changes may force pension schemes to slow their gilt buying

    UK company pension funds have piled into government gilts, trebling their purchases year on year – in a move that suggests...

  31. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Flood defences and pothole repairs boosted

    An additional £140m towards flood defence improvements has been promised in an attempt to get the government back on the...

  32. March 19, 2014

    South Africa inflation edges higher

    Good news for the US as the current account deficit of the world’s largest economy shrank to its lowest level in 14 years,...

  33. March 19, 2014

    UK unemployment holds steady at 7.2%

    The UK’s near six-year squeeze on real earnings is easing but the recent strong trend of job creation has slowed, official...

  34. March 13, 2014

    A shopping trip with the inflation experts from the ONS

    Wild bird seed has been added to the shopping basket to measure inflation, with wallpaper paste removed, but how does the...

  35. March 13, 2014

    High-tech update for ONS inflation basket

    DVD recorders are out – but online video streaming is in – in the annual update to the basket of goods used to measure...

  36. March 12, 2014

    Nine out of 13 UK industry sectors recovering

    Signs of a recovery in almost all UK industry sectors are beginning to show positive momentum. Output rose in nine out of 13...

  37. March 11, 2014

    The rise of Britain’s halal foodies

    Saema Rangrez is a project manager at a hospital in east London. When she gets home in the evening, the working day...

  38. March 10, 2014

    UK public workers paid slightly less than private sector peers

    Public sector wages have fallen, relative to those in the private sector, since 2010 as a result of pay rise curbs, the...

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