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    1. March 26, 2013

      Mortgage plans ‘risk driving up prices’

      Britain’s fiscal watchdog has challenged chancellor George Osborne’s claims that his new mortgage guarantee scheme, the...

    2. December 12, 2012

      More than 2m migrants arrive in 10 years

      The latest official census data show that more than 2m migrants moved into England and Wales over the past decade, swelling...

    1. September 14, 2010

      Measuring up with a tale of two indices

      What measure of inflation should trade unionists, meeting in Manchester this week, use for pay bargaining this autumn? The...

    2. Money Supply

      April 13, 2010

      UK election 2010: Conservative jobs "experts"

      Unnamed “experts” are wheeled out in the Conservative manifesto to bolster the Tories’ fight against the planned rise in...

    3. July 30, 2009

      Call to build even more houses

      England needs to build even more houses than previously thought to keep housing costs under control, according to a report...

    4. April 3, 2008

      The puzzle of PM's wage stand

      The reaction of economists to Gordon Brown's continued insistence that public pay restraint is vital to keep inflation low...

    5. January 10, 2008

      Inflation driven by potatoes

      If the government's object in limiting public sector pay rises is to put a brake on inflation, it is unlikely to have the...

    6. January 10, 2008

      Inflation driven by potatoes

      If the government’s object in limiting public sector pay rises is to put a brake on inflation, it is unlikely to have the...

    7. January 9, 2008

      Statistics Board announced

      An ex-member of the Bank of England monetary policy committee and the Statistic Commission chairman were among the...

    8. January 9, 2008

      Four reasons to cast doubt on public pay policy

      From Prof Andrew Oswald. Sir, Gordon Brown is displaying poor economic reasoning on public pay and inflation (“UK faces...

    9. October 26, 2007

      New homes needed in dearest UK regions

      House prices in the south and east of England are on course to overtake those in London because of an acute shortage of new...

    10. July 20, 2007

      Out of reach

      Rising house prices have long been a cliché of dinner party conversation among homeowners, as they bask in the wealth effect...

    11. July 12, 2007

      First-time buyers will stay out in cold

      Gordon Brown’s plans to build 3m homes by 2020 will not be enough to help first-time buyers get on the housing ladder, the...

    12. June 15, 2007

      Brown to end MPC jobs secrecy

      Gordon Brown yesterday bowed to pressure to reduce the secrecy surrounding appointments to the Bank of England's...

    13. June 12, 2007

      The lobby group that will not lobby

      From Prof James Woudhuysen. Sir, It is with some astonishment that I read of yet another swirl in the quango quagmire that...

    14. June 7, 2007

      Centre aims to boost first-time buyers housing affordability Planning stage

      Attempts to ease the pain of beleaguered first-time buyers will intensify today with the launch of a centre that will press...

    15. June 6, 2007

      Moves to help house buyers

      Attempts to ease the pain of beleaguered first-time buyers will intensify on Thursday with the launch of a centre that will...

    16. May 3, 2007

      Former members of the committee look back with candour

      If experience is the name that people give their mistakes, the Bank's monetary policy committee has made very few of them -...

    17. May 2, 2007

      Former MPC members look back with candour

      If experience is the name that people give their mistakes, the Bank’s monetary policy committee has made very few of them –...

    18. March 28, 2007

      Scarcity of true believers at the Bank

      Is the cult of monetarism having a revival at the Bank of England? Perhaps that thought was behind the questioning when...

    19. March 27, 2007

      Scarcity of true believers at the Bank

      Is the cult of monetarism having a revival at the Bank of England? Perhaps that thought was behind the questioning when some...

    20. March 27, 2007

      Scarcity of true believers at the Bank

      Is the cult of monetarism having a revival at the Bank of England? Perhaps that thought was behind the questioning when some...

    21. February 20, 2007

      Call for more transparency on MPC

      Significant changes are needed to the way interest rates are set to inject more transparency into the system and make it...

    22. January 17, 2007

      Currency intervention crucial to the labour share of output in the US

      From Mr Andrew Smithers. Sir, Jagdish Bhagwati has suggested that it is not globalisation but labour-saving technology that...

    23. December 30, 2006

      Inventor Dyson heads business roster in New Year honours list

      James Dyson, best known for creating the mass-selling bagless vacuum-cleaner that bears his name, is knighted today in the...

    24. December 29, 2006

      Dyson heads roster of business awards

      James Dyson, best known for creating the mass-selling bagless vacuum-cleaner that bears his name, is knighted on Saturday in...

    25. July 20, 2006

      MPC united on holding interest rates

      The Bank of England monetary policy committee voted unanimously to hold rates at 4.5 per cent this month despite increasing...

    26. June 22, 2006

      Chancellor will select candidates to fill vacancies

      David Walton’s death leaves the monetary policy committee with seven members instead of its complement of nine. The...

    27. June 9, 2006

      Brown expected to fill vacancy left by Lambert before summer

      Gordon Brown, the chancellor, is set to appoint a replacement for Richard Lambert on the Bank of England's monetary policy...

    28. June 8, 2006

      BoE keeps rates on hold at 4.5%

      The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold at 4.5 per cent on Thursday, the 10th month in a row it has left the cost of...

    29. May 25, 2006

      MPC man appointed at high speed

      The newest recruit to the Bank of England's monetary policy committee told MPs yesterday his appointment had taken just 10...

    30. May 23, 2006

      Wrangle over new member of MPC

      Concerns over the ability of the newest member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee to do the job properly...

    31. May 22, 2006

      Wrangle over new member of MPC

      Concerns over the ability of the newest member of the Bank of England?s monetary policy committee to do the job properly...

    32. May 18, 2006

      UK interest rates

      The Bank of England's minutes can be unforgiving. Just as the market had digested the monetary policy committee's newly...

    33. May 18, 2006

      Rate rise more likely as MPC vote split

      Expectations of a rise this year in the main interest rate hardened yesterday as it emerged a member of the Bank of...

    34. May 17, 2006

      Lex: UK interest rates

      The Bank of England’s minutes can be unforgiving. Just as the market had digested the monetary policy committee’s newly...

    35. May 17, 2006

      Minutes show MPC split three ways over rates

      The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee had a three-way split over interest rates at its meeting earlier this month,...

    36. May 8, 2006

      Britain for sale

      Back in March I explained here how the US had pulled off the impressive trick of generating a big income surplus on its...

    37. May 5, 2006

      Not such an unhealthy free lunch

      Andrew Smithers, the respected City economist, has just published an analysis, "The End of the UK's Free Lunch If you take...

    38. May 4, 2006

      Samuel Brittan: Not such an unhealthy free lunch

      Andrew Smithers, the respected London economist, has just published an analysis, “The End of the UK’s Free Lunch?”. If you...

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