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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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