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    1. February 26, 2015

      Household consumption underpinned UK growth in fourth quarter

      Household consumption underpinned the growth in the UK economy at the end of 2014, dashing hopes of an investment-led...

    2. February 22, 2015

      Weak current account blots rosy economic landscape

      With only a few months to go until the general election, the British economy — by some measures — is on a roll. Growth...

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    1. February 20, 2015

      UK public finances give Osborne pre-poll boost

      Rising income tax receipts ensured Britain enjoyed the biggest boost to its public finances for seven years in January, it...

    2. February 19, 2015

      Rally in export orders boosts UK industry

      Manufacturers’ order books have swelled to a six-month high in a further sign the sector is making up some of the ground it...

    3. February 19, 2015

      Many businesses have fears over devolution, says CBI

      Businesses around the UK fear the charge towards regional devolution will damage growth and undermine the internal market,...

    4. February 18, 2015

      UK employment rate matches record high as wages edge higher

      More people found work in the UK last year than in any year since 1988, a boon for the coalition government ahead of May’s...

    5. February 13, 2015

      UK construction slowed in final quarter of 2014

      The UK’s construction industry slowed notably in the final three months of the year, with output falling by 2.1 per cent...

    6. February 12, 2015

      Tourism to UK hits record with total visitor numbers up 6%

      The government hailed 2014 as a record year for the UK inbound tourist industry after official figures revealed a 6 per cent...

    7. February 10, 2015

      David Cameron urges business to ‘give Britain a pay rise’

      David Cameron will urge bosses on Tuesday to “give Britain a pay rise”. The prime minister will argue that “conditions have...

    8. February 9, 2015

      If Britain goes: Counting the cost of ‘Brexit’

      Depending on who you believe, an exit from the EU could give a big boost to Britain’s economy or trigger a sharp drop in...

    9. February 8, 2015

      Slowing post-poll UK cuts would boost economy, says think-tank

      Slowing the pace of spending cuts after May’s general election would boost the UK economy in the next parliament, according...

    10. February 4, 2015

      UK services sector makes strong start to 2015

      The UK services sector grew strongly in January, according to a business survey published on Wednesday. The purchasing...

    11. February 4, 2015

      Demolish empty UK shops, say retail experts

      A fifth of empty shops in Britain will “never be reoccupied” and should be demolished or converted, according to the Local...

    12. February 1, 2015

      Corporate Britain learns to live with political risk

      It was not always difficult to guess the colour of the next UK government. From 1979 the Conservatives ruled for 18 years,...

    13. January 30, 2015

      Mortgage approvals in the UK rise after six-month lull

      Mortgage approvals in the UK have risen for the first time in six months but remain low by historic standards. Large lenders...

    14. January 29, 2015

      UK’s 10-year borrowing costs touch all-time low

      The UK’s benchmark government borrowing rate touched a historic low of 1.396 per cent on Thursday morning, as the ripple...

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      January 29, 2015

      Ageing UK households’ impact on growth

      Guest post by Paul Hodges The UK’s ageing population is creating major headwinds for economic growth, data published last...

    16. January 28, 2015

      Britain’s economy is a conundrum for central bankers

      F ortune has been smiling on the Bank of England, if not on its forecasts. A year ago the Monetary Policy Committee thought...

    17. January 28, 2015

      Ed Miliband criticised over NHS campaign focus

      Ed Miliband’s election strategy is coming under renewed criticism from Labour MPs and peers amid pessimism about the party’s...

    18. January 27, 2015

      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative confidence as...

    19. January 27, 2015

      Defend Labour’s economic record – the facts support us

      General elections are fought and won on the issue of the economy. And, while pollsters say this year’s general election...

    20. January 27, 2015

      Greens plan to shake up City of London and drop reliance on growth

      The City of London would cease to be a major global financial centre and growth would no longer be an economic target under...

    21. January 27, 2015

      Britain still one of fastest growing economies

      Despite yesterday’s weaker than expected data, Britain is still likely to be one of the fastest growing industrialised...

    22. January 27, 2015

      UK growth best since 2007 but losing steam

      Britain’s economy grew at its fastest pace since the financial crisis last year, but a slowdown in the final quarter...

    23. January 25, 2015

      UK companies blame exchange rates for profit warnings

      One in four of the large listed UK companies that warned about profits last year cited exchange rates as a reason for worse...

    24. January 25, 2015

      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

    25. January 25, 2015

      Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters

      The UK is becoming a nation of grafters. With living standards at their lowest in a decade and real-term wages falling 8 per...

    26. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    27. January 21, 2015

      Jobs record helps ‘lucky town’ Swindon ride out Honda cuts

      Swindon is a company town and until recently the company was Honda. At its peak, the Japanese carmaker employed 5,000 at its...

    28. January 21, 2015

      Bank of England MPC unanimous in holding interest rates

      The Bank of England has taken a step back from raising interest rates, after the two dissenters on its nine-strong Monetary...

    29. January 20, 2015

      UK’s labour regulations must stay light and easy

      David Cameron calls Britain the “jobs machine” of Europe, and has reiterated a vow to restore full employment. Unlike his...

    30. January 19, 2015

      Business groups hit out at late payment ‘scandal’

      The Institute of Directors has warned that the “scandal” of late payments is undermining the UK’s economic recovery. It said...

    31. January 19, 2015

      Conservatives can bore their way to general election victory

      The quote is better known than understood: “Once again, the facts of life have turned out to be Tory.” Margaret Thatcher did...

    32. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    33. January 19, 2015

      British economy looks set to accelerate, say forecasters

      Britain is projected to shrug off indifferent survey data and accelerate over the next year, according to the Ernst & Young...

    34. January 16, 2015

      Fiscal watchdog ‘not a fantastic forecaster’, admits mandarin

      George Osborne’s independent fiscal watchdog “is not a fantastic forecaster”, the top civil servant in the Treasury has...

    35. January 15, 2015

      Lambeth’s turbulent priest utters harsh truths

      Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, does not shy away when it comes to addressing the problems afflicting modern...

    36. January 15, 2015

      English archbishops attack government over rising inequality

      The Church of England has launched a scathing attack on the UK coalition government less than four months before the general...

    37. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    38. January 14, 2015

      Tories to reform UK compulsory purchase rules

      George Osborne could make Britain’s “outdated” compulsory purchase system more generous in an effort to speed up big...

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