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      UK household incomes forecast to rise next year

      Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are...

    2. 12 hours ago

      Older UK professionals seek new work challenges after pension age

      A fifth of professionals are thinking of starting a whole new career after they retire in a sign of a big shift in Britain’s...

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    1. 13 hours ago

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    2. 14 hours ago

      Christmas pantomime thriving despite rise in ticket prices

      The Christmas panto is enjoying a season of rising audience numbers despite a sharp increase in the average price of tickets...

    3. December 24, 2014

      Modest improvement to UK productivity

      The UK’s productivity performance may be improving, but progress remains slow, figures published on Wednesday suggest....

    4. December 24, 2014

      Labour attacks shortage of housing for young families

      Labour has accused the government of a failure to tackle the housing shortage with the claim that more than 87,000 children...

    5. December 23, 2014

      UK looks set to miss 3% growth forecast

      Growth this year is likely to miss the government’s 3 per cent forecast, undermining the boast by George Osborne that the...

    6. December 22, 2014

      Britons shift spending towards luxuries

      Low inflation and the supermarket price war have allowed cash-strapped Britons to redirect more of their spending towards...

    7. December 22, 2014

      UK employers look set to engage more staff amid pay rise caution

      Employers plan to hire more staff in every region of the UK next year but they are still cautious about pay, with only a...

    8. December 21, 2014

      Grim year for UK profit warnings

      This year has been the worst for profit warnings from the UK’s largest listed companies since the depths of the financial...

    9. December 19, 2014

      Price war delivers Christmas present for UK food shoppers

      Shoppers are likely to find it easier to put dinner on the table for their families this Christmas. After five years of...

    10. December 19, 2014

      Higher receipts boost public finances

      Higher receipts helped the UK’s public finances improve slightly in November but the Chancellor still faces a tough...

    11. December 18, 2014

      Black Friday discounts boost UK retail sales

      UK retail sales surged in November, growing at the fastest pace in a decade as consumers took advantage of pre-Christmas...

    12. December 17, 2014

      A modest Christmas gift for the British economy

      Britain’s economy has been growing for nearly two years. But until this week, the nation’s workers had precious little to...

    13. December 17, 2014

      Productivity will make or break the next government

      Hard as it is to ignore, the rapid fall of inflation is an irrelevance for UK economic prospects compared with productivity...

    14. December 17, 2014

      UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

      Wages have inched further ahead of inflation in the UK, signalling that living standards look set to recover after five...

    15. December 15, 2014

      Forget immigration, the UK election will be all about the economy

      The first rule of politics is that almost nothing matters. Events, policies, speeches — things that captivate what John...

    16. December 15, 2014

      Rise in online shopping drives lending for delivery fleets

      The surge in online shopping has boosted investment in delivery vans this year, as retailers and logistics companies rush to...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Retail parks reel from rise of online shopping

      The rise of internet shopping has hurt out-of-town retail parks more than the high street, research has found. Retail parks...

    18. December 11, 2014

      Miliband tackles his deficit attention disorder

      Most conference speeches are entirely forgettable. In October, Ed Miliband managed to deliver one that was memorable only...

    19. December 10, 2014

      Sting in tail of UK’s low borrowing costs

      It has never been cheaper for the UK to borrow money over the long term — something the current coalition government has not...

    20. December 10, 2014

      UK trade deficit narrows after decline in oil imports

      Britain’s trade deficit improved in October after a fall in oil imports and a small rise in exports, but economists warned...

    21. December 10, 2014

      UK manufacturing output falls amid eurozone malaise

      Britain’s manufacturers have suffered a drop in output as they grapple with economic malaise in their big export markets in...

    22. December 9, 2014

      Bargain hunters help UK to best shop sales growth in three months

      Britain’s high streets have recovered from their miserable early autumn after shoppers rushed to find pre-Christmas...

    23. December 8, 2014

      Home borrowers could handle rate rise, says BoE

      The Bank of England says the vast majority of mortgage borrowers could handle interest rate rises of up to 2 percentage...

    24. December 8, 2014

      Oil price fall provides fillip for UK economy

      The economy has picked up steam as companies across the UK report faster growth and lower costs because of the fall in the...

    25. December 5, 2014

      Angry electorate makes politicians fearful

      The textbooks treat election campaigns as moments of expectation. Sometimes even excitement. The organising mood in Britain...

    26. December 3, 2014

      Osborne dons populist armour for election campaign

      George Osborne has laid out the battleground for the next election in a populist Autumn Statement targeting banks,...

    27. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Recovery in wages to start next year

      Britain is set to lose economic momentum next year but will finally see productivity and wages start to recover, the...

    28. December 3, 2014

      Services data show UK economy continues to grow

      Britain’s economy continues to grow at a healthy pace, according to a survey of the services sector, which shows companies...

    29. December 3, 2014

      This bout of low inflation is good news for British finances

      Britain’s inflation rate is falling so fast that the Bank of England frets that the governor will have to pen an open letter...

    30. December 2, 2014

      UK household spending grows at fastest rate since records began

      Spending by UK households in 2013 has grown at its fastest rate since records began in 2001, according to data published by...

    31. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    32. December 1, 2014

      Skills shortage will hamper growth of London’s skyline

      The growing skills shortage in the UK’s construction sector is causing London’s biggest building contractors to turn down...

    33. December 1, 2014

      UK manufacturers scale back expectations for growth in 2015

      Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to scale back their expectations for growth next year as economic and political...

    34. November 30, 2014

      Britain will be squeezed at both ends in 2015

      In his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, George Osborne will reaffirm his plan to embark on the second half of the fiscal...

    35. November 30, 2014

      Eurozone recovery fears weigh on UK plc, says report

      The UK’s largest public companies are less optimistic about prospects for the economy both globally and within the UK than...

    36. November 27, 2014

      UK manufacturers plan to raise level of investment

      Almost 70 per cent of small and medium-sized manufacturers plan to increase their investment in technology and capital...

    37. November 26, 2014

      Fall in business investment overshadows UK growth

      An unexpected fall in business investment has reinforced concerns about the balance of the UK’s economic recovery, its...

    38. November 25, 2014

      Osborne to pledge balanced budget law

      George Osborne will next week announce plans to put into law a promise to balance Britain’s underlying budget deficit by the...

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