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  1. 18 hours ago

    MPC dissenters still seen as outliers unable to shift policy

    It seems dissent is back in fashion at the Bank of England. Rune watchers no longer need to speculate about the semantic...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

    The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine Monetary...

  3. August 19, 2014

    Chuka Umunna says UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

    Efforts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the southeast using a regional growth fund have been “mired in...

  4. August 18, 2014

    Number 10 is reduced to an office of stately weakness

    At the turn of the millennium, peace and prosperity were leaving Britain’s cognoscenti with frustratingly little to moan...

  5. August 15, 2014

    Ecigarette shops lead high streets’ transformation

    The smell of lychees, bubblegum and strawberries fills the vapour filled room in Vape Lab, an ecigarette store in east...

  6. August 15, 2014

    UK economic recovery remains on track

    The UK’s recovery remains on track, led by a continued strong performance in the services sector which remains the only part...

  7. August 15, 2014

    UK ‘sharing economy’ companies told of £9bn potential

    Companies in the UK’s nascent “sharing economy” could generate annual revenues of about £9bn by 2025 but only if they fulfil...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Housing costs weigh on UK disposable incomes, think-tank finds

    Nearly 1m working households in the UK are spending more than half their disposable income on housing costs, according to...

  9. August 14, 2014

    UK home improvement market waits on deeper recovery

    The revival of the UK housebuilding sector has boosted almost every point in the property cycle, from brickmakers supplying...

  10. August 13, 2014

    Wage growth feeble as UK economy recovers

    Mark Carney gave Britain the good news first on Wednesday and then he came to the “but”. The recovery was on track and...

  11. August 13, 2014

    Markets push rate rise bets back after BoE report

    The Bank of England has halved its wage growth forecast for this year, leaving financial markets betting that UK interest...

  12. August 13, 2014

    London rally spreads to lower-priced homes

    If Mark Carney wants to understand what is going on in London’s housing market, he needs to speak to Gary Gosney. Mr Gosney...

  13. August 11, 2014

    London house prices to slow to 3% next year, says Hamptons

    House price growth in London will slow to 3 per cent next year as measures to cool the market begin to have an impact,...

  14. August 11, 2014

    Data dent hopes of recovery in UK wages

    Britain’s employers are hiring at a rapid pace but very few have increased the starting salaries they offer, denting hopes...

  15. August 10, 2014

    UK car sales rise but boom is set to stall, analysts warn

    The UK’s car sales boom is starting to splutter as years of credit-fuelled spending catches up with a saturated market and...

  16. August 8, 2014

    UK trade deficit expands in June

    Britain’s economy is still failing to rebalance towards exports, according to official data, which show the trade deficit...

  17. August 8, 2014

    FTSE 100 falls to a three-month low

    There were broad losses for the FTSE 100 on Friday, taking it back to levels last seen in April, as the prospect of fresh US...

  18. August 7, 2014

    Lord Freud predicts faster drop in UK’s economic inactivity

    Changes to the welfare system will accelerate the UK’s already startling drop in economic inactivity, a minister has said....

  19. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

  20. August 5, 2014

    Services survey signals strongest growth in eight months

    Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

  21. August 5, 2014

    Bank lending at root of UK’s economic ‘puzzles’

    The performance of the UK economy from the start of the financial crisis until early 2013 was unusual in a number of...

  22. August 5, 2014

    UK productivity still abysmal, report says

    Despite the UK’s economic recovery, productivity growth is “still abysmal”, real wages are running below the rate of...

  23. August 4, 2014

    UK building industry hit by ‘lost decade’

    The UK building industry feels it is enduring a “lost decade”, with business activity not expected to return to...

  24. August 4, 2014

    UK business confidence dips for first time in two years

    UK business confidence has dipped for the first time in two years, reinforcing expectations of a modest slowdown in economic...

  25. August 1, 2014

    The cure for an overmighty pound

    On the face of it the British economy is having a good year. Its size has surpassed the high point reached before the...

  26. August 1, 2014

    Economists unfazed by disappointing UK data

    A bout of disappointing UK economic news this week has come as a jolt after a year’s worth of steadily improving data. On...

  27. August 1, 2014

    Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

    When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

  28. July 30, 2014

    UK consumer confidence falls for first time in six months

    UK consumer confidence fell in July for the first time in six months, according to a survey, adding to signs that spending...

  29. July 29, 2014

    UK mortgage approvals rise for first time in five months

    UK mortgage approvals increased in June for the first time since January, signalling that the disruption caused to the...

  30. July 29, 2014

    Ben Broadbent: UK trade deficit is not a threat to growth

    The UK does not need to worry about an “existential threat to UK growth” from Britain’s historically weak trading position,...

  31. July 29, 2014

    Businesses lose out as housing boom forces conversion of offices into homes

    Britain’s strong housing market threatens to choke its economic recovery as developers convert an increasing number of...

  32. July 28, 2014

    London’s employers warn of economic effect of soaring housing costs

    London’s employers say that soaring housing costs are making it harder to find staff and pushing up wages, damaging the...

  33. July 27, 2014

    Feedback: three-day week for all

    Michael Skapinker argued in his column last week that Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecoms boss, was in tune with the times...

  34. July 25, 2014

    UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

    Britain’s economy is finally larger than it was before the financial crisis six years ago after output grew 0.8 per cent in...

  35. July 24, 2014

    IMF forecasts UK to be fastest-growing advanced economy in 2014

    Britain’s economic revival continues to surprise the rest of the world, with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday...

  36. July 24, 2014

    UK retail sales show little growth in June

    Underlying growth in retail sales remains robust, but the UK consumer’s appetite for spending seems to be moderating. The...

  37. July 23, 2014

    UK retail sales heat up with warmer weather

    Retail sales volumes rebounded in July, in a sign that UK consumers are continuing to spend. A monthly retail survey by the...

  38. July 23, 2014

    Mark Carney signals BoE preparing to raise interest rates

    Mark Carney on Wednesday sent the strongest signal yet that the Bank of England was preparing to raise interest rates. But...

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