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    2. February 8, 2016

      Business confidence sinks to three-year low

      Fears over the health of the global economy and the upcoming Brexit referendum have knocked British business confidence...

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    1. February 8, 2016

      Poor broadband threatens UK growth

      The UK’s broadband network is not sufficient to support the growth of industry, threatening the government’s ambitions...

    2. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    3. February 3, 2016

      Services data brighten outlook for UK economy

      Britain’s dominant service sector shrugged off concerns about the global economy to record another month of solid...

    4. February 2, 2016

      SME lending grows for first time since financial crisis

      Lending to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK is growing for the first time since the recession, but many...

    5. January 28, 2016

      How Brexit will put extra pressure on the pound

      The “pound in your pocket” may feel a little lighter than it did at the start of the year. In the past month, sterling...

    6. January 28, 2016

      Rebalancing remains elusive as services drive UK growth

      A pick-up in the UK’s dominant service sector helped push up the rate of economic growth in the final quarter of 2015....

    7. January 27, 2016

      Value of UK mortgages rises 6%

      The UK enjoyed another “strong year for household borrowing” as the gross value of mortgages rose 6 per cent on 2014,...

    8. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Sterling shake-out: Blame it on the Brexit?

      Sterling has taken a pounding since the start of this year. Most explanations point the finger at low inflation...

    9. January 20, 2016

      UK unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2006

      Unemployment in Britain has dropped to its lowest rate in almost a decade but persistently weak pay growth has...

    10. January 19, 2016

      Carney is right to keep UK interest rates on hold

      It is official: the special relationship does not extend to monetary policy. Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor,...

    11. January 19, 2016

      UK not strong enough for rate rise, says Carney

      Britain may still be sitting close to the top of the international growth table for advanced economies, but in a speech...

    12. January 18, 2016

      Ikea senses room to grow amid ‘peak stuff’

      After peak oil, peak government and even peak beard, now we have “peak stuff”, after Ikea — of all companies —...

    13. January 18, 2016

      Clydesdale IPO priced at lower than expected range

      Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking group has been forced to wipe off more than £500m from the expected value of its...

    14. January 18, 2016

      Northern businesses turn gloomy as floodwaters recede

      A north-south divide has opened up in small business confidence after a sharp dip in the north-east, Scotland and...

    15. January 18, 2016

      Pay growth set to slow, but consumers remain on a roll

      A slowdown in UK pay growth is likely to be confirmed this week, as the government launches a campaign to advertise the...

    16. January 14, 2016

      Economists push back timeframe for UK rate rise

      Economists pushed back their forecasts for the timing of the first interest rate rise on Thursday after the Bank of...

    17. January 13, 2016

      There is no reason to worry about UK household debt

      Britain is gripped by unsustainable debt-fuelled consumption. So fashionable has this charge become that Mark Carney...

    18. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      'From bad to worse': reaction to UK production

      The UK just turned in some disappointing industrial and manufacturing production data for November, showing sharp...

    19. January 12, 2016

      Michael Page’s growth rate hit by lethargy over hiring

      UK employers have become “increasingly reluctant” to make hiring decisions according to Michael Page International, the...

    20. January 8, 2016

      UK current account worries awake from their slumber

      Britain’s trading position with the rest of the world has gone in a few decades from an issue that could torpedo...

    21. January 8, 2016

      Fall in oil price narrows UK trade deficit

      Cheaper oil imports helped narrow the UK’s trade deficit marginally in November, but with exports still lacklustre...

    22. January 8, 2016

      Chancellor’s economic mood shifts down

      George Osborne had a list of others to blame for his downbeat assessment of the economy — China, Brazil, Russia, lower...

    23. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Oil dents UK trade deficit, but sterling 'hurting'

      Falling oil prices helped narrow the UK trade deficit to £3.2bn in November, down £300m from the previous month, but up...

    24. January 7, 2016

      Market sentiment on UK economy turns sour

      Market sentiment on the UK economy turned sour on Thursday. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar for...

    25. January 7, 2016

      UK car sales hit new record in 2015

      Britain registered a record number of cars last year as rising consumer confidence, low fuel prices and easy credit...

    26. January 6, 2016

      Britain’s struggle to forge a balanced economy

      When the UK economy started to recover from the global financial meltdown of 2009, there were hopes that the new growth...

    27. January 5, 2016

      UK construction industry still seen as robust

      The British construction industry ended the year on a robust note, according to survey evidence that continues to paint...

    28. January 4, 2016

      UK consumer borrowing: credit unchecked

      For the pundits wrongfooted by Britain’s economic recovery (that is, most of them), there is a dour reply to the...

    29. January 4, 2016

      Sir Nick Macpherson to step down from Treasury

      Sir Nick Macpherson, the top official at the Treasury, is stepping down after a decade running an institution that had...

    30. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Success in 2015

      With one notable exception, Britain’s economic forecasters can look back on last year’s predictions with pride. They...

    31. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Brexit would damage growth

      There are few issues that unite UK economists but Brexit is one of them: they overwhelmingly believe leaving the EU is...

    32. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Boosts and risks to recovery

      Four out of five economists in the Financial Times survey see another good year of UK growth, keeping Britain near the...

    33. January 3, 2016

      Economists’ forecasts: Fears over balance of recovery

      The size of the current account deficit and the UK’s reliance on household consumption are among the main worries for...

    34. December 28, 2015

      Britain’s gamble on the national living wage

      Some accused businesses and economists of excessive caution when they reacted anxiously to George Osborne’s...

    35. December 28, 2015

      David Cameron falls silent on ‘long-term economic plan’

      It was the cornerstone of the Conservative election campaign: “The long-term economic plan.” During the last...

    36. December 24, 2015

      UK bank lending to business grows for first time since crisis

      British bank lending to the corporate sector grew for the first time since 2009 in the year to November, highlighting...

    37. December 23, 2015

      UK pace of growth weakens

      The pace of growth in the UK economy has weakened noticeably, in another piece of disappointing news for the...

    38. December 20, 2015

      UK tech companies motor ahead of the field

      Britain has created 45,000 technology companies over the past five years, more than double the overall rate of...

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