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    1. May 3, 2016

      UK manufacturing activity contracts for first time in 3 years

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing industry contracted in April for the first time since 2013, as...

    2. April 29, 2016

      Britons keep spending despite pessimism on the economy

      Consumer credit surged at its fastest rate in 11 years in March in the latest sign that Britons are refusing to tighten...

    3. April 27, 2016

      Bank governor says Brexit risks higher prices and lower growth

      Britain risks a period of weak sterling, higher prices and lower growth if it votes to leave the EU, according to the...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Global economic fears take toll on UK growth

      The pace of Britain’s recovery slackened noticeably in the first quarter of the year, as global fears hit all parts of...

    5. April 27, 2016

      OECD issues damning report on effect of Brexit

      George Osborne, UK chancellor, received another significant economic endorsement for his campaign to remain in the EU...

    6. April 26, 2016

      Arguments for Brexit do not add up

      If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our...

    7. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    8. April 24, 2016

      UK profit warnings at highest level since crisis

      Corporate profit warnings are running at their highest rate since the financial crisis as UK companies struggle to...

    9. April 21, 2016

      UK misses borrowing target a month after it was set

      The government has missed its borrowing target for the year just a month after it was set. For the financial year...

    10. April 19, 2016

      Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit

      How might future historians judge a British decision to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23? It might well be...

    11. April 18, 2016

      Osborne plays Treasury trump card to draw adversaries into debate

      George Osborne played his strongest card in the EU referendum on Monday — the economy — as he tried to draw the Leave...

    12. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    13. April 18, 2016

      Only economics matters in the Brexit debate

      Barack Obama’s speeches trace a picture of the world as it could be if only people had the vision and moral depth of,...

    14. April 14, 2016

      Veteran of Treasury battles tots up a decade’s wins and losses

      Nick Macpherson is not ducking the blame. The man who headed the Treasury in its darkest postwar days admits he was...

    15. April 12, 2016

      Is the British economy suffering from a Brexit effect?

      Is uncertainty about the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU damaging the UK economy? As the...

    16. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    17. April 6, 2016

      Foxtons chief given 19% pay rise as key property market stalls

      Foxtons has awarded its chief executive a 19 per cent rise in basic pay despite a slowdown in the central London...

    18. April 4, 2016

      The quiet success of Britain’s anarchic economic model

      Britain has evolved a successful economy without evolving any affection for it. France cherishes its managed market as...

    19. April 3, 2016

      What the Labour party can learn from Harold Wilson

      Harold Wilson, whose centenary falls this year — as does the 50th anniversary of his biggest general election victory —...

    20. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    21. March 31, 2016

      Services close to 80% of UK economy

      Britain’s service industry recorded its 12th consecutive quarter of growth on Thursday and now accounts for almost 80...

    22. March 31, 2016

      Current account deficit hits postwar high

      Britain’s current account deficit has hit a new postwar high, underlining the country’s reliance on foreign capital. In...

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      March 22, 2016

      February borrowing hits Osborne: reaction

      They’re not the figures the UK chancellor George Osborne needed. As Mr Osborne prepares to defend his financial...

    24. March 18, 2016

      UK should worry less about China slowdown, BoE says

      The UK should worry less about the slowdown in China and more about the state of the US and eurozone economies,...

    25. March 17, 2016

      The age of uncertainty is upon us

      Productivity is not everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. This truth, enunciated by the Nobel...

    26. March 16, 2016

      Budget 2016: bleak outlook for economy as productivity downgraded

      Britain’s economy is smaller and weaker than previously thought, judged the nation’s economic watchdog in an...

    27. March 16, 2016

      A gloomy outlook puts Osborne back on the defensive

      The winds of fate have blown George Osborne this way and that during his time as chancellor. He had to endure the storm...

    28. March 16, 2016

      Britain’s growth outlook darkens as Osborne targets big business

      George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, announced big downgrades to the UK’s growth outlook and higher...

    29. March 16, 2016

      UK’s cooling economy will lead to £2bn increase in gilt sales

      The UK’s cooling economy and slower than expected deficit reduction will lead to a £2bn increase in gilt sales in the...

    30. March 16, 2016

      Osborne targets the next generation in his 2016 Budget

      The political elements were as notable as the economics in George Osborne’s eighth Budget. The growth and borrowing...

    31. March 15, 2016

      The UK economy has changed, so must the way we measure it

      Britain’s Central Statistical Office (now the Office for National Statistics) was founded in 1941 following a direct...

    32. March 15, 2016

      Northern Ireland outshone by Republic as recovery falters

      Northern Ireland is failing to create jobs at the same rate as elsewhere in the UK or in the Republic as its public...

    33. March 13, 2016

      UK Budget: George Osborne faces reality

      It was not supposed to be like this. When George Osborne boasted in his November economic forecasts that his “long-term...

    34. March 11, 2016

      Uncomfortable truths for David Cameron over Libya

      In the 70 years since Sir Winston Churchill coined the term “special relationship”, the leaders of the US and UK have...

    35. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      UK deficit with EU swells to biggest on record

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods with the European Union rose to £8.1bn in January, the largest monthly deficit on...

    36. March 9, 2016

      UK manufacturing shows signs of life

      British industry started the new year in better shape than had been feared, with overall industrial production and...

    37. March 6, 2016

      ‘Healthy towns’ may be a step too far

      It sounds like a single elegant solution to two pressing social problems: 10 “healthy new towns” are to be built across...

    38. March 4, 2016

      George Osborne’s desire to cut UK spending makes little sense

      George Osborne wants to burnish his image as an iron chancellor of the exchequer. He has already committed to achieving...

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