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    1. October 24, 2014

      UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

      The UK has solidified its position as one of the fastest expanding economies in the industrial world, as it recorded...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Fresh data show UK growth slowing

      A set of weaker than expected data in retail, housing and manufacturing has fuelled the impression that the speed of...

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    1. October 21, 2014

      Supercity of north to rival London wins more backing

      The man who coined the term “Brics” has called for the creation of a northern supercity he tagged “ManSheffLeedsPool” as a...

    2. October 21, 2014

      UK shortfall in tax receipts adds to problem of cutting deficit

      The UK economy might be growing at the fastest rate in the industrial world, but there are few signs of recovery where it...

    3. October 21, 2014

      Whitbread to launch Premier Inn brand in Germany

      Whitbread is to launch Premier Inn in Germany, its first foray into the budget hotel market in continental Europe. The...

    4. October 19, 2014

      Tory MPs urge George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and attractions

      Dozens of Conservatives MPs are calling on George Osborne to cut VAT on hotels and tourist attractions as fears rise about...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Equities rally on hints of lower rates for longer

      Global equities rallied strongly on Friday, encouraged by hints that US and UK monetary policy tightening could be delayed...

    6. October 15, 2014

      Pre-election risks to the British success story

      Many finance ministers would happily swap places with George Osborne. The UK chancellor could on Wednesday celebrate...

    7. October 15, 2014

      UK unemployment falls to near 6-year low of 6%

      Britain’s jobs market powered ahead in the summer, with unemployment falling to 6 per cent – its lowest in almost six years...

    8. October 10, 2014

      Fresh data add to signs of UK slowdown

      Britain’s exports fell in August and the country’s builders also had a bad month, adding to signs of a slight slowdown in...

    9. October 9, 2014

      Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

      George Osborne has said the eurozone risks slipping back into crisis and warned the UK economy could not be immune to its...

    10. October 9, 2014

      Manufacturers need more tax credits, says CBI boss

      British business is calling on the main political parties to commit to expanding research tax credits to support the...

    11. October 8, 2014

      Business survey shows signs of UK recovery losing momentum

      Signs that the UK’s economic recovery may be losing momentum have emerged for the first time in a survey of 7,000...

    12. October 7, 2014

      IMF praises UK recovery but data show weaknesses remain

      The International Monetary Fund may have given the UK good marks for its recovery on Tuesday but official data published on...

    13. October 7, 2014

      British crisis consigned to past, says IMF

      Britain’s growth is strong enough to consign the effects of the financial crisis to the past, the International Monetary...

    14. October 7, 2014

      UK manufacturing hit by eurozone slowdown

      Britain’s manufacturers are suffering a slowdown as the worsening eurozone economy hits demand for UK-made products. The...

    15. October 6, 2014

      UK car sales rise 5.6 per cent

      Car sales in Britain continued to accelerate last month, with the industry recording its best September in a decade. Some...

    16. October 3, 2014

      Business in generational struggle to defend free market, says IoD

      The head of a top UK business lobby said on Friday that corporate Britain was in a “generational struggle” to defend free...

    17. October 1, 2014

      David Cameron pledges sweeping tax cuts for low and middle earners

      David Cameron has put tax cuts at the heart of his message to British voters at the next election, vowing to reduce income...

    18. September 30, 2014

      UK economy bigger than thought at 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

      Britain’s economy was 2.7 per cent larger in the second quarter than its pre-crisis peak, having regained the output lost in...

    19. September 29, 2014

      UK mortgage approvals fall sharply

      Britain’s credit-light recovery continued in August, with a further decline in bank lending to companies and another...

    20. September 29, 2014

      Osborne sets out plans to curb welfare bill

      George Osborne said a Tory government would save £3bn by freezing benefits for working-age people for two years after the...

    21. September 29, 2014

      CFO risk appetite hits seven-year high

      Risk appetite among the UK’s chief financial officers has risen to a seven-year high in the wake of the No vote in the...

    22. September 29, 2014

      ‘Lost decade’ of wage growth looms for households

      Households face “a lost decade” of real wage growth, according to forecasts published on Monday that predict take-home pay...

    23. September 28, 2014

      George Osborne pins UK’s hopes of economic recovery on the North

      Graphene, the “wonder material” discovered at Manchester University is superstrong, superthin, superconductive and could be...

    24. September 23, 2014

      Recovery fails to boost UK public finances

      Britain’s public finances are deteriorating in spite of the recovering economy, raising the possibility that even more...

    25. September 22, 2014

      Investment boom fails to halt 11% fall in Scotch whisky exports

      The value of Scotch whisky exports fell by more than a tenth in the first half of 2014, a decline that will fuel doubts...

    26. September 22, 2014

      Balls plays to the public with promise of rectitude

      Ed Balls was met with silence from several thousand delegates in a packed conference hall in Manchester on Monday as he...

    27. September 22, 2014

      British manufacturers call on politicians to commit to EU membership

      Britain’s industrial companies, fearful of the disruption that could be caused by a proposed referendum in 2017 on leaving...

    28. September 18, 2014

      Sterling rise hits profits at UK’s biggest law firms

      The rise in the value of the pound this year has hit profits at the UK’s biggest law firms, data show. The top ten UK firms...

    29. September 16, 2014

      Health of high streets revives as economy gains strength

      The health of one in four British high streets is improving as the economic recovery reduces numbers of empty shops, though...

    30. September 16, 2014

      Bank of England signals dim view of household debt

      The Bank of England has signalled that it is minded to take a dim view of household borrowing in future, blaming the...

    31. September 9, 2014

      Whitbread hotel unit rebounds in regions

      Hotel rooms in the UK regions are selling at a faster rate than those in London, Whitbread said, a remarkable turnround for...

    32. September 9, 2014

      UK trade deficit widens again in July

      The UK’s trade deficit widened again in July, highlighting just how much the recovery remains reliant on strong domestic...

    33. September 8, 2014

      Halifax data show UK house price growth slowing in August

      The rise in UK house prices slowed in August, according to data from Halifax, boosting hopes that the property market has...

    34. September 8, 2014

      Scotland lags behind as UK business activity hits nine-month high

      Business activity in Scotland grew at its slowest pace in three months in August, recording the weakest increase in activity...

    35. September 5, 2014

      A second look at the UK economy

      Finding out that you have been richer than you thought you were all along is a strange kind of blessing. In theory it is a...

    36. September 5, 2014

      London’s Victoriana beats new-build

      Period properties in central London earned more for their buyers since 2009 than the new-build homes popular with foreign...

    37. September 5, 2014

      UK consumers sceptical on falling prices

      Official data may show prices are falling on the UK high street, but consumers are not convinced. The latest quarterly...

    38. September 3, 2014

      Growth in jobs outstrips rest of EU

      The UK has seen more net employment growth over the past four years than the rest of the EU put together, according to...

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