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    1. 20 hours ago

      UK companies blame exchange rates for profit warnings

      One in four of the large listed UK companies that warned about profits last year cited exchange rates as a reason for worse...

    2. 20 hours ago

      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

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    1. 21 hours ago

      Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters

      The UK is becoming a nation of grafters. With living standards at their lowest in a decade and real-term wages falling 8 per...

    2. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    3. January 21, 2015

      Jobs record helps ‘lucky town’ Swindon ride out Honda cuts

      Swindon is a company town and until recently the company was Honda. At its peak, the Japanese carmaker employed 5,000 at its...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Bank of England MPC unanimous in holding interest rates

      The Bank of England has taken a step back from raising interest rates, after the two dissenters on its nine-strong Monetary...

    5. January 20, 2015

      UK’s labour regulations must stay light and easy

      David Cameron calls Britain the “jobs machine” of Europe, and has reiterated a vow to restore full employment. Unlike his...

    6. January 19, 2015

      Business groups hit out at late payment ‘scandal’

      The Institute of Directors has warned that the “scandal” of late payments is undermining the UK’s economic recovery. It said...

    7. January 19, 2015

      Conservatives can bore their way to general election victory

      The quote is better known than understood: “Once again, the facts of life have turned out to be Tory.” Margaret Thatcher did...

    8. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    9. January 19, 2015

      British economy looks set to accelerate, say forecasters

      Britain is projected to shrug off indifferent survey data and accelerate over the next year, according to the Ernst & Young...

    10. January 16, 2015

      Fiscal watchdog ‘not a fantastic forecaster’, admits mandarin

      George Osborne’s independent fiscal watchdog “is not a fantastic forecaster”, the top civil servant in the Treasury has...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Lambeth’s turbulent priest utters harsh truths

      Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, does not shy away when it comes to addressing the problems afflicting modern...

    12. January 15, 2015

      English archbishops attack government over rising inequality

      The Church of England has launched a scathing attack on the UK coalition government less than four months before the general...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    14. January 14, 2015

      Tories to reform UK compulsory purchase rules

      George Osborne could make Britain’s “outdated” compulsory purchase system more generous in an effort to speed up big...

    15. January 14, 2015

      Profitability of UK oil companies hits record low

      The profitability of companies working on the UK’s offshore oil and gasfields reached a record low in the third quarter of...

    16. January 13, 2015

      Strong performance by creative industries boosts UK economy

      The UK’s creative industries contributed a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to the latest government...

    17. January 13, 2015

      Central bankers are steered towards the wrong target

      Nothing makes a politician appear more out of touch than having a shaky grasp of the cost of living. Being asked for the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      UK disinflation should be cause for cheer

      For years, the UK has added more jobs than almost any other country in the rich world even as real incomes plunged thanks to...

    19. January 9, 2015

      Data confirm slowdown in UK recovery

      Economists and investors said that despite a dip in construction output and industrial production in November, they still...

    20. January 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates and policy on hold

      The first UK interest rate rise in more than five years remains a distant prospect, as the Bank of England voted to keep...

    21. January 6, 2015

      Sterling falls amid disappointing UK services data

      A slowdown in the UK’s services sector pushed sterling to a 17-month low on Tuesday, and provided a further sign that...

    22. January 5, 2015

      UK construction growth slows

      The UK construction sector expanded at the slowest pace in 17 months in December, due to a slowdown in the rate of growth of...

    23. January 5, 2015

      Germany overtakes UK in corporate executive pay stakes

      Germany has overtaken the UK as the home of Europe’s top-paid corporate executives in a shift that partly reflects public...

    24. January 5, 2015

      Finance chiefs cautious on UK economy

      Chief financial officers have become much more cautious as the country enters a general election year and with fears of...

    25. January 5, 2015

      Manufacturers braced for tough year

      The new year has hardly started but manufacturers are already expecting 2015 to be tough. Confidence has tumbled as those...

    26. January 4, 2015

      New towns will be testbeds for healthcare ‘revolution’

      Britain’s new towns will become testbeds for big changes to the way healthcare is delivered, with tech-savvy patients...

    27. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    28. January 2, 2015

      London financial sector’s revival fuels office rental cost fears

      London’s office market is booming as the capital’s resurgent banking and finance sector encounters a shortage of new space —...

    29. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Political risk is back on the worry list

      Political risk is back on the worry list for economists, with opinion polls increasingly suggesting neither of the two main...

    30. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: UK borrowing and taxes to rise

      Britain faces years of steeper public borrowing, slower debt reduction and higher taxes after May’s election, despite...

    31. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: How they did last year

      Britain’s economic forecasters scored many more hits than misses in their responses to the Financial Times’s annual survey...

    32. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: EU referendum would damage economy

      Most economists believe that calling a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU would hurt the economy because it would...

    33. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: UK unemployment forecast to fall

      Britain will not run out of scope to create jobs in 2015 and will therefore not reach full employment, a slender majority of...

    34. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Living standards forecast to rise

      Economists are confident that 2015 will be the year households finally see real rises in their standard of living. But they...

    35. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Former MPC members urge rate rise

      Interest rates must start rising soon, to wean the UK off crisis-era monetary policy, five former members of the Bank of...

    36. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: UK growth forecast to continue

      Britain’s recovery is secure and will continue at a good pace in 2015 even if growth is likely to be a bit weaker than last...

    37. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: Spending cuts plans ‘not plausible’

      The UK government’s goal of cutting public spending so public finances are back in the black by 2018-19 with a large annual...

    38. December 28, 2014

      Britain has nothing to fear but its politicians

      Even as Britain enters a sixth year of recovery, economists can find excuses to be dismal. Every silver lining has its...

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