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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. September 3, 2014

    FTSE returns to dotcom bubble level

    The UK’s FTSE 100 share index hit a 14-year high on Wednesday, as global central bank policy actions pushed equity prices...

  12. September 3, 2014

    UK economy stronger than first thought

    Britain’s economy has been much stronger since 2008 than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics revealed on...

  13. September 3, 2014

    UK services industry growth accelerates

    Fresh survey data indicate the UK economy is continuing to grow strongly, but that the recovery is increasingly reliant on...

  14. September 3, 2014

    Scotland vote threatens to trip up gilts

    The raised level of investor concern about geopolitical risk is evident from defensive positions and the low level of...

  15. September 2, 2014

    UK construction activity jumps in August

    Activity in the UK construction sector hit a seven-month high in August, driven by the resurgent housing market and rises in...

  16. August 29, 2014

    Wondrous yet puzzling: a 36-year journey through changing Britain

    In my end is my beginning. We could almost be in 1978 or 1979. Singer Kate Bush is triumphantly back on stage, a Scottish...

  17. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  18. August 28, 2014

    Scotland’s patriots can vote for the union

    Three weeks before the referendum and Alex Salmond’s campaign for an independent Scotland has still to answer the simple...

  19. August 28, 2014

    Lending to UK business falls in second quarter

    Lending to British businesses fell in the second quarter, according to Bank of England figures that show the Funding for...

  20. August 28, 2014

    British Chambers of Commerce warns weak exports could hit growth

    The UK needs to boost exports if its economic growth is not to be a “flash in the pan”, according to one of the country’s...

  21. August 26, 2014

    Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

    Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

  22. August 26, 2014

    Deloitte warns on UK political risks

    Political uncertainty surrounding next year’s UK general election is at the top of the corporate agenda, according to David...

  23. August 24, 2014

    British workers cheaper to employ than Spanish

    Britain’s labour costs have dropped below Spain’s as a wage squeeze and weaker pound have transformed the UK into a low cost...

  24. August 21, 2014

    Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

    A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

  25. August 21, 2014

    UK borrowing still breaching target

    Britain’s anaemic wage growth is having a knock-on effect on public finances, with weak increases in tax receipts meaning...

  26. August 20, 2014

    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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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,...

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