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      Bumper UK car registrations belie health of sector

      Car dealers registered more vehicles between January and June than in any other first-half on record — but the boom may be...

    2. July 6, 2015

      UK finance chiefs ‘shrug off’ European fears

      Never mind “Grexit” — the finance chiefs of some of Britain’s biggest companies are planning to expand and take more risk...

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    1. July 3, 2015

      UK services data rebound raises hopes of growth boost

      A rebound in activity in the UK’s dominant services sector has boosted hopes overall that economic growth will strengthen in...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Downgrade feared for UK export body

      David Cameron has ordered an overhaul of the way the government promotes exports, raising speculation of job cuts at the...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Oxford and Cambridge: tale of two cities shows housing disparity

      For centuries they have been England’s twin cities, seats of learning and, now, booming science and technology economies....

    4. June 30, 2015

      UK set to be fastest-growing G7 economy

      The UK economy grew faster at the start of the year than previously thought, but output per person still remained slightly...

    5. June 30, 2015

      UK consumer confidence at highest in 15 years

      The feelgood factor is back for British consumers, with a confidence measure reaching its highest level in more than 15...

    6. June 29, 2015

      BoE’s Andy Haldane rejects calls for early rise in interest rates

      Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, will on Tuesday reject calls for an early interest rate rise, saying...

    7. June 26, 2015

      Prime London property market slows

      The market for high-end properties in central London has slowed sharply as wealthy buyers bridle at steep prices and higher...

    8. June 24, 2015

      Dublin MPs call for Irish role in UK’s Europe negotiations

      The UK’s continued membership of the EU is so important to Ireland that the Irish government must be actively involved in...

    9. Andrew Smithers

      June 24, 2015

      Productivity and the decline in capital efficiency

      There has been a steady decline in the efficiency of capital over the long-term in developed economies, and this...

    10. June 23, 2015

      Bank of England hawk says prepare for UK rate rise

      The Bank of England should be ready to raise borrowing costs as early as August, a member of its Monetary Policy Committee...

    11. June 22, 2015

      Bank of England strikes upbeat note on productivity growth

      The Bank of England has struck an optimistic note on productivity growth, saying rising wages will push companies to invest...

    12. June 22, 2015

      Mood improves among small businesses

      The mood of entrepreneurs and small businesses has picked up in the second quarter since the election, with revenues,...

    13. June 21, 2015

      FT City Network: LSE chief warns on indebtedness

      A top City figure has warned about the risk posed to the UK economy by rising levels of debt and an overreliance on...

    14. June 20, 2015

      Protesters throng London to oppose UK government’s austerity plan

      LONDON, June 20 — Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters massed outside Britain’s parliament on Saturday to...

    15. June 19, 2015

      Free Lunch: Getting fiscal policy right

      Intellectual lemonade from a policy lemon If nothing else, George Osborne's uber-political pledge to legally require himself...

    16. June 18, 2015

      UK retail spending rises 4.6% in May

      Britons’ love affair with shopping shows no sign of ending, with the volume of goods bought in UK shops growing again in...

    17. June 16, 2015

      Start-up map shows the most enterprising regions

      Do you want to found a business that will hit £1m turnover within three years? Try Belfast. Looking to triple that within...

    18. June 16, 2015

      Small business growth returns to pre-recession levels says study

      The UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises have recovered from the recession, according to the Enterprise Research Centre...

    19. June 12, 2015

      UK construction data point to strengthening recovery

      The UK economy grew faster than expected last year and in the first quarter of 2015, after revisions showed the construction...

    20. June 11, 2015

      Osborne is mistaken to apply Victorian values to fiscal policy

      George Osborne is a radical politician. The chancellor’s new plan to legislate fiscal surpluses is an attempt to return...

    21. June 10, 2015

      UK industrial production shows sharp rise

      Britain’s industrial sector rose sharply in April, as a strong rebound in the oil and gas sector made up for a disappointing...

    22. June 8, 2015

      CBI cuts UK growth forecast and warns of EU plebiscite risks

      The CBI employers’ federation has cut its growth forecasts for the UK and given warning that uncertainty over Britain’s EU...

    23. June 4, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold in the face of mixed signals about the strength of the UK recovery. The...

    24. June 3, 2015

      OECD urges Osborne to ease back on UK spending cuts

      Pressure mounted on George Osborne on Wednesday to ease back on the pace of austerity when an international organisation...

    25. June 3, 2015

      ‘Sir Angel’ exposes devil in the detail of UK cuts

      David Cameron’s vision for his second term is about to crash into fiscal reality as George Osborne prepares his summer...

    26. June 3, 2015

      OECD warns Britain to spread spending cuts more evenly

      The UK government should even out its planned deficit reduction over the next five years to “lower the impact on growth”,...

    27. June 3, 2015

      Services data reinforce fears of slowing UK recovery

      The UK services sector grew at the slowest pace in five months in May, raising fears the economy may have failed to rebound...

    28. June 3, 2015

      British shoppers keep ‘caution’ at the top of their shopping lists

      British consumers are still more likely to hunt for a bargain than splash out on a luxury item, and have kept the word...

    29. May 29, 2015

      Labour’s chance to call time on business-bashing

      As Britain’s Labour party prepares to choose a new leader there are already signs that the candidates see the needs for a...

    30. May 29, 2015

      UK economy faces a consumer confidence conundrum

      Ask any optimist on the outlook for the UK economy why they remain upbeat despite recent soggy growth and there is normally...

    31. May 28, 2015

      Executive pay holds the key to the productivity puzzle

      Productivity has declined in all the major developed economies. This fall is not a mystery, as is often claimed. Poor...

    32. May 28, 2015

      UK recovery dogged by poor export performance

      Britain’s continuing struggle to boost exports dragged down overall growth in the economy in the first three months of the...

    33. May 20, 2015

      Osborne makes priority of boosting UK productivity

      George Osborne has announced plans to improve Britain’s poor productivity record, admitting the country has to deal with...

    34. May 17, 2015

      Business Growth Fund unlocks financing for small UK companies

      A conjuror stepped from behind the curtain at the Magic Circle’s humble headquarter behind London’s Euston Station on...

    35. May 15, 2015

      UK construction continues to drag on growth

      Despite a bounceback in March, the UK’s construction sector shrank in the first three months of the year, continuing to act...

    36. May 13, 2015

      Walk on the supply side needed for UK economy

      Mark Carney ran a blistering time in the London marathon, trouncing most of the City as well as the handful of MPs so...

    37. May 13, 2015

      Sterling volatile after jobs data and Bank of England report

      The Bank of England took the wind out of sterling’s sails by lowering its growth forecasts for the UK economy, but could not...

    38. May 13, 2015

      Bank of England downgrades UK growth forecast

      The Bank of England has sounded a more cautious note on Britain’s economy, replacing extremely optimistic growth forecasts...

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