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      UK survey shows post-election rise in business confidence

      Business confidence has improved since the decisive UK election result in May, but is still well below the peak of a...

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      George Osborne takes control of state assets before sell-off

      George Osborne is to take direct control of all government assets in the autumn as he prepares to accelerate the...

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    1. 18 hours ago

      Buyers flock to secure London land for development

      Foreign investors have embarked on a flurry of land-buying in central London, pushing dealmaking volumes to their...

    2. July 28, 2015

      UK GDP grows 0.7% in second quarter

      Britain’s recovery has passed a major milestone with gross domestic product per head returning to its pre-downturn peak...

    3. July 27, 2015

      UK consumer confidence powers ahead

      UK consumer confidence has overtaken the global average for the first time in more than nine years, underlining the...

    4. July 26, 2015

      How to give a radical edge to Osborne’s tame cost squeeze

      George Osborne last week prompted howls of anguish when he asked government departments to say what spending they would...

    5. July 22, 2015

      More Bank of England MPC members edge towards vote for rate rise

      A number of members of the UK’s interest rate setting committee considered voting for a rate rise in July but were put...

    6. July 21, 2015

      The risks and rewards of George Osborne’s austerity

      George Osborne is pressing ahead with a programme of public spending cuts that has few rivals in the western world. The...

    7. July 21, 2015

      Osborne asks Whitehall to plan 40% budget cuts

      George Osborne flexed his credentials as the “austerity chancellor” on Tuesday as he ordered Whitehall departments to...

    8. July 21, 2015

      Higher tax receipts keep deficit reduction plan on track

      As the chancellor put Whitehall departments on notice they will have to execute further sweeping spending cuts, he got...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Rise in both wages and unemployment puzzles economists

      Unemployment has edged up in the UK for the first time in two years but workers’ wages are rising at a healthy clip, in...

    10. July 14, 2015

      Labour and corporate leaders grit their teeth

      David Cameron’s 2006 commitment to “responsible capitalism” used to be mocked by Labour as little more than an...

    11. July 12, 2015

      Osborne experiments with wage rise in bid to boost productivity

      George Osborne’s decision to force up Britain’s minimum wage will make the labour market the guinea pig for an...

    12. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne pledges to ‘fix foundations’ of economy

      George Osborne sought to “fix the foundations of the British economy” on Friday with a plan to reverse the UK’s...

    13. July 10, 2015

      UK construction industry contracts sharply in May

      The construction industry contracted sharply in May, raising fears the economy has entered a rough patch. The Office...

    14. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Growth drag from fiscal tightening to ease by 2016

      George Osborne’s decision to smooth the pace of austerity has pushed down the growth outlook for this year — but nudged...

    15. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: Disraeli’s heir dishes the Labour party

      George Osborne has delivered the first Conservative Budget for 18 years. It is a boldly political one. Yet it also...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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