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      Miliband criticised over NHS campaign focus

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      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative confidence as...

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    1. 20 hours ago

      Defend Labour’s economic record – the facts support us

      General elections are fought and won on the issue of the economy. And, while pollsters say this year’s general election...

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      Greens plan to shake up City of London and drop reliance on growth

      The City of London would cease to be a major global financial centre and growth would no longer be an economic target under...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Britain still one of fastest growing economies

      Despite yesterday’s weaker than expected data, Britain is still likely to be one of the fastest growing industrialised...

    4. January 27, 2015

      UK growth best since 2007 but losing steam

      Britain’s economy grew at its fastest pace since the financial crisis last year, but a slowdown in the final quarter...

    5. January 26, 2015

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      Where Broadstairs, Kent WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Bialetti of coffee for two £5 Open Daily; by prior arrangement Privacy 4/5...

    6. January 25, 2015

      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...

    7. January 25, 2015

      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...

    8. January 25, 2015

      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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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 —...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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