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    1. December 22, 2014

      Britons shift spending towards luxuries

      Low inflation and the supermarket price war have allowed cash-strapped Britons to redirect more of their spending towards...

    2. December 22, 2014

      UK employers look set to engage more staff amid pay rise caution

      Employers plan to hire more staff in every region of the UK next year but they are still cautious about pay, with only a...

    1. December 17, 2014

      UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

      Wages have inched further ahead of inflation in the UK, signalling that living standards look set to recover after five...

    2. December 16, 2014

      UK inflation at lowest level for a decade

      Falling oil and food prices have driven UK inflation to its lowest level in more than a decade, delivering a boost to the...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Inflation has been higher for the poor, UK study finds

      Inflation was much higher for the poorest families in Britain during the past decade than it was for the richest, according...

    4. December 5, 2014

      UK rail passenger groups slam 2.2% fare rise

      Rail passenger groups have reacted angrily to the announcement that fares will rise by 2.2 per cent from January. Although...

    5. December 5, 2014

      UK rail fares to rise 2.2%

      Train fares will rise by an average of 2.2 per cent in January 2015, the Rail Delivery Group said. The increase includes...

    6. December 3, 2014

      This bout of low inflation is good news for British finances

      Britain’s inflation rate is falling so fast that the Bank of England frets that the governor will have to pen an open letter...

    7. November 19, 2014

      Average weekly wages rise £1 in a year

      Average weekly wages rose just £1 or 0.1 per cent in the year to April, the smallest annual growth since data were first...

    8. November 18, 2014

      UK inflation edges up to 1.3%

      UK inflation ticked up slightly in October but remained close to its five-year low as weak oil prices, a supermarket price...

    9. November 17, 2014

      BoE chiefs send warning on disinflation

      Two of the most senior Bank of England officials have made it clear that they are a long way from increasing interest rates...

    10. November 12, 2014

      Dovish Bank of England report suggests delay in rate rises

      Mark Carney has presented very weak forecasts for inflation in a dovish quarterly report which pushed back market...

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      November 12, 2014

      The UK inflation report: four things to watch

      Mark Carney, governor, will unveil the Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the UK economy and give further guidance on...

    12. October 18, 2014

      Mortgage rates set to fall further

      Interest rates on fixed-term mortgages are nearing record lows as plummeting swap rates heighten competition among lenders....

    13. October 14, 2014

      Sterling back at 13-month dollar low

      Weaker than expected inflation data hit sterling hard on Tuesday, after the data prompted renewed questions on the likely...

    14. October 14, 2014

      UK inflation falls to 5-year low

      An imminent rise in the UK’s ultra-low interest rates of 0.5 per cent looks less likely after inflation dropped to 1.2 per...

    15. October 13, 2014

      Gilt yields suggest longer rate timetable

      UK inflation data are due for release on Tuesday, and it is fair to say the market is expecting a benign number. Analyst...

    16. September 16, 2014

      UK inflation falls to 1.5% in August

      Britain’s inflation rate has fallen further below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target to the joint lowest in five years,...

    17. September 16, 2014

      UK house prices jump 11.7% in year to July

      The average home in London now costs more than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, while...

    18. 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...

    19. August 29, 2014

      M&G unveils bond fund to weather interest rate rise

      M & G is to launch a global bond fund that aims to protect the value of investors’ capital from rising interest rates,...

    20. August 26, 2014

      Currency headwinds are part of the corporate climate

      The list of UK companies not adversely affected by the strength of sterling just got shorter. On Tuesday, WPP and Regus...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. August 19, 2014

      Rail fares to rise 3.5% in January

      Campaigners reacted with anger to the news that rail fares in England would rise by an average 3.5 per cent in January – and...

    24. August 19, 2014

      Inflation fall reduces chance of UK rate rise

      Sterling dropped on Tuesday to its lowest level in more than four months as weaker than expected UK inflation figures...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. July 15, 2014

      Sterling jumps on UK inflation surprise

      Sterling was driven higher on Tuesday as UK inflation closed in on the Bank of England’s target rate, forcing investors into...

    28. July 15, 2014

      UK inflation jumps to 1.9%

      Expectations have grown that Britain’s first interest rate rise in the current economic cycle will come around the turn of...

    29. July 9, 2014

      Price falls in UK shops accelerate

      UK shop prices fell in June at their fastest rate for at least eight years as the impact of the strong pound and the...

    30. June 17, 2014

      UK inflation rate falls to four-year low

      Britain’s inflation rate has fallen unexpectedly to its lowest for more than four years thanks to a price war among...

    31. June 12, 2014

      Carney tells UK to prepare for rate rises

      Mark Carney has warned households, companies and financial markets to prepare for an interest rate rise, saying the first...

    32. June 9, 2014

      Confidence in UK financial system hits post-crisis high

      Confidence in the UK financial system has hit a new post-crisis high as risk officers play down the danger of a major shock...

    33. May 28, 2014

      Spotlight falls on unlikely rebel

      Martin Weale feels a weight of responsibility as he sits in his wood-panelled office in the Bank of England and ponders how...

    34. May 22, 2014

      Rural cost of living falls in the UK

      Declining prices at the petrol pump are driving down the cost of living in the countryside, where inflation reached more...

    35. May 20, 2014

      Inflation rise blamed on seasonal factors

      A rise in the UK’s headline rate of inflation to 1.8 per cent – bucking the trend of the previous six months of consecutive...

    36. May 15, 2014

      Land Securities takes cautious path as property market nears peak

      Land Securities has questioned how long the upturn in the commercial real estate market can last, following a rapid...

    37. May 14, 2014

      Carney cautious on rate rise in spite of jobs data

      Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, on Wednesday played down expectations of an imminent rise in interest rates...

    38. May 14, 2014

      Labour market is ‘too flexible’, says Cable

      More jobs were created in the UK economy in the first three months of the year than at any time since records began in 1971...

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