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    1. January 30, 2015

      Statistics experts admit rent inflation error

      The Office for National Statistics admitted on Friday that it had badly underestimated the increase of costs of private...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Britain’s economy is a conundrum for central bankers

      F ortune has been smiling on the Bank of England, if not on its forecasts. A year ago the Monetary Policy Committee thought...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. January 16, 2015

      Inflation fall brings some relief for savers

      The majority of cash Isa accounts now beat inflation after the consumer prices index fell to its lowest level since May...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. January 13, 2015

      Q&A: UK inflation

      Lower oil and food prices have pushed UK inflation down to 0.5 per cent, its lowest level in nearly 15 years, weakening...

    7. January 13, 2015

      Sterling falls after UK inflation hits low

      Sterling slipped back against the dollar on Tuesday after inflation data for December returned to a series low, casting...

    8. January 13, 2015

      UK inflation at lowest since 2000

      Tumbling oil prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to its lowest level since 2000 and with further falls inevitable in the...

    9. January 8, 2015

      Review calls time on ‘flawed’ retail price index

      Investors in index-linked government bonds were spared losses from future changes to the calculation of inflation on...

    10. December 27, 2014

      UK household incomes forecast to rise next year

      Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    24. 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....

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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