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    1. February 4, 2016

      UK interest rate rise kicked into the long grass

      UK interest rates are likely to remain at their current rock-bottom levels for at least another year, after the Bank of...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Average home costs £500,000 in more than half of London postcodes

      It is a staple of pub conversations for London’s young professionals: if I move to (insert name of formerly...

    1. January 19, 2016

      Carney is right to keep UK interest rates on hold

      It is official: the special relationship does not extend to monetary policy. Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor,...

    2. January 19, 2016

      UK had lowest inflation in 2015 for 50 years

      The UK in 2015 experienced the lowest level of inflation for half a century, official figures confirmed on Tuesday....

    3. December 15, 2015

      UK inflation turns positive but rate set to stay low

      Inflation in the UK turned positive for the first time in four months in November but overall inflationary pressures...

    4. December 2, 2015

      Gilts’ moment in the sun may have further to run

      As the year nears its end, Wall Street’s finest are bombarding clients with prognostications about ways to profit in...

    5. November 17, 2015

      UK inflation below zero for second month

      Prices in the UK fell for the second month in a row in October, as lower food and energy prices continued to keep down...

    6. November 17, 2015

      What UK deflation means for private investors

      The deflation ogre — as many economists characterise the problem of falling prices that can deter companies from...

    7. November 5, 2015

      Carney indicates BoE’s willingness to rein in credit

      Mark Carney said the Bank of England would consider making it harder for lenders to extend credit, in order to prevent...

    8. November 5, 2015

      The Bank of England augurs a year on hold

      The screeching sound of investors and economists executing some sharp about-turns echoed through trading rooms on...

    9. November 5, 2015

      Bank of England signals rates can remain at lows until 2017

      Interest rates are set to remain at their current historic low well into next year after the Bank of England struck an...

    10. November 4, 2015

      What to watch for on Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

      Bank watchers are already taking deep breaths ahead of the deluge of information set to hit on the Bank of England’s...

    11. November 4, 2015

      Time to ask why we are still in the era of ultra-low rates

      The quiet period for Britain’s monetary policy is drawing to an end. Over the next few months, the Bank of England’s...

    12. October 13, 2015

      Pensioners pull further ahead as UK inflation turns negative

      The gulf between Britain’s state pensioners and other benefit recipients widened on Tuesday as official data showed...

    13. October 9, 2015

      Consumer confidence returns to UK market

      After six years of financial pain the stars finally aligned for cash-strapped British consumers in 2015. A mix of...

    14. October 8, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5%

      The Bank of England has voted overwhelmingly to keep interest rates on hold, saying the renewed fall in oil prices...

    15. September 16, 2015

      UK’s enviably smooth economic recovery

      A penchant for blithe optimism is no virtue in a British finance minister. The chancellors that gained lasting acclaim...

    16. September 16, 2015

      UK pay rises at fastest rate for six years

      British workers are seeing their pay increase at its fastest rate in six years, in the latest sign that employees are...

    17. September 15, 2015

      Slide in fuel costs helps push August UK inflation back to zero

      Falling fuel costs and muted rises in clothes prices helped push UK inflation back to zero in August as global...

    18. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    19. August 18, 2015

      UK inflation edges up slightly in July

      With the main measure of inflation rising only slightly in July, UK prices have been all but flat for six months giving...

    20. August 16, 2015

      Updates on inflation for UK and US provide key to rate decisions

      Interest rate decisions remain top of the agenda this week with an update to the inflation situation in the UK and US...

    21. August 6, 2015

      UK rate rise further off after Bank downgrades inflation forecast

      The Bank of England surprised markets on Thursday by striking an unexpectedly dovish stance, apparently delaying a...

    22. August 6, 2015

      The Bank of England signals no rises for now

      UK economy-watchers were handed a cornucopia of information on Thursday as the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

    23. 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...

    24. July 14, 2015

      UK central bank governor says rate rise near despite no inflation

      The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historic low is getting closer but that any...

    25. June 25, 2015

      The Bank of England ponders going for a rise

      If one of its policy makers has his way, the UK might be the first major economy to lift its interest rates from the...

    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 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...

    28. June 16, 2015

      Small rise in UK consumer prices in May

      Consumer prices in the UK rose slightly in May, putting an end to the brief brush with deflation. But with the cost of...

    29. June 8, 2015

      Supermarket prices fall faster than official inflation measure

      The price of food and drink in supermarkets has fallen significantly faster during the past year than the official...

    30. May 22, 2015

      Rise in bond yields suggests care needed in slaying deflation

      There was not much of a cheer this week when Britain posted its first annual fall in prices since the one-month wonder...

    31. May 19, 2015

      UK slips into deflation as prices fall 0.1%

      The UK has officially slipped into deflation for the first time in more than half a century, but economists and policy...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. April 17, 2015

      Car insurance premiums set to rise

      Motorists benefited from lower insurance premiums in the first quarter of the year, but experts predict more increases...

    35. April 14, 2015

      Q&A: UK remains on the brink of deflation

      UK inflation has stayed at zero in March, unchanged from February and the lowest rate for at least half a century. This...

    36. April 14, 2015

      UK inflation stays at zero in March

      The UK has avoided its first period of deflation since the 1960s for another month, with prices remaining unchanged in...

    37. April 9, 2015

      Cameron first PM since 1950s to enjoy whole term with no rate rise

      David Cameron has become the first UK prime minister since Clement Attlee in the 1940s and 1950s to serve a whole term...

    38. April 6, 2015

      A glimpse into a future of UK deflation

      The postwar era has been staggeringly inflationary compared to the more distant past. When I was in my early teens in...

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