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    1. 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 in...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 forecasts...

    3. 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 later...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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 in...

    7. 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 the...

    8. March 26, 2015

      Zero significance in the UK inflation milestone

      For centuries mathematicians could not settle on how to treat the number zero. Economists display no such diffidence; if...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Don’t panic on inflation, says Monetary Policy Committee’s Miles

      Britain should not panic and cut interest rates because inflation has dropped to zero and is heading into negative...

    10. March 24, 2015

      UK annual inflation rate falls to zero

      The UK’s annual inflation rate fell to zero in February as the slide in the cost of oil continued to act as a brake on...

    11. March 17, 2015

      Ecigs, craft beer and Spotify counted as UK consumer staples

      Ecigarettes and craft beer are in, but sat navs and yoghurt drinks are out, in the official update of the basket of services...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Carney points to delay in raising rates

      Mark Carney said on Thursday that low inflation in other countries and the rise in sterling might force the Bank of England...

    13. March 10, 2015

      ‘Foolish’ to cut interest rates, says Mark Carney

      Mark Carney says it would be “foolish” to cut interest rates or expand quantitative easing in response to falling oil...

    14. February 18, 2015

      Why the UK’s low inflation is not universally welcomed

      With the publication of figures showing prices in January were just 0.3 per cent higher than a year ago, UK inflation has...

    15. February 17, 2015

      UK inflation falls to record low of 0.3%

      Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in Britain in decades, as tumbling food and oil prices hand the Conservatives a...

    16. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England’s Mark Carney promises a return to normality

      Do you want the good news or the good news? Elsewhere in Europe falling prices are brewing a headache for the monetary...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Bank of England says UK inflation could fall below zero

      A period of deflation due to falling oil prices would be “unambiguously good” for the UK economy, the governor of the Bank...

    18. February 5, 2015

      BoE keeps rates and policy on hold

      The Bank of England has voted to keep interest rates on hold, demonstrating no rush to end five years of ultra-low borrowing...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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