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    1. 23 hours ago

      Brexit must not risk what Britain is best at

      Amid shock at the UK’s unexpected referendum vote to leave the EU, various historical events have been cited as...

    2. June 3, 2016

      New business in services sector at 4-year low

      Britain’s vast services sector is struggling as new orders falter ahead of the country’s referendum on whether to leave...

    1. May 5, 2016

      UK economic growth stagnates in second quarter

      The growth of the British economy appears to have stalled in the second quarter of the year as companies and consumers...

    2. May 5, 2016

      UK economy ‘near stalling’ as service sector slows

      Britain’s economic recovery looks to have slowed sharply in the second quarter of the year, as businesses delay...

    3. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    4. April 7, 2016

      UK productivity falls by most since financial crisis

      Productivity in Britain has deteriorated by the most since the financial crisis, adding to concerns about the economy’s...

    5. April 5, 2016

      Bank of England to review bank buffers after EU referendum

      The Bank of England will look again at how much capital it requires banks to hold as insurance against swings in the...

    6. April 4, 2016

      GPs and hospitals face £60m rent rise

      Health services in England face £60m a year of additional rent bills under changes announced by the NHS’s property...

    7. April 1, 2016

      The long, slow decline of the British steel industry

      The British have sometimes been labelled a “nation of shopkeepers”, though probably not by Napoleon, as popularly...

    8. March 31, 2016

      Services close to 80% of UK economy

      Britain’s service industry recorded its 12th consecutive quarter of growth on Thursday and now accounts for almost 80...

    9. March 31, 2016

      MPs warn against return of the pauper’s funeral

      Britain risks slipping back into a system of “miserable pauper’s funerals” because burial costs have risen sharply in...

    10. March 7, 2016

      Financing for UK care home industry is ‘completely unsuitable’

      Britain’s biggest care home owners have made inappropriate “casino-style” bets by loading up their businesses with debt...

    11. March 7, 2016

      Brexit debate unnerves continent’s service workers in UK

      Hernan Lazo Mina is part of a hidden army of workers who make places like London run. Between dusk and dawn they fan...

    12. March 6, 2016

      Tories face new rebellion over Sunday trading proposals

      The Tory leadership is facing a fresh rebellion by its MPs over plans to extend Sunday opening hours for retailers...

    13. March 3, 2016

      Faltering services sector points to slower UK growth

      Britain’s dominant service industry suffered its sharpest slowdown for nearly three years in February, in a sign that...

    14. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      UK services show 'clearest indication yet' of Brexit damage

      A trio of surveys measuring activity in the UK’s main industries have served up some disappointing news for Chancellor...

    15. February 21, 2016

      Tourism outside London at highest level since financial crisis

      Foreign tourists who for years have flocked to London for a concentrated dose of shopping, theatre, museums and...

    16. February 12, 2016

      You rang, m’lord? Manors add butler service for wealthy renters

      Fed up with maintaining your own grouse moor? Can’t take the hassle of managing all those butlers, maids, cooks and...

    17. February 3, 2016

      Services data brighten outlook for UK economy

      Britain’s dominant service sector shrugged off concerns about the global economy to record another month of solid...

    18. January 28, 2016

      UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom

      It is a refrain as familiar as a factory tour made by a politician in a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest: why has...

    19. January 21, 2016

      Cycle couriers: ‘The best of all the world’s worst jobs’

      First came the fax, then file sharing and email attachments. For cycle couriers, digital disruption came in the late...

    20. January 8, 2016

      Fall in oil price narrows UK trade deficit

      Cheaper oil imports helped narrow the UK’s trade deficit marginally in November, but with exports still lacklustre...

    21. January 7, 2016

      Service industry expectations at 3-year low

      Optimism in the service sector, the engine of the UK’s economic recovery, was muted somewhat on Thursday as a survey...

    22. December 28, 2015

      TV production sector faces shake-up

      Downton Abbey is owned by NBCUniversal, the Great British Bake Off Christmas Special by Sky and We’re Doomed! The Dad’s...

    23. December 14, 2015

      Business surveys confirm solid UK recovery

      UK business activity has shrugged off an autumn slowdown, according to a survey that finds solid growth across all...

    24. December 3, 2015

      UK insurers to put last year’s premium on renewal letters

      At last — wave goodbye to the hours spend rifling through filing cabinets or frantically searching email inboxes for...

    25. November 24, 2015

      British shoppers delay spending ahead of Black Friday

      British shoppers took a break from the high street in early November as analysts suggested consumers held off spending...

    26. November 24, 2015

      Takeaway start-up Deliveroo nets $100m in latest fundraising

      Deliveroo has raised new capital to take its total funding to about $200m, making the London-based food delivery group...

    27. November 22, 2015

      Britons set to spend £1.9bn in Black Friday sales

      With Christmas around the corner, Britons are gearing up to spend almost £1.9bn on sales and promotions on Friday. The...

    28. November 22, 2015

      UK parcel delivery sector modernises to meet rise in online shopping

      A row of metallic chutes, stretching almost half a kilometre, ascend diagonally into a mass of steel gantries where...

    29. November 15, 2015

      Car parks take urban culture to new stage

      What do you do in a car park? If your answer has anything to do with vehicles you are showing your lack of cultural...

    30. November 10, 2015

      SNP joins Labour to threaten Sunday trading proposals

      George Osborne’s plans to extend Sunday trading laws could come unstuck after the SNP said it would join Labour in...

    31. November 4, 2015

      UK service sector activity accelerates for first time in 4 months

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector increased for the first time in four months in October, boosting hopes...

    32. October 29, 2015

      Where the state went wrong on Kids Company

      Ever since the collapse of Kids Company three months ago, many questions have been asked about the UK charity founded...

    33. October 27, 2015

      UK economy loses steam as GDP growth slows to 0.5%

      The UK economy slowed in the third quarter as weak construction and manufacturing took their toll on growth but...

    34. October 19, 2015

      ‘New work’ smaller businesses drive economic success in cities

      Small companies in the creative, professional and digital sectors are the drivers of jobs, productivity and wage growth...

    35. October 11, 2015

      Online shopping boom leads to record increase in vans

      The boom in online shopping and revived construction activity has led to record levels of investment in vans and...

    36. October 5, 2015

      UK service sector growth at slowest for 2 years

      Activity in the UK’s service sector, the engine of the country’s economy, slowed to its slowest rate for more than two...

    37. September 28, 2015

      Gay bars fall victim to soaring property prices

      The party is coming to an end. While lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists celebrate equal marriage and...

    38. September 24, 2015

      Small businesses warn against court fee rise

      Small businesses could be deterred from fighting disputes in London’s Commercial Court if a second jump in court fees...

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