Consumer confidence reaches 15-year high

Shoppers are in a ‘sweet spot’, with low inflation, unemployment falling and wages starting to rise
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Inflation, unemployment and wages create ‘sweet spot’

UK fracking boom hits northern setback

Councillors overrule own officials in blow to Cuadrilla

Javid attacks CBI for pro-EU stance

Business secretary tells industry leaders not to pre-empt talks

Britons flown home after Tunisia attack

Tui and Thomas Cook schedule extra flights

Fairbairn must suppress her wonk at CBI

New director-general must spin vibrant line. She should project the energy of British enterprise

UK fracking application rebuffed by councillors

Little Plumpton decision follows rejection at Roseacre Wood

Mortgage data show UK housing slowdown

BoE figures show approval levels down in May

Fairbairn replaces Cridland as CBI chief

Business lobby group to get its first woman director-general

Osborne warns of potential Grexit impact

Take hundreds in cash on holiday, chancellor tells tourists

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane is warning against an early rise in interest rates

Haldane rejects call for early rate rise

Central bank economist points to risk of recession

Wearables offer customers new ways to pay

Barclaycard unveils trio of devices for contactless payments

Business wants more money for north

Research finds benefits of devolution outweigh risks

Home lenders urged to help older borrowers

Brokers says age discrimination exists in home loan market

Credit Suisse and ING in London rethink

Banks frustrated by higher levy and EU debate

Anti-Heathrow groups warn of more action

Campaigners to escalate protests if report recommends expansion

Branson sprinkles brand’s ‘magic dust’

He believes his name adds credibility to any ‘Virgin’ project

Shell bids for carbon capture project

Shell competes for £1bn pot to develop carbon storage facility

Universities in cold energy tie-up

Demand grows for cooling in food and drug distribution

Network Rail loses out to HS2 brain drain

Senior managers quit for more glamorous high-speed project

Thousands hit by offshore pensions curbs

HMRC suspends list of approved schemes

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