Brexit could cost UK £100bn - study

2016-03-21 12:21

Leaving the European Union could cause a "serious shock" to Britain's economy, with the risk of losing almost one million jobs, according to a study.

UK firms must invest in workforce to beat output woes

2015-07-02 10:53

Companies won't solve Britain's dire productivity problem unless they invest in workforce development and "smarter" working practices, says an industry body.

Major funds prepare for UK's EU exit

2015-06-15 10:28

Fund managers in London are drawing up plans to move trillions of pounds of assets and thousands of jobs outside of Britain if the country votes to leave the EU.

It's the economy, stupid...

2015-05-07 07:32

...Or perhaps not, judging by the expected outcome of the UK elections, says Leopold Scholtz.

UK's rapid economy recovery may slow down

2014-11-05 16:35

Britain's rapid economic recovery could slow in the final months of 2014 after uncertainty about the global economy started to hit domestic businesses.

Scots impatient for new powers

2014-09-19 10:43

Scotland has spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the UK apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's global clout.

UK services firms on three-month low - survey

2014-08-26 10:38

Growth in services companies that form the bulk of Britain's economy has slowed in the three months to August, according to a survey.

BoE may lower jobless rate guidance

2014-01-03 20:30

Reports say the Bank of England may have to lower the unemployment rate threshold that it has said would trigger discussion of an interest rate rise.

Bank of England in no rush to hike rates

2013-11-13 15:33

The UK unemployment rate will fall much faster than previously expected, but the Bank of England says it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

Middle class mysteries

2013-06-30 10:01

Chrystia Freeland explores the pros and cons of flexible labour markets.


UK to overhaul planning rules to boost home-building

2015-07-10 16:00

The UK will announce an overhaul of rules on how and where new houses can be built as it tries to address a chronic shortage of homes and put its economy on a sounder footing.

'Brexit' could prompt firms to ditch UK

2015-06-30 07:37

A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt firms to leave the country, says the sector's main lobby group.

British govt calls for 'unusual' 2nd budget

2015-05-17 14:15

Britain's finance minister has announced plans for a second 2015 budget to quickly implement his party's campaign promises following a surprise election win.

UK property market keeps losing pace

2014-12-30 10:52

British annual house prices have risen at the slowest rate in more than a year as the property market continues to lose momentum across the country.

UK home owners wary of rate hikes

2014-10-02 13:22

Almost a fifth of British mortgage holders say they would "really struggle" with any increase in interest rates.

Scots on a knife-edge

2014-09-11 07:07

Will Scotland vote for a Disunited Kingdom of Little Britain, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Prepared firms cash in on UK recovery

2014-04-27 16:37

Precision engineering firm JJ Churchill invested heavily in machinery even as orders plunged, betting that when demand returned it would be ready for it.

UK wages unlikely to rise before mid-2014

2013-11-14 11:50

Britons should not expect their wages to rise in real terms until mid-2014 despite a strengthening economy, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

Doubts over UK 'no work' contracts

2013-07-12 09:26

The rapid growth of 'zero-hours contracts' helps explain how Britain's barely growing economy can provide a record number of jobs, but not eveyone is a fan.

UK’s Labour moots new company tax plan

2013-05-19 17:32

Britain's opposition Labour party, tapping into widening public anger over corporate tax avoidance, wants the government to push for new international rules.

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