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.

British economy grows in first quarter

2013-04-25 13:56

Britain's economy dodged a return to recession and grew faster than expected in the first three months of this year,.

Britain awaits tough new budget

2013-03-20 08:08

Britain's government is set to unveil plans to grow the country's recession-threatened economy, despite insisting on greater state savings.

UK sterling takes a pounding

2013-03-12 13:32

Sterling slipped to a fresh two-and-a-half year low against the dollar after dismal British manufacturing data revived fears of another recession.


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 manufacturing contracts slightly

2013-05-01 11:57

British manufacturing contracted by the narrowest of margins in April, and much less than expected, the first major set of data for the second quarter of the year showed.

UK manufacturing contracts in March

2013-04-02 11:18

Britain's manufacturing sector shrank for a second consecutive month in March, a survey shows.

British manufacturing output slumps

2013-03-12 14:28

Britain's manufacturing output slumped by 1.5% in January compared with December, dealing a fresh blow to the country's hopes of avoiding a fresh recession.

Britain clings to austerity

2013-02-24 13:00

British finance minister George Osborne insists that he will not abandon his deficit-cutting drive after Moody's stripped the country of its coveted triple-A debt rating.

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