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UK pay being pushed higher by slide in worker availability

2017-11-08 09:36

A marked decline in the availability of workers across the UK has helped push up pay last month, according to IHS Markit and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

UK tax break for big firms faces EU probe ahead of Brexit

2017-10-26 14:31

As Brexit talks continue to founder, the EU attacked a tax break designed to lure big companies to the UK in a clampdown that could trigger legal wrangling lasting long after the scheduled Brexit.

UK manufacturing sums up interest-rate dilemma for the BOE

2017-10-23 14:35

For a picture book example of the dilemma facing Bank of England policy makers, look no further than the UK manufacturing industry.

UK retail sales unexpectedly decline as inflation bites

2017-02-17 12:36

UK retail sales have unexpectedly fell for a third month in January, suggesting consumers are starting to feel the squeeze from accelerating inflation.

UK inflation rate rises less than expected

2017-02-14 12:47

UK inflation has picked up less than economists forecast in January as clothing-store discounts kept the rate from reaching the Bank of England’s target.

Brexit bulletin: Victory, but at what price?

2017-02-09 10:44

Theresa May was celebrating on Wednesday night as the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to approve starting the Brexit process.

UK inflation risk mounts on record surge in factory costs

2017-02-01 15:30

UK factories saw costs rise at a record pace at the start of 2017, pointing to increasing upward pressure on inflation that could weigh on the economy this year.

EU won’t let UK be better off post-Brexit - negotiator

2017-01-26 10:37

The European Union will work to ensure the UK won’t be in a better position after Brexit, the European Parliament’s negotiator said.

UK employment steady, wages pick up

2017-01-18 15:46

The UK economy shed fewer jobs than expected and wage growth picked up toward the end of 2016, suggesting the labour market remains relatively resilient.

Pound drop boosts UK manufacturing

2017-01-03 14:16

UK manufacturing has grown at the fastest pace in over two years, helped by the pound’s depreciation since the vote to leave the European Union.

 

UK consumer's big shopping plans undeterred as credit booms

2017-10-31 07:57

UK consumers have grown more enthusiastic about spending big as credit continues to expand, according to GfK.

UK economic growth accelerates as crunch BOE meeting nears

2017-10-25 11:37

The UK economy has grown more than forecast in the third quarter, which may add fuel to speculation that the Bank of England is about to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade.

UK net migration hits two-year low in Brexit boost

2017-02-23 13:47

Net migration to the UK has fallen to its lowest in more than two years, providing a boost for UK Prime Minister as she seeks to reduce the number of foreigners coming to Britain.

UK jobless falls as labour market edges nearer full capacity

2017-02-15 11:54

UK unemployment has declined and a measure of the number of people in work rose to a record, pushing the labour market closer to "full capacity," according to the statistics office.

UK industry posts better end to 2016 that estimated

2017-02-10 13:31

UK industrial production has risen in December as manufacturing jumped, capping a better-than-estimated performance in the fourth quarter.

May not budging over new Brexit challenge

2017-02-06 18:21

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is refusing to compromise in the face of a fresh challenge to her Brexit plans.

May preaches free trade in US as Trump pressures Mexico

2017-01-27 15:24

When UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the White House on Friday, her visit risks being overshadowed by another meeting that won’t be taking place.

UK PM prepares Brexit strategy as UK awaits supreme court ruling

2017-01-24 10:24

Defeat at the UK Supreme Court today would see Prime Minister Theresa May trying to rush a short bill through Parliament to trigger Brexit.

Brexit bulletin: A clean break

2017-01-17 10:23

Prime Minister Theresa May will put Britain on the road out of the European Union’s single market, saying she doesn’t want a relationship that "leaves us half in, half out."

UK CFOs brighten even as uncertainty becomes 'new normal'

2016-12-29 14:35

UK’s chief financial officers are turning optimistic as they head into the New Year, though they intend to be cautious amid the cloudy economic outlook, according to Deloitte.

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