London economic news & analysis
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The UK’s North Sea oil industry is in crisis as the price of oil has fallen below the cost of sucking it out of the earth.
Oh, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge – you think you’re so clever, don’t you?
Some good news as Advent reaches its giddy yuletide peak: levels of employment have risen.
We could soon join our European neighbours in being at risk of deflation, after last month’s figures show inflation fell to just 1% - a 12-year low for the UK.
Britain’s top 100 fastest-growing private companies have increased their sales on average 71% year-on-year, and are now worth a combined £3.8bn, according to the 18th annual The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100.
According to the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility
The gap between the UK’s richest and poorest citizens has widened since the 1980s and continues to do so.
It’s a hard life being a lord. All that responsibility, privilege and ermine. And don’t forget the champagne. You can’t lord it up properly without decent bubbly.
Almost half a million families could be at risk of falling behind with their mortgages if the Bank of England increases its base rate to 2.5%.
If the Conservatives win the general election in May, a further one million public sector workers will be sacked by early 2020.
Many of London’s estate agents and solicitors stayed open all night last night as wealthy people snapped up high-end property in the capital.
Osborne did a good job, says the Pimlico Plumbers founder
A significant overhaul of how stamp duty will be charged was perhaps the biggest surprise in George Osborne’s Autumn Statement this afternoon.
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The UK would be “into the black” by 2019-20, declared a jubilant George Osborne today.
In today’s Autumn Statement, the chancellor will have to admit that not everything is going to be as rosy as he’d previously hoped.
It’s been a while coming, but Ed Miliband has finally said something assertive about the failings of the incumbent government.
Insider insights ahead of Wednesday’s announcements
Net migration has grown in the past year, despite David Cameron’s aim to curb it.
Entrepreneurs and business leaders on what they want from 3 December
A record number of working families are living in poverty, with incomes of the poorest workers falling 10% in a decade, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual report.
“Clouds are gathering,” says Markit
You will have by now seen the news that obesity is costing the UK each year more than war, or terror, or smoking.
Good news everyone, you’re probably much richer than you realised.
A quarter of British people said they thought all immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.
Why? What makes us less attractive than Chile and Belgium?
Complaints against the big six energy suppliers are higher than ever according to energy watchdog Ofgem.
Between the ages of 22 and 39 women on average earn more per hour than men.
The scandal-struck banking sector is going to have to do more to improve its image, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned.
The current university fees structure has been slammed as “unsustainable” by an independent study into higher education in the UK.