London economic news & analysis

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The number of people on minimum wage has doubled since 1999Video

Wed, 1 Oct 2014

A record 1.2 million people are on the National Minimum Wage, which rises today – twice as many as were on the lowest legal pay rate in 1999, when National Minimum Wage was introduced.

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Our GDP figures just got a £10bn boost by including prostitution and illegal drugs for the first time

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

A change to the way in which GDP is calculated now includes figures for prostitution and illicit drugs. The changes, which bring the GDP measure in line with European standards, show that the country’s GDP following the economic crisis was not as low as previously calculated.

Money, wealth, funds

Robyn Vinter: MPs are about to get a 10% pay rise. Here’s why it can't happen

In April next year MPs will get a massive pay rise. It was decided by an independent body, not the public or MPs themselves, so it must be fair, right?

Battersea Power Station pink floyd cover

John Mills: This is why London is such a divided city

The founder of JML on how to rebalance our economy

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Robyn Vinter: How the economy is screwing over a whole generation of young people

Can’t get a job? No spare cash? Can’t buy a house? This is why

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Sketch-a-Etch: We will remember them

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

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Sketch-a-Etch: It's a no-brainer for David Cameron

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

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Sketch-a-Etch: Where's our Middle East envoy Tony Blair?

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

Manufacturing

Justin Urquhart Stewart: Britain vs Germany

The Germans may have victory on the football pitch, but economically we’re equal, says the Seven Investment Management founder

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Sketch-a-Etch: David Cameron unveils his new cabinet

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

Manufacturing

Justin Urquhart Stewart: The French economy needs a revolution

The French are celebrating revolution, but it’s their economy that needs it now, says the Seven Investment Management founder

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Sketch-a-Etch takes on William Hague's India trip

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

Manufacturing

Justin Urquhart Stewart: There's more cash swishing around, but where does it go?

Let’s see businesses using cash for investment, says the Seven Investment Management founder