London economic news & analysis
London economic news, trends & insights
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.
The collapse of high street telephone retailer Phones 4U is set to cost the taxpayer £78m, the firm’s administrators have warned.
The global economy is facing “red warning lights”, according to David Cameron.
Sick of hearing about banking fines? Try being the journalist that reports on them every time.
Brits who are fed up of stretching their wages further every month will be pleased to hear average earnings are finally rising.
The introduction of a cap on payday loans could wipe out most of the market, including the likes of Wonga, Quick Quid and Dollar Financial, which between them make up 70% of the payday loans market by turnover.
London is behind New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Berlin in a list of the world’s most livable cities.
David Cameron’s knickers have been in a thorough twist over the EU’s £1.7bn bill, and they’re about to be twisted further.
Wow. A new study shows that EU migrants added some £20bn to the UK economy between 2000 and 2011.
A controversial ruling at a tribunal which set a precedent for workers’ holiday pay to be calculated including voluntary overtime has been slammed by business organisations.
Migrants coming to the UK from the EU are highly valuable to the economy, paying out significantly more in tax to the government than they receive in the form of state welfare.
Today is Equal Pay Day in the UK.
London faces a major problem that hardly anyone is talking about.
Is the the storm over EU demands for £1.7bn for budget contributions overshadowing a massive surge in UK payments to the EU?
London’s population is set to grow by two million people by the early 2030s, to 10 million.
Nick Boles, the Conservative business minister, has become the first among current Tory ministers to argue that government plans to bring down the number of European migrants could deter skilled workers from applying for jobs in the UK.
The UK is only the 26th most gender-equal country in the world, according to a new index.
One in six UK workers is in a low-paid job – a record number, according to new research from a think tank.
Amazon’s net losses reached almost half a billion dollars over the past three months, making it the worst quarterly loss in the company’s history, the retail giant has revealed.
The UK gave the EU €14.5bn in 2013 (in cash rather than any other kind or benefit), and directly got back €6.3bn.
Most private sector employees are unlikely to see above-inflation pay rises in 2015, according to a report.