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Highs & lows: Fastest economic growth since 2007... but it slowed again in Q4 2014

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

Should we celebrate or commiserate the latest GDP figures?

Richard Branson Necker

The super-rich are buying property to flee to because they’re scared the poor will rise up

Tue, 27 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Fear of civil unrest prompts super-rich to buy “getaway” boltholes

UK electricty power

SSE becomes fifth Big Six energy firm to cut prices

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Which company still hasn’t reduced its prices?

Fracking activity in Sussex

UK fracking plans thwarted as MPs warn of “undemocratic” laws

Mon, 26 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Shale gas extraction deemed incompatible with emissions targets

Politics

Election dissection: The week in politics

Fri, 23 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Child counting money wealth

Are you feeling richer? Here’s the data that says you should be

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’re getting better off, according to the figures

Scotland - Union Jack and Saltire - short

How much power will Scotland have in the new UK?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Cameron says it will become one of the world’s “most powerful devolved parliaments”

National Gallery

Anger at privatisation of National Gallery workforce

Tue, 20 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Could strike action hit the UK’s pre-eminent art institution?

happy and sad, best and worst

Which 10 UK cities create most jobs? Which 10 create fewest?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Which UK city has seen the highest jobs growth since 2004?

money and power

As oil prices collapse, UK growth is revised upwards

Mon, 19 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Britain is benefitting from tumbling oil prices, which have made a considerable contribution to keeping inflation low, according to economic forecaster the EY Item Club.

Davos

The richest 1% will soon own more than the rest of us put together

Mon, 19 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The wealthiest 1% of the world will soon own more than the rest of us, according to an Oxfam study.

UK Ireland Map

The North-South divide has become a chasm. Can it be fixed?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

So much for George Osborne’s vision of a “northern powerhouse”

Tesco - trouble - gloomy sky

Tesco given junk status credit rating by Standard & Poor’s

Thu, 15 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Downgrade for Britain’s biggest grocer

Ineos Grangemouth refinery energy gas shale fracking

Osborne accused of damaging energy sector with attempts to bring fairer prices for consumers

Wed, 14 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

George Osborne has been accused of damaging the energy sector by fellow cabinet member Ed Davey.

George Osborne funny head

Osborne: Don’t fear low inflation

Wed, 14 Jan 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The chancellor will make a speech today in which he’ll tell voters not to be afraid of low inflation.

Frozen London - ice frost

The UK base rate could well stay frozen until 2016

Tue, 13 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Today’s record-low inflation figures mean everyone is revising their expectations

London home

UK homes are now worth £5.7 trillion

Tue, 13 Jan 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Now here’s a stat to make you choke on your coffee…

Mervyn King

Was the Bank of England oblivious to impending meltdown in 2007?

Wed, 7 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Was the Bank of England ignorant of the threat to the global financial system as late as July 2007?

Fat Cat banker 300

FTSE 100 CEOs earn more in 2 days than most Brits do in a year

Tue, 6 Jan 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Welcome to “Fatcat Tuesday”

Storm clouds over Cambridgeshire August 2014

This is UK businesses’ biggest fear for 2015

Mon, 5 Jan 2015| By Sophie Hobson

It’s that time of year again.

Oil rig in North Sea

Oil be damned: North Sea oil heading for the rocks as prices crash

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

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.

Happy graduate jumping for joy university

Take that, Oxbridge! London universities dominate the research top 10

Thu, 18 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Oh, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge – you think you’re so clever, don’t you?

Job vacancies employment

Unemployment falls and wage growth overtakes inflation for first time in 6 years

Wed, 17 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Some good news as Advent reaches its giddy yuletide peak: levels of employment have risen.

Basket of goods inflation

Inflation falls to 12-year lowVideo

Tue, 16 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

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.

Saving the economy

These are Britain's fastest-growing private companies

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

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.

Storm lightning threat risk

The biggest risk to the economy

Thu, 11 Dec 2014| By Sophie Hobson

According to the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility

Wealth gap

OECD: The wealth gap has made the UK 20% poorer

Tue, 9 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The gap between the UK’s richest and poorest citizens has widened since the 1980s and continues to do so.

House of Lords 2013

Lords rejected cost-cutting measures over fears of worse champagne

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Harry Cockburn

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.

Bank of England

Half a million families would struggle to pay mortgages if base rate jumped to 2.5%

Mon, 8 Dec 2014| By Robyn Vinter

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%.

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