Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
17 February 2015 04:06 PM
Falling fuel prices and supermarket price wars have contributed to the drop in inflation of a record 0.3 per cent low, which in turn is boosting household spending power. But what is low inflation and what are the consequences?
17 February 2015 01:25 AM
The official figures showed there was a modest rebound in household consumption in the quarter
14 February 2015 12:38 AM
Investment criticised for not addressing the 'digital divide'
14 February 2015 12:37 AM
Growth remains unbalanced and there is a clear risk of slowdown, says analyst
13 February 2015 01:30 AM
The MPC now judges it more likely than not that headline CPI inflation will turn negative in the spring
11 February 2015 01:03 AM
The economy picked up speed in January on the back of higher services output, according to the latest forecast from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
10 February 2015 04:35 PM
The Treasury has been telling us for much of the past year that Britons are already getting decent pay rises – or at least those in continuous work are
09 February 2015 07:22 PM
Revelations about a British bank’s role in tax evasion in Switzerland are the latest lurid chapter in a long-running saga
08 February 2015 09:36 PM
Eurozone finance ministers are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss Greece’s demands for an overhaul of the terms of its bailout
08 February 2015 12:56 PM
Chancellor's extension of pensioner bond scheme slammed as electoral bribe for over-65s
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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