The Government’s claim that living standards are finally improving has been challenged by independent experts, who have warned that they will not recover strongly for another few years.
John Lewis has decided against closing its final salary pension scheme, leaving it as one of the only retailers in the country that still offers new staff the gold-plated retirement payouts more commonly associated with politicians and civil servants.
On a per capita basis, the nation has all the ingredients to be one of the world's most prosperous nations
New tenancies in England and Wales up 7.7 per cent
Renowned labour market economist warns it would be premature to put up the Bank’s base rates from 0.5 per cent
Recession will have lasted three years longer than any other in the past 100 years
He can try to talk down sterling, but the Big Mac index, based on the cost of one of the world’s favourite fast food item, shows it’s just about right
Making them compulsory will be seen as yet another tax ... and beware the consequences
The Bank of England must avoid "pouring oil on the fire" of rising house prices, rate-setter Paul Fisher has warned.
Big Six energy supplier SSE has admitted that its customers have been leaving in droves after the hike in household price last year.
The Conservatives are winning the argument against Labour on welfare because the debate is no longer about how much money is spent, Iain Duncan Smith will claim today.
City traders sent the pound soaring following a shock fall in unemployment and the first explicit signal from the Bank of England on how it would handle a hike in interest rates.
The man who pays his way
Some Labour figures worry that the party leader is overdoing the anti-business rhetoric
George Osborne was facing a backlash from business leader today over his support for a sharp increase in the value of the national minimum wage.
George Osborne pre-empts Ed Miliband speech on economy, but Lib Dems say Treasury ignored repeated calls for increase