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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
Pay increases now more likely to outstrip cost of living growth as CPI rate sinks to 2 per cent
Party strategists know they cannot rely on the 'cost of living crisis' to carry them to victory in next year's general election
Barratt Developments, the biggest builder by volumes, has unveiled a huge 71 per cent rise in sales reservations to £1.26 billion — inspired by the Government’s Help to Buy scheme
CPI rate fell to 2 per cent in December for the first time in over four years