Pupils worse at maths and English than grandparents with England 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries
OECD predicts 1.5% growth this year, up from May forecast of 0.8%
Six of Britain’s largest financial services firms are examining their involvement with BT after accusations that it inadvertently aided American drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.
Mums are now not only bringing home the bacon (on a budget), but are cooking it, serving it and washing up the plates afterwards
Despite recent fee rises, a degree is a significant boost to additional earnings for graduates, a new OECD study claims
Young people in the UK spend more time out of work or on the dole than their counterparts in other western countries, according to an influential report out today.
Teachers have the sixth highest salaries in the developing world
Male migrants in the UK have had higher levels of employment than 'native-born men' from 2007
George Osborne’s deficit-slicing strategy gained backing from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, but the international thinktank called on the eurozone to turn to the printing presses to revive growth.
It is a funny time in Italy. On paper the country's economy has now shrunk for seven consecutive quarters, making it the longest recession since the Second World War, and leaving it some 8 per cent below the peak reached in 2007.
After taxes, the richest 10 per cent earned 9.5 times the income of the poorest 10 per cent in 2010
OECD reports budgets are down by 4 per cent but Britain sticks to foreign-spending target
The United States will leapfrog Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest producer of oil and gas in the next five years as the controversial practice of "fracking" for hydrocarbons contained in shale rocks has enabled the country to increase production massively, according to an authoritative new report.
HMRC chief denies turning blind eye to global giants avoiding massive UK tax bills
Business Secretary Vince Cable denied today that he was pushing to be made Chancellor, as David Cameron faced a call from one of his own backbenchers to move George Osborne out of the Treasury.
At least 11 countries have lowered the age at which children start language lessons, says study