News George Osborne during a visit to AW Hainsworth and Sons textile manufacturer in October.

Official figures show UK economy grew 0.7% in the fourth quarter bringing the annual growth rate to 1.9%

Danny Alexander, Chief Treasury Secretary: 'You name it, we’re building it'

Government answers critics with extra £66bn for infrastructure – but A14 toll plan in scrapped

After years of neglect, energy, road, rail, flood defence, communications and water infrastructure are in need of renewal

David Cameron has resisted pressure to review winter fuel allowances, free bus passes and TV licences as he promised to keep them during the 2010 election campaign

The real cost of the economic downturn to Britain's 'squeezed middle' revealed

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Some 503,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending June

Net migration on rise despite David Cameron's pledge to cut numbers by election

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Retailers were nervous about their Christmas trading prospects on Wednesday night as a survey showed an unexpected drop in shopper numbers this month.

Consumer splurge in third quarter fuels fears for "unsustainable" recovery

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Bitter conditions linked to deaths of additional 31,000 people last winter - a rise of almost one third

Figures follow a bitterly cold start to 2013

IT firms’ total soars as UK clicks as a tech hub

Britain’s app economy and London’s booming Silicon Roundabout have led to a surge of 37,000 in the number of UK IT companies in the past two years.

MBA Blog: Professional networks are a major step on the business leader’s path to success

In a world characterised by busy schedules, it becomes more and more difficult for people to interact with each other outside the work environment.

Stamp duty revenues jumped by 46 per cent to more than £1 billion as buyers capitalise on the government's housing scheme

Borrowing to fall to 'only' £105bn this year after Help to Buy boost

Side effect of property scheme is £400m gain in stamp duty this month

There has been a steady increase in graduates over the past decade

The educational divide: In London 60% have been to university, but north-east figure is only 29%

Most comprehensive study ever shows failure of campaigns to encourage young people from disadvantaged homes to apply for higher education

The 'under-employment' crisis: Nearly half of recent graduates work jobs which don't require a degree

Under-employment is a "massive waste" of skills investment, says expert

Bosses of companies in Britain's FTSE 100 index have enjoyed a 14 per cent boost in total pay

Top company bosses’ pay rising at 20 times rate of ordinary workers

FTSE 100 directors’ total remuneration up 14 per cent on share award deals

Five questions about: The Surviving Winter 2013 appeal

Another appeal? Haven't I dipped into my pocket enough already?

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