Treasury ministers came under fire from economists today after they insisted that living standards were finally beginning to rise for the vast majority of workers.
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Burglary and murders are down again, but what’s driving this 20-year drop in offences?
Official statistics reveal 10% reduction in criminal offences
Official figures show Britain now has more than 3m ‘boomerangers’, and it’s getting worse
Britain’s statistics watchdog is to launch a wide-ranging review into the accuracy of official government data amid fears that it is being routinely manipulated to meet performance targets.
More than a quarter of young Brits still live with their parents as the economic downturn and rising house prices prevent them from moving out.
Meanwhile, the number of young adults living with their parents has increased by 25 per cent
Pay increases now more likely to outstrip cost of living growth as CPI rate sinks to 2 per cent
The disturbing conclusions we report today are drawn from rigorous analysis of official data. Steve Connor explains the background
CPI rate fell to 2 per cent in December for the first time in over four years
Bricks and concrete blocks are in particularly short supply.
How did that happen, asks Oscar Quine
London Mayor dismisses the Business Secretary’s criticism of the capital as 'rubbish'
Figures undermine Osborne's claims that sale presented a profit for taxpayers
The lowest inflation for four years added to the UK’s economic purple patch yesterday, following strong quarterly growth and and declining unemployment in boosting the nation’s recovery prospects next year.