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Low UK interest rates 'hurt productivity but saved jobs'..

Anna Torres 20-Mar, 18:30 18 BBC

Years of ultra-low UK interest rates probably hit productivity, but were a price worth paying to avoid higher unemployment, the Bank of...


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Blurred lines?..

Sophia Bell 19-Mar, 22:20 18 BBC

Almost a decade ago, I tried to place a bet with a leading UK betting shop that I would die within a year. They should have taken the bet -...


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Working people typically face house prices of more than seven times their annual earnings as affordability is increasingly stretched. The...


MPC member calls for interest rates to rise

MPC member calls for interest rates to rise..

Cole Becker 17-Mar, 06:06 17 BBC

UK interest rates should be raised, despite risks in the economy, according to a member of the Bank of England's rate-setting committee. ...


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Michael Adamson 16-Mar, 16:22 16 BBC

With Theresa May about to trigger Article 50 and the UK set to start two years of Brexit negotiations with the rest of the EU, how is the...


Schaeuble calls for 'strong' City post Brexit

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Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said it is in the EU's interest to have a strong financial centre in London. Speaking...


Household incomes crept up last year, DWP figures show

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Wyatt Waller 16-Mar, 08:28 60 BBC

A generational divide in UK households' income growth has been confirmed in the latest government figures - but incomes are little changed...


UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25%

UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25%..

Wyatt Waller 16-Mar, 08:28 58 BBC

The Bank of England's interest rate setting committee has voted to keep rates unchanged at 0.25%. However, one of the nine who sit on the...


Jobless rate down but wage growth slows

Jobless rate down but wage growth slows..

Sophia Bell 15-Mar, 08:29 51 BBC

UK unemployment fell in the three months to January but there was a sharp slowdown in wage growth. The Office for National Statistics...


U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance

U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance..

Mary Paterson 15-Mar, 08:29 60 BBC

Plans to increase National Insurance levels for self-employed people - announced in the Budget last week - have been dropped. Chancellor...


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