Markets & economy

UK inflation surprise fuels rate hike speculation

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | News

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK returned to inflation in July, with average prices up 0.1% compared to the same period last year.

Co-operative Bank publicly chastised for misleading authorities

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | News

Co-operative Bank has come under fire once again, after being publicly lambasted by UK authorities.

What rising interest rates might mean for you

Thursday, 06 August 2015 | News

There weren't too many surprises when the Bank of England chose to maintain the base rate of interest at 0.5% for the 78th month running on 6 August 2015, but there were pointers that a rise in rates is now firmly on the...

Interest rates held at 0.5% for the 78th month running

Thursday, 06 August 2015 | News

The Bank of England has voted to hold the UK base rate of interest at 0.5% for the 78th month running, but raised the prospect of an imminent rise.

Summer Budget 2015: The winners and losers

Thursday, 09 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has outlined his first ‘Blue Budget' and there were some big giveaways for many people - but to pay for them, more cuts were announced too.

Summer Budget 2015: Round-up

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his post-election 'blue' Budget on 8 July 2015.

Summer Budget 2015: George Osborne's best quotes

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 | News

During his 9,847-word long summer Budget speech, chancellor George Osborne was heckled, harried, taunted and mocked by half of the house, while the other half cheered and screamed their appreciation.

What's in store for tomorrow's Blue Budget?

Thursday, 02 July 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has developed a reputation for delivering big surprises in his Budgets. But what could he have up his sleeve this time?

UK back in inflation

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | News

Fears that the UK may be heading for a period of prolonged deflation have eased as inflation returned, to 0.1%, in May from a contraction of 0.1% in April.

UK hit by deflation for first time in 55 years

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | News

The official measure of inflation recorded a fall of 0.1% in the year to April, the first time the price of goods and services in the UK has dipped since 1960.