Markets & economy

Inflation exceeds government target for second month in a row

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | News

The UK’s rate of inflation in March was 2.3% according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

New £1 coin launches: purchasing power has shrunk to 32p since launch

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 | News

The new £1 coin is out today – its first revision since it was introduced in 1983.

Moneywise Budget 2017 coverage

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | Article

Below is a list of all our coverage for this year's Budget in handy form:

Government U-turn on pensions tax relief

Monday, 07 March 2016 | News

George Osborne has backtracked on plans to reform the tax treatment of pensions, following weeks of speculation.

UK inflation hits 11-month high

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | News

UK inflation registered its second consecutive month of growth in December, after remaining close to or below zero for much of last year as steep declines in the price of oil - which has reduced transport costs - begins to...

Autumn Statement 2015: winners & losers

Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Article

Nevertheless, as ever, there will be winners and losers as new policies are introduced, and previously floated changes are confirmed. Here’s our take on who’ll be better off as a result. 

Autumn Statement 2015: at a glance

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Article

Our favourite quotes

"Opportunity for all."

"Our job is to rebuild Britain, build our finances, build our defences, build our society."

FTSE 100 leads European bounce as China slides further

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | News

The UK's FTSE 100 index led European stockmarkets higher on Tuesday as China's market continued to tumble following Monday's global market rout.

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.