Markets & economy

Inflation sticks at 0%

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | News

The UK's consumer prices index (CPI) remained flat at 0% in March as the economy staves off deflation.

UK inflation falls to 0%

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | News

Inflation has fallen to 0% for the first time since it began to be measured by the consumer price index in 1997, edging the UK closer to deflation.

Budget 2015: winners and losers

Thursday, 19 March 2015 | News

George Osborne's sixth budget was reasonably muted, with none of the shock value of last year's announcements on pensions.

Budget 2015: At a glance

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his sixth annual Budget, in which he introduced flexible ISAs, a personal savings tax allowance, and confirmed a consultation into the re-sale of existing annuities.

Inflation rate slows to lowest on record

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | News

The speed at which prices have been rising in the UK slowed to the lowest rate on record of just 0.3% in the year to January 2015, providing a boost to the nation's savers.

Inflation falls to 15-year low

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | News

Savers were buoyed today by news that inflation fell to just 0.5% in December 2014 - its lowest point since May 2000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

UK inflation hits 12-year low

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | News

Inflation has fallen to 1% for the year to 30 November, 0.2% lower than predicted and the weakest it has been for 12 years.

Autumn Statement 2014: at a glance

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 | News

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2014 Autumn Statement at 12.30pm on 3 December 2014. Here's our summary of the key announcements.

Autumn Statement 2014: winners and losers

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 | News

George Osborne hasn't got a huge amount of cash sitting around in his coffers at present, but he managed to dig deep to surprise certain sections of the population in his Autumn Statement.

9,000 jobs and 200 branches to go at Lloyds

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | News

Some 9,000 jobs are to go at Lloyds Banking Group and 200 of its branches are set to close in the next three years, bosses have confirmed.