Markets & economy

Autumn Statement 2013: winners and losers

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

The chancellor’s 2013 Autumn Statement was full of rhetoric and bluster designed to create a feel-good, positive impression of how the...

Autumn Statement 2013: bad news for second home-owners

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

Headlines from Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement have focused on foreign property owners paying their fair share of capital gains tax when they sell up. But it will be UK taxpayers who end up bearing the brunt of...

Autumn statement 2013: Savers miss out

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

George Osborne’s statement provided little in the way of good news for savers, with a number of anticipated initiatives failing to make an appearance.

Autumn Statement 2013: ETFs to be tax-exempt

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

Chancellor George Osborne has announced in the Autumn Statement that stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT) will no longer apply to shares bought by exchange traded funds (ETFs) domiciled in the UK.

Autumn Statement 2013: Govt gets behind small business

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

The Chancellor is to give small companies that own premises worth up to only £50,000 a £1,000 discount on their business rates.

Autumn Statement 2013: at a glance

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2013 Autumn Statement at 11.15am on 5 December 2013. Here’s our summary of the key announcements.

Fall in petrol prices sees inflation drop by 0.5%

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 | News

Inflation has fallen sharply by 0.5% to 2.2% in October, according to the Office for National Statistics.

GDP growth 'will be 1.4%' in 2013

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 | News

The economy will grow by 1.4% this year and by 2% in 2014, says the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

Best consumer platform award to Interactive Investor

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 | News

Interactive Investor won the Best Consumer Platform Award at the Aberdeen UK Platform Awards on Tuesday, beating off competition from three other shortlisted brokers.

Lloyds sell-off begins

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | News

The government has begun the sale of its 38.7% stake in Lloyds Banking Group, selling 4.3 billion shares to institutional investors at a price of 75p each.