UK economy

UK employment total hits record high as wage growth slows

The number of people in work rose by 99,000 in the three months to March to 32.7 million, although wage growth fell.

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House of Lords committee says retirees should pay NI and calls for state pension triple lock to be scrapped

A report from a House of Lords Committee calls for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.

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Inflation remains low despite strong wage growth

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

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Rise in capital gains tax receipts boosts UK government’s finances ahead of Brexit 

UK public debt surplus is at its highest ever level for January, we run through the reasons why.

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Three key takeaways for investors from Davos 2019

A shadow of suspicion has been cast over China while nobody seems quite sure which direction monetary policy should be heading. 

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Is this a sign the bull market has run its course?

Irrational exuberance is one of the key indications that the end of a bull market is nigh – but it is fund management firms rather than investors who are getting carried away. 

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2018 predictions reviewed: did our experts get it right?

We review how prescient our market pundits were in their January magazine predictions for the year now ending.

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Bank of England warns no-deal Brexit will crush the UK economy

Leaving the EU without a deal could spell major disruption for the UK economy. Markets, however, may have already priced that in. 

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Three key takeaways for investors from the US mid-term elections

Whether the US economy will see further fiscal expansion is unclear, while US/China trade tensions are unlikely to cool off. 

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