UK economy

The Bank of England is considering negative interest rates – would that be welcome?

There is a growing chorus of voices arguing that negative interest rates have been harmful to those countries that have tried them.

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UK economy contracts as expected – depth of recession depends on government response

While a painful drop in output is expected, the ultimate length and depth of the recession depends on the decisions taken by politicians.

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Bank of England warns of economic crash and unemployment spike

Britain's central bank estimates that the economy could shrink by 14% in 2020.

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UK start-up companies receive funding boost from government

The government’s new loan scheme is intended to plug a gap left by venture capital investors. 

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Why UK house prices rose in March, despite coronavirus and lockdown

Housing market activity is now grinding to a halt as a result of the measures implemented to control the spread of the virus.

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The UK’s GDP is set to plunge – but recovery may be quicker than in other countries

The UK economy is more resilient than many other comparable economies.

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Scrap state pension triple lock to deal with ballooning deficit, says think tank

Any attempt to reduce spending post-crisis must be equally shared among generations, says the Social Market Foundation. 

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City watchdog launches new campaign aimed at retail investors

The regulator says that investors who have been scammed lose an average of 22 years’ pensions savings, equivalent to three times their annual earnings.

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State pension rise: how much will you receive?

Pensioners will get a 3.9% increase from today.

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