UK economy

UK set to avoid recession in 2019, despite Brexit uncertainty

We take a look what is behind the latest GDP growth figures and what it may mean for interest rates. 

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Government spending proposals risk sending national debt to highest point since 1960s

A raft of so-called fiscal giveaways announced in the September Spending Round would amount to 1% of national income.

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Sluggish house price growth as Brexit weighs on the market

A Halifax report reveals how the property market has stalled since the EU referendum in 2016.

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Court rules against women over state pension age changes

High Court ruling says the government did not discriminate against women when it increased women's state pension age to equalise it with men.

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Pensioners on course for state pension increase well ahead of inflation

An inflation-busting 4% state pension uplift is forecast for April 2020 under the ‘triple lock’ system.

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Supreme Court decision: what could it mean for investors?

According to one commentator sterling remains the market’s release

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UK inflation falls to 1.7%

Inflation was 1.7% in August, which means British employees are enjoying the highest real-terms pay rises since July 2015.

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‘Never-ending Brexit saga’ weighs heavy on house prices with more falls expected

Buyers remain cautious ahead of the October deadline, experts warn.

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The key reason why the gold price is shining and investors are buying

Various fund managers are bullish on the outlook for gold, we explain why.

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