LONDON - British employers raised pay in the first three months of 2014 at the same pace as a year ago, although current low levels of inflation should improve workers' spending power, a survey showed on Thursday.
LONDON - The British public's expectations for inflation over the coming year fell to 2.0 percent this month from 2.1 percent in March, its lowest level since late 2009, a monthly survey by polling company YouGov showed on Wednesday.
LONDON - Investors looking for companies with good environmental, social and governance track records will find the job easier after European politicians ruled that thousands of firms must reveal their performance as corporate citizens.
LONDON - Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in the three months to February, reviving speculation the Bank of England will start raising interest rates earlier than it has signalled.
LONDON - British housebuilder Persimmon said demand for new houses continued to strengthen, helped by government intervention to help first-time buyers.
LONDON - British households feel under the least financial pressure in more than five years, due to lower inflation and the prospect of higher wages, a monthly survey showed on Wednesday.
LONDON - British inflation fell to its lowest in over four years in March, easing pressure on living standards and raising the prospect that prices may now be rising by less than wages for the first time in years.
LONDON - House prices and sales took off again in Britain last month, reflecting the economy's surprisingly fast recovery, but the Bank of England stuck to its course and left interest rates unchanged at record lows.
LONDON - Britain's financial watchdog may impose changes in how banks treat overdrawn customers after its research showed people are paying too much when they go into the red.
LONDON - The cost of car insurance in the UK has continued to slide in 2014, sweeping aside hopes among insurers that a price war that has raged for two years was starting to ease.
LONDON - London's landmark Gherkin office tower has been placed into receivership by its creditors, Deloitte, the accountancy firm said on Thursday, paving the way for a sale of the skyscraper.
LONDON - Annual charges on British workplace pension schemes that automatically enrol their members will be capped at 0.75 percent from April 2015 in what the UK pensions minister called "an end to rip-off pension charges".
LONDON - Britain's government has eased pension restrictions on people who are in the process of retiring, giving them more time to decide what to do with their savings, ahead of a shake-up of pension rules to take effect next year.