LONDON - Most Bank of England policymakers remained firmly against raising interest rates when they met this month, and data released on Wednesday showed wages rising at their slowest pace on record, indicating inflationary pressure will remain subdued.
LONDON - The earnings of British workers picked up in the three months to July but still lagged far behind inflation, even as unemployment fell more than expected, official data showed.
LONDON - British households saw their income from employment rise at the quickest pace in more than a year in August, according to a survey on Wednesday likely to be noticed by the Bank of England.
LONDON - British inflation edged down last month but house price growth surged in July at the fastest annual pace since in seven years, official data showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - Britain's audit and accounting watchdog has overhauled its corporate governance code for UK companies, it said on Wednesday, to make them safer for investors by giving more information about how they are run and an assessment of any potential risks facing the business.
LONDON - Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Scottish independence referendum this week has sent investors in British assets heading for the exits, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - A former senior partner at St James's Place, a UK wealth manager, has been fined and banned for persuading clients to invest millions of pounds in companies in which he had an interest, which then went into liquidation.
LONDON - As Scottish opinion polls run neck and neck, investors are scrambling to hedge their trading bets on UK equities to protect against market mayhem if Scotland votes next week to break away from the United Kingdom.
LONDON - The Bank of England may start to raise interest rates next spring if the labour market continues to recover from the financial crisis, Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Investors pushed back expectations of when the Bank of England will raise interest rates on Monday after a poll showed the pro-Scottish independence camp with a lead for the first time.
LONDON - British construction output stagnated in July as a rapid expansion in house building started to level off, causing annual growth to sink to an eight-month low.
LONDON - Annuity and mortgages provider Just Retirement Group Plc reported a 3 percent fall in annual underlying operating profit to 97 million pounds ($158 million) on Thursday, hit by a drop in annuity sales following UK reforms earlier this year.
- UK-based provider of child trust funds Family Investments said it plans to merge with Engage Mutual, a savings and insurance firm.