LONDON Britons chased "Black Friday" shopping bargains on Friday with initial signs that many were going online rather than heading to stores for an event imported from the United States.
LONDON British house price growth slowed this month, according to a survey published on Friday which suggested the recovery in the housing market, which recently pushed prices to new record highs, is advancing at a modest pace.
LONDON British consumer morale has slipped to its lowest level in six months and growth among services companies cooled, according to two surveys that suggested to a further moderation of economic growth.
LONDON Britons who were missold loan insurance, in what turned out to be the country's costliest consumer finance scandal, will have until 2018 to claim compensation under regulatory plans intended to draw a line under the issue.
LONDON Britain's financial watchdog has fined Barclays 72 million pounds for cutting corners in vetting wealthy customers in order to win a huge transaction described by one senior manager as potentially the "deal of the century."
LONDON Britain's financial regulator will ask pension and insurance companies to spell out how much they charge people to cash in their pension pots, it said on Wednesday.
LONDON Chancellor George Osborne's U-turn decision not to cut state support for low-income workers will provide short-term relief for many households across Britain, but is unlikely to dent his broader attempt to rein in welfare spending.
LONDON Chancellor George Osborne delivered a half-yearly budget update on Wednesday, slightly raising his budget surplus target for the end of the decade while scrapping a controversial plan to make big savings in one part of the welfare budget.
LONDON Chancellor George Osborne took advantage of stronger forecasts for tax revenues to drop an unpopular plan to scrap some benefits for low-earners and ease other deep cuts, but he stuck to a target for budget surplus in 2020. | Video
LONDON Britain will raise the level of a property tax for those who buy a house in order to rent it and on second homes, Chancellor George Osborne said on Wednesday, as part of plans to cut government spending and raise revenues.
LONDON UK housebuilders surrendered part of their hefty gains in afternoon trade on Wednesday after Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to raise property tax for those who buy a house in order to rent it and on second homes.
LONDON Journalists at Britain's Financial Times have voted to take strike action over changes to the group's pensions after the sale of the newspaper to Japan's Nikkei, the National Union of Journalists said.
LONDON The Bank of England will hike interest rates in the second quarter of next year but the timing may rest on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve tightens policy in the world's largest economy next month, a Reuters poll found.