LONDON British households are feeling the tightest squeeze on their finances in three years and the Bank of England's signal that it is getting close to raising interest rates is likely to make things worse, a survey showed on Monday. | Video
LONDON British business leaders from companies including BT and Centrica said they wanted a three-year Brexit transitional deal to protect jobs in Britain and Europe.
LONDON Nurses, midwives and cleaners working in Britain's publicly-funded National Health Service (NHS) called on ministers to boost their salaries by 3.9 percent, in the latest push against a government-imposed cap on pay rises.
LONDON The prospect of British interest rates rising for the first time in 10 years grew on Friday when a Bank of England policymaker who had been its strongest advocate of ultra-low borrowing costs said rates might need to rise in the coming months.
LONDON House prices in central London fell at their sharpest pace since 2008 in August, intensifying the slowdown in the capital's housing market, but prices went up in other regions of Britain, a survey showed on Thursday.
LONDON The Bank of England said it was likely to raise interest rates in the coming months if the economy and price pressures keep growing, giving its clearest signal to date that Britain's first rate hike in a decade is approaching.
LONDON Britain's job market is defying the Brexit blues but wages are still in the dumps, data showed, suggesting the Bank of England will tread carefully on Thursday with any signals about when it may finally raise interest rates.
LONDON Britain's government partially abandoned a cap on public-sector pay on Tuesday, saying it would raise wages for police and prison guard by more than its long-standing 1 percent limit.
LONDON British inflation hit its joint highest level in more than five years in August, complicating the Bank of England's job this week of explaining why it is not raising interest rates. | Video
Chancellor George Osborne looks to the Bank of England for more help. Full analysis from the NAB trading floor with currency strategist Nick Parsons and head of market economics Tom Vosa. Video
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