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Timing of interest rate rises uncertain

With the UK unemployment rate falling rapidly, it might seem that interest rate increases are just around the corner, but low wage inflation has made it quite hard to predict when the (more…)

A shift in the UK economy may be underway

The International Festival for Business (IFB), held in Liverpool, has highlighted the fact that policymakers do not want the national economic recovery to be restricted to London and (more…)

UK’s economy is growing faster than IMF forecasts

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted that British economic growth would be less than one per cent last year, but the recovery has been significantly (more…)

House prices seem manageable outside London

A recent survey by Nationwide has suggested that monthly increases in house prices outside the capital may not be a threat to the national economic recovery.

Howard Archer, an economist who (more…)

No panic about the housing market

One individual on the central bank committee involved in setting interest rates has indicated that future rate increases will probably not be dramatic in (more…)