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  • Hot air balloons

    Inflation has fallen to 1% for the year to 30 November, 0.2% lower than predicted and the weakest it has been for 12 years.

  • Houses of Parliament

    Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2014 Autumn Statement at 12.30pm on 3 December 2014. Here's our summary of the key announcements.

  • Winners and losers

    George Osborne hasn't got a huge amount of cash sitting around in his coffers at present, but he managed to dig deep to surprise certain sections of the population in his Autumn Statement. But...

  • Lloyds

    Some 9,000 jobs are to go at Lloyds Banking Group and 200 of its branches are set to close in the next three years, bosses have confirmed.

  • Scots vs Brits

    As Scotland heads for the polls, market pundits have warned of complacency among the investment community as both the UK and Scottish economies are likely to suffer regardless of the result.

  • Hot air baloons

    Inflation has fallen to its lowest point in five years, with prices rising by approximately 1.5% over the 12 months to August, down from 1.6% in July.

  • Pound coins

    Confidence among British consumers fell slightly in June but the general outlook remains positive as the costs of essential goods continues to fall, a new survey published today has revealed.

  • Hot air balloons

    Inflation took an unexpected leap in June, with the Consumer Prices Index rising to 1.9% from 1.5% in May, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

  • Hot air balloons

    Inflation, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), fell sharply in May 2014 to 1.5% - down from 2.7% this time last year - but the drop is "of little comfort to financially vulnerable...

  • Bank of England

    The governor of the Bank of England has hinted that UK interest rates could start to rise "sooner than markets currently expect".