GDP up 0.3% as UK avoids triple-dip recession
Britain has avoided a triple-dip recession after the economy grew by 0.3% during the first quarter
25 April 2013
UK escapes recession
The UK climbed out of the double-dip recession with a bang between July and September as the economy returned to growth
25 October 2012
Double-dip recession not as deep as feared
Revised figures reveal a smaller contraction in the second quarter of the year than previously expected
27 September 2012
Economy shrinks by 0.7% pushing UK into deeper recession
Britain slumped to its longest double-dip recession in more than 50 years, after figures reveal the economy has shrunk
25 July 2012
Fuel duty 'could rocket' to reduce Treasury shortfall
Motorists could face a 50% rise in fuel duty in future years to cover a £13 billion hole
15 May 2012
UK back in recession
The UK is back in recession after a surprise 0.2% contraction in the economy in the first quarter of the year
25 April 2012
UK economic dip worse than first thought
Gross domestic product (GDP), a broad measure for the total economy, declined by 0.3% in the final quarter of 2011
28 March 2012
Economy shrinks by 0.2%
The UK's economy suffered a worse-than-expected 0.2% contraction in the final quarter of 2011
25 January 2012
Faster growth boosts recovery hopes
UK economic recovery hopes were boosted today when figures revealed the pace of growth accelerated faster than expected in the third quarter of 2011
1 November 2011
UK economic growth slower than first thought
The economy grew at a slower rate between April and June than thought, as the country's recovery nearly ground to a halt
5 October 2011
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Iceland is giving away free £30 food vouchers to pensioners struggling with the cost of living - but hurry, there's only limited numbers left9 August 2022Iceland is giving away free one-off £30 food vouchers to certain pensioners struggling with the cost-of-living. At launch, 40,000 vouchers were available and the deadline to apply is 18 August. However, the supermarket said there's been a strong uptake with voucher numbers starting to dwindle - so hurry to apply if you're eligible as it's on a first come, first serve basis.
Martin Lewis urges 'zombie Government' to 'wake up' as energy price cap predicted to rise to £4,266 a year9 August 2022Millions of people are facing "unaffordable" energy bill rises from October, as the price cap is now predicted to rise from £1,971 a year to £3,582 a year for someone on typical use, with a further 19% rise expected in January 2023, taking typical bills to £4,266 a year.
9 August 2022RAC breakdown cover policyholders will see prices hiked, in some cases by more than 30%, at renewal. But if you've had a notification of a price rise, you don't have to accept it. You may be able to leave penalty-free, or haggle to get the price lowered.
9 August 2022The Bank of England has increased the base rate to 1.75% from 1.25% - the biggest single rise in 27 years. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and influences what borrowers pay and savers earn.
Coventry Building Society customers hit by payment delays after online services go down – here's what you need to know9 August 2022Coventry Building Society customers have been unable to make payments, transfer cash or withdraw from their current and savings accounts online after "an internal technical issue" meant some of its services went down for almost two days.
9 August 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
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5 July 2022
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