Fuel and mortgages push inflation down
The retail prices index rate of inflation dropped in November, new ONS figures show
18 December 2012
Largest inflation jump in two-and-a-half years
The Retail Prices Index measure of the rise in the cost of living rose to 3.2% in October from 2.6% in September
13 November 2012
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
Unemployment falls to lowest level since spring
Unemployment fell by 50,000 in the quarter to August, while employment also grew during this period
17 October 2012
Inflation fell in August despite fuel hikes
The retail prices index rate of inflation fell to 2.9% in August down from 3.2% in July, says the ONS
18 September 2012
Olympics lift for job market
The jobless total fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the quarter to July after a big jump in the number of people in work
12 September 2012
Recession less deep than feared, but economy still struggling
Britain's double-dip recession is not as bad as previously thought, revised figures show
24 August 2012
Jobless total lowest for a year
Unemployment has fallen after a big jump in the number of people in work
15 August 2012
Rail fares could rise by 11.2% as inflation figures revealed
Hard-hit rail commuters face further misery, as it's been revealed some season tickets could go up by 11.2% next year
14 August 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
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Got a travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled2 December 2021With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
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14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
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