Funding for Lending scheme scrapped for homebuyers
The Bank of England scraps its Funding for Lending scheme for homebuyers, now the property market is on the up
28 November 2013
House prices up at fastest rate for three years
House price rises are gathering pace, Nationwide Building Society says
27 September 2013
Half of UK 'struggling to next payday', study says
Nine million more Britons are struggling with their finances, the Money Advice Service says
2 August 2013
Rising air fares see inflation take off
A 22% rise in the cost of air travel led to a rise in inflation in May
18 June 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
Base rate held and no further QE
Bank of England policymakers decided against unleashing further emergency support for the recovery today
4 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
Household incomes 'should rise in 2013'
Households will get an increase in real income next year for the first time since the credit crunch, research says
17 September 2012
George Osborne upbeat despite growth fears
The Chancellor insists there are
7 September 2012
Nationwide: House prices up 1.3%
House prices have recorded their biggest monthly rebound in more than two-and-a-half years, says Nationwide
31 August 2012
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