UK inflation at three-year low of 1.5% as energy prices fall

Heavy discounting at furniture stores also helps pull down rate from recent peak of 3.1% in 2017Inflation fell to 1.5% in October, its lowest level in three years, pushed down by heavy discounting at furniture stores and a decline in the price of energ…

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Has the UK escaped a recession? Experts debate the data

Two former members of Bank of England’s rate-setting committee on Britain’s economic prospectsBrexit uncertainty drives up job lossesHow has the Brexit vote affected the UK economySenior adviser to Cambridge Econometrics and member of the Bank’s MPC fr…

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Brexit delay will keep fog of uncertainty hanging over UK economy | Larry Elliott

Failure to find a way forward could result in a delayed budget, weaker pound and lower growth forecastBrexit uncertainty has been a drag on the economy. The International Monetary Fund thinks most of the damage it estimates will occur as a result of Br…

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Small firms need to report gender pay gaps, says Bank chief economist

Andy Haldane says more firms need to forced to open up about gender and ethnic pay gapsThe UK government will need to insist that companies employing more than 30 people report their gender pay gaps if inroads are to be made into the persistent bias in…

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