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UK inflation rate at near six-year high

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares [...]

House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

Image copyright PA House prices in the East Midlands rose at more than three times the pace of London in the past year. Property prices in the region rose by 7% in the year to October – [...]

Forties pipeline shutdown ‘worth £20m a day’

Image copyright Ineos The shutdown of one of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is worth about £20m a day, the industry body has said. The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil [...]

Inflation tracker: Will you feel the pinch this Christmas?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cost of Christmas: Some seasonal favourites have gone up in price since last year [...]

Labour may move parts of Bank of England to Birmingham

Image copyright Getty Images The old lady of Threadneedle Street may have to leave her home of 283 years under Labour plans to move large parts of the Bank of England to Birmingham. A report, [...]

Mortgage safety net ‘disappearing’

Image copyright PA Ministers should consider strengthening the safety net for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage, a report suggests. Help for this group introduced in response to the [...]

Help to Save scheme to start slowly

Image copyright PA A government scheme aimed at encouraging people on low incomes to save will start in January but will not be fully available until October. Ministers had originally said the [...]

US jobs growth stronger than expected

Image copyright Getty Images US jobs growth was better than expected in November, with payrolls rising by 228,000. Service, health care and manufacturing firms helped to drive the gains, holding [...]

Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit talks in Brussels on Friday [...]

EU agrees biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union [...]