Deflation: UK prices are now falling, but is that a bad thing?

Wed 20 May, AT 12:52

It's official: Britain has slipped into deflation, with prices falling for the first time since the 1960s

A customer pulls the nozzle of a petrol pump

Low inflation: something to fear or celebrate?

Wed 14 Jan, AT 15:17

Chancellor insists that the sharp fall in inflation should not be confused with deflation

The Mole

Borrowing v austerity: take your pick on 7 May, says IFS

Tue 13 Jan, AT 10:04
The Mole

Think tank warns of £170bn extra debt under Labour but paints a miserable picture if Tories succeed

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Are we heading for a 1920s-style stock market crash?

Mon 1 Sep, AT 15:00

Even with the UK economy in recovery and the US markets booming, some analysts see disaster ahead

Unemployment figures nearing six-year low

UK unemployment down – but so is the average wage

One-Minute Read
Wed 13 Aug, AT 14:10

Economists warn of 'paymageddon' as average wages see 'shock' fall for the first time in five years

Flags outside European Parliament

Tackle the eurozone's original sin or watch the EU stagnate

Wed 21 May, AT 14:37
The Conversation

On the eve of the EU elections, economist Guido Cozzi lays out the rules for saving the eurozone

The Mole

Inflation rises again: hiccup on the road to economic stability

Tue 20 May, AT 11:27
The Mole

Latest figures play into Ed Miliband's hands – though he appears out-of-touch with his own family finances

BBC supporters need to shout louder than the press barons

Wed 26 Feb, AT 10:07
The Conversation

All political parties need to commit to a licence fee linked to inflation, argues Steven Barnett

Bank of England

UK inflation drops below Bank of England target

One-Minute Read
Tue 18 Feb, AT 14:50

Bank says rate will fall further from today's 1.9 per cent figure, reaching 1.7 per cent in March

Nick Clegg and David Cameron

Coalition hails real terms 'wage rise' despite Labour denials

First Reaction
Fri 24 Jan, AT 11:07

The government says wages for most people rose faster than the cost of living over the past year