The Mole

10% rise in UK deficit blows hole in Tory election plans

Wed 22 Oct, AT 09:51 The Mole

Far from offering tax cuts, George Osborne looks likely to be promising even more austerity

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

Shopping; high street; economy; recession

Britain's recovery propped up by consumer spending

Brief Fri 27 Sep, AT 11:59

UK economy grew 0.7% in the second quarter but lack of trade and investment growth cast shadow over data

GDP growth boost: is Britain's economic recovery finally on?

First Reaction Fri 23 Aug, AT 14:10

Second quarter growth figure has been revised upwards by ONS - and it looks sustainable

Britain welcomes a tourist every second in June

Brief Fri 16 Aug, AT 13:31

London Games and weak sterling give UK tourism a big boost this summer

UK cannot sustain 'Wongaland' economy, says expert

One-Minute Read Fri 16 Aug, AT 10:16

Summer weather boosted UK retail figures but use of payday loans to fund spending will fuel more debt

Britons happier year on year, say gov't statisticians

One-Minute Read Tue 30 Jul, AT 15:50

British happiness has been quantified by the government - and it seems to be on the rise

Giving kids a royal name may not be crowning achievement

Mon 22 Jul, AT 12:56 Richard Jinman

Thousands of new parents want to bestow a regal name on their offspring, but Kevin might be a safer bet

UK rich-poor gap is 'narrowest for 25 years'

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Jul, AT 12:02

British income gap shrank in 2011-12 but latest Coalition cuts may reverse the trend

UK currency

Banker bonus record boom revelation prompts anger

One-Minute Read Thu 20 Jun, AT 10:14

David Cameron is accused of giving a 'massive tax cut' to City millionaires as banker bonuses leap to record 64%

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