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New blow to UK economy as trade gap widens to record level

First Reaction
Thu 9 Aug, AT 15:17

'Awful' data cannot be blamed solely on Queen's Diamond Jubilee, say analysts

Beach volleyball and vanishing Tory support keep PM awake

Mon 30 Jul, AT 10:02
The Mole

A poll for ConservativeHome shows support for George Osborne has fallen from -2 to -7

UK falls further into recession, but could euro woes save us?

First Reaction
Wed 25 Jul, AT 13:27

Osborne blames GDP contraction on euro debt crisis, but one analyst believes EU's travails could save us

IMF says Chancellor might have to reverse austerity next year

First Reaction
Fri 20 Jul, AT 09:26

IMF raises spectre of prolonged house price slump and says markets wouldn't punish UK for easing off on spending cuts

Osborne gets off lightly as IMF cuts UK growth forecast again

First Reaction
Tue 17 Jul, AT 11:39

IMF refuses to call for reversal of austerity despite saying in May that a Plan B would be necessary if growth fell again

UK manufacturers held back by skills shortage, survey shows

One-Minute Read
Mon 16 Jul, AT 08:41

Economic growth would be faster if tech companies were able to find enough suitable recruits

Austerity at the races: trainers boycott race over paltry prize

First Post
Fri 13 Jul, AT 11:51

Barbour-clad brigade are not waving placards yet – but they're angry about falling prize money

Marks and Spencer

M&S profits fall as online retailer Asos booms

First Post
Tue 10 Jul, AT 12:22

High street sales given fillip by Queen's Jubilee but Marks & Spencer doesn't benefit

Doctors strike, but it's business as usual at most surgeries

One-Minute Read
Thu 21 Jun, AT 08:22

Strike action began at midnight across the UK but expected impact on patients is 'minimal'

Doctors call pension strike, but will their stance backfire?

Talking Point
Thu 31 May, AT 13:05

Medics are set to take industrial action for the first time since 1975 in a dispute about pensions