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12/14/2018 08:40 AM
Britain to force broadband providers to tell customers their best deals
Broadband providers in Britain will have to tell customers about their best deals under planned new rules from telecoms regulator Ofcom aimed at tackling a 'loyalty penalty' that makes it difficult for long-standing customers to get the cheapest package.


12/13/2018 07:36 AM
Brexit worries push UK house price gauge to six-year low - RICS
A measure of British house prices hit a six-year low in November as the approach of Brexit put off buyers and sellers, a survey of property valuers showed on Thursday.


12/12/2018 11:51 AM
UK watchdog orders shake up of advisers to pension trustees
Poor competition in the market for advice to pension fund trustees has resulted in "substantial customer detriment", Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.


12/11/2018 01:00 PM
UK workers get biggest pay rise in a decade
British workers had their biggest pay rise in a decade in the three months to October as the country's strong labour market showed no sign of weakening ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Tuesday.


12/07/2018 10:31 AM
UK inflation expectations hit five-year high - BoE
The British public's expectations for inflation in a year's time have risen to a five-year high but fewer people expect an interest rate hike over the next 12 months, a Bank of England survey showed on Friday.


12/07/2018 09:27 AM
UK house prices rise at slowest pace in six years as Brexit nears
British house prices rose at their slowest pace in six years in the three months to November, mortgage lender Halifax said on Friday, the latest sign of weakness in the housing market as Brexit approaches.


12/07/2018 09:12 AM
UK temporary workers enjoy biggest pay rise since 2007 - REC
Temporary staff in Britain had their biggest pay rises in more than a decade last month as the approach of Brexit made workers wary about changing jobs, leaving employers scrambling to fill positions, a survey of recruiters showed on Friday.


12/06/2018 10:26 AM
Investors grow cautious on UK assets ahead of key Brexit vote - survey
Institutional investors have grown more cautious about the outlook for British assets ahead of a key vote on Brexit in Parliament next week, according to a quarterly survey by State Street Corporation .


11/30/2018 09:26 AM
UK house price growth edges off five-year low - Nationwide
British house price growth picked up slightly this month from October's five-year low, but the future outlook remains depressed by an uncertain economy and a squeeze on household budgets, major mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday.


11/29/2018 05:00 PM
Bull run finale for global stocks not far off now - Reuters Poll
An end to the bull run in global stocks is not far away, according to a Reuters poll which also showed a broad cut to forecasts for next year on concerns over global growth and tightening financial conditions.


11/29/2018 02:18 PM
UK consumer confidence slides to 11-month low ahead of Brexit
British consumers' confidence fell to its lowest level in almost a year as their view of the economic outlook for the next 12 months sank to its weakest since shortly after 2016's Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday.


11/29/2018 12:03 PM
British funeral industry faces investigation into 'exploitative' prices
Britain's funerals industry could face formal investigation after the UK competition watchdog found that high prices were taking advantage of grieving families.


11/29/2018 11:09 AM
UK consumer lending growth slows to new three-year low, mortgage approvals jump
LONDON, Nov 29 - Lending to British consumers slowed again last month to its weakest rate in more than three years, but there was a pick-up in the housing market with a jump in mortgage approvals, Bank of England data showed on Thursday.


11/28/2018 09:08 AM
UK shop prices rise for only third time since 2013 - BRC
Prices in British shops rose for only the third time in five years in November, pushed up in part by higher global costs for cereals, an industry survey showed on Wednesday.


11/23/2018 12:41 PM
UK short-run inflation expectations edge up to 2.7 percent - Citi/YouGov
The British public's expectations for inflation over the coming year edged up this month, but longer-term expectations dropped to an eight-month low, a monthly survey showed on Friday.


11/23/2018 08:14 AM
Bank of England's Saunders sees higher rates if Brexit goes smoothly
The Bank of England would probably need to raise interest rates faster than investors expect if Britain manages a smooth exit from the European Union, though Brexit's implications for the BoE remain unclear, rate-setter Michael Saunders said.


11/23/2018 08:12 AM
London house price boom over, at least for now - Reuters poll
The days of London house price rises hugely outpacing inflation won't be returning anytime soon, even if Britain and the EU strike a Brexit deal, the vast majority of economists and analysts polled by Reuters said.


11/23/2018 08:10 AM
MPs launch investigation into bank IT failures
British lawmakers launched an inquiry on Friday into computer systems failures at financial services firms, after a number of outages in recent months left millions of customers unable to access their money or make vital payments.


11/22/2018 11:00 AM
UK markets watchdog to cap price of rent-to-own goods
On the eve of Black Friday, Britain's markets watchdog said it intends to cap the prices people pay for televisions, washing machines and other household goods bought on rent-to-own credit from next April.


11/22/2018 07:38 AM
UK employers offer staff smaller pay awards - XpertHR
British employers were less generous in their pay awards to staff during the three months to October, according to a survey which underscores how gradually many workers' earnings are rising, despite a sharp fall in unemployment.

 

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