Rental costs 'hit all-time high'

A flurry of autumn letting activity pushed private sector rents to a record high last month, according to a property network.

20 October 2014

Students 'need golden handcuff incentives'

People leaving university should be offered extra money to encourage them to develop their careers where they studied, a think-tank suggests.

17 October 2014

Finance 'main barrier' to new firms

Access to finance can be crucial for start-up firms, but half of the entrepreneurs questioned in a new poll said it is the main obstacle to setting up a business.

16 October 2014

Indian summer 'hits UK retail sales'

The Indian summer may have made September's return to work and school easier to bear for many in the UK.

15 October 2014

European IPO proceeds 'on the rise'

Proceeds from this summer's European stock market launches amounted to 6.6 billion euro, new research shows.

13 October 2014

UK 'nearing' interest rate rise

Bank of England policymakers say the base rate of interest will remain at 0.5% for another month but not for much longer.

10 October 2014

'Steep fall' in economic growth

New figures from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggest the UK's economy is now growing at a much slower rate than in the second quarter of 2014.

09 October 2014

Warning over mortgage availability

First-time buyers may soon find it harder to get a mortgage as banks are becoming less willing to lend to people with a deposit of under 10%.

08 October 2014

Bank's high balance protection plan

New proposals will safeguard the money people put in bank accounts temporarily between selling and buying property, the Bank of England says.

07 October 2014

MPs slam energy contracts scheme

The Department of Energy awarded £16.6 billion worth of renewable energy contracts without ensuring customers will get the best value for money.

06 October 2014

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