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UK Consumer Prices Index increases by 0.1% in the year to May 2015

The UK’s national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), has released its monthly statistical Consumer Price Inflation bulletin for May 2015, which shows that inflation in the UK is now positive. According to the ONS report, the Consumer […]

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Building Materials

New builds prop up construction industry

Output in the construction industry decreased by 0.8% in April this year, compared with March 2015, but new work increased by 1.6%, according to the latest figures from

The deal could save £150m for the NHS

Increased productivity could save NHS £5bn pounds annually, Lord Carter review finds

  The UK government's Department of Health published a review of operational productivity in NHS providers on Thursday, which indicates that National Health Service (NHS) hospitals could save GBP5bn

Umbro is based in Manchester, the home of Manchester United

Manchester United reclaims top position of the Brand Finance Football 50

Football club Manchester United has overtaken Bayern Munich to reclaim the top spot on the annual Brand Finance Football 50 list and is now the most valuable football

Oil Drumsg

Crude oil prices rise as OPEC votes to maintain production levels at 30m barrels

  Oil prices rose by around 0.6% on Friday, following a decision by ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to maintain current oil production levels at

Cash in the bank

UK consumers still prefer to pay in cash

The Payments Council has published data for transaction payments made last year, which show that cash continues to be the most popular payment method by consumers in the


National Management Salary Survey finds continued culture of pay-for-poor-performance in UK

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a UK chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence, reported on Wednesday that the results of

UK economy growing

UK Mergers and Acquisitions Heat Up in first quarter of 2015 — PwC

The UK deals market is resurgent with Q1 deal volumes up 50% on Q1 2014, according to a deals index published this week by UK-based professional services network


UK business lending and mortgage borrowing on the rise as economic confidence grows

Affordable credit in the UK has resulted in high street banks lending more to businesses and consumers in April 2015, according to figures released on Thursday by the

Queen's jubilee

Queen’s Speech reveals increases in personal tax allowance linked to minimum wage

Her Majesty The Queen made her speech to both Houses of Parliament at the State Opening of Parliament 2015 on Wednesday, in which it was revealed that the

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