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Alternative Vote

Markets rises following Scotland’s No vote

The FTSE 100 rose 0.65% to 6,863.81, on Friday, following the referendum in which Scottish voters said ‘No’ to an independent Scotland. The pound has fallen over the past two weeks, due to apprehension that Scotland would vote Yes for […]

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Jobs

ONS survey reveals increases in employment rates across the UK

Employment rates are increasing across Britain, according to the UK's national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which published its monthly Labour Market Statistics for the

Petrol Price Rise

Lower food and fuel prices contribute to drop in UK inflation

UK inflation fell to 1.5% in August this year according to the Consumer Price Inflation, August 2014 reported published on Tuesday by the national statistical institute for the

FSB

FSB’s Small Business Index reveals boost in confidence levels among UK small businesses

UK business organisation the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released the latest survey results from its Small Business Index on Monday, which indicates a significant rise in small

Property

RICS survey indicates slower momentum in UK housing market

The boom in UK house prices has begun to slow down according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which released its UK Residential Market Survey for

Westfield Shopping, east London

UK shopping centres fill empty retail spaces faster than traditional high streets

Vacant retail premises are being filled faster in UK shopping centres, compared to empty shops in town centres, according to the latest retail property research published on Tuesday

London property

CBI launches business manifesto to boost housing market and drive economic growth

A manifesto that includes proposals to get Britain building was released on Monday by UK business lobbying organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which revealed that housing

Engineers and workers

Latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey reveals shortage of business skills

UK business organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released the latest CBI/KPMG London Business Survey on Friday, in which 45% of the capital's businesses reported that there

UK economy has become dominated by debt driven household and government spending

Cost of living eases for UK families as shop prices deflate for 16th consecutive month

UK retail industry trade association the British Retail Consortium (BRC) published its BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) on Wednesday, which revealed that overall shop prices in the UK

Construction in London

Confidence in UK construction sector grows

A report published on Tuesday by British full service law firm Irwin Mitchell reveals that nearly 70% of UK construction firms have grown more optimistic about future prospects

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