Data from 23,000 firms suggest services sector grew strongly in July. Photograph: Felix Clay for the Guardian. Katie Allen and Angela Monaghan.
People born in early Eighties were around half as wealthy at age 30 as their counterparts who were born in the Seventies, analysis shows.
A British-backed consortium is out of the �11bn pipelines auction even as scrutiny of foreign ownership grows, Sky News learns. 19:24, UK, Friday 30 September 2016.
Homes costing more than �1m accounted for more than a third of the �7.3bn paid in stamp duty last year, after reforms increased the tax on expensive properties.
BT has condemned "excessive" new business rates, which it says will push up the cost of broadband services. The charges start from 1 April 2017 and will increase BT's annual valuation fourfold, from �165m to �743m.