Labour has seized on the IFS figures as evidence that Britain was trapped in a 'cost of living crisis'. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images.
The Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday it was acting on worries that banks were rejecting some claims and paying too little for others.
Sales of beer increased in the UK for the first time in a decade during 2014, thanks to tax cuts and a surge in supermarket sales, according to an industry report.
New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months. The number of new mortgages approved to house buyers in December, but not yet lent, rose slightly to 60,275, according to the Bank of England.
LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) worth around 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the ...