Fears that advanced economies, including Britain, might have entered a phase of �secular stagnation� were rejected last night by the Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney.
All three parts of the Whitbread (LON:WTB) business have shown like-for-like (LFL) sales growth over the last three months. The Restaurants business returned to LFL sales growth in the 13 weeks to 28 November after a flat showing in the preceding quarter.
Scottish consumers will pay more for food if they vote for independence in next year's referendum because Britain's big supermarket chains plan to raise their prices north of the border, senior executives have warned.
George Osborne's claim that household disposable incomes are higher than at the start of the financial crisis is �inconceivable�, according to the Government's fiscal watchdog.
Royal Mail workers will receive a three-year pay rise worth around 9% and legally-binding employment protections under a "landmark" agreement.