The Bank of England is now monitoring what Brits search for on the Internet and post on social networks such as Facebook to help it gauge how the economic recovery is doing and decide whether to change interest rates.
Boxing Day bargain hunters spent a record �3billion online and in stores across the UK yesterday in the largest sales day for years.
Household incomes are likely to rise in 2015, escaping the weakness of the past four years, though living standards are unlikely to reach their pre-crisis peak until 2016 at the earliest.
Britain's economy is bigger than France's - according to stats that include drug money. (Image via Wikimedia Commons). The new figures put Britain just a hair above its old rival, France, making the United Kingdom the world's fifth-biggest economy behind ...
Home owners in London are benefiting from the largest increases in property values, with Greenwich and Ealing showing the strongest returns with an almost 25 per cent price hike.