LONDON�Sales in U.K. stores rose in October thanks to lower prices, but economists warn that British consumers may not be able to keep powering the economy's recovery without a pickup in wages.
Royal Bank of Scotland vowed there would be no repeat of a system crash two years ago that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, after it was fined �56m(�70m) by British regulators yesterday.
Following the lead from US retailers, Black Friday has become a firm date in UK retailer's diaries and is expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year, fuelled by some amazing offers from leading retailers.
The top 20 cities in the UK are all experiencing annual house price growth of 5 per cent or more for the first time in a decade. Market analysts Hometrack said the housing recovery had finally reached northern cities such as Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow ...
The CBI said sluggish export demand meant recovery in the UK manufacturing sector had slowed since the beginning of the year. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.