Unemployment in the UK stayed at a 44-year-low of 3.8 per cent. Photograph: iStock

The UK labour market performed better than forecast in the three months to April. The number of people in work rose a greater-than-forecast 32,000 an(...)

Workers leave the Ford Bridgend Engine plant in south Wales

UK wages in the three months to April grew faster than expected and hiring slowed less sharply, as the jobless rate held at its lowest rate since 1975(...)

Philip Hammond, UK chancellor of the exchequer, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview.

UK economic growth accelerated in the first quarter of this year, driven by the highest quarterly pick-up in manufacturing since the 1980s as the orig(...)

Pete Redfern, chief executive of Taylor Wimpey: scrapped plans to buy  a discounted £2.04 million apartment due to “a personal decision”.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

It’s gratifying when a boss is keen to buy his company’s products, but it’s not so impressive when he’s been offered an incentive of several hundred t(...)

While beer purists may recoil, more people are opting for low- and no-alcohol brews, and Europeans in particular have taken to the stuff. Photograph: Getty Images

Beer drinking is so ingrained in British (and Irish) life that any mention of choosing non-alcoholic versions of the stuff provokes ire. What is the p(...)

Photograph: iStock

British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the count(...)

JD Sports has benefitted from its growing overseas presence, as well as its online operation. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When Mike Ashley threatened in 2011 that he’d “finish off” JD Sports, the response from Peter Cowgill, the boss of his smaller rival, was brief and un(...)

The figures follow on from an unexpectedly strong growth in January. Photograph: Reuters

The UK economy grew faster than expected during the three months to February, despite expectations that Brexit uncertainty would dampen activity durin(...)

14 per cent of jobs currently held by humans could soon be managed by robots. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The robots are coming for our jobs, but not everyone’s. According to a report by UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), waiters and shelf stackers(...)

The UK’s labour market is still robust but witb economic growth faltering economists are warning it’s only a matter of time. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The UK labour market remained in robust health in the three months through January, despite a Brexit-induced slowdown in the overall economy. Employm(...)

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