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Robert Peston brands the economy “unhealthy”

Speaking at the Financial Services Expo in London’s Old Billingsgate this week, Peston said he was “profoundly concerned” by the UK economy’s overreliance on “short-term painkillers” like quantitative easing rather

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Is the UK entering a sweet spot?

Business confidence has rebounded strongly in the UK following the initial shock of the vote to leave the EU. The figures follow on from strong manufacturing PMI figures last week.

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UK economy storms ahead

The City echoed this morning to the sound of economic forecasts being revised, as the UK’s all-important services PMI came in ahead of expectations, matching the rebound posted by manufacturing

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Will the rate cut work?

The outlook for the UK economy has deteriorated markedly but it was always going to take a little time for the enormity of the UK’s situation to sink in. The

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UK economy grows by 2.2% in 2015

Given the volatility and worries over global growth rates of late, the latest GDP numbers came as a bit of a relief and as a result we have seen a

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VIDEO: Steve Keen criticises naïve austerity economics

In an exclusive interview with Every Investor, Professor Steve Keen from Kingston University has warned that politicians who promote austerity economics are naïve. The economist, who was one of the few

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UK economy is a ‘ticking time bomb’

Albert Edwards, global strategist at Societe Generale, has warned: “the UK economy looks like a ‘ticking time bomb’ waiting to explode after the election”. In a strategy note published yesterday,

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Peer-to-peer loans eligible for ISAs

The move, announced in this week’s Budget follows a consultation over the past few months between government and the peer-to-peer lenders and will further increase the choice that ISA savers have

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ISA access for crowdfunding investors

The Daily Telegraph has reported that the Chancellor will confirm plans to consult with those in the peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding sector on how viable it would be to include

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So much noise about crowdfunding – what is it?

As the co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms and the first to gain regulatory approval anywhere in the world, it has been immensely rewarding to