23 April 2014 Last updated at 09:50

UK government hits borrowing targetPound coins

The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.


crowd of peopleWage rises catch up with inflation

After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

A Job Centre sign UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

Robert Peston, economics editor Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

Is the UK becoming more productive?

The Bank of England has become more optimistic that the UK's poor productivity performance may at last be improving - as it signals no urgent need for interest rates to rise.

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