22nd May 2019



North-South divide in house prices

Image copyright PA A North-South divide has opened up when comparing house prices, according to official figures. Property values fell by 1.9% in London in the year to March, but rose by 3.6% in Yorkshire…



Energy bills push inflation to 2019 high

Inflation reached its highest level so far this year in April, when higher energy bills pushed up prices. The Office for National Statistics said the Consumer Price Index was 2.1% in April, up from 1.9%…


Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

Image copyright EPA Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will outline changes to the…


Cadent hit by record penalty over gas supply failures

Image copyright Getty Images A company which left customers without gas for months has received the largest-ever enforcement action, of £44m, from the energy regulator. Ofgem said Cadent also had no records of 775 high-rise…


Holidaymakers hit as pound slides

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has fallen to its lowest level for five months just as many UK holidaymakers get ready to head off for the late-May half-term break. Against the US dollar, the…


What have economists been getting wrong?

Economics got some really basic things wrong, and some economists are now trying to put them right, says Evan Davis, Presenter of Radio 4’s PM programme and former Economics Editor of BBC News. Two caveats…