The number of new mortgages being approved for house buyers has fallen for the sixth month in a row, Bank of England figures show.
House prices will fall 2.7pc in the coming year, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast, in stark contrast to its 2.3pc prediction of growth just five months ago.
The latest forecasts from the independent fiscal watchdog prove the Government's austerity plan is working, said Chancellor George Osborne, as he unveiled a package of tax reforms.
Many businesses are being affected by poor weather conditions as staff struggle to travel through snow, but working from home may be the answer for some.
Banks and building societies jostling to give best deal to customers taking money out of NSI's account after a year.
Newspaper group is drawing up plans to charge for internet content next year, joining the likes of News International and the Financial Times that already charge for content
Cold weather payments are triggered as temperatures plummet across the UK, but there are concerns that some may miss out.
Top pay in the public sector should not normally be more than 20 times that of the lowest paid worker in any public body, the government is advised.
Rents are rising at their fastest rate for three years.
House prices continued to fall during November, but at a much slower rate than during the property slump in 2008, according to figures released by Nationwide building society today.
Consumers could save up to £404.94 on energy bills by switching from their current supplier.
With the sovereign debt crisis taking hold in Europe investors have piled into a emerging markets, adding clout to fears a bubble will develop in the region.
Cold temperatures and supply problems from Europe combine to push the price of electricity for day-ahead delivery up almost 30 per cent overnight
The FTSE staged its biggest one-day rally in three months on hopes the ECB could step up its purchase of eurozone government bonds.
The Office of Fair Trading warns retailers about tricking customers with misleading price offers and vows tougher action.
The Bank of England is 'as hard-nosed as ever' about keeping inflation under control despite overshooting the 2pc target.
The West stands on the verge of a new banking crisis.
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