Lloyds has been the worst hit of all the UK lenders over the PPI scandal.

Lloyds recovery boost for chancellor

The partly government owned Lloyds Banking Group made £2.1bn in the first six months of 2013, sparking speculation the Treasury may sell up and recoup its stake.

George Osborne sets out his spending plans for 2015-16

2015-16 spending review: Key points at a glance

How will the government's spending review affect you? We run through the key points as George Osborne tries to find £11.5 bn of savings whilst still stimulating the economy.

Osborne: Could do better, says the ITEM Club

ITEM Club says UK lacks vision of US to create economic growth

In its winter forecast the ITEM Club says the coalition could do better and the central bank lacks the vision of the US Federal Reserve to create conditions for growth.

The ITEM Club has called on teh government to encourage business investment

ITEM Club warns business investment key to economic growth

The Ernst & Young ITEM Club has warned that government needs to create conditions for business investment and corporates need to use cash they hold to invest.

Business is calling for government to speed up its infrastructure investment

Osborne told to "stop talking and start acting" on investment

The CBI and KPMG have published a new report that shows business want the government to speed up infrastructure investment plans to help boost the economy.

GDP data reveals a fall in business investment

UK GDP contracts less but squeeze on finances worst since 1920's

The UK recession may not be as bad as first feared but a 3.2 per cent drop in business investment points to new pain to come.

New interest rate on NS&I investment account

NS&I boosts investment account interest rate

National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has relaunched its Investment Account, making it a postal only account but offering a higher interest rate.

The ITEM Club says UK plc needs to invest to help the economy grow

ITEM Club warns UK plc to spend hoarded cash

A new report from Ernst & Young's ITEM Club warns that UK companies need to spend some of the cash they hold on investment to help the country avoid a double-dip recession.

Asda has announced plans to expand its UK business

Asda set to expand in UK creating 5,000 jobs

Supermarket giant Asda, owned by US firm Walmart, is planing to open three new depots and 25 new stores creating 5,000 UK jobs in 2012.

HMRC reminds self assessment taxpayers of January 31st deadline

HMRC reminds self assessment taxpayers of January 31st deadline

Self assessment taxpayers have been reminded by HM Revenue & Customs that the deadline for their returns is rapidly approaching.

Legal & General launches second savings product linked to RPI

Legal & General launches second savings product linked to RPI

Following on from the success of its first savings product linked to the retail prices index (RPI), Legal & General has announced the launch of another.

Shares in Tesco are likely to be the top retail performers, a survey of brokers has suggested

Tesco named top retail sector shares

Shares in retail giant Tesco have been labelled the top high street stock in terms of investment potential.

G20 leaders are to discuss the future of the eurozone today

G20 leaders meet to discuss euro debt crisis

The financial ministers of the world's most powerful economies are meeting to try and sort out the problems in the eurozone.

HMRC is writing to 6,000 organisations and individuals

Inland Revenue targets 6,000 Swiss bank accounts

HM Revenue and Customs is writing to 6,000 UK-based Swiss bank account holders inviting them to come forward with information on their financial affairs.

Almost all of the FTSE 100 companies use tax havens, it has been claimed

Almost all of Britain's FTSE 100 firms 'use tax havens'

The majority of the UK's most valuable companies have operations based abroad to legally avoid paying tax, it has been revealed.

Chelsea's new product can be opened with just £100

Chelsea launches fixed-rate Isa paying more than six times base rate

Chelsea Building Society is to launch a fixed-rate Isa offering a return of 3.30 per cent APR.

Savers want more transparency from banks, it has been revealed

Savers want banks to be more transparent

A study by Triodos Bank has found the majority of savers are not convinced banks provide enough information on where they invest customer deposits.

Manufacturing orders were down in September, it has been revealed

UK manufacturing orders down in September, CBI says

The manufacturing sector in the UK experienced a drop in order levels this month but expects them to pick up in the coming quarter, it has been revealed.

Pensioner sets up own investment advice vehicle

Retiree sets up own investment intelligence tool

A retired furniture maker who became disillusioned with the state of his pension fund has set up his own investor intelligence tool.

Ken Clarke has criticised leaders who he says are "incapable" of dealing with the financial crisis

Ken Clarke: World leaders 'paralysed' over financial crisis

Ken Clarke has accused European and US finance ministers of engaging in "short-term politics".

Economic growth in the eurozone has stalled, new figures have shown

EU growth outlook has "deteriorated" – European Commission

Latest figures from the European Commission have caused growth predictions to be revised downwards across much of the eurozone.

Self assessment fines are now tougher than ever, experts have warned

HMRC warns self-assessment taxpayers over "tougher than ever" fines

Higher penalties for late self-assessment payments have been introduced by HMRC and experts have warned taxpayers not to fall foul of them.

Low household confidence is making economic recovery in the developed world slow, the OECD has said

OECD says growth in advanced economies has "come close to a halt"

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has downwardly revised growth predictions in advanced nations.

Chancellor George Osborne has admitted the economy is not performing well

NIESR: Economic growth slowed from June to August, report shows

Output grew by 0.2 per cent in the three months to the end of August, down from 0.6 per cent in the quarter ending in July.

According to the Ernst & Young Item Club, erecting firewalls within banks could increase the cost of borrowing by up to 1.5 percentage points

Ring-fencing investment banking 'could curb growth by 0.3%'

Proposals to separate banking operations could derail Britain's economic recovery, a study has claimed.

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