The timing of today¿s HSBC announcement couldn¿t be any more convenient - and there are signs that George Osborne may respond in a way that will please the bank.
UK consumer prices turned negative in April for the first time, falling to -0.1 per cent. Good news for consumers - but is there a downside?
The economy finally picked up momentum in 2013. But what is worrying for George Osborne about today's GDP figures is how they suggest that momentum ebbing away over the last year.
A new survey says Britain¿s chief financial officers are so worried about the general election that they¿ve started to rein in spending - a worrying development for the UK economy.
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats claim credit for today's news of a 2.8 per cent rise in economic output. But Labour is dismissive, saying this is still the slowest recovery in 100 years.
Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra £30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?