UK Money

'Worrying' signs over house prices

The growing pressure on house prices appears to have been driven by a further tightening in the supply of homes for sale

Signs of a "worrying" upward pressure on house prices have been reported by surveyors as the supply of fresh properties coming to market for buyers to choose from shrinks back further.

Aviation ombudsman to settle claims

The ombudsman's findings will be binding on airlines

Passengers failing to settle disputes with airlines will soon be able to have their complaints dealt with by an "aviation ombudsman" under plans announced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Lib Dems want pay details published

The Lib Dems want companies with more than 250 employees to publish information on the difference between the pay of men and women on their staff

Plans to force large firms to publish pay rates of men and women they employ under moves to tackle the gender pay gap have been unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

Many users 'overpaying for mobiles'

Many customers are overpaying for their handset, Which? warned

Mobile phone customers are collectively overpaying hundreds of millions of pounds a year on handsets they have paid off, a consumer group has warned.

Current accounts battle heats up

A range of sweeteners have been unveiled to entice new current account customers

The battle for current account customers' business is heating up as t wo major providers have unveiled moves to make their deals more attractive.

Mortgage lending dips 'before vote'

Some buyers are thought to be putting plans on hold ahead of the general election

The number of mortgages handed out to first-time buyers and home movers fell back by 16% year on year in February, banks and building societies have reported.

Shoppers paying less for groceries

The average basket of food now costs 7% less than last year, figures show

Shoppers are paying significantly less for some basic grocery items than they were a year ago, with the cost of an average basket now 7% cheaper, figures suggest.

House price growth is slowing down

Year-on-year growth in house prices stood at 7.2% in February

House prices increased by 0.6% month on month in February but the annual pace of growth in property values is showing signs of slowing across the majority of the UK, according to an official report.

Cameron vows to deliver 'good life'

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking at University Technical College in Swindon at the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto

David Cameron held out the prospect of free childcare for working families and a "tax free minimum wage" as he declared the Conservatives were the "real party of working people".

Inflation rate could turn negative

The Consumer Price Index measure of inflation sank to 0% in February

Inflation figures published tomorrow could show that the change in the cost of living turned negative in March for the first time on record.

Esher 'is UK's top tax hotspot'

Esher in Surrey is the UK's number one income tax hotspot, research shows

Celebrity neighbours and commuter links to the City of London have made Esher in Surrey the Uk's number one income tax hotspot, research shows.

Cash use falls in spending survey

Halifax said the trend away from cash is likely to go on as banks innovate

Cash withdrawals from current accounts make up just £18.33 for every £100 that people spend, according to a bank's analysis of its customers.

Bills 'barrier' to supplier switch

Bills can often be a barrier to switching energy suppliers, it has been claimed

The "deliberately confusing" bills provided by energy companies are the biggest barrier to consumers switching between suppliers, according to a study.

UK property 'to outperform London'

Property price increases across the UK are set to outperform the London market

House price increases across the UK are set to outperform those in London during 2015, for the first time in six years, housing analysts predict.

Warning over online holiday fraud

ABTA, police and the Get Safe Online service urge caution when booking a holiday over the internet

Fraudsters conned British holidaymakers out of £2.2 million last year through a series of internet-based scams and deceptions, a report shows today.

Cameron's vow on inheritance tax

David Cameron wants to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1 million

A Conservative government would take family homes out of inheritance tax by introducing a new allowance effectively increasing the threshold to £1 million, David Cameron has announced.