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Recession

  • The recession that has gripped the UK for six years is on the verge of being over after a leading economic body said the economy is almost back to...

  • Think tank finds that most of the middle classes are doing just fine and can't think what all the 'squeezed middle' fuss is about.

  • Competition for jobs has fallen to a two-year low, but the picture varies wildly, with some cities having more vacancies than jobseekers and others...

  • Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, said the Government had decimated even the most "basic safety net" for those threatened by poverty

  • The financial woes that swept the country as a result of the recession may have led to more couples getting divorced, a report suggest

  • The number of households on inadequate incomes has risen by a fifth in three years, new research has found

  • A family firm that manufactures underwear for high street brands and is backed by retail expert Mary Portas has gone into administration

  • The UK downturn is finally expected to be left behind next year as the size of the economy surpasses its pre-recession peak, according to a new forecast upgrading prospects for growth.

  • With the number of graduates outstripping the creation of graduate jobs, some jobseekers are being told to ditch the degree.

  • The economic recovery has passed most people by, with households being excluded from the benefits of growth