House prices across the UK's major cities have recorded their strongest quarterly growth for three years.Read the full story ›
Spring house price momentum stalled in June as the average price tag on a property coming to market dipped by more than £1,000 month-on-month, according to Rightmove.
Across England and Wales, the average asking price was £316,109 in June, marking a 0.4% or £1,172 fall compared with May.
It was the first fall seen in the month of June since 2009 - at the height of the credit crunch - Rightmove said.
By contrast, asking prices were up month-on-month in June in the East Midlands, by 1.2%
In the West Midlands, asking prices dipped by 0.8% month-on-month - the only other region apart from London and the South East to see asking prices fall in June.
Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester are all on the up.Read the full story ›
Still got an old style paper £5 note? Well, you only have until today to spend it before it ceases to become legal tender.Read the full story ›
A new 12-sided pound coin is about to be rolled out but will it get the same dismal reaction that the switch to decimal did in 1971?Read the full story ›
Find out when the old pound coins will stop being accepted and the best way to deposit them so you don't lose out.Read the full story ›
The Government has previously described the new coin - which enters circulation on Tuesday - as "harder to counterfeit than ever before".Read the full story ›
Nine out of 10 local authorities in England are increasing their level of council tax from April, a new survey has found.
Residents in some areas will see their bills rise by as much as 5%, as councils take full advantage of new powers to top up their charges with money ring-fenced for social care.
Among the 22 local authorities to buck the national trend and not raise their portion of council tax is Wyre Forest council, in Worcestershire.
Leader Marcus Hart said putting up council tax should be a "last resort". He said he had been able to freeze the tax because of increasing other fees and charges, including ones for car parking, bulky waste collections and cutting trees down.
Our narrative is, broadly, council tax payers - we won't just be using you by putting up council tax just to subsidise other services.
Tim Roache, general secretary of the public sector GMB union, said:
That almost every local authority is being forced to raise council tax to meet the even the basic needs of communities up and down the country shows just how far the Government have gone in abdicating responsibility for public services.
BT has been fined £42 million and is expected to pay £300 million in compensation to rivals over delayed high-speed cable installations.Read the full story ›
Car parking charges are set to rise in Birmingham, raising an extra half a million pounds for the city council.Read the full story ›