The Bank of England today upgraded its growth forecast for the UK this year from 3.4% to 3.5% and for next year from 2.9% to 3%.
But the Bank halved its forecast for wage growth in 2014 from 2.5% to a below-inflation 1.25%.
More top news
More Border Force officers are needed to prevent people being smuggled into the UK, a former officer with the agency has told ITV News.
Norma Stokes will be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to five counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
The image was taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz and sees the Queen posing with her pet dogs.