BBC : Economy (8)

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years

Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

Rise in female workers suppressing wages, says OECD

A rise in the number of lower-paid female workers has held back global wage growth, the OECD says.

Retail sales growth boosted by clothing

UK retail sales rose by 1% on the back of strong sales of clothing and non-essential items.

Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

Between April and June, 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work, a 2.2% fall.

The cities where tens of thousands have problem debts

In some inner-city areas, more than a fifth of the population are missing bill payments.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Lastminute.com's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

Firms are 'wasting potential' of a fifth of workers

Firms are hiring low paid workers instead of investing in training and technology, says think tank.

Women 'more likely to be paid less than minimum wage'

Two thirds of workers paid less than the minimum wage are female, the Low Pay Commission says.