20 August 2014 Last updated at 08:14 ET

Bank of England split over rate riseThe Bank of England in

Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.

High-rise flats under construction in LondonMortgage lending highest since 2008

A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.

building workersMost new jobs self-employed, ONS says

Two-thirds of the new jobs created since the financial crisis have been as a result of people becoming self-employed, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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