Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures in the South are set to hit 22C

Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures are set to hit 22C (but make the most of it because the weekend will be cold) A '30 to 40% chance' it will be the hottest day of the year, say forecastersTemperatures peaked at 21.3C in East Malling, Kent, yesterdayNorth-south divide with temperatures as low as 10C expected in ScotlandIt will fall to 12C in London on Friday as a cold weather front moves across the country By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to break through the 22C barrier today, forecasters said.

UK Weather: Get ready for 16C highs as balmy spring weather arrives for a warm start to the week

It's getting warmer! Get ready for balmy 14C as spring arrives with a warm start to the weekMet Office says most of UK will see temperatures at least hitting 12 to 13CWarmest place in the Britain today is expected to be Aberdeenshire By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 After weeks of chilly weather, Britain will finally start to feel some warmth this week. Forecasters say that England and Wales will see bright and sunny weather with temperatures up into the teens by Tuesday.

Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won"t last for long!

Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won't last for long! Britain moves into sixth place and is likely to overtake France next yearBut UK is set to be overhauled in next decade by both India and RussiaTable by City forecaster the Centre for Economics and Business Research | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain has leapfrogged Brazil in the global economic league tables, regaining the sixth place lost to the South American country this time last year. The UK is also breathing down France’s neck, with our economy likely to overtake that of our nearest neighbours some time in 2013

5m will be paying higher-rate tax: Record number snared in 40% trap within next three years

5m will be paying higher-rate tax: Record number snared in 40% trap within next three years Hundreds of thousands of families who do not consider themselves wealthy are being pushed into tax band which they thought was for the well-off Worker currently qualifies for 40p rate when their salary is 42,475Salary threshold will be lowered next year to 41,450 | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 6 December 2012 A record five million workers will be paying higher-rate tax by 2015 – half a million more than the Treasury has predicted. The true scale of the 40 per cent tax trap was revealed yesterday by Britain’s leading economic forecaster

Millions of over-50s "sleepwalking" into old age as they face massive pensions shortfall

Millions of over-50s 'sleepwalking' into old age as they face massive pensions shortfall Economic forecaster will raise alarm about generation of workers who have inadequate personal pensions | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 30 November 2012 Millions of over-50s are ‘sleepwalking’ into old age with little or no chance of retiring comfortably, Britain’s leading economic forecaster will warn today. It raises the alarm about a generation of workers who have their own pension, but one that is woefully inadequate. They have little idea how much is in the pension, how much it will pay them when they retire and how long they will need to live off the money, it is claimed