Britain's economy powered on in the second quarter, recording its strongest growth since before the financial crisis, but economists warned the pressure was on UK consumers and businesses to sustain the recovery amid the threat of a triple-dip recession in the eurozone.
One of the world's top economists has warned that an independent Scotland's economy would crash within seven years if it tried to use sterling.
Want to understand what's happening in the eurozone? Then think back a couple of years to the early years of the UK's coalition government.
The message from the Bank of England was clear.
Britons suffered the first fall in wages since the recession of 2009 despite a drop in the unemployment rate to 6.4%.
The Bank of England signalled it is edging closer to a rise in interest rates but admitted it is in the dark about the true state of the British economy.
Britain is dubbed the self-employment capital of western Europe in a report published on Tuesday that feeds concerns over the strength of the UK's economic recovery.
Experts are divided over the role of robots over the next decade, with some arguing that they will create more jobs than they displace, and others worrying that they could lead to income inequality and a breakdown in social order.
A surge in activity across the US services sector in July fuelled by spending on new homes put the economy on track for a strong second half of 2014, according to a business survey.