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Latest UK Labour Market Statistics – August 2015...

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that the UK labour market continues to cool; with many indicators showing signs of settling at a more sustainable level following the very robust performance seen over the last 18...

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Over 95% of towns are too expensive for new families t...

The UK housing market is at risk of stalemate as growing families in most parts of the country face unaffordable hikes to their mortgage if they want to move up the property ladder. For many towns across the UK moving up the property ladder from a starter home to...

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UK economic growth to remain solid for rest of 2015...

The UK economy got back on track in 2015q2 with growth at 0.7% q-on-q. Expansion remains driven by consumer spending as export-reliant industries continue to struggle against the backdrop of a strong pound coupled with sluggish demand from the...

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What does the first estimates of 2015 Q2 UK GDP tell u...

The first estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 confirmed our expectations that the economy bounced back strongly in the spring, growing by 0.7% q-o-q, up from 0.4% in 2015q1. The latest release also confirmed that GDP-per-head is finally back to pre-recession...

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Retail sales volume growth on track to reach strongest...

Retail sales have continued to forge ahead in May of this year. The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that volumes rose by 1% (excluding automotive fuel) compared with the previous three months. The rise compared with March-May 2014 was 4.7%, but marked decrease in the general...

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