economics

UK jumps two places to become the 6th place in the world to ...

Posted on Nov 13 2015 by
The Doing Business 2015 report is an annual report in its 12th year which compares the ease of doing business for domestic firms in 189 economies. It investigates the regulations that enhance business activity and those that...

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So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 2015?...

Posted on Nov 12 2015 by
Christmas sales across Europe are tipped to grow by 18.4 per cent. Online retailers in UK can expect to see Christmas sales grow by 16.2 per cent in 2015 with total online sales for the year set to reach £52.25 billion...

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Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieve...

Posted on Nov 11 2015 by
Elderly couples and pensioners are at increased risk from identity thieves, it has now emerged. As current account fraud rises to the highest levels yet, older individuals who own comfortable homes and may have an...

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Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014...

Posted on Nov 09 2015 by
December is a major month for shopping with many important dates and events to entice consumers to spend more for the festivities of Christmas.  First there’s Black Friday then Cyber Monday, Manic Monday, Small Business...

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UK labour market regains vigour in line with Experian expect...

Posted on Oct 14 2015 by
The key points comparing the three months to August 2015 with the three months to May were: Employment rose by 140,000. The number of employees was up 120,000, accompanied by a rise of 29,000 in self-employment The number...

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Final Estimate of GDP confirms UK recovery is on track...

Posted on Oct 08 2015 by
Experian’s view that the UK economic upswing remains on track was supported by official data released today, which confirmed that the economy grew by 0.7% in real terms in the second quarter of this year....

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Is the Living wage enough to offset the latest welfare refor...

Posted on Sep 18 2015 by
Experian Economic’s latest income tracker update shows a significant widening in the gap between the discretionary income gains of the upmarket group and the price sensitive group beyond 2015.  Although in 2016 the price...

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2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts solid co...

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by
The second estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 was unchanged from the first; confirming our expectation that growth had picked up to 0.7% q-o-q, from 0.4% in 2015 Q1....

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Dramatic increase in current account fraud...

Posted on Aug 18 2015 by
There has been a huge surge in large-scale targeted fraud attacks during Q2-2015.  Current accounts saw the rate of fraudulent applications soar from 81 in every 10,000 during Q1 2015, to 151 in every 10,000 applications by the...

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