UK and global economy

UK unemployment rate falls to 7 year low

Yesterday’s labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm Experian’s predictions that labour market conditions remain generally...

Blog - Nov 2015
Economy slows, but growth still steady

GDP growth slowed to 0.5% in 2015 Q3, down from 0.7% in the previous three months. The services sector continued to drive the recovery and saw increases in all 4 of the main services aggregates....

Blog - Oct 2015
Buoyant September retail sales data support Experian’s view that consumers…

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that Retail Sales volumes grew by 1.9% in September, the biggest monthly gain since December...

Blog - Oct 2015
UK labour market regains vigour in line with Experian expectations

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...

Blog - Oct 2015
Final Estimate of GDP confirms UK recovery is on track

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...

Blog - Oct 2015
7 ways for telecoms to prepare for EU regulation on…

The Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are being increasingly challenged to strike a balance between growing revenues, managing customer expectations, reducing operational costs, and complying with...

Blog - Sep 2015
Experian expects retail sales volumes to pick up in the…

Retail sales continue to grow but the pace has eased markedly from the exceptional rate seen earlier this year. However Experian anticipates that the growth rate will pick up over the next few...

Blog - Sep 2015
Is the Living wage enough to offset the latest welfare…

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....

Blog - Sep 2015
Experian expects UK labour market to continue to firm as…

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that as the UK economic upturn matures as the UK labour market remains...

Blog - Sep 2015
Experian expects household spending to continue to drive the economy…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged down to 0.0% in the year to August, from 0.1% in...

Blog - Sep 2015
2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts solid consumer…

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...

Blog - Sep 2015
CPI increases to 0.1% in July, in line with Experian’s…

The latest data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged up to 0.1% in the year to July, in line with our...

Blog - Aug 2015