UK and global economy

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...

Blog - Aug 2015
Over 95% of towns are too expensive for new families…

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...

Blog - Aug 2015
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...

Blog - Aug 2015
What does the first estimates of 2015 Q2 UK GDP…

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...

Blog - Jul 2015
Retail sales volume growth on track to reach strongest level…

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...

Blog - Jul 2015