uk economy

Retail spending remains healthy a month before the festive peak

November saw growth of 0.2% (month-on-month) in retail sales volumes. In the three months leading up to October volumes were up 2.1%. This is the biggest increase since Q4 (October, November and...

Blog - Dec 2016
Experian’s benign CPI forecast broadly unchanged as CPI growth remains…

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 0.3% in the year to May, unchanged from April. Other than a spike in CPI in March, due largely to the timing of Easter, inflation has been at 0.3% for every...

Blog - Jun 2016
Are you ready to export?

The government has made it a priority in recent years to increase the UK’s exporting activity providing lots of support especially to SMEs who want to exploit this opportunity. Six out of ten UK...

Blog - Feb 2016
Experian expects CPI inflation to remain below 1% for most…

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.1% in the year to November, compared with a 0.1% fall in the year to October. This is the first time inflation has been positive since...

Blog - Dec 2015
UK consumer price deflation continues in October

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October, the same as in the year to September. This was in line with Experian’s expectations and continued the trend of inflation hovering...

Blog - Nov 2015
Affordable homes shortage puts property availability at four-year low

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK to its lowest level since 2011. A quarter of a million new properties went on sale...

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
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
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