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Visa Consumer Spending Index December 2019

16 January 2020

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index continued to fall in December, with expenditure down by 1.2% year-on-year, driven by a strong ecommerce performance. This was up on the 2.0% decline in Novembe...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: November 2019

13 January 2020

UK gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% in the three months to November, slowing on October’s 0.2% rise which, along with September’s data, has been upwardly revised. Growth...

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Halifax House Price Index December 2019

08 January 2020

House prices in December showed the greatest gains in 2019 according to Halifax, with prices up by 1.7% on the previous month. In annual terms, house prices increased at their fastest pac...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - December 2019

20 December 2019

In the run up to the general election, GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure increased three points to -11 in December, as consumer became more optimistic about the year ahead. Four out...

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ONS Retail Sales November 2019

19 December 2019

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) dipped 0.2% year-on-year in November according to the latest figures from the ONS. However, retail data for November has been distorted...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index November 2019

18 December 2019

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index dipped for a fourteenth consecutive month in November, with expenditure down by 2.0% year-on-year as ecommerce and store sales slipped back. However, the later...

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ONS Labour Market December 2019

17 December 2019

The UK labour market retained strength in the run up to the Halloween Brexit deadline, with the proportion of 16 to 64 year olds in work reaching an all-time high according to ONS data released thi...

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RICS Residential Market Survey November 2019

12 December 2019

The drop in house sales reported in RICS’s this morning appears to be bottoming out, with the proportion of surveyors who expect a rebound over the next year rising to its highest level since...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: October 2019

10 December 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) was flat in the three months to October. Increases across the Services sector were offset by declines in Construction and Production. Monthly GDP was also...

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Halifax House Price Index November 2019

06 December 2019

House price growth hit a seven-month high in November, up by 2.1% year-on-year following broadly flat growth in recent months according to Halifax. On a month-on-month basis, house prices...

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What election promises mean for UK retail

05 December 2019

Campaigning has been rather subdued this week, and rightly so. Last Friday’s tragic events at London Bridge threw the yah-booery of politics as usual into sharp relief. However, the countdown...

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