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ONS Labour Market October 2019

15 October 2019

The latest labour market data from the ONS shows the number of people in work fell back in the three months to August, compared with the previous quarter. However, the number of people aged from 16...

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ONS Monthly GDP August 2019

10 October 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.3% in the three months to August following a 0.1% rise in the previous three-month period. Services was the main driver to growth on a three-month rolling bas...

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GDP Quarterly National Accounts Q2 2019

30 September 2019

GDP fell by 0.2% in Q2 2019 from the previous quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate. This followed an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in Q1 2019, which was partly a result of stockpiling ahead o...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - September 2019

27 September 2019

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure edged up two points to -12 in September, following the decision to suspend Parliament at the start of the month. While overall confidence is still...

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ONS Retail Sales August 2019

19 September 2019

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by 2.8% year-on-year in August 2019, according to the latest figures from the ONS. This is down on the 3.8% rise in the previous m...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index August 2019

18 September 2019

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index declined for an eleventh month in August, down by 1.3% year-on-year, with the pace of slowdown broadly in line with recent months. Spending volumes f...

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RICS Residential Market Survey August 2019

12 September 2019

The latest RICS Residential Survey reported a weakening in sentiment, particularly on a near-term basis, as Brexit continues to weigh on the confidence of both buyers and sellers. Indeed, new...

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