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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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GfK Consumer Confidence - November 2019

29 November 2019

Following the announcement of the general election, GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure remained flat at -14 in November, despite a slight pickup in economic expectations for the year ahead.

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ONS Retail Sales October 2019

14 November 2019

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by 3.0% year-on-year in October 2019 according to the latest figures from the ONS. This is a slowdown on the 3.5% rise in the prev...

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RICS Residential Market Survey October 2019

14 November 2019

The latest RICS Residential Survey released this morning reports that the housing market is being choked by Brexit, with negative readings across new buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new instructi...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index October 2019

13 November 2019

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index dipped 1.1% in October, marking 13 consecutive months of decline. Growth in ecommerce spending bucked the decline in stores, reflecting how shopping habits fav...

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ONS Labour Market November 2019

12 November 2019

The latest labour market data from the ONS continues to show a robust market, but there are some early signs of cooling compared to the previous reported period. Although the unemployment rate decl...

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GDP First Estimate: Q3 2019

11 November 2019

The preliminary estimate of Q3 GDP rose 0.3% on the previous quarter, following a 0.2% decline in Q2. This was below the Bank of England’s forecast of a 0.4% rise. ...

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Halifax House Price Index October 2019

07 November 2019

The broadly flat trend in house price growth seen in recent months continued in October, with Halifax reporting that prices rose just 0.9% year-on-year in the month. On a month-on-month b...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - October 2019

31 October 2019

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure slipped back to -14 in October following a two point rise in the previous month, as questions around a Brexit deal, an extension to the deadline and a genera...

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ONS Retail Sales September 2019

17 October 2019

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by 3.6% year-on-year in September according to the latest figures from the ONS. Although this is below the 4.1% rise in September...

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