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12 September 2019

RICS Residential Market Survey August 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...

10 September 2019

ONS Labour Market September 2019

The latest labour market data from the ONS shows the number of people in work continued to increase in the three months to July, while the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years old that are eit...

09 September 2019

GDP Monthly Estimate: July 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) was flat in the three months to July following a 0.2% contraction in Q2. Services was the only positive contributor to growth, rising 0.2%, while both the production...

06 September 2019

BDO High Street Sales Tracker August 2019

The latest BDO High Street Sales Tracker reported that overall like-for-like (LFL) sales rose 3.7% year-on-year in August, from a 0.8% rise in the same month a year earlier. Total non-store LFLs ro...

06 September 2019

Halifax House Price Index August 2019

House price growth continued to rise in August according to the latest data from the Halifax, up 1.8%, year-on-year, against a 2.7% rise a year earlier. On a month-on-month basis, house prices rose...

30 August 2019

GfK Consumer Confidence: August 2019

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure dropped three points to -14 in August, which is seven points lower than a year ago. All five components in the measure fell back in the month, with consumers...

13 August 2019

UK Labour Market August 2019 (ONS)

The latest labour market data from the ONS shows the number of people in work continued to increase in the three months to June, while the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years old that are eit...

09 August 2019

GDP Q2 2019 preliminary estimate

GDP contracted by 0.2% in Q2 2019 compared to the previous quarter – the first decline in six and a half years – as the economy came under pressure from Brexit uncertainty, car plant sh...

31 July 2019

GfK Consumer Confidence: July 2019

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure edged up two points in the month to -11 in July, which is one point lower than a year ago. Four out of five components in the measure improved in the month,...