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02 March 2021

Kantar Grocery Market Share

Latest data from Kantar suggests that in the 12 weeks to 21 February grocery sales rose by 12.5% on the previous year. In the past four weeks, sales growth was even stronger, risin...

19 February 2021

ONS Retail Sales January 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) declined by 2.3% year-on-year in January according to the latest ONS data, marking the steepest decline since May last year as England...

12 February 2021

GDP Q4 2020 First Estimate

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  • Annual GDP fell by 9.9% in 2020, the largest yearly decline on record. The widespread economic impact caused by COVID-19 is reflected in the fact that...

11 February 2021

RICS Residential Market Survey January 2021

The latest RICS Residential Market Survey shows 2021 began with a noticeable reversal in sales market activity, with enquiries, sales and new instructions falling for the first time since May 2020....

22 January 2021

ONS Retail Sales December 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) dipped by 0.3% year-on-year in December according to the latest ONS data, against a backdrop of shop closures in some regions during th...

15 January 2021

RICS Residential Market Survey December 2020

The latest RICS Residential Market Survey continues to point to rising activity, with indicators on enquiries, sales and new instructions all remaining positive. The market is losing momentum howev...

15 January 2021

ONS Monthly GDP November 2020

Following six consecutive months of growth, GDP fell by 2.6% in November as increased coronavirus restrictions across the UK reduced activity within the economy. GDP remains 8.9% lower than the lev...

18 December 2020

ONS Retail Sales November 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) increased by 7.6% in November compared to last year according to the latest ONS data, despite the national lockdown in the month which...