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14 November 2019

ONS Retail Sales October 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...

14 November 2019

RICS Residential Market Survey October 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...

13 November 2019

Visa Consumer Spending Index October 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...

12 November 2019

ONS Labour Market 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...

11 November 2019

GDP First Estimate: Q3 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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07 November 2019

Halifax House Price Index October 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...

31 October 2019

GfK Consumer Confidence - 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...

17 October 2019

ONS Retail Sales September 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...

16 October 2019

ONS Consumer Prices Index September 2019

The headline Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose 1.7%, year-on-year, in September, unchanged from the previous month. This was below expectations of a rise to 1.8% and below the Bank of England’...

16 October 2019

Visa Consumer Spending Index September 2019

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index has been in decline for the past year, with the latest data showing that spending was down by 2.3% in September, marking the steepest drop since October 2012.<...

15 October 2019

ONS Labour Market 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...