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16 July 2019

UK Labour Market June 2019 (ONS)

The latest labour market data from the ONS showed the number of people in work continued to increase in the three months to May, while the number of unemployed people and the number of people aged...

10 July 2019

GDP Monthly estimate May 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) returned to growth in May, up by 0.3% month-on-month, as production picked up again. The bounce back followed the temporary shutdown of car factories ahead of the UK...

03 July 2019

GDP Q1 2019 final estimate

GDP rose by 0.5% in Q1 2019 from the previous quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate. This followed a 0.2% rise in Q4 2018.

Compared with the same quarter a year ago, the UK econom...

13 June 2019

Halifax House Price Index May 19

House price growth continued to accelerate in May according to the latest data from the Halifax, up 5.2% (quarterly, non-seasonally adjusted, year-on-year). This is against a weak comparison a year...

10 May 2019

GDP Q1 2019 preliminary estimate

GDP accelerated by 0.5% in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter, driven by a strong boost in manufacturing output as companies stockpiled ahead of the original Brexit deadline.


30 January 2019

Brexit - May's game of chicken

The debate and votes in the House of Commons yesterday gave no new certainty to the Brexit process, but they did increase the chances of a disorderly withdrawal from the EU on 29 March.