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10 October 2019

ONS Monthly GDP August 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.3% in the three months to August following a 0.1% rise in the previous three-month period. Services was the main driver to growth on a three-month rolling bas...

30 September 2019

GDP Quarterly National Accounts Q2 2019

GDP fell by 0.2% in Q2 2019 from the previous quarter, unrevised from the previous estimate. This followed an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in Q1 2019, which was partly a result of stockpiling ahead o...

27 September 2019

GfK Consumer Confidence - September 2019

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure edged up two points to -12 in September, following the decision to suspend Parliament at the start of the month.

While overall confidence is still...

19 September 2019

ONS Retail Sales August 2019

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by 2.8% year-on-year in August 2019, according to the latest figures from the ONS. This is down on the 3.8% rise in the previous m...

18 September 2019

Visa Consumer Spending Index August 2019

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index declined for an eleventh month in August, down by 1.3% year-on-year, with the pace of slowdown broadly in line with recent months.

Spending volumes f...

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

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...