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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,...

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...