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ONS Retail Sales July 2020

21 August 2020

Retail sales continued to climb in July – the first full month that non-essential shops could reopen since lockdown began. The latest figures from the ONS bring the overall volume of retail s...

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GfK Consumer Confidence Index August 2020

21 August 2020

GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure remained at -27 in August, unchanged from the previous reading but almost double the decline recorded a year ago. Within the index, three measures decreased...

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GDP Q2 2020 Preliminary Estimate

12 August 2020

GDP fell by 20.4% in Q2 2020 compared to the previous quarter, following the 2.2% fall in the first quarter – the largest quarterly contraction since records began in 1955.

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ONS Retail Sales June 2020

24 July 2020

Retail sales continued to rebound in June, as the reopening of non-essential shops mid-month released pent up demand. The latest figures from the ONS bring the overall volume of retail sa...

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ONS Labour Market July 2020

16 July 2020

The latest labour market data from the ONS shows that job vacancies are at a record low at a time when payroll work continues to fall, with signs of inactivity rising. The latest data covers the pe...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index June 2020

16 July 2020

Visa’s UK overall expenditure fell by 6.5% year-on-year in June – a marked improvement on the 19.9% decline in May and the strongest performance since February. This was predominantly d...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: May 2020

14 July 2020

UK gross domestic product (GDP) fell 19.1% in the three months to May 2020, capturing the direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The services sector fell by 18.9%, production by 15.5% and const...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - Flash report

03 July 2020

The fourth flash report by GfK on the impact of Covid-19 on consumer confidence (survey period 18th-26th June) showed tentative signs of an improvement, with the overall measure rising three points...

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