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RICS Residential Market Survey November 2019

12 December 2019

The drop in house sales reported in RICS’s this morning appears to be bottoming out, with the proportion of surveyors who expect a rebound over the next year rising to its highest level since...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: October 2019

10 December 2019

UK gross domestic product (GDP) was flat in the three months to October. Increases across the Services sector were offset by declines in Construction and Production. Monthly GDP was also...

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Halifax House Price Index November 2019

06 December 2019

House price growth hit a seven-month high in November, up by 2.1% year-on-year following broadly flat growth in recent months according to Halifax. On a month-on-month basis, house prices...

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What election promises mean for UK retail

05 December 2019

Campaigning has been rather subdued this week, and rightly so. Last Friday’s tragic events at London Bridge threw the yah-booery of politics as usual into sharp relief. However, the countdown...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - November 2019

29 November 2019

Following the announcement of the general election, GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure remained flat at -14 in November, despite a slight pickup in economic expectations for the year ahead.

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ONS Retail Sales October 2019

14 November 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...

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RICS Residential Market Survey October 2019

14 November 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...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index October 2019

13 November 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...

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ONS Labour Market November 2019

12 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...

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GDP First Estimate: Q3 2019

11 November 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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