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GDP Q4 2020 First Estimate

12 February 2021

Headlines: Annual GDP fell by 9.9% in 2020, the largest yearly decline on record. The widespread economic impact caused by COVID-19 is reflected in the fact that...

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RICS Residential Market Survey January 2021

11 February 2021

The latest RICS Residential Market Survey shows 2021 began with a noticeable reversal in sales market activity, with enquiries, sales and new instructions falling for the first time since May 2020....

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ONS Retail Sales December 2020

22 January 2021

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) dipped by 0.3% year-on-year in December according to the latest ONS data, against a backdrop of shop closures in some regions during th...

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RICS Residential Market Survey December 2020

15 January 2021

The latest RICS Residential Market Survey continues to point to rising activity, with indicators on enquiries, sales and new instructions all remaining positive. The market is losing momentum howev...

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ONS Monthly GDP November 2020

15 January 2021

Following six consecutive months of growth, GDP fell by 2.6% in November as increased coronavirus restrictions across the UK reduced activity within the economy. GDP remains 8.9% lower than the lev...

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ONS Retail Sales November 2020

18 December 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) increased by 7.6% in November compared to last year according to the latest ONS data, despite the national lockdown in the month which...

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ONS Labour Market December 2020

15 December 2020

The latest ONS labour market data shows some recovery in hours worked, despite redundancies hitting a record high as hospitality and physical retail remains under intense pressure from Covid-19 res...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: October 2020

10 December 2020

Monthly GDP rose by just 0.4% in October, slowing on the previous month but above market expectations of flat growth. GDP remains 7.9% lower than the level seen before the full impact of the pandem...

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RICS Residential Market Survey November 2020

10 December 2020

The uplift in the residential housing market continues according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey, but shows some loss of steam as the end of the stamp duty reduction in March 2021 near...

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ONS Retail Sales October 2020

20 November 2020

Retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by a strong 8.4% in October according to the latest ONS data – the fastest rate since July 1990 (excluding Easter distortion...

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