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RICS Residential Market Survey March 2020

09 April 2020

RICS’s latest survey among estate agents shows March was a turbulent period for the housing market. Confidence had started to flow back into the housing market following the general election...

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RICS Residential Market Survey March 2020

09 April 2020

RICS’s latest survey among estate agents shows March was a turbulent period for the housing market. Confidence had started to flow back into the housing market following the general election...

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GDP Monthly Estimate: February 2020

09 April 2020

UK gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.1% in the three months to February 2020, following flat growth in the previous two periods. Monthly GDP fell 0.1% in February, following a 0.1% mont...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - March 2020

31 March 2020

As cases of Covid-19 began to spread in the UK, GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure dipped two points to -9 in March. The threat of a dramatic slowdown to the economy has seen pessimi...

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ONS Retail Sales February 2020

26 March 2020

As shoppers battled extreme rainfall in February, retail sales (value, non-seasonally adjusted, excluding fuel) rose by 2.3% year-on-year in the month, following a 3.8% uplift in January according...

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ONS Labour Market February 2020

18 March 2020

The UK labour market continued to hit records in the three months to January 2020, with the proportion of 16 to 64 year olds in work at a joint-high according to ONS data. However, the coronavirus...

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Visa Consumer Spending Index February 2020

18 March 2020

Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index was up by 0.6% year-on-year in February, ending a 16-month run of declines. However, since the spread of the coronavirus has significantly developed since Febr...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - February 2020

28 February 2020

Confidence rose for the third successive month, with GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure increasing by two points to -7 in February – the highest level since August 2018.  ...

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ONS Labour Market January 2020

18 February 2020

The UK labour market hit another record in the final three months of 2019, with the proportion of 16 to 64 year olds in work reaching an all-time high according to ONS data. However, earnings growt...

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GfK Consumer Confidence - January 2020

31 January 2020

Early indications suggest a modest Boris bounce in consumer sentiment, with GfK’s Consumer Confidence measure increasing by two points to -9 in January. Four out of the five compone...

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