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    1. FT Data

      March 25, 2015

      I quit! Job resignations and the UK labour puzzle

      When we report on labour markets, we tend to focus on net changes in employment, unemployment and inactivity. But those...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Student loans drive up debt while investment languishes

      A rise in student debt will cause unsecured borrowing in the UK to hit a record high in 2015, while investment in research...

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    1. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: A budget for the whole country?

        “Over the last year, the North grew faster than the South. We are seeing a truly national recovery,” George Osborne said....

    2. March 17, 2015

      Ecigs, craft beer and Spotify counted as UK consumer staples

      Ecigarettes and craft beer are in, but sat navs and yoghurt drinks are out, in the official update of the basket of services...

    3. March 16, 2015

      UK brickmakers revived by surge in housebuilding

      Dormant brick plants are reopening across the UK as manufacturers respond to a surge in demand from housebuilders, though...

    4. March 13, 2015

      Housebuilding slowdown threatens UK recovery

      A slowdown in housebuilding caused output in the UK’s construction industry to slump unexpectedly in January, falling 2.6...

    5. FT Data

      March 12, 2015

      UK wages: Who’s really had a pay rise?

      If you live in the UK, you have heard a lot about terrible wage growth over the past five years. You might also have heard...

    6. March 12, 2015

      UK trade deficit falls to 14-year low

      The UK’s trade deficit has fallen to its smallest level for more than 14 years due to a steep drop in the cost of oil...

    7. March 11, 2015

      UK manufacturing output falls in January

      UK manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in January, dealing a blow to hopes that the sector was recovering after a weak...

    8. March 4, 2015

      Canadians move to the UK and Brits return the favour

      Last week, we learnt that net migration to the UK was at an all-time high, a slightly challenging statistic to emerge in the...

    9. March 1, 2015

      UK drug manufacture drops by a quarter

      The coalition’s ambitions to promote the UK’s £60bn pharmaceutical sector as a high-growth industry have suffered a blow...

    10. February 26, 2015

      Tories set to benefit from voter registration change

      An electoral rule change has led to a big fall in registered voters and is likely to benefit the Conservatives, according to...

    11. February 25, 2015

      Zero-hours contracts jump in UK

      Controversial zero-hours contracts are becoming deeply ingrained in the UK labour market, according to official data that...

    12. February 24, 2015

      UK teen pregnancy at lowest since 1969

      There are more older parents in Britain and children are much less likely to have a teenage mother according to official...

    13. February 23, 2015

      Ales and craft beers spur brewing boom

      Brewing is booming in the UK, spurred by growing sales of craft beer and ales, with applications to start breweries tripling...

    14. February 19, 2015

      London and the southeast see fewer public sector job losses

      London and the southeast — Britain’s most prosperous regions — have been relatively unscathed by the public sector job...

    15. February 17, 2015

      UK house price inflation slows for third month

      House price increases are still buoyant across most of the UK, but the rate of acceleration is continuing to slow. Prices...

    16. February 17, 2015

      UK inflation falls to record low of 0.3%

      Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in Britain in decades, as tumbling food and oil prices hand the Conservatives a...

    17. February 13, 2015

      Young Britons turning teetotal in growing numbers

      Young people are shunning alcohol in growing numbers, according to official data that suggests Britain may become a more...

    18. February 13, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — disposable income

      What does this show? This chart illustrates how the “disposable” income of the UK’s poorest and richest households has...

    19. February 13, 2015

      UK construction slowed in final quarter of 2014

      The UK’s construction industry slowed notably in the final three months of the year, with output falling by 2.1 per cent...

    20. February 12, 2015

      Tourism to UK hits record with total visitor numbers up 6%

      The government hailed 2014 as a record year for the UK inbound tourist industry after official figures revealed a 6 per cent...

    21. January 30, 2015

      Statistics experts admit rent inflation error

      The Office for National Statistics admitted on Friday that it had badly underestimated the increase of costs of private...

    22. FT Data

      January 29, 2015

      Ageing UK households’ impact on growth

      Guest post by Paul Hodges The UK’s ageing population is creating major headwinds for economic growth, data published last...

    23. January 28, 2015

      Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

      The number of households containing two or more families in the UK has surged during the past decade, highlighting the...

    24. January 27, 2015

      UK growth best since 2007 but losing steam

      Britain’s economy grew at its fastest pace since the financial crisis last year, but a slowdown in the final quarter...

    25. January 25, 2015

      Let statisticians cry foul when politicians bend the truth

      Facts matter, and Britain is lucky to have a political system that knows it. Numbers frame our most important debates —...

    26. January 25, 2015

      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

    27. January 23, 2015

      The great data debate

      As he appeals to the British public to vote him in as prime minister, the leader of the opposition proposes collecting new...

    28. January 22, 2015

      Fall in crime levels masks rise in fraud

      Crime has fallen by 11 per cent over the past year to a record low, according to the Office for National Statistics, but...

    29. January 14, 2015

      Profitability of UK oil companies hits record low

      The profitability of companies working on the UK’s offshore oil and gasfields reached a record low in the third quarter of...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      UK disinflation should be cause for cheer

      For years, the UK has added more jobs than almost any other country in the rich world even as real incomes plunged thanks to...

    31. January 13, 2015

      Data show slowdown in UK house price growth

      House prices in the UK rose at the slowest rate in seven months in the year to November, according to official statistics...

    32. January 13, 2015

      UK inflation at lowest since 2000

      Tumbling oil prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to its lowest level since 2000 and with further falls inevitable in the...

    33. January 11, 2015

      Economic outlook: downward pressure expected to endure

      Last week it was confirmed that the eurozone is back in deflationary territory; falling energy prices pushed the annual...

    34. January 2, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — house prices

      What does this show? House prices have risen sharply in the past two years — but not all house price data are equal....

    35. December 30, 2014

      Sales of ecigarettes surge in UK supermarkets

      Ecigarettes outpaced sports nutrition drinks to became the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket product by both volume and value...

    36. December 24, 2014

      UK current account deficit hits joint record

      The UK’s current account deficit has widened to a joint peacetime record because of falls in receipts from UK investment...

    37. December 24, 2014

      Modest improvement to UK productivity

      The UK’s productivity performance may be improving, but progress remains slow, figures published on Wednesday suggest....

    38. December 24, 2014

      Heidelberg offloads brick business to Lone Star for $1.4bn

      HeidelbergCement, the world’s third-biggest cement maker, has sold its brickmaking business for a purchase price of $1.4bn...

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