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    1. August 25, 2016

      Net migration to the UK stays at near-record level

      Net migration to the UK stayed at a near-record level of 327,000, more than three times the government’s “tens of...

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      August 25, 2016

      UK long-term migrant numbers dipped ahead of Brexit vote

      The number of long-term migrants in Britain fell slightly to 327,000 in the year ending in March the Office for...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      UK economic surprise index leaps to 3-year high

      Citi’s UK Economic Surprise Index has surged to a three-year high following a week of unexpectedly decent UK economic...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      UK finances hit weaker-than-expected £1bn surplus for July

        The UK government’s finances were in the black for July as corporation tax receipts helped reach a surplus of £1bn,...

    3. August 18, 2016

      British shoppers defy Brexit concerns

      British shoppers hit the high street with enthusiasm in July, shrugging off concerns about the Brexit vote. The Office...

    4. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Happy shoppers: sterling strengthens on UK retail sales

      Will the British consumer ride to the rescue? Sterling has jumped 1 cent to $1.3145 against the dollar, a rise of 0.81...

    5. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      UK retail sales jump 1.5% in July, shoppers shrug off Brexit uncertainty

      Shoppers last month shrugged off the uncertainty that followed Britain’s vote to leave the EU, as retail sales rose by...

    6. August 17, 2016

      Generational income gap set to widen

      Incomes of working-age households are still below pre-crisis levels after a lost decade of growth and could be hit...

    7. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      UK productivity shows no improvement in Q2

        Productivity: the big puzzle about the post-crisis economy. And according to the latest set of jobs and growth...

    8. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      ONS recruits Martin Weale to new economics panel

      Michael Gove declared – now famously – during the Brexit campaign that “people in this country have had enough of...

    9. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      No Brexit effect... yet: UK unemployment still at 11-year low

      Britain’s headline unemployment is stuck at an 11-year low of 4.9 per cent, according to the latest data from the...

    10. August 16, 2016

      UK inflation approaches 2-year high

      The plummeting pound has sharply increased costs for British factories since June’s vote to leave the EU, with new data...

    11. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      UK inflation hits 0.6% after Brexit vote

      Inflation hit 0.6 per cent in the first month after the UK voted to leave the EU, reaching its highest level since...

    12. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      UK house prices rise 8.7% in lead-up to Brexit vote

      Price growth in the UK housing market picked up speed in the month leading up to, and including, the EU membership...

    13. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: the next age of work

      Germans are facing longer working lives than ever before. Under current rules, people can retire after 45 years in...

    14. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      UK construction sector 're-entered recession' in first half

      Britain’s challenged construction industry suffered a further fall in output in the month leading up to, and including...

    15. Fast FT

      August 11, 2016

      Charlie Bean to join UK fiscal watchdog

      Charlie Bean, a former deputy governor at the Bank of England, has been nominated to head the budget committee at the...

    16. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      UK trade deficit hits £12.5bn in Brexit month

      Britain’s trade deficit in goods swelled to £12.5bn as the country went to the polls to vote on EU membership, its...

    17. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      UK manufacturing production continued to shrink in June

      Britain’s manufacturing sector continued to shrink in the month leading up to, and including, the EU’s membership...

    18. August 8, 2016

      Concern over calorie intake data as obesity reaches record high

      The number of calories eaten in Britain is being undercounted by up to 50 per cent, creating confusion over growing...

    19. July 21, 2016

      Cyber threat grows as 1.5m people caught by online bank fraud

      The growing threat of computer hacking and online fraud has been assessed for the first time by the Office for National...

    20. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      UK retail sales drop 0.9% amid 'disaster' for fashion industry

      UK retail sales fell faster than expected last month as June’s wet weather dampened appetite for summer clothing....

    21. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Positive pre-Brexit jobs data boost pound

      The latest UK jobs data, which showed unemployment in Britain fell below 5 per cent in May for the first time since...

    22. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      UK unemployment falls to fresh low pre-Brexit vote

      Britain’s unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to a fresh 11-year low of 4.9 per cent in May, the first time it has...

    23. July 19, 2016

      Sustained rise in UK inflation expected to hit low earners

      Britain’s flirtation with deflation looks to be over, with official statistics showing inflation had begun to rise even...

    24. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      UK house prices grew 8.1% in May - ONS

      UK average house price growth remained “strong” at 8.1 per cent in the year to May, according to the Office for...

    25. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      UK inflation rises to 0.5% in June

      The pace of inflation in the UK has popped higher for June, with the annual pace of price rises clocking in at 0.5 per...

    26. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Sterling softer ahead of UK inflation

      The pound has slipped this morning as investors expect UK consumer prices to inch up in June, in a tentative sign of...

    27. July 18, 2016

      Falling job vacancies will deter migrants, says study

      European migrants looking for work will be deterred from coming to the UK because Britain’s exit from the EU will...

    28. July 15, 2016

      Over-50s increasingly opt for self-employment

      What does this chart show? Wow, we’re becoming a nation of entrepreneurs! It’s true that self-employment has been...

    29. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      UK construction contracts for 5th straight month in May

      UK construction output contracted sharply in May, exceeding economists’ forecasts of a more moderate drop, and adding...

    30. July 14, 2016

      ONS to overhaul data schedule

      Bad news for FastFT writers, as the UK’s Office for National Statistics has announced it will replace its individual...

    31. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      UK deaths in 4 charts

      Deaths in England and Wales rose 5.6 per cent to 529,655 in 2015, the ONS said today. It’s a pretty hefty rise, driven...

    32. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      UK goods trade deficit widens to record for May

      The UK’s goods trade deficit in May was the widest ever seen for that month of the year, as exports fell by a total of...

    33. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      UK industrial and manufacturing production dip in May

      UK industrial and manufacturing production both dropped in May after clocking surprisingly substantial rises in April,...

    34. Fast FT

      July 4, 2016

      11% of UK children in long-term jobless household

      More than 11 per cent of children in the UK are living in a long-term workless household, according to the Office for...

    35. FT Data

      July 1, 2016

      Brexit: everything you wanted to know about turnout by age at the EU referendum

      A week on from Britain’s historic vote to leave the EU, some of the most frequently asked questions have concerned...

    36. June 30, 2016

      UK current account deficit remains high

      The UK’s current account deficit was higher than expected at the start of 2016, reinforcing the country’s continued...

    37. FT Data

      June 30, 2016

      The economic factors behind the vote for Brexit

      Professor Kenneth Rogoff says that the UK vote to leave the EU was a “Russian roulette for republics”, with an...

    38. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      'Whopping'... 'unsustainable': The UK's new current-account deficit total

      The UK’s current-account deficit stood at £32.6bn in the first quarter of this year, the Office for National Statistics...

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