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....In promotional leaflets handed to developers and investors, the prime minister, Theresa May, said the UK was “open for business” and was “more committed than ever to creating the most business-friendly environment possible”. May said “attracting investors to the whole of the UK’s real estate” would be a key driver of the UK economy in the post-Brexit world. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Before the Bank's decision, the index had hit a mid-session high of 7,444. The Bank of England, led by governor Mark Carney, expects the UK economy to grow fairly briskly this year, at a rate of 2%. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". He said Screwfix was the "standout performer", demonstrating the resilience of the UK economy following the EU referendum last June. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the EU. Three-quarters of the millionaires surveyed by UBS said they thought Brexit would have a positive impact on the overall UK economy in the long term, despite the collapse in the value of the pound since the referendum and concerns that it may be more difficult for the UK to trade goods and service after it leaves the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". Although the UK economy faces a long list of risks including slowing growth, she said these "will continue for years" and should not deter policymakers from making "nimble" decisions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“The prime minister spoke about injustice on entering Downing Street, but there is no greater burning injustice than children being forced into poverty as a result of government policy,” said the Child Poverty Action Group’s chief executive, Alison Garnham. The government said the wider household data showed the UK economy was strong. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Highways England said: “The strategic road network is vital to the success of the UK economy; we simply cannot operate without moving people, materials and goods around by road. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....With homelessness and a lack of social housing plaguing the nation, it’s not obvious why anyone should worry about fewer gleaming yet unoccupied skyscrapers in big cities. But the commercial real estate sector contributes £94bn to the UK economy and accounts for 5. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said average earnings would be no higher in 2022 than they were in 2007, and predicted that welfare cuts would compound the financial pain for many. Such forecasts bode ill for hopes that the UK economy can continue to show resilience in the face of Brexit-related uncertainty. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....". He said Screwfix was the "standout performer", demonstrating the resilience of the UK economy following the EU referendum last June. ...
UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:35:35 AM
....According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the EU. Three-quarters of the millionaires surveyed by UBS said they thought Brexit would have a positive impact on the overall UK economy in the long term, despite the collapse in the value of the pound since the referendum and concerns that it may be more difficult for the UK to trade goods and service after it leaves the EU. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....”. Highways England said: “The strategic road network is vital to the success of the UK economy; we simply cannot operate without moving people, materials and goods around by road. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said average earnings would be no higher in 2022 than they were in 2007, and predicted that welfare cuts would compound the financial pain for many. Such forecasts bode ill for hopes that the UK economy can continue to show resilience in the face of Brexit-related uncertainty. ...
Downplaying Brexit to overseas investors won't help UK housing crisis | Dawn Foster image
....With homelessness and a lack of social housing plaguing the nation, it’s not obvious why anyone should worry about fewer gleaming yet unoccupied skyscrapers in big cities. But the commercial real estate sector contributes £94bn to the UK economy and accounts for 5. ...
MPC member calls for interest rates to rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:52:03 PM
....". Although the UK economy faces a long list of risks including slowing growth, she said these "will continue for years" and should not deter policymakers from making "nimble" decisions. ...
UK for sale? Ministers woo world's property developers in Cannes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:42:56 PM
....In promotional leaflets handed to developers and investors, the prime minister, Theresa May, said the UK was “open for business” and was “more committed than ever to creating the most business-friendly environment possible”. May said “attracting investors to the whole of the UK’s real estate” would be a key driver of the UK economy in the post-Brexit world. ...
Child poverty in UK at highest level since 2010, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:45:20 PM
....“The prime minister spoke about injustice on entering Downing Street, but there is no greater burning injustice than children being forced into poverty as a result of government policy,” said the Child Poverty Action Group’s chief executive, Alison Garnham. The government said the wider household data showed the UK economy was strong. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
.... Before the Bank's decision, the index had hit a mid-session high of 7,444. The Bank of England, led by governor Mark Carney, expects the UK economy to grow fairly briskly this year, at a rate of 2%. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
.... The public can see the blatant unfairness of those who rely on disability benefits to make ends meet paying the price for the follies of the financiers. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said at the weekend that he would like to restructure the UK economy to make it more Scandinavian and there are obvious attractions in Norway’s sovereign wealth fund or Swedish-style childcare. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....Coupled with more relaxed immigration rules, Atzmon says this would ensure Israeli tech firms will come to a UK where tech “knowledge is not overflowing outside of London”. Israel’s phenomenal expertise in cybersecurity will particularly interest British negotiators, given the National Crime Agency confirmed last year that cybercrime is costing the UK economy “billions of pounds per annum”. ...
Census on 'true state' of UK's live music image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:08:46 AM
....According to UK Music, the music industry is worth an estimated £4. 1bn to the UK economy and creates almost 119,000 jobs. ...
The UK economy breaks more records – for all the wrong reasons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:40:24 PM
....Instead, both organisations focused on the bigger picture: the performance of the UK in the years since the onset of the recession since 2008 and what is likely to happen over the next 10 years. Johnson pointed out just how woeful the productivity performance of the UK economy had been since 2008. ...
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....6m. Mayfield said John Lewis had pumped money into reducing its debts, including its pension deficit, as the economic outlook remained “volatile and uncertain” because of difficulties in the wider UK economy and in the retail market. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
....Analysing Philip Hammond’s spring budget, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that after suffering a lost decade of earnings growth, households were now about to be hit by big welfare cuts. Paul Johnson, the thinktank’s director, highlighted permanent scars to the UK economy from the global financial crisis and said that almost a decade on the prospects for income and earnings growth remained weak. ...
UK economy will grow 2% this year but slow next, OBR predicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:58:42 PM
. The UK economy will confound forecasts for a Brexit-related slowdown through 2017, but will then quickly run out of steam as rising prices hit consumer spending, the Office for Budget Responsibility has predicted. ...
Philip Hammond's budget is a long way from tackling future challenges | Larry Elliot image
.... As in the spring of 1940, there has been a protracted period since 23 June when there have been a few skirmishes but life has gone on much as before. The chancellor knows that the eerily calm conditions of late 2016 are quite likely to end, which was why the unspoken thrust of his package was to make the UK economy ready for life outside the European Union. ...
Get ready for food inflation to take a bite out of growth | Vicky Pryce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:37:50 PM
. The better-than-expected performance of the UK economy over 2016, particularly since the EU referendum, has been welcomed but is very unbalanced. ...
Hopeful Britons counting on 2017 property boom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, said that the market is buoyed by the strong UK economy: “GDP grew at a healthy looking 0. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....The committee noted roughly a third of staff in the hospitality sector and around a quarter in the construction sector were born in other EU countries. It warned of “a significant risk” to the capital’s economy and to the wider UK economy if sectors particularly dependent on EU labour lose access to workers. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
.... The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has said she will consult businesses over the summer on an immigration bill to contribute to the government’s objective of reducing net migration to below 100,000a year. The peers also warn that any immigration policy designed to choke off the supply of EU nationals to fill low-skilled jobs in Britain must be phased in because crucial sectors of the UK economy depend on them and it is unlikely that resident British workers will fill the gaps. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....The government must work in partnership with firms to prioritise stability as Britain starts Brexit talks, says the Confederation of British Industry. "By supporting businesses to invest, the government can promote growth at a critical time for the UK economy as we enter into EU exit negotiations," said CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....35bn was “inward investment” from mostly US studios, an 18% increase on 2015, looking to take advantage of tax breaks and the country’s abundance of off-screen and on-screen talent – from special effects specialists to actors. “As far as the UK economy and Treasury are concerned, it is a great success story,” said Ivan Dunleavy, chief executive of the parent company of Pinewood and Shepperton studios, which hosted Rogue One. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
....The economy has "lost momentum" after "impressive" growth at the end of 2016, said Chris Williamson of IHS Markit. Services, which include areas such as finance and hospitality, make up more than three-quarters of the UK economy. ...
MPs: UK government industrial strategy 'not long-term' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:29 AM
....He said the plan could lead to special pleading and that some key areas could miss out. "What happens if something is really important to the UK economy and they don't come forward with a sectoral deal?". ...
'Long shadow' of financial crisis hits incomes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:18:25 AM
....". This was generally the result of small increases in wages, low productivity levels, tax and benefit policies and the state of the UK economy. ...
UK house prices accelerated in February, says the Nationwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:51:42 AM
....It is predicting a 2% rise in UK house prices over the course of the year. "We, along with most other forecasters, expect the UK economy to slow through 2017 as heightened uncertainty weighs on business investment and hiring," said Robert Gardner, Nationwide's chief economist. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
...."Non-net advertising revenues now make up 53% of total revenues - a big change over the last few years," he said. Mr Wilson added: "The UK economy's resilience has helped ITV's share price, but there are signs of cracks in the UK economy that are a concern for the broadcaster. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
. Helping black and minority ethnic (BME) people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn to UK economy each year, a government-backed review has found. ...
Housebuilder Persimmon's profits rise amid 'confident' market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 08:32:01 AM
....It said it had sold 6,970 new homes last year to those using the scheme. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "The Brexit-shaped dent in Persimmon's share price has now been almost entirely repaired by brisk trading and resilient performance from the UK economy. ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
...."We could make more money if we started to make our products in Poland," he says. "But, personally, I would rather make a smaller profit and assist the UK economy than make a bigger profit and devalue the UK economy. ...
UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:42:08 AM
....It is part of the government's digital strategy, to be published by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley on Wednesday. A report by Accenture released last year estimated that AI could contribute up to £654bn to the UK economy by 2035. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
....Eleven leading trade bodies – including the CBI, the British Retail Consortium and the British Chambers of Commerce – have written to MPs calling for an overhaul of business rates. The letter says the system is “unfair, outdated, and deters investment” and warned that the tax will be a “key factor in shaping investment and growth in the UK economy for decades to come”. ...
Humbled Unilever aims to show shareholders it values their loyalty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:36:53 PM
....In the days after the UK voted to leave the EU, Lloyds Banking Group’s shares fell from 70p to 48p. The theory was simple: Lloyds, as the UK’s biggest lender, is a proxy for the state of the UK economy, and the outlook was about to turn bleak. ...
UK economy grows faster than thought image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 11:45:29 AM
. The UK economy grew by more than previously reported in the final three months of 2016, according to the latest official estimate. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? February verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:12 AM
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Lloyds reports biggest profits since financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:49:43 AM
....Even so Horta-Osório was pleased with the performance. “Given our UK focus, our performance is inextricably linked to the health of the UK economy, which has been more resilient than the market expected post-referendum, with GDP growth of 2% in 2016. ...
UK growth revised up; Unilever vows to unlock value – as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 08:29:39 AM
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Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....Instead, they fear a “crash landing” that leaves only World Trade Organisation rules in place. In an interview shortly before May’s speech, Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the CBI, urged: “We have been absolutely clear and I remain absolutely clear that an exit into WTO [rules] at the stroke of midnight without the proper planning and preparation in place would be very serious for the UK economy. ...
We are unlikely to spot next financial crisis, Bank of England official says image
. The Bank of England is unlikely to predict the next financial crisis, according to one of the central bank’s leading policymakers, who said economic models were unable to provide flawless forecasts for the UK economy. ...
UK government surplus gives Philip Hammond pre-budget boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:33:43 PM
....“This gives the chancellor a bit more room for manoeuvre in his final spring budget next month. If the UK economy remains stable over the transition period once article 50 is triggered, Hammond could meet his objective to reduce the budget deficit below 2% GDP by 2020-21, while offering a few small giveaways. ...
UK borrowing and growth better than expected for budget, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
.... EY said the watchdog was unlikely to make any substantial changes to its longer term forecasts, owing to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future status outside the EU. Martin Beck, senior economic advisor to the EY Item Club, said: “The OBR will paint a marginally better picture of the UK economy and public finances in the short term, but fiscal policy faces major challenges on both the revenue and spending sides in the longer term. ...
Results will reveal the good, the bad and the ugly of UK banks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 03:37:29 PM
.... “Both HSBC and Standard Chartered have benefited from currency tailwinds, as has Barclays which is also seeing restructuring starting to finally gain traction. Lloyds still remains in decent shape, though it’s the canary in the coalmine as far as Brexit is concerned, given how thoroughly it is plugged into the grass roots of the UK economy,” said Hargreaves Lansdown’s Khalaf. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
.... He argues that the co-operative model is thriving in the UK, not least the Co-op supermarkets, which will relinquish their 20% holding after its sale. “Co-ops contribute £34bn to the UK economy, with 17. ...
Brexit vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:51:52 PM
....January marked the third consecutive drop for retail sales. The decline will cast doubt on the consumer’s ability to continue powering the UK economy, which has so far proved more resilient than most economists had expected after June’s Brexit vote. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
.... Some of these businesses are the ones that become high-growth companies from a standing start, often in the hi-tech sectors. “We must ensure that this support system remains in place to keep the UK economy and the London economy thriving. ...
Chancellor is an 'economic illiterate', claims pro-Brexit economist image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:48:23 PM
....A source close to Hammond said: “To suggest that two successive chancellors don’t know what they are doing but if they had listened to Mr Minford the world would be at rights, is preposterous. Mr Minford does not appear to understand the challenges that the UK economy will have to navigate as it exits the EU, nor the full potential of the opportunities that await. ...
European commission upgrades growth forecast for UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 06:07:26 PM
.... It also upgraded its outlook for the UK this year. After a stronger than expected close to 2016, it sees the UK economy growing 1. ...
Markets hit new highs over Trump's change of tone on Japan and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 06:01:07 PM
....23% at 18,758, its fifth day of record closes. The index has been supported by signs that the UK economy has so far avoided the worst predictions made ahead of the Brexit vote. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... That changed only in 1961, when they moved to formal equations and reams of numbers. By the end of the 1970s, 99 organisations were generating projections for the UK economy. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
.... It is clear that the sector is growing. The postal and courier sector, for example, is growing faster than almost any other part of the UK economy, according to official figures. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....The UK could shake off the near-term impact of Brexit to become the fastest-growing economy in the G7 group of rich countries between now and 2050, according to a report that paints a bright outlook for the country’s prospects outside the EU. Consultants PwC say the UK economy will not escape entirely unscathed from the decision to leave the bloc and that it will dampen growth prospects in the short term. ...
UK inflation warnings intensify as service sector costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:43:13 PM
....Warnings that Britain is heading for a sharp increase in inflation have intensified after a key business survey showed companies in the services sector are grappling with their biggest rise in costs for almost six years. The report into the UK economy’s biggest sector, which spans banks to hotels and hairdressers, showed firms suffered their first slowdown for four months in January. ...
Bank of England faces fresh embarrassment as tears up its forecasts | Larry Elliott image
....The Bank of England’s inflation report was supposed to be a dull affair. The City thought the quarterly health check of the UK economy would be a bit of a yawn. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
. Theresa May’s attempt to rebalance the UK economy risks being derailed without a transport revolution to modernise links to the north of England’s airports, business leaders have warned. ...
Young people optimistic about economy despite Brexit, says study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:00:46 AM
....Spending on essentials, such as groceries, and discretionary items, including meals out, increased as confidence among the 18-34 age group rose to its highest level since advisory firm Deloitte began its quarterly consumer tracker, according to the latest data. The findings come as the Bank of England is expected to upgrade growth forecasts for the second time in three months on Thursday as the UK economy continues to defy expectations of a sharp Brexit slowdown. ...
'It's a crisis that keeps on hurting' - experts debate Brexit watch data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:10:06 AM
....Senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC and former member of the Bank’s MPC from October 2006 to May 2011. The basic picture of the UK economy has not changed over the past month. ...
Brexit economy: weak pound stokes inflation as jobs market cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:09:22 AM
....Writing in the Guardian, a former member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC), Andrew Sentance, said two factors pointed to economic growth losing momentum: a slowdown in employment and rising inflation. “For now, consumer spending and strong global growth are supporting the UK economy – and we have yet to see the negative impact on investment which many forecasters are expecting in 2017,” said Sentance, a senior economic adviser at the consultancy PwC. ...
How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? January verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:08:17 AM
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MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
.... “All the signs so far are that the government is not prepared to put its money where its mouth is,” he said. GMB, the UK’s third largest union, also cautiously welcomed the strategy, which it said “gives a clear indication the government have finally accepted big businesses can’t be left to shape the UK economy”. ...
UK GDP preview: sharp slowdown expected in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 03:54:01 PM
. Official figures this week are expected to provide fresh evidence that the UK economy remained resilient in the face of Brexit uncertainty at the close of 2016 but economists warn Britain is headed for a sharp slowdown this year. ...
Philip Hammond blames Tony Blair for Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:20:18 PM
....Hammond said the government had no intention of kneecapping itself and would still need migrants for an economy operating at close to full employment. The chancellor said the UK economy had confounded those predicting immediate dire consequences from the result of the referendum in June, largely due to the resilience of consumer spending. ...
UK labour market shows signs of slowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:32:28 AM
....The number of people claiming jobless benefits also fell, by 10,100 to 797,800, between November and December, defying City expectations of a 5,000 increase. Suren Thiru, head of economics at the British Chambers of Commerce, said the UK jobs market was proving resilient and remained “a major bright spot for the UK economy”. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
.... It is crucial that Britain gets a new deal that works for ordinary British consumers, which doesn’t hit them with the costs of new import tariffs at a time when the pound is already weakened. The government has an opportunity to secure a win-win deal that works for the UK economy, by keeping prices down for consumers while allowing the EU to continue benefiting from its open-trade relationship with the UK. ...
UK inflation hits two-year high of 1.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:13:33 AM

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