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UK productivity declined in last quarter of 2020

UK productivity – measured in terms of output per hour – fell in Q4 2020 after bouncing back in Q3 from declines in Q2 and Q1, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 14 April 2021

Halifax: UK house prices rose 1.1% month-on-month in March

UK house prices have risen 1.1% month-on-month in March, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

Published 9 April 2021

UK GDP grew 1.3% quarter-on-quarter in Q4 2020

The UK's GDP grew 1.3% quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 31 March 2021

Consumer borrowing fell to lowest level in 27 years in February

A plunge in credit card spending in February contributed to the biggest fall in consumer borrowing in 27 years, according to figures published by the Bank of England (BoE).

Published 30 March 2021

UK retail sales saw modest pick-up in February as volumes rose by 2.1%

Retail sales volumes in the UK rose 2.1% month-on-month in February after a significant decline of 8.2% in January, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 26 March 2021

Consumer price inflation dipped to 0.4% in February

Consumer price inflation unexpectedly dipped to a three-month low of 0.4% in February from 0.7% in January, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 24 March 2021

Bank of England holds interest rate at record low 0.1%

The Bank of England (BoE) has held interest rates at a record low of 0.1%. 

Published 19 March 2021

UK economy 'less affected' by lockdown as GDP declined just 2.9% in January

The UK economy was less affected by lockdown in January than some had forecast, with GDP contracting 2.9% month-on-month in January, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

Published 12 March 2021

Nationwide: UK house prices rose 0.7% in February

House prices in the UK rose 0.7% month-on-month in February, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

Published 2 March 2021

UK productivity decreased in final quarter of 2020

UK productivity declined in the final quarter of 2020, after bouncing back in Q3 following falls in both Q1 and Q2, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 24 February 2021

UK retail sales fall 8.2% in January

UK retail sales volumes fell a substantial 8.2% month-on-month in January, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 19 February 2021

Consumer price inflation edged up to 0.7% in January

Consumer price inflation unexpectedly edged up to a four-month high of 0.7% in January from 0.6% in December and a three-month low of 0.3% in November, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 17 February 2021

UK economy shrank by a record 9.9% in 2020

Over the year 2020 as a whole, UK GDP contracted by 9.9%, marking the largest annual fall in UK GDP on record, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 12 February 2021

Bank of England maintains interest rate at 0.1%

The Bank of England (BoE) has held off from more stimulus for the UK economy, keeping the interest rate at 0.1%.

Published 5 February 2021

UK mortgage approvals 'edge back' in December after 13 year high

The Bank of England has reported that mortgage approvals for house purchases edged back slightly to 103,381 in December from 105,324 in November, which was the highest level since August 2007.

Published 2 February 2021