The national economy is doing well, with unemployment levels at their lowest since the turn of the millennium. And yet, UK businesses are hiring less.
The UK could lose out on hundreds of millions pound a year if Network Rail doesn’t put the brakes on its plan to sell off thousands of railway arches.
Despite export figures being at an all-time high, concerns over regulation are holding businesses back.
A repeat of March’s strong set of labour statistics was going to be a long shot, some exclaimed. Yet despite weak GDP figures, this is exactly what happened in April.
Our January 2018 economic statistics piece places much emphasis on the UK’s growth rate compared to that of other G7 countries – and takes a look at why the Bank of England’s interest rate hike may not have been a “one and done” affair.
A bunch of lazy slackers we definitely are not, but if we are to achieve the levels of economic growth we desperately need in the UK, we are going to have to sort out our historically low productivity problem.
Our September 2017 economic statistics unfortunately unveil a month mired with data that pointed out issues within the UK economy.
As was suggested by Mariano Mamertino, EMEA economist of Indeed: “Britain’s employment picture is starting to look more anomaly than achievement.” We unveil further details on the issue in our July 2017 economic statistics roundup.
With 8 June so close at hand, we decided to turn the direction of our May 2017 economic statistics report towards the impact of the general election.
Amid the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy and increase of National Minimum Wage, prime minister Theresa May announced a snap election – an event we analysed in our roundup of April 2017 economic statistics.
The United Kingdom: What does it have to offer the global market and how can it use its natural strengths to build its own economy, without submitting to global demands for products and services it’s not already known for?
Economists from Warwick Business School (WBS), on their mission to see into the future, found little evidence to suggest Brexit would lead to disappointing growth in 2017. But it hasn’t stopped our November 2016 economic statistics feature from unveiling a few bumps in the road.