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.
The national employment rate is climbing, with only 4.3 per cent of Brits without a job. However, this may not be a cause for celebration.
Women earn more pay than men in their 20s but soon fall far behind in their 30s as they miss out on senior positions.
According to new research from Emolument, men's bonuses are much higher than women's.
According to the final 2014 figures, a record number of Brits are in employment.
The number of businesses selling products online has grown from 14 per cent in 2009 to 18 per cent in 2013 – while the value of those sales has increased by 74 per cent to £193bn – according to Office for National Statistics analysis.
Unemployment in Britain fell by 63,000 to 2.33m in the three months to January, according to new official figures.
Britain's deficit of trade in goods and services – the gap between imports and exports – increased in January to £2.6bn, as exports fell to their lowest level in over 19 months, according to official figures.
The UK's trade deficit – the difference between exports and imports – shrank by £300m in november, but the long-term trends aren't so bright, according to figures released by the Office of National Statistics today.
The Office of National Statistics reports unemployment falls, while benefit claimants rise. What can this mean for UK SMEs and are employers taking on more people?
Charlie Mullins investigates if the economy's one per cent growth will have any effect on business.