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Is Britain really heading for a Brexit recession?

9 August 2019 13:15

The sense of excitement among some Remainers is almost palpable. Finally – after three years of waiting – a quarter…

We need to reimagine the UK’s coastal communities into a coastal powerhouse

26 July 2018 17:23

The British public vote for Brexit sent shockwaves around major cities throughout the globe. However, in many of our coastal…

Thank goodness for doses of statistical reality

20 October 2017 16:55

How did we mislay half a trillion pounds? Revised data from the Office for National Statistics has just reduced the…

It’s a score draw on the economy for Brexiteers and Remainers

26 July 2017 13:10

Yesterday was a golden day for the Despite Brexiteers – those who try to frame every piece of good economic…

The sun shines on retail sales

18 May 2017 12:32

When the sun shineth…go shopping. That’s what we did in our droves during April, boosting retail sales by 4 per…

Snatching state pensions back from the rich would end in disaster

28 April 2017 8:27

While Theresa May makes her mind up over the triple lock on state pensions the OECD has come up with…

UK inflation jumps to 2.3 per cent raising prospect of interest rate rise

21 March 2017 12:50

The economists were right. For months now, they have been warning that the Brexit vote and the subsequent fall in…

House prices now more than seven times income

17 March 2017 12:33

There are many things that beggar belief. The enduring popularity of Mrs Brown’s Boys for one. A continued appetite for…

Britain’s manufacturing boom is now underway

10 February 2017 12:29

Another week, and more good economic news which has not been awarded the attention it deserves. The Office for National…

The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…

Today’s migration figures will be much-needed grist for the Brexit campaign

26 May 2016 10:02

Ever since David Cameron declared he wanted to get net migration down to below 100,000 the migration figures have caused…

Britain is selling less to Europe but the EU is still hugely important

10 May 2016 16:39

Britain’s trade deficit – the gap between what the UK imports and exports – is now at its biggest since…

International Women’s Day isn’t the time to be pushing faulty pay gap statistics

8 March 2016 11:34

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the vast achievements of women worldwide, while acknowledging the real struggles and…

Muhammad really is the single most popular boys’ name in England and Wales

18 August 2015 12:21

Why doesn’t the Office of National Statistics want us to know that Mohammed is the most popular boys’ name in…

Why can’t we have an inflation index which includes house prices?

21 May 2015 10:49

The cost of living, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported on Tuesday, has fallen by 0.1 per cent over…

ONS admits UK economic recovery is stronger than it thought

20 December 2013 12:55

The ONS has today revised upwards its growth for most of 2013, to show a recovery far stronger than it…

Good news for the government: Unemployment falls again

18 December 2013 10:34

More positive economic news this morning — the unemployment rate has fallen. In the last three months, unemployment has taken…