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Job vacancies highest for a year

The UK jobs market is showing “early signs of recovery”, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). New data released on Tuesday showed a slight fall in unemployment and job vacancies reaching … Continue reading “Job vacancies highest for a year”

UK economy picked up in March

The UK economy contracted by 1.5% in the first three months of 2021 but showed strong growth in March, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Across the first … Continue reading “UK economy picked up in March”

UK economy expected to bounce back by end-2022

The UK economy will return to its pre-pandemic level by the end of 2022, according to a new analysis by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). In its spring 2021 … Continue reading “UK economy expected to bounce back by end-2022”

Remote working ‘here to stay’

UK offices will never be quite the same again. With employees across the country working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s likely that many will not be returning to the office – … Continue reading “Remote working ‘here to stay’”

Report highlights ‘U-shaped’ jobs impact of pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the biggest annual fall in employment for older workers since the 1980s, according to a new report. The Resolution Foundation, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, examined the … Continue reading “Report highlights ‘U-shaped’ jobs impact of pandemic”

UK inflation rises to 0.7% in March

Higher prices for fuel and clothes pushed the UK’s consumer price inflation rate to 0.7% in the 12 months to March, according to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). … Continue reading “UK inflation rises to 0.7% in March”

Partial rebound for UK exports to EU in February

UK exports to the European Union partially rebounded in February after a record slump at the start of the year. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that exports to the … Continue reading “Partial rebound for UK exports to EU in February”

Car sales on the rise again

The UK new car market is showing signs of life, and the industry is looking forward to a further boost as showrooms prepare to reopen. The latest figures from the Society of Motor … Continue reading “Car sales on the rise again”

Older shoppers returning to the supermarket

Households across the UK made 13 million more supermarket trips in March compared with the previous month, and there are signs of growing confidence among older shoppers in particular. New figures from market … Continue reading “Older shoppers returning to the supermarket”

Gradual rise in UK payroll employees

The number of workers on company payrolls in the UK is gradually increasing but is still significantly down on last year, according to the latest data. In February 2021, 68,000 more people were … Continue reading “Gradual rise in UK payroll employees”

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