UK Economy


UK workforce sees biggest fall in two years

UK workforce sees biggest fall in two years

Source: BBC News | November 15, 2017 11:09 am The number of people in work in the UK has seen its biggest fall in the past two years, but unemployment also fell. There were 32 million workers in the three months to September, down 14,000 from the last quarter, Office...
Male employees want flexible work too

Male employees want flexible work too

Source: BBC News | September 19, 2017 12:06 am By Mary-Ann Russon Business Reporter, BBC News Men in the UK would like to have more options for working flexibly, a report has found. In the past, pressure for the opportunity to work part-time or flexibly has usually...
UK service sector growth picks up in April

UK service sector growth picks up in April

Source: BBC News | May 4, 2017 10:49 am Activity in the UK’s service sector accelerated in April, with new work growing at its fastest pace this year, according to a closely-watched survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for services rose...
UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3%

UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3%

Source: BBC News | March 21, 2017 11:29 am Rising fuel and food prices helped to push last month’s inflation rate to the highest since September 2013. Inflation as measured by the Office for National Statistics’ Consumer Prices Index (CPI) jumped to 2.3%...
UK economy ‘loses momentum’ as services growth slows

UK economy ‘loses momentum’ as services growth slows

Source: BBC News | March 3, 2017 11:42 am Growth in the UK’s service sector eased to a five-month low in February, according to a closely watched survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for services fell to 53.3, down from 54.5 in January....
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