Economic growth (GDP)

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How the narrative of full employment Britain hides the real story | Larry Elliott
If economy goes into tailspin, gap between areas with weak and strong labour markets would be exposed

Larry Elliott

22, May, 2022 @12:35 PM

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UK consumer confidence falls to lowest level since 1974
Consumers increasingly pessimistic about economy and personal finances amid deepening cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Cutting City regulation risks another financial crash, say economists
Leading economists publish letter to Rishi Sunak in response to proposed financial services and markets bill

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK economy shrank by 0.1% in March as cost of living crisis bites – as it happened
Calls for emergency budget grow as UK economy contracts unexpectedly in March, with consumers cutting back on spending, and car sector struggling

Graeme Wearden

12, May, 2022 @2:28 PM

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A UK recession seems certain – the question is how deep will it be
Analysis: Rising prices, a tight labour market and a falling pound – the economy ticks every warning box

Phillip Inman

12, May, 2022 @10:08 AM

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Pressure grows for summer mini-budget amid recession fears
Sharp selloff of shares and fall in pound against the dollar follow news of surprise contraction in economy

Larry Elliott

12, May, 2022 @6:40 AM

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UK lawyers still able to work for Russian clients despite new services sanctions
Sanctions on accountancy, consultancy and PR advice will not come into force for several weeks

Jasper Jolly

04, May, 2022 @2:34 PM

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‘I can’t see it getting any better’: could the UK be heading for a recession?
Small business owners are already being hit as consumers cut back on non-essentials

Richard Partington and Larry Elliott

03, May, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Bank of England ‘duty bound’ to trigger recession to curb inflation
Ex-official says policymakers must shrink the UK economy to limit upward pressure on prices made worse by Brexit

Phillip Inman

01, May, 2022 @4:20 PM

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Governments need data about us despite privacy fears | Larry Elliott
Governments need accurate and detailed information about citizens to tackle anything from Covid to climate change

Larry Elliott, Economics editor

01, May, 2022 @11:14 AM

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The Observer view on the cost of living crisis | Observer editorial
Cabinet ministers’ glib shortcuts are dire response to economic crisis

Observer editorial

01, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The key to winning the climate debate isn’t economics: it’s health
The environment ranks low in polls of the public’s fears, while sickness ranks top. Yet we will all get more ill as the planet heats

Phillip Inman

23, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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