Office for National Statistics

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UK economy at the crossroads before lockdown ends
Our analysis of Covid effects on businesses examines work, growth and stock markets

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK jobless figures give mixed messages – but the crunch is coming
Analysis: firms are adding to their payrolls, but the real test will come when the Covid furlough scheme ends

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Feb, 2021 @8:40 AM

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UK shoppers, like British businesses, need more reassurance from the chancellor
Frightening retail sales figures mean the Treasury must instil more confidence in struggling firms and consumers

Phillip Inman

19, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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UK retail sales plunge as government borrows £8.8bn
Borrowing was highest for a January since modern records began

Larry Elliott Economics editor

19, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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UK house prices rose by 8.5% last year amid stamp duty holiday
Average cost in December, at record £252,000, may also reflect changing property choices in pandemic, says ONS

Miles Brignall

17, Feb, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Rising inflation unlikely to be headache for Bank of England but will influence policy
How and when to unwind some of emergency stimulus will be on agenda

Larry Elliott

17, Feb, 2021 @10:16 AM

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UK inflation rises as price of food and furniture increases
Consumer prices index rose to 0.7% in January, says ONS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

17, Feb, 2021 @8:58 AM

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ONS gears up for once-in-a-decade challenge with 2021 census
Outreach work and threat of fines deployed to encourage people in England and Wales to take part

Harriet Sherwood

14, Feb, 2021 @1:47 PM

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The UK may not be in a double-dip recession, but it will feel like it
Slowdown toward end of 2020 will be followed by slump in output in first quarter of 2021

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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UK economy hit by record slump in 2020 but double-dip recession avoided
ONS figures show GDP shrank 9.9% last year, the biggest decline since the Great Frost of 1709

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Feb, 2021 @8:33 AM

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Call for England and Wales census to be postponed amid Covid concerns
Exclusive: civil service union urges ONS to follow Scotland’s lead and delay census by a year

Matthew Weaver

10, Feb, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Covid mortality in England still higher for some ethnic minorities, study finds
People from Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds faring worse than black people in second wave of pandemic

Natalie Grover

09, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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