Office for National Statistics

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Great Britain’s retailers hit by longest spending slump since 1996
Sales fall unexpectedly for fifth month in a row in September despite removal of most Covid controls

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @7:31 AM

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UK public borrowing falls despite fuel crisis and supply chain issues
Stronger tax receipts and end to furlough scheme credited with faster than expected fall

Phillip Inman

21, Oct, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Average UK house price rises by £25,000 in a year
Cost of a home climbed in every region in 12 months to August, with prices in London rising to £526,000

Hilary Osborne and agencies

20, Oct, 2021 @12:19 PM

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UK inflation falls despite rising petrol prices and supply chain crisis
Consumer price index eased to 3.1% in September from 3.2% in August, says ONS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Oct, 2021 @7:10 AM

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Covid infection rate in England rises again to one in 60 people
About 890,000 people in England had coronavirus last week, one in 45 in Wales and one in 80 in Scotland

Ben Quinn

15, Oct, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Domestic holiday boom helped UK economy bounce back in August
Spending in bars, restaurants and festivals rose during first full month without Covid controls in England

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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1 in 14 pupils at English secondary schools have Covid, ONS data shows
Steep increase suggests spread through schools is outpacing vaccination programme

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @7:13 PM

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Bank of England chief economist warns high inflation rates may persist in 2022
Huw Pill says inflationary pressures still likely to be temporary and will fall back after disruptions of Covid and Brexit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @5:23 PM

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MPs and civil servants called to account for misleading use of statistics
Official statistics watchdog has responded to a rise in complaints from politicians and the public about misuse of figures

James Tapper

03, Oct, 2021 @7:30 AM

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UK growth revised up to 5.5% amid higher NHS spending and exports rise
GDP grew faster than forecast in second quarter as fewer Covid restrictions prompted households and companies to spend

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Sep, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Male life expectancy in UK drops for first time in 40 years as Covid takes toll
Estimates for women broadly unchanged, with a girl born in 2018-20 likely to live for 82.9 years

Nadeem Badshah

23, Sep, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Children in most deprived areas suffered greatest loss of learning during lockdowns – ONS
Office for National Statistics cite internet access and less communication with teachers as factors

Richard Adams, Education editor

22, Sep, 2021 @3:37 PM

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