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High street discounts boost struggling retailers as Brexit nears

Clothes shops in particular had rise in sales after launching price reductionsHigh street discounts in the January sales helped drive a strong recovery in UK consumer spending last month in a sign that British consumers shrugged off mounting fears over Brexit.Sales volumes jumped by 1% in January compared with the previous month, providing support to struggling retailers after a slump in the amount of goods sold during the Christmas shopping period. City economists had forecast a more modest rec...
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UK consumers prove resilient to Brexit uncertainty — for now

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show the average British consumer shrugged off uncertainty surrounding Brexit at the start of the year. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that retail sales during January were up 1 percent from the month before, with clothing and footwear heavily in demand. The monthly increase was greater than the […]
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UK inflation falls to 1.8%

UK inflation rate falls to 1.8% in January, down from 2.1% the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says
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British economy slows down sharply amid acute Brexit unease

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy slowed sharply in the last three months of 2018 as uncertainties over Brexit intensified. The Office for National Statistics said Monday that the British economy grew by a quarterly rate of only 0.2 percent during the fourth quarter, down from the 0.6 percent tick recorded […]
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Brexit’s toll: UK economy at weakest since financial crisis

LONDON (AP) — Mounting uncertainty over Brexit saw the British economy slow last year to its weakest growth rate since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, official figures released Monday. The Office for National Statistics said that the British economy grew by a quarterly rate of only 0.2 percent during the fourth quarter, down […]
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Gun control fail in UK. Fatal stabbings highest in 80 years

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ond-world-war/ Fatal stabbings reach the highest level since the Second World War. Bill Gardner 7 FEBRUARY 2019 "Fatal stabbings have reached the highest level on record, according to new figures revealing the scale of Britain’s knife crime crisis. The number of young people killed by knives rose by nearly 50pc last year amid a surge of murderous violence, Home Office analysis showed.... ...It comes as police forces across the country struggle to co...
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Raising daughters changes fathers’ views on gender roles

Today, almost three quarters of women with dependent children are working mothers, an increase of 1.2 million over the last two decades. However, this figure hides a substantial gender gap in full-time employment.The latest figures of the Office for National Statistics show that while more than 9 in 10 working fathers work 30 or more hours a week, only half of working mothers do. Among couple families with both parents in employment, the most common way of organising their activity is for the fa...
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Rise in homicides in England and Wales fuels calls for police funds

Crime survey shows number of murder and manslaughter offences rose to 739 last yearThe number of homicides in England and Wales increased by 14% in the year to September 2018, according to official figures that have fuelled calls for more investment in policing.The Home Office figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that homicide offences, which include murder, manslaughter and infanticide, increased from 649 in 2017 to 739 last year. Continue reading...
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UK inflation falls to near two-year lows

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two years, providing households some relief at a time of acute Brexit uncertainty.The Office for National Statistics says consumer prices were up 2.1 percent... [Author: [email protected]]
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Scotland census: sex question changes 'may risk reliability of data'

Analysts suggest proposed switch in 2021 survey to non-binary sex question will make results harder to interpretProposed changes to a question about biological sex, asked in Scotland’s next census, risk undermining the reliability of the survey and set a difficult precedent for equalities protection, experts have said.The Scottish government is proposing to add two questions, posed on a voluntary basis, regarding gender identity and sexual orientation to the 2021 census, via the Census (Amendmen...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Law, Scotland, Society, UK News, Transgender, Sexuality, Scottish politics, Office For National Statistics, Equality Act 2010, Census


UK inflation eases but outlook depends on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain rose in November by its weakest rate in 21 months, a development that's likely to cheer consumers as they get ready for some last-minute Christmas shopping.The Office for National Statistics said... [Author: [email protected]]
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Student loan shake-up puts £12bn hole in public finances

National deficit increases after ONS says student loans count as government spendingPhilip Hammond is facing a £12bn hole in the public finances this year after changes to the way student loans are treated on the government’s books, reflecting that many will never be repaid.In a stroke of the pen from the Office for National Statistics, student loans will now be treated as part financial asset in the national accounts, because some will be repaid, while part will be classified as government expe...
Tags: Business, Politics, Money, Students, Education, Economics, UK News, Higher Education, Borrowing & debt, Economic policy, Student Finance, Philip Hammond, Office For National Statistics, Ons, Hammond


UK wages rising at decade high while employment hits record

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that wages in Britain are rising at their fastest rate in a decade while employment has hit a record high.The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that average earnings were up 3.3 percent... [Author: [email protected]]
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EU net migration to UK falls to lowest level in almost six years

Official figures show estimated 74,000 more EU nationals came to live in Britain than leftNet migration from the EU to the UK has fallen to the lowest level in nearly six years.Official statistics show an estimated 74,000 more EU nationals came to live in the country for at least 12 months than left in the year to June. The figure is the lowest since the year ending September 2012, when it was 65,000. Continue reading...
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Why does Donald Trump oppose Theresa May's Brexit deal?

President may fear US could lose its prize of a free trade agreement with UKIt was not off the cuff. It was clearly meant. But was Donald Trump right to claim Theresa May’s Brexit deal meant the UK after 29 March 2019 “may not be able to trade with us”?The UK is the fifth largest goods export market for American goods. British exports to the US are worth about £100bn a year to the UK economy, according to the Office for National Statistics, more than twice that of any other country. Continue rea...
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UK inflation steady above Bank of England's target

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show inflation in Britain held steady above the Bank of England's target level in October.The Office for National Statistics said the consumer prices index in the year to October was unchanged at 2.4... [Author: [email protected]]
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EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

LONDON (AP) — Brexit is already having an impact on Britain's labor market, with the number of people from the European Union working in the country falling by a record amount.The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday the... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK economy grows at fastest tick in nearly 2 years

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy grew in the third quarter of the year at its fastest pace for nearly two years.The Office for National Statistics said Friday that the economy expanded by a quarterly... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK economy grew 0.6% in third quarter

Warm weather boosted consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Childcare constraints forcing more women to work closer to home

Gender commuting gap shows women across UK more likely to live 15 minutes from workA disproportionate share of childcare responsibilities results in women working closer to the home, potentially contributing to the gender pay gap, new data has revealed.Women in every region of the UK apart from London are more likely than men to live within a 15-minute commute to their place of work, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Continue reading...
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Use of personal data to ‘rip off’ online shoppers sparks inquiry

Competition watchdog to look into fears that personalised prices are used to disadvantage vulnerable consumersThe government is launching an inquiry into the use of personal data to set individual prices for holidays, cars and household goods, amid rising fears of a consumer rip-off.The research, supported by the competition watchdog, will explore the prevalence of “dynamic pricing” based on information gathered about an individual, such as location, marital status, birthday or travel history. W...
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UK inflation eases back after fall in food prices

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain eased back during September due to a fall in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were 2.4... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK wages rising at fastest rate in nearly a decade

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that wages in Britain are rising at their fastest rate in nearly a decade.The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that average weekly earnings in the three months through August were 3.1... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK inflation unexpectedly spikes on higher clothing costs

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain unexpectedly rose in August to a six-month high as clothing and transport costs rose sharply.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer price inflation... [Author: [email protected]]
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Deaths spiked during UK heatwave

When temperatures went up in England this summer, so did deaths, Office for National Statistics data shows.
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UK pay rates pick up strongly and should shore up growth

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that pay levels in the U.K. picked up strongly during the summer, a development that should shore up the economy amid the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.The Office for National Statistics said... [Author: [email protected]]
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UK wages pick up, should bolster growth as Brexit looms

LONDON (AP) — Household incomes in the U.K. picked up during the summer, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that, if sustained, should shore up the British economy in the run-up to Brexit.The Office for National Statistics... [Author: [email protected]]
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Important Benefits of Socialization For Senior Citizens

Mother Teresa once said, “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” Loneliness is often a warning sign that people are struggling in some areas of their life, which could be personal or professional. Loneliness and depression are also associated with old age. However, due to the rapidly changing environment, a large number of younger people are also experiencing loneliness. According to a study published by the Office for National Statistics , almost 10%...
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England and Wales see fewest prosecutions since records began

ONS figures also show an overall increase in recorded crime to 5.5m offencesThe number of prosecutions in England and Wales has reached a record low despite an increase in recorded crime overall, according to Ministry of Justice figures.The data showed 1.61 million people were either prosecuted or given an “out-of-court disposal” in the year ending March 2018, a fall of 7% and the lowest number since records began in 1970. Continue reading...
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Discounts and online help retail sales bounce back in July

The Office for National Statistics says UK retail sales increased by 0.7% in July, ahead of expectations.
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