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ONS: England had highest rate of excess deaths in Europe from February to June

The Office for National Statistics has said that England had the second highest peak death rate in Europe and the highest level of excess deaths of any European country between the end of February and the middle of June.

Government borrows record £127.9 billion between April and June

The period of April to June saw the UK government borrow a record £127.9 billion to finance mitigating the effects of Covid-19.

Covid-19 lockdown reduces numbers on payroll by 649,000

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that the number of workers on UK payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June.

UK economy grew 1.8 per cent in May

The UK economy grew by a modest 1.8 per cent compared to April, rebounding slower than economists had anticipated.

ONS: Number of UK workers on payroll falls by over 600,000 between March and May

The Office for National Statistics has said that over 600,000 people were made redundant between March and May this year, coinciding with a record drop in the number of job vacancies over the same period.

Covid-19: ONS figures show rate of positive tests is falling

Estimates from the Office for National Statistics indicate that the number of individuals testing positive for coronavirus in England continues to decline.

UK economy suffers worst monthly contraction on record in April

The UK economy contracted by 20.4 per cent over April, the largest monthly shrinkage on record.

ONS: Covid-19 cases down to 5,600 per day

The number of individuals with coronavirus within homes in England has dropped to 5,600 per day, the Office for National Statistics [ONS] estimates.

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