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Growth in three months to August wards off recession fears

The UK economy should avoid a recession according to the Office for National Statistics after growth figures for the three months to the end of August exceeded expectations.

Productivity falls at fastest rate for five years

According to the Office for National Statistics, UK productivity has fallen by the fastest rate in five years.

UK house prices in slowest rise in seven years

According to the Office for National Statistics, house prices rose at the slowest rate at any time since September 2012 in the year to July.

Economic growth exceeds expectations in July

The UK economy grew quicker than expected in July with a growth rate of 0.3 per cent.

Wages rise as employment hits highest level since 1971

According to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, the UK employment rate is at the highest level since comparable records began in 1971.

ONS underestimated EU net migration from mid-2000s to 2016

Levels of migration from the EU to the UK from the mid-2000s to the year 2016 were underestimated by the Office for National Statistics.

Starting salaries, regular pay and labour share all up amid skills shortage

Starting salaries for new workers were up in June according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, as business leaders tackle a skills shortage.

Over-50s contributed most to post-downturn growth

According to figures published by the ONS, workers aged over 50 made the biggest contribution to post-2008 growth. In 2008, over-50s accounted for 25 per cent of all hours worked with this figure rising to 30 per cent by 2018.

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