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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.

UK wage growth up to 3.6 per cent in "tight" labour market

The Office for National Statistics has revealed the highest rate of wage growth in the UK for 11 years, with a 3.6 per cent rise in the year up to May 2019.

Car production falls, causing contraction of UK economy

The UK economy has contracted because of “dramatic” fall in car production, according to ONS figures.

Retail sales rise as warmer weather returns

Retail sales have seen a 1.8 per cent increase in the three months up to April, coinciding with the return of the warmer weather.

ONS: Age most important personal characteristic in determining life satisfaction

Age is the most important personal characteristic in determining life satisfaction an ONS report showed today.

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