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Economy tracker: GDP

Economy tracker: GDP | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Economy tracker: GDP - measuring UK economic growth
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All the latest figures on the state of the UK economy

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Inflation 'likely to fall further'

Inflation 'likely to fall further' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.
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Mapping the stats of the UK economy

Mapping the stats of the UK economy | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Ahead of the chancellor's Budget speech, the BBC looks at the UK economy with a range of statistics.
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Labour's 50p tax 'not anti-business'

Labour's 50p tax 'not anti-business' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Ed Balls rejects claims that Labour's pledge to bring back the 50p top rate of income tax is part of an "anti-business agenda" in the party.
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Earnings rise slower than inflation

Earnings rise slower than inflation | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Uncertainty and the business of growth

Uncertainty and the business of growth | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
With the latest GDP figures out soon for the UK and US, what will matter more than the headline numbers is if there are enough signs of a sustained recovery.
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Inflation falls to 2.2% in October

Inflation falls to 2.2% in October | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), fell to 2.2% in October from 2.7% the month before.
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Breakdown of GDP figures

Breakdown of GDP figures | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Joe Grice from the Office for National Statistics gives a breakdown of the latest GDP figures.
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UK house prices hit record level

UK house prices hit record level | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
House prices across the UK are now at their highest level to date, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

UK jobless total falls to 2.49m | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
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We'll run budget surplus - Osborne

We'll run budget surplus - Osborne | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne says he wants to run a budget surplus in the next parliament and can do so without raising taxes.
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UK trade deficit doubles in July

UK trade deficit doubles in July | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The UK trade deficit widens to the most in almost a year in July as exports to nations outside the European Union fall sharply.
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House price inflation rises further

House price inflation rises further | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The rate of house price inflation in the UK is continuing to rise, according to official statistics.
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Growing US inequality - in 90 seconds

Growing US inequality - in 90 seconds | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Inequality in the United States has been noticeable since the 2008 recession, but the income gap has been growing for decades.
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The 2014 Budget in four minutes

The 2014 Budget in four minutes | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Huw Edwards reviews the headlines announced in George Osborne's Budget speech in a four-minute video guide.
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A whirlwind tour of budget options

A whirlwind tour of budget options | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
Business reporter Steph McGovern rounds up the figures the chancellor needs to juggle in his budget - with the help of some graphics.
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UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1% | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate drops sharply to 7.1%, approaching the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates.
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PM hits back in EU 'nasty' row

PM hits back in EU 'nasty' row | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
David Cameron says claims by a European commissioner that the UK's immigration policies are "nasty" are "completely unacceptable".
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UK jobless rate at three-year low

UK jobless rate at three-year low | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The UK jobless rate falls to 7.6% as the number of unemployed dropped by 48,000 to 2.47 million between July and September, say official figures
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Uncertainty and the business of growth

Uncertainty and the business of growth | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
With the latest GDP figures out soon for the UK and US, what will matter more than the headline numbers is if there are enough signs of a sustained recovery.
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Peter Symonds Economics's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:58 AM

What are the other signs of a recovery?

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UK growth fastest for three years

UK growth fastest for three years | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
UK economic output rose by 0.8% between July and September, official GDP figures show, the fastest growth since 2010.
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Peter Symonds Economics's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:57 AM

What is causing output to increase?

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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7% | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The UK's inflation rate remained at 2.7% in September, official figures show, as a fall in fuel prices was offset by upward pressure from air fares.
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Strong growth in UK housebuilding

Strong growth in UK housebuilding | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
UK housebuilding activity grew last month at its fastest pace for almost a decade, according to a closely-watched survey.
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House prices 'jump most since 2010'

House prices 'jump most since 2010' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
UK house prices rise 5.4% in the three months to August, their highest annual rate since 2010, according to the Halifax.
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UK recovery 'gathering momentum'

UK recovery 'gathering momentum' | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8%

UK inflation rate falls to 2.8% | Royal Russell Economics Unit 2 Macro Economics | Scoop.it
The rate of consumer price index inflation fell to 2.8% in July, down from 2.9% in June, official figures show.
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