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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Unemployment fell by 52,000 to 1.64m between April and June, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Retail sales overcame a "blip" in the days following the EU referendum to post a solid summer, with online shopping benefiting from July's heatwave, according to new figures.

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Bank of England has cut interest rates to a new record low of 0.25 per cent as part of a new multi-billion pound stimulus package for the economy.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Consumer confidence suffered the sharpest drop in more than 26 years following the UK's vote to leave the EU, according to new research.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Manufacturing output and domestic orders saw firm growth in the past quarter but a "cloud of uncertainty" over Brexit has pushed business confidence among manufacturers to the lowest point since 2009 while the outlook for demand at home and abroad hit a four-year low, according to new research.

Friday, 22 July 2016

The UK's vote to leave the European Union has triggered concerns about job security, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Unemployment fell to 1.65m between March and May, pushing the UK's jobless rate to an 11-year low, according to official figures.

Friday, 15 July 2016

A new three-year, €150m pan-European fund to support SMEs has been announced.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.5 per cent despite speculation that it would make a cut in response to economic uncertainty following the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Consumer confidence suffered the sharpest drop in 21 years in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, according to new research.

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