UK economy

Should investors be scared of the big bad yield curve?

Typically, in the context of history, a recession has occurred within the following 18 months on average, when the yield curve inverts.

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Inflation on the rise ahead of the Brexit deadline

Inflation now exceeds the Bank of England target in the wake of wage growth, with energy bills and council tax to blame.

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Wage growth at fastest pace in over a decade, despite risk of recession

Employees’ wages grew by 3.9% between March and May this year, the highest rate of growth since June 2008.

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Risk of recession as UK economy shrinks in second quarter

The UK economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time in seven years, sparking fears of a recession.

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UK company profits weakest in three years, weighed down by Brexit uncertainty

The picture would have been even bleaker if the pound had not slumped over the period.

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UK employment total hits record high as wage growth slows

The number of people in work rose by 99,000 in the three months to March to 32.7 million, although wage growth fell.

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House of Lords committee says retirees should pay NI and calls for state pension triple lock to be scrapped

A report from a House of Lords Committee calls for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.

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Inflation remains low despite strong wage growth

The UK economy continues to undershoot its inflation target despite record low unemployment.

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Rise in capital gains tax receipts boosts UK government’s finances ahead of Brexit 

UK public debt surplus is at its highest ever level for January, we run through the reasons why.

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