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Buoyant September retail sales data support Experian’s...

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that Retail Sales volumes grew by 1.9% in September, the biggest monthly gain since December 2...

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UK labour market regains vigour in line with Experian ...

The key points comparing the three months to August 2015 with the three months to May were: Employment rose by 140,000. The number of employees was up 120,000, accompanied by a rise of 29,000 in self-employment The number of full-time employees was up 56,000 The unemployment rate fell to...

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Final Estimate of GDP confirms UK recovery is on track...

Experian’s view that the UK economic upswing remains on track was supported by official data released today, which confirmed that the economy grew by 0.7% in real terms in the second quarter of this y...

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7 ways for telecoms to prepare for EU regulation on ro...

The Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are being increasingly challenged to strike a balance between growing revenues, managing customer expectations, reducing operational costs, and complying with regulatory changes. If implemented, the European Union (EU) Commission proposal for the end of international roaming charges, by June 2017, will have an enormous...

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Experian expects retail sales volumes to pick up in th...

Retail sales continue to grow but the pace has eased markedly from the exceptional rate seen earlier this year. However Experian anticipates that the growth rate will pick up over the next few...

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Is the Living wage enough to offset the latest welfare...

Experian Economic’s latest income tracker update shows a significant widening in the gap between the discretionary income gains of the upmarket group and the price sensitive group beyond 2015.  Although in 2016 the price sensitive group will gain most from the introduction of the National Living Wage announced in...

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Experian expects UK labour market to continue to firm ...

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that as the UK economic upturn matures as the UK labour market remains r...

Read More Experian expects UK labour market to continue to firm as UK recovery remains on track
Experian expects household spending to continue to dri...

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged down to 0.0% in the year to August, from 0.1% in...

Read More Experian expects household spending to continue to drive the economy as the Consumer Price Index edges back down to 0.0% in the year to August
2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts so...

The second estimate of UK GDP for the second quarter of 2015 was unchanged from the first; confirming our expectation that growth had picked up to 0.7% q-o-q, from 0.4% in 2015...

Read More 2015 Q2 UK GDP second estimate, Experian forecasts solid consumer spending growth