The UK Economy archive.


More firms closing down than starting up

More businesses are closing down than starting up for the first time in over a decade, with transport and storage firms being worst hit.


One million UK jobs at risk from contact centre crisis

One of the leading players in the contact centre industry has issued a warning that up to one million UK jobs could be at risk in the sector, due to smaller businesses being wiped out by a crisis in market conditions.

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An insight into borrowing patterns in Q4

The supply and demand for business finance changes drastically towards the Christmas build-up, showing trends that are not seen during any time of year. Here, we investigate.


UK SMEs’ downbeat outlook stretches on in face of economic malaise

UK SME outlook remains pessimistic as ongoing political uncertainty, currency volatility and central bank movement impacts appetite for international trade.


Prediction of UK economy bouncing back to life

There's been predictions that regardless of the slow start at the beginning, UK's economy will bounce back to life before the end of the year. This means that interest rates are likely to be increased in the next couple of months - earlier than what was initially forecast.


Private sector economy shows further steady growth in August

England sees ongoing moderate business activity growth in 2017, outstripping Scotland and Wales' expansion rates.


The Coffice economy is booming and four out of five Brits are part of it

The size of the coffice economy (that’s coffee shop-office) is extensive, a survey suggests that four out of five Brits have worked from a coffee shop and 13 per cent of us do so every day.


Consumer spending falls for first time in nearly four years

A new Visa report suggests that consumer spending has fallen for first time in nearly four years, as the public waits for the economy to balance.


Last parliament a strong term for UK businesses

New data from Inform Direct and the ONS highlights the 11 per cent growth in the number of companies during the last parliament. The statistics also reveal that the strongest growth has been seen in Labour constituencies.


UK micro-businesses remain bullish despite fears over the economy

New research shows half of UK freelancers and micro-business owners think the economy will get worse over the next 6 months.


UK businesses caught in negativity epidemic

People in the UK were the most likely to describe their working environment as uninspiring, highlighting a negativity epidemic.


Drop in EU national workers contributing to skills and labour shortages

Business owners report concern of a potential skills and labour shortage due to restrictions on EU nationals.

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