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UK recession not so bad after all

Business Digest
Fri 28 Sep, AT 10:51

Office for National Statistics says GDP contracted by 0.4 per cent - not 0.7 per cent as originally estimated

Alistair Darling

Growth in service sector boosts UK economy

One-Minute Read
Wed 5 Sep, AT 12:27

UK is 'clawing its way out of recession' with service sector growth

Planning laws part 2: Tories prepare for civil war again

Talking Point
Mon 3 Sep, AT 15:55

Cameron and Osborne hope relaxing planning laws will drag UK out of recession - but we've been here before

UK push for growth expected - but will it be enough?

One-Minute Read
Wed 22 Aug, AT 10:02

Chancellor urged by business leaders to move quickly as poll shows just 16% of voters trust him

Retail growth prompts question - is it not as bad as we thought?

One-Minute Read
Thu 16 Aug, AT 14:02

Better sales figures for July, and an upward revision of June's figures, increase hopes of recovery

Recession blamed for 1000 British suicides

First Post
Wed 15 Aug, AT 15:05

A study has found that the financial crisis reversed a downward trend in the number of suicides

UK falls further into recession, but could euro woes save us?

First Reaction
Wed 25 Jul, AT 13:27

Osborne blames GDP contraction on euro debt crisis, but one analyst believes EU's travails could save us


Poundland profits jump 27% as ABs go budget shopping

One-Minute Read
Tue 3 Jul, AT 10:24

£1-an-item chain plans to open hundreds more stores as recession brings in middle-class customers

Imports exports containers docks

UK set to stay in recession as trade deficit increases

First Post
Fri 15 Jun, AT 15:41

Export decline 'much worse than expected' as trade deficit hits highest level for seven years

Bank of England

Double-dip recession deepens as GDP is revised downwards

One-Minute Read
Thu 24 May, AT 14:58

Britain's recession worse than originally feared as revised figures reveal bigger economic decline