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UK sees 'unprecedented' fall in wages during recession

One-Minute Read
Wed 12 Jun, AT 10:29

One third of UK workers in same job had wages cut or frozen while in some areas pay shrank by 10%

George Osborne holding a pound

Want growth? Osborne must ask BofE to drop government debt

Wed 13 Jun, AT 07:31
Richard Ehrman

If the Bank wrote off its government bonds, UK debt would instantly fall by a third - and nobody would lose out

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

UK growth forecast cut – but are Mervyn King's figures optimistic?

First Reaction
Wed 16 May, AT 14:13

Bank of England governor warns of ‘storm' coming from eurozone, but former colleague thinks he's being hopeful

Four things Osborne could do to help Britain return to growth

Thu 26 Apr, AT 08:35
Richard Ehrman

We badly need new ideas, but when it comes to promoting growth the coalition has been hopelessly inconsistent

Bank of England

Double-dip recession or not? Blanchflower slams Coalition 'spin'

First Post
Mon 30 Apr, AT 12:03

Coalition cheerleaders have been questioning accuracy of figures that show UK is in recession

Shuttered shops recession

UK is in recession: Olympics and Jubilee could make it worse

First Reaction
Wed 25 Apr, AT 09:53

Construction leads slump as Britain enters double-dip recession

The Shard, London

Britain is back in recession, says OECD

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Thu 29 Mar, AT 15:05

Economists predict fall in UK GDP between January and March – and we might not exit recession until July

UK heads towards recession: how bad is it?

Wed 25 Jan, AT 12:02

Some analysts believe we are already in recession, but there is some cause for optimism