Inflation fell again in June
The retail price index measure of inflation fell to 2.8% in June, from 3.1% in May, says the ONS
17 July 2012
Pensions should offer insurance, minister says
Workers should be able to protect their pensions by insuring savings against stock market falls, a minister suggests
9 July 2012
Jobless down, but more on the dole
The jobless total dropped 51,000 to 2.61m in the quarter to April but the number claiming jobseeker's allowance rose
20 June 2012
Fuel price cuts help inflation fall
The retail prices index rate of inflation fell to 3.1% in May compared to 3.5% in April, the ONS says
19 June 2012
Recession is deeper than feared
Revised figures today show a sharper decline in the economy in the first three months of 2012 than first thought
24 May 2012
Inflation fell in April
The retail prices index rate of inflation fell marginally to 3.5% in April, compared to 3.6% in March
22 May 2012
Unemployment down but outlook 'uncertain'
The Government was given some welcome good news on the jobs front today when unemployment fell by 45,000
16 May 2012
UK back in recession
The UK is back in recession after a surprise 0.2% contraction in the economy in the first quarter of the year
25 April 2012
UK economic dip worse than first thought
Gross domestic product (GDP), a broad measure for the total economy, declined by 0.3% in the final quarter of 2011
28 March 2012
Cheaper energy brings inflation down
Lower electricity and gas bills helped drag the overall rate of inflation down last month, official figures showed today
20 March 2012
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