While beer purists may recoil, more people are opting for low- and no-alcohol brews, and Europeans in particular have taken to the stuff. Photograph: Getty Images

Beer drinking is so ingrained in British (and Irish) life that any mention of choosing non-alcoholic versions of the stuff provokes ire. What is the p(...)

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British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the count(...)

JD Sports has benefitted from its growing overseas presence, as well as its online operation. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

When Mike Ashley threatened in 2011 that he’d “finish off” JD Sports, the response from Peter Cowgill, the boss of his smaller rival, was brief and un(...)

The figures follow on from an unexpectedly strong growth in January. Photograph: Reuters

The UK economy grew faster than expected during the three months to February, despite expectations that Brexit uncertainty would dampen activity durin(...)

14 per cent of jobs currently held by humans could soon be managed by robots. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The robots are coming for our jobs, but not everyone’s. According to a report by UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), waiters and shelf stackers(...)

The UK’s labour market is still robust but witb economic growth faltering economists are warning it’s only a matter of time. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

The UK labour market remained in robust health in the three months through January, despite a Brexit-induced slowdown in the overall economy. Employm(...)

Retail sales growth picked up to a six-month high of 3.5 per cent from 2.9 per cent in December

British retail sales rebounded strongly in January as steep clothing discounts attracted wary shoppers, bucking a slowdown in consumer spending ahead (...)

With wage growth at its strongest in a decade, workers are once again enjoying real spending power

UK Inflation is back below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target for the first time in two years, providing officials with further reason to refrai(...)

Britain’s economy grew by a smaller-than-forecast 0.2%  in the fourth quarter, compared with 0.6%  in the third quarter. December alone saw the economy shrink  0.4%. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The UK economy buckled under the strain of Brexit uncertainty in the fourth quarter of last year. Gross domestic product increased a smaller-than-for(...)

Compared with a year earlier, Britain’s economy was 1.4 per cent larger. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s economy grew at its weakest pace in half a year in the three months to November as factories suffered from tough global trade conditions and(...)

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