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Britain’s unemployment rate rose by more than expected to 4.5 per cent in the three months to August, up from 4.1 per cent in the three months to July(...)

Sales now stand 4 per cent higher than before the Covid crisis

British shoppers spent more last month, taking sales further above pre-Covid levels, as strong online demand helped much of the sector rebound faster (...)

There were signs of a recovery in the month of June alone when gross domestic product grew by 8.7% from May.

The UK economy suffered a bigger slump than any other major European economy in the second quarter, shrinking by a fifth and falling into its deepest (...)

The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) said that jobless claims under Universal Credit surged to 2.1 million in April. Photograph:  Philip Toscano/PA Wire

UK unemployment claims soared by more than 69 per cent in April after the coronavirus lockdown gripped the labour market, official figures reveal. Th(...)