The Body Shop, once a pioneer in ethical trading and cruelty-free beauty, has been struggling and it announced closures of many of its UK stores this month as the UK business goes into administration.
Last week the ONS GDP data showed the UK economy grew weakly at 0.1% in 2023 with the last two quarters of 2023 showing negative real GDP growth – a recession.
The exchange rate is only in the news when there is a newsworthy dramatic movement, but even a gentle trend can have economic impacts. Here is a helpful update!
The UK’s dental health has been deteriorating as many people cannot find an NHS dentist nor afford to go private. With an election looming, the main political parties are competing to find the best...
The Office of National Statistics has been concerned about how accurate its measurement of unemployment has been recently. Poor measurement has implications for economic policymaking.
Following the banning e-scooters in Paris, the Mayor of Paris has led a successful vote to increase parking fees for SUVs in central Paris to reduce pollution in the centre of the city.
The government has implemented the much-delayed, new post-Brexit customs controls, such health checks for food and flowers for goods entering the UK from the EU at the end of January.
As the UK’s General Election gets ever closer, the IFS have published a report suggesting that the next government will face some of the toughest economic challenges ever.
Each year the JRF publish their report on poverty in the UK and the latest shows that poverty, including deep poverty has been rising.
For the first time in 12 years, Apple has overtaken Samsung in the race to be top of the global smartphone market potentially increasing Apple’s monopoly power is a market that is already fairly...
The economists at UK in a Changing Europe have taken a closer look at what has been happening to the UK’s international trade patterns in 2023.
In 2023 oversupply in the lithium market caused an 80% collapse in prices in the year to December 2023 from $80,000 to $13,600 a ton.
Another Sky News explainer from Ed Conway - this time he takes a closer look at the fiscal implications of the Labour party’s pledge to spend £28bn on green investment.
It has been a miserable start to 2024 for many people as their homes have been badly flooded, travel has been disrupted and conditions have been dangerous. Many will be asking for more flood...
Junior doctors are striking for six days, the longest ever time this January – they are demanding higher pay. Is there a problem with the supply of labour by doctors to the NHS that better pay can...
Ed Conway, the Sky News economics correspondent considers whether 2023 was a good or bad year for the UK economy.
The Economics Observatory have taken a closer look as the factors that have influenced consumer spending in recent years and considers how retailers are likely to be affected.
Over the past decade, people have used fewer notes and coins for transactions, but now there is an increase in cash use again.
Ed Conway, Economics correspondent at Sky News, does a deep dive into the recent data showing high net migration figures.
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