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The Brexit Deal: Johnson Draws Rebels from Both Sides of EU Divide but Still Lacks Majority

  • Written by James Skinner

The UK is on course for a Saturday showdown over Brexit in the House of Commons after Boris Johnson emerged from negotiations in Brussels claiming to have reached a new deal with the EU, as the Prime Minister appears to be short of the support needed to get agreement through parliament. 

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UK Inflation Continues its Downward Trend and is Unlikely to Pick Up Anytime soon

  • Written by Gary Howes

UK prices

The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation in the UK showed prices increased by 1.7% year-on-year in September, unchanged on the previous month but a shade below the market's expectation for a more robust reading of 1.9%, as a trend of steadily declining price pressures on the UK consumer extends.

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UK Construction Industry in Sharp Slump

  • Written by James Skinner

UK construction firms of all stripes saw another tough month in September, according to the latest IHS Markit Construction PMI, which fell to its lowest level since April 2009 on Wednesday after activity fell at its second fastest pace for a decade last month. 

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The UK Economy: Latest Data Show Recession Still Some Way Off

  • Written by James Skinner

The UK economy contracted in August although fresh Office for National Statistics (ONS) revisions have revealed that growth in the prior month was faster than previously thought and the second-quarter downturn was also shallower than the initial announcement declared. 

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UK Manufacturing Fortunes Improve in September, but Industry Still Caught in Contraction

  • Written by James Skinner

UK manufacturers remained on the back foot in September but conditions in the industry became less challenging than in the prior month, according to the monthly IHS Markit Manufacturing PMI, amid signs that firms are again stockpiling finished products ahead of the latest Brexit deadline. 

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