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Productivity fell in final quarter of 2015

Labour productivity fell by 1.2% in the final quarter of 2015, according to latest figures by Office for National Statistics.

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Trade deficit falls

UK’s trade deficit fell to £3.2 billion in November 2015, a narrowing of £0.3 billion from October 2015.

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Businesses optimistic heading into 2016

Optimism among businesses rose in the final quarter of 2015 to 73%, according to research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report.

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Lowest unemployment rate in a decade

UK unemployment fell at 5.2% between August and October 2015, its lowest rate in nearly 10 years.

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Employment rate at record high

UK employment has reached a new record high of 73.7% and the unemployment rate is also down at 5.3%.

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CBI upgrades UK economic forecast

The Confederation of British Industry has upgraded its annual economic forecast for 2015 from 2.4% to 2.6%.

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Inflation rate remains at zero in March

The UK inflation rate remained at 0% in March 2015, according to official figures.

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Small firms to get productivity boost

A new fund designed to boost the productivity of small businesses has been launched by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Inflation falls to new low in January

UK inflation fell to 0.3% in the year to January 2014, according to official figures.

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Fastest annual economic growth since 2007

The UK economy grew by an annual rate of 2.6% across 2014, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

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