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UK wage growth fastest for nearly 10 years

Wages excluding bonuses have risen at their fastest pace in nearly 10 years, official figures show. Pay rose by 3.1% in the three months to August, compared with a year ago, while inflation for the…

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UK will see three years of low growth, says EY Item Club

Image copyright PA The UK can expect low economic growth for the next three years, while a no-deal Brexit could dent growth even further, says a forecasting body. The EY Item Club predicted GDP growth…


Scottish brewery sector sees ‘explosive growth’

Image copyright Getty Images Scotland’s brewing industry has enjoyed “explosive growth” since 2010 as craft beers have become increasingly popular, according to new research. The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Spice) found there were 115 breweries…


Scottish economic growth outpaces UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Production output rose in Scotland in the second quarter by 0.6% The Scottish economy grew at a slightly faster rate than the UK as a whole during the spring…


UK growth forecast trimmed by British Chambers of Commerce

Image copyright Reuters The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has lowered its UK growth forecast, and warns by 2020 the economy will have experienced its second-weakest decade. The BCC has lowered its GDP forecast for…



Artificial intelligence used to predict cancer growth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ever-changing nature of tumours is one of the biggest challenges in treating cancer Scientists have used artificial intelligence to predict how cancers will progress and evolve. This could…


UK growth boosted by warmer weather

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to June, as construction and services were lifted by the warmer weather, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That…



Bank of England governor Mark Carney upbeat on UK growth

Image copyright EPA The Bank of England governor has said he now has more confidence in the UK economy, in a speech which could stoke expectations of an interest rate rise in August. Mark Carney…


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