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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…

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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…


Surprise upgrade to UK growth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Revised construction data helped to push up the growth estimate The UK’s economic growth has been revised up for the first quarter of the year after construction data was…


Scottish fruit and vegetable growth strategy unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Growers say the strategy will benefit Scotland’s health and environment, as well as the economy Scottish fruit and vegetable producers have drawn up a new strategy to boost the…


Tesco says growth ‘on track’ as sales rise again

Image copyright Getty Images Tesco says its growth plans are on track after it reported a 10th consecutive quarter of rising sales. UK like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, rose 2.1%…


Wage growth slows despite unemployment fall

Image copyright Getty Images Wage growth unexpectedly slipped to 2.8% from 2.9% in the three months to April, despite unemployment falling by 38,000 to 1.42 million, official figures show. Economists had expected wage growth to…


SNP to launch growth report on economics of independence

Image copyright Nicola Sturgeon Twitter Image caption Andrew Wilson has handed over his growth commission report to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon The SNP is to launch its “growth commission” report on the economics of an…


Sturgeon: Growth commission will ‘restart’ independence debate

Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Sturgeon speaking last week at the National Economic Forum in Dumfries Nicola Sturgeon will “restart the debate” on Scottish independence this week as her party’s economic growth commission report…



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