Record numbers of people are in work and job vacancies are at their highest level ever, new figures reveal.
Office for National Statistics
The number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales has hit the highest level since records started more than 70 years ago, an official report has revealed.
Five-year survival for breast, prostate and bowel cancer has barely improved in the last decade, new figures suggest.
Record numbers of people are in work and job vacancies are at their joint highest level since 2001, new figures have revealed.
The proportion of the UK population identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) has increased from 1.5% to 2% over a five-year period, new figures show.
Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in two years and within a whisker of the Bank of England’s target due to a drop in petrol prices and air fares.
Britain’s economy continued to cool in the three months to November as a “steep decline” in manufacturing activity dragged on growth amid increasing Brexit uncertainty.
The UK’s economic growth during the third quarter was confirmed at 0.6% on Friday, but business investment is crumbling as firms are spooked by Brexit.
Retail sales growth in the UK outstripped expectations in November, despite dire warnings from retailers that it was one of the worst on record.
Inflation fell to a 20-month low in November, pulled down by a drop in the price of petrol, video games and concert tickets.
Inflation fell in November as lower petrol prices eased pressure on UK household finances.
Inflation is expected to have fallen in November due to a drop in prices on motor fuel.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has been dealt a £12 billion blow after statistics officials changed the way student loans are accounted for in the public finances.
Gloucester, Southend-on-Sea and Dundee are among the six areas across the UK where life expectancy at birth has significantly decreased, latest statistics indicate.
Record numbers of people are in work and average earnings are at their highest level for a decade, new figures reveal.
Charities and health organisations have demanded action after official figures showed excess winter deaths hit their highest level in more than 40 years last winter, with the elderly worst affected.
There were an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 – the highest recorded since winter 1975/76, figures show.
Net migration to the UK from outside the European Union has hit its highest level in 14 years – but the figure from within the EU continues to show a post-Brexit vote fall.
Net migration from the European Union to the UK has fallen to the lowest level in nearly six years.
One in every four UK pubs has closed in the past 10 years, official data has revealed, but the industry is holding up in terms of income and employment.