Office for National Statistics

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

UK plunges into largest recession on record

UK plunges into largest recession on record

The UK entered recession for the first time in 11 years after the economy shrank by a record 20.4 per cent between April and June.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Government borrowing hits record high amid coronavirus

Coronavirus spending meant government borrowing reached £62.1 billion in April, the highest figure for any month on record, new data shows.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

Unemployment claims surge as coronavirus hits labour market

The Office for National Statistics said those without a job claiming Universal Credit rose to 2.1 million in April, up by 856k since March.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

David Lammy: Coronavirus effect on ethnic minorities ‘appalling’

David Lammy: Coronavirus effect on ethnic minorities ‘appalling’

New data said that people from almost all ethnic minority groups were at greater risk of dying from Covid-19 compared with white people.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales

The number of knife crimes in England and Wales rose seven per cent last year, though overall crime dropped by an estimated five percent.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

Coronavirus: Job vacancies plummet and employment slows

The Office for National Statistics said the number of UK job vacancies plummeted by 52,000 in the months before coronavirus took hold.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Record numbers of non-EU migrants arrive in UK

Immigration from outside the EU has hit 379,000, the highest since records began in 1975, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

UK employment suffers sharpest decline since 2015

UK employment suffers sharpest decline since 2015

The number of people in work declined by 58,000 to 32.75 million in the three months to September, new figures show.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

UK population to rise by three million in 10 years

The Office for National Statistics predicts that Britain's population will reach 69.4 million within a decade, and pass 70 million by 2031.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

UK population hits 66.4 million as growth rate stalls

UK population hits 66.4 million as growth rate stalls

The UK population has hit 66.4 million, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Job Centre

Number of people in employment reaches record high at 32.5 million

Number of people in employment reaches record high at 32.5 million

The number of people employed in the UK has reached its highest level since records began, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Woman drinking

Alcohol-specific deaths among UK women reach record high

Alcohol-specific deaths among UK women reach record high

The number of women who have died alcohol-specific deaths in the UK have reached the highest levels since records began, official figures show.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Offences tended to be disproportionately concentrated in London

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Number of offences involving knives up by more than a fifth

Figures for 2017 reveal sharp increase as firearms offences also rise

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mike Graham: 'Women think they're having a better time than men, but they're not being realistic'

Mike Graham: 'Women think they're having a better time than men, but they're not being realistic'

Mike annoys Katie with his 'typical woman' comments

The Office for National Statistics says on average women are happier than men

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

There are calls for more investment into smaller businesses

Too early to gauge Brexit economic impact, says financial expert

Financial experts are calling for more investment into small businesses

Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management discusses the fall in unemployment levels and says it's still too soon to suggest they were caused by Britain's exit from the European Union