Economic situation

All Commons Briefing Papers
355 Documents
DateDescription
11.11.2016Household Debt: Key Economic Indicators
Household debt: Data on the latest household debt statistics, including net lending, mortgage interest rates and insolvencies.
11.11.2016Manufacturing: Key Economic Indicators
Manufacturing: Data on maufacturing jobs, output and producer confidence.
11.11.2016GDP - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
GDP International Comparisons: data and forecasts for the UK and the world's largest economies.
11.11.2016Financial Indicators: Key Economic Indicators
Financial Indicators: Data from FTSE100, as well as oil prices and gold prices.
11.11.2016Trade: Key Economic Indicators
Latest statistics on UK's trade performance and balance of payments.
04.11.2016Service industries: Key Economic Indicators
Service industries: Data for the sector that incorporates the retail sector, the financial sector, the public sector, business administration and cultural activities.
04.11.2016Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Key Economic Indicators
Interest Rates and Monetary Policy: Data on interest rates from the UK, eurozone and the US; a summary of the Bank of England's and international, quantitative easing policy.
02.11.2016Regional Growth Fund
This note examines the Regional Growth Fund, which is worth over 3.2 billion over the five years from 2011-12 to 2016-17. It is intended to promote the private sector in areas in England most at risk to public sector cuts.
02.11.2016Economic Indicators, November 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
02.11.2016Exchange rates: Key Economic Indicators
Exchange rates: Data on the value of the pound relative to other major international currencies.
31.10.2016Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators
Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.
31.10.2016Housing Market: Key Economic Indicators
Housing market: Data on house prices, mortgage approvals and house-building.
28.10.2016UK steel industry: statistics and policy
The steel industry: statistical summary of the UK and international industry; analysis of current prospects; summary of Government policy; timeline of events.
28.10.2016Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Key Economic Indicators
UK Gross Domestic Product: Regularly updated data on growth and forecasts.
28.10.2016Components of GDP: Key Economic Indicators
Components of GDP: data on the components that make up GDP, including household consumption, government spending, investment, trade and output by sector.
28.10.2016Business and Consumer Confidence: Key Economic Indicators
Business and Consumer Confidence: Information on business and consumer confidence surveys, which is generally released ahead of official statistical data and can indicate changes to the economic outlook as well as turning points in the economic cycle.
26.10.2016Business statistics
Businesses since 2000, small businesses, business by region, businesses by industry, business births and deaths and information on female representation in business. It also features some discussion of the sources of business statistics and their coverage.
26.10.2016Regional and National Economic Indicators
Data summarising the economic situation in the regions and countries of the UK
24.10.2016Public sector employment by parliamentary constituency
This note analyses public sector employment by Parliamentary constituency.
21.10.2016Retail sales: Key Economic Indicators
Retail sales: key indicators on the value of retail sales.
21.10.2016Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
21.10.2016Employment - National: Key Economic Indicators
Employment: data on employment in the UK.
21.10.2016Productivity in the UK
The briefing provides latest statistics on UK productivity including breakdowns by sector and region/country of the UK. It also explains why productivity is important to growth, the public finances and living standards, analyses whether the stagnation in productivity is temporary or permanent, looks at the impact of Brexit on productivity growth and outlines Government policy. International comparisons are also included.
21.10.2016Government borrowing, debt and debt interest: statistics
This is a purely statistical note on public sector borrowing (the budget deficit), public sector debt and government debt interest payments.
21.10.2016Public Finances: Key Economic Indicators
Latest data on net borrowing and net debt. This includes provisional estimates for 2015/16.
19.10.2016Unemployment by Constituency, October 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
18.10.2016Inflation: Key Economic Indicators
Inflation: Data on both the CPI and RPI inflation indices.
14.10.2016Government borrowing and debt: international comparisons
This note provides international comparisons of government borrowing and debt from 2009 to 2021.
12.10.2016Unemployment - International Comparisons: Key Economic Indicators
Unemployment: International Comparisons: Data on harmonised unemployment rates for major international economies.
07.10.2016Productivity: Key Economic Indicators
Latest statistics showing changes in UK productivity and comparisons of UK productivity with other G7 countries.
04.10.2016Economic Indicators, October 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
29.09.2016NEET: Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training
843,000 people aged 16-24 were NEET in the second quarter of 2016, representing 11.7% of the age group.
28.09.2016Georgia 2016
Georgia has signed its Association Agreement with the EU and Georgian leaders have described this as a historic chance to return to Georgia's natural European environment
14.09.2016Unemployment by Constituency, September 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
06.09.2016Economic Indicators, September 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
31.08.2016Household debt: statistics and impact on economy
Latest statistics and forecasts for household debt in the UK and international comparisons. There is also a guide explaining how to understand and interpret household debt statistics and a summary of research looking at its effects on the economy.
30.08.2016Regional and local economic growth statistics
Statistics on the size of regional/country and local economies, recent economic growth in these areas, their contribution to total UK economic output, and comparisons of their living standards.
26.08.2016Brexit: impact across policy areas
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
18.08.2016International comparisons of manufacturing
Manufacturing: comparisons of manufacturing in the UK and other major economies since 1970 using UN data.
17.08.2016Unemployment by Constituency, August 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
15.08.2016Industries in the UK
This note presents data on the value and relative contribution of major industries to the UK economy
02.08.2016Economic Indicators, August 2016
July 2016 saw the publication of a range of economic data covering the period immediately prior to the EU referendum, and some early indicators of the economic situation following the referendum result.
20.07.2016Unemployment by Constituency, July 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Industry
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on UK industries.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Trade
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on trade.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Public Finances
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on public finance.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Growth and Output
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on economic growth and output.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Labour Market
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on the UK labour market.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Inflation and Prices
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on inflation and prices.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Interest Rates, Banking and Finance
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on interest rates, banking and finance.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics 2016
This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.
05.07.2016Economic Indicators, July 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
15.06.2016Unemployment by Constituency, June 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
14.06.2016Local Enterprise Partnerships
This note examines the history and current responsibilities of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
26.05.2016EU Referendum: analysis of the UK's new EU Settlement
This Commons Library briefing looks at the new Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union agreed at the European Council on 17-19 February 2016. The Settlement consists of seven texts: a Decision and a Statement of Heads of State or Government and five Declarations.
26.05.2016Economic Indicators May 2016, Queen's Speech Debate update
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
18.05.2016Unemployment by Constituency, May 2016
This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.
03.05.2016Economic Indicators, May 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
14.04.2016Women and the economy
This note looks at women's participation in the UK labour market and in business.
08.04.2016Local Growth Deals
This note looks at the creation of the Single Local Growth Fund and the process of allocating Growth Deal funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships.
06.04.2016Economic Indicators, April 2016
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
24.03.2016The budget deficit: a short guide
This note aims to answer some FAQs related to the budget deficit.
18.03.2016Budget 2016: a summary
A summary of Budget 2016 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for the economy and public finances.
11.03.2016Background to the 2016 Budget
The briefing sets out the background to the 2016 Budget which will take place on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
11.03.2016Economic Indicators, March 2016 - Budget edition
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
01.02.2016Economic Indicators, February 2016
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
06.01.2016Economic Indicators, January 2016
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
23.12.2015Economic Indicators, December 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
23.12.2015Regional Development Policy 2010 - 2015: a Summary
This note provides a summary of four regional development initiatives undertaken by the Coalition Government.
30.11.2015Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015: a summary
Updated analysis of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.
23.11.2015Economic Indictors November 2015 - Autumn Statement edition
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
20.11.2015Background to the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement
Background to the joint 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement, which will be presented to Parliament on 25 November 2015.
03.11.2015Economic Indicators, November 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
29.10.2015European Union (Approvals) Bill 2015-16
This Bill fulfils a requirement of the European Union Act 2011 that EU legislative proposals based on the 'catch-all' Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union must be approved by an Act of Parliament before the UK can support their adoption in the EU Council. The Bill deals with two relatively uncontroversial proposals concerning the Republic of Macedonia becoming an observer on an EU human rights body and a draft decision on the Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment.
13.10.2015Greek debt crisis: background and developments in 2015
This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone.
05.10.2015Economic Indicators, October 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
01.09.2015Economic Indicators, September 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
04.08.2015Economic Indicators, August 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
15.07.2015Unemployment by Constituency, July 2015
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
10.07.2015Summer Budget 2015: A summary
This note presents a summary of the Summer Budget 2015. This note provides an overview of the main Budget measures (see below), along with analysis of the forecasts, changes to the fiscal rules, changes to welfare, the National Living Wage, and public spending.
07.07.2015Economic Indicators, July 2015
Analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
03.07.2015Background to the July 2015 Budget
This note sets out the background to the July 2015 Budget, the first Budget of the current Parliament.
17.06.2015Unemployment by Constituency, June 2015
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
02.06.2015Economic Indicators, June 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
19.05.2015Key Issues for the 2015 Parliament
This book examines the key issues facing the House of Commons over the course of the 2015 Parliament - from the public finances to the UK's membership of the EU and from school places for children to climate change.
13.05.2015Unemployment by constituency, May 2015
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
12.05.2015Economic Indicators, May 2015
Analysis of the latest key UK and international economic indicators.
18.03.2015Budget 2015: a summary
This note provides an overview of the 2015 Budget along with analysis of the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts.
18.03.2015Unemployment by Constituency, March 2015
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
17.03.2015Economic Indicators, Budget Update
This update is published ahead of the 2015 Budget. It summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK and other major economies.
13.03.2015Budget 2015: Background briefing
This note sets out the background to the 2015 Budget, the last of the current Parliament.
10.03.2015Sources of Statistics
This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on 27 subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.
10.03.2015Sources of Statistics: Business
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on business.
03.03.2015Economic Indicators, March 2015
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
25.02.2015The financial sector's contribution to the UK economy
This note sets out some key statistics on the financial services industry in the UK.
18.02.2015Unemployment by Constituency, February 2015
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics
09.02.2015International help for the government of Ukraine
Violence has been increasing in eastern Ukraine, leading to calls for the West to arm the Ukrainian government. But Ukraine is also close to financial meltdown.
03.02.2015Economic Indicators, February 2015
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
21.01.2015Unemployment by Constituency, January 2015
Labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies published in January 2015, and a summary of the latest national and regional statistics on employment, unemployment , vacancies and earnings
20.01.2015Economic Indicators, January 2015
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
13.01.2015US economy: developments since the 2008/2009 recession
US economic recovery from the 2008/2009 recession has been steady as annual GDP growth averaged 2.2% between 2010 and 2013. Unemployment has been falling but the proportion of working age adults in employment remains low by historical standards. Interest rates are near 0% and the Federal Reserve has bought $4 trillion in assets to try and boost the economy. Large budget deficits have seen fiscal policy become a key political battleground, although the deficit has fallen in recent years.
17.12.2014Unemployment by Constituency December 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
09.12.2014Small businesses and the UK economy
This note presents a statistical analysis of small businesses in the UK, the role of small businesses in international trade, small businesses and GDP, small businesses and tax receipts and information on government policy towards small businesses.
03.12.2014Autumn Statement 2014: a summary
This note provides a summary of the 2014 Autumn Statement, including changes to Stamp Duty, and the Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) latest economic and fiscal forecasts.
02.12.2014Economic Indicators, December 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
28.11.2014Autumn Statement 2014: Background briefing
This note sets out the background to the 2014 Autumn Statement.
05.11.2014Economic Indicators, November 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
30.10.2014GDP and the national accounts: 2014 revisions
The way GDP is measured has changed, with revised figures showing the 2008-2009 recession being slightly less severe than previously thought and the economic recovery stronger.
28.10.2014Quantitative easing
This note sets out the background to the policy, how it is expected to work and some possible issues related to its use.
15.10.2014Unemployment by Constituency, October 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
21.09.2014Public sector finances: 2014 revisions
Accounting changes introduced to Public Sector Finance statistics from September 2014, are set to increase UK Public Sector Net Debt (PSND) and Public Sector Net Borrowing (PSNB) by around 130bn and 4bn respectively in 2013/14. The Public Sector Current Budget deficit and Public Sector Net Investment will also be affected.
17.09.2014Unemployment by Constituency, September 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
02.09.2014Economic Indicators, September 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators
13.08.2014Unemployment by Constituency August 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
05.08.2014Economic Indicators, August 2014
New estimates published in July suggest that GDP grew by 0.8% in Q2 2014 and that GDP has surpassed to its pre-recession peak. The employment rate rose to 73.1%, whilst inflation rose slightly to 1.9%.
16.07.2014Unemployment by Constituency, July 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
14.07.2014Public sector employment and expenditure by region
Public spending and public sector employment by region.
01.07.2014Economic Indicators, July 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators.
20.06.2014Unemployment by Constituency, January 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
20.06.2014Unemployment by Constituency, December 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
11.06.2014Unemployment by Constituency, June 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
09.06.2014Economic Indicators, June 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators. This month's articles are: The eurozone's economic recovery and Spend, spend, spend. The changing face of retail.
14.05.2014Unemployment by Constituency, May 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
06.05.2014Economic Indicators, May 2014
This paper features analysis of the latest UK and international economic indicators. This month's articles are The regional economic picture and The changing face of self-employment
16.04.2014Unemployment by Constituency, April 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics
10.04.2014Food Banks and Food Poverty
The number of food banks in the UK has increased substantially in recent years. This note explains how food banks work, examines their growth and discusses possible contributing factors and policy developments.
23.03.2014Budget 2014: a summary
Budget 2014 and Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts: a summary. Includes overview along with analysis of forecasts and changes to pensions and savings, the welfare cap and the treatment of disputed tax.
19.03.2014Unemployment by Constituency, March 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics
14.03.2014Budget 2014: Background briefing
This note sets out the background to the 2014 Budget.
04.03.2014Economic Indicators, March 2014
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
21.02.2014Causes of the eurozone crisis: a summary
The causes of the eurozone crisis are summarised in this two-page overview, which examines why Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus have had to take emergency loans - or "bailouts" - from other eurozone and EU governments and the IMF.
19.02.2014Unemployment by Constituency February 2014
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
07.01.2014Economic Indicators, January 2014.
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This month's articles: "Tax revenues: recession and recovery" and "Lights, roads, water - the fragile state of infrastructure investment"
16.12.2013Germany's 2013 election: shaping the future?
Where is Germany - the most influential country in Europe - heading, under its new grand coalition government?
09.12.2013Autumn Statement 2013: a summary
This note sets out the main measures announced in the 2013 Autumn Statement, presented by the Chancellor on 5 December 2013, and the Office for Budget Responsibility's updated forecasts for the economy and public finances. There are also overviews of policy announcements on the State Pension age, business rates, the cap on welfare spending and jobs and young people.
04.12.2013Economic Indicators, December 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This weeks articles are 'Who's looking for work? Differences between ILO unemployment and the claimant count' and 'Interesting times: inflation and monetary policy responses'
03.12.2013Autumn Statement 2013: background briefing
This note sets out the background to the 2013 Autumn Statement which will take place on Thursday 5 December. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
14.11.2013Unemployment by Constituency, November 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics
24.10.2013Japan's economy: from the 'lost decade' to Abenomics
The effects of the sluggish growth in the 1990s ("the lost decade") are still being felt today in Japan's economy. A new government has embarked on a radical plan to revitalise the fortunes of the world's third largest economy. These policies have become known as Abenomics, after the new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
16.10.2013Unemployment by Constituency, October 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
09.10.2013Economic Indicators, October 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This month's articles: "UK recovery: how strong and how long?" and "Scotland's currency choices"
11.09.2013Unemployment by Constituency, September 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
03.09.2013Economic Indicators, September 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This months articles: 'Getting real about earnings' and 'Safe as houses? The UK housing market since 2007.'
14.08.2013Unemployment by Constituency August 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
06.08.2013Economic Indicators, August 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
17.07.2013Unemployment by Constituency, July 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
02.07.2013Economic Indicators, July 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
14.06.2013Background to the 2013 Spending Review
This note provides background information ahead of the 2013 Spending Review, which will be announced on the 26 June 2013.
12.06.2013Unemployment by Constituency June 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics
04.06.2013Economic Indicators, June 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
31.05.2013The productivity puzzle
This note looks at some of the suggested reasons why productivity in the UK has not recovered to its previous levels - the so called 'productivity puzzle'
29.05.2013Sources of economic statistics
A brief guide to key sources of economic statistics.
15.05.2013Unemployment by Constituency May 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
07.05.2013Economic Indicators, May 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
17.04.2013Unemployment by Constituency, April 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
09.04.2013Economic Indicators, April 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
20.03.2013A summary of the 2013 Budget
This note summarises the main points of the 2013 Budget.
20.03.2013Unemployment by Constituency, March 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
19.03.2013Economic Indicators, Budget Update
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
14.03.2013Background to the 2013 Budget
This note sets out the economic and public finance background to the 2013 Budget.
07.03.2013Interest rates and inflation
On 7 March, the Bank of England announced that interest rates would be kept on hold at 0.5%. Interest rates have been unchanged for forty-eight months (since March 2009). The next interest rate announcement will be on 4 April. Inflation (measured by the change in the CPI) showed inflation at 2.7% in January 2013 for the fourth consecutive month and above the Bank of England's 2% target for the thirty-eighth successive month. The next inflation figures (for February 2013) are due to be published on 19 March.
06.03.2013Economic Indicators, March 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
20.02.2013Unemployment by Constituency, February 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
05.02.2013Economic Indicators, February 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
23.01.2013Unemployment by Constituency, January 2013
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
18.01.2013Algeria 2013
Instability in North Africa appears to be spreading, as a hostage crisis unfolds in an Algerian gas plant run jointly by BP. The Algerian government seemed to have escaped lightly compared with other North African governments from the Arab uprisings. But the war in neighbouring Libya and increasing unrest in the Sahel region to Algeria's south have taken their toll. It remains to be seen whether Algeria's authoritarian regime will be seriously challenged by the twin threats of domestic political unrest and jihadi terrorism.
08.01.2013Economic Indicators, January 2013
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
13.12.2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill: Committee Stage Report
This is a report on the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill. It complements Research Paper 12/61 prepared for Commons Second Reading
12.12.2012Unemployment by Constituency, December 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
06.12.2012UK - Commonwealth trade statistics
This short note looks at UK - Commonwealth trade statistics. It has been prepared for a Westminster Hall Private Members' Debate on Commonwealth Trade on Wednesday 12 December 2012.
05.12.2012The 2012 Autumn Statement
This note summarises the main points of the Autumn Statement.
03.12.2012Economic Indicators, December 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
03.12.2012Background to the 2012 Autumn Statement
The Chancellor will present the Autumn Statement on 5 December. This note sets out the economic and public finance background to the Statement.
30.11.2012Bank of England Asset Purchase Facility Fund Limited (BEAPFF)
This short note provides background on the recent announcement that the Bank of England is to transfer to the Exchequer excess cash held by the Bank as part of its programme of Quantitative Easing (QE).
14.11.2012Unemployment by Constituency, November 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
06.11.2012Economic Indicators, November 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
01.11.2012Growth and Infrastructure Bill
The Growth and Infrastructure Bill seeks to reduce delays in the planning system and to facilitate new development, through various means. It would allow planning obligations (section 106 agreements) relating to affordable housing to be renegotiated. To promote economic growth, it makes provision for a planned revaluation of business rates in England to be postponed and to create a new employment status of employee owner. Its second reading date has been moved from 30 October to 5 November 2012.
24.10.2012The eurozone crisis: action taken by the European Central Bank (ECB)
This note discusses some of the 'unconventional' measures taken by the ECB in response to the euro crisis and the political controversy they have generated.
23.10.2012UK/India trade statistics
This short note looks at UK/India trade statistics and was prepared for the Westminster Hall Private Members' Debate on UK-India trade on Wednesday 25 January 2012.
17.10.2012Unemployment by Constituency, October 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
02.10.2012Economic Indicators, October 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
12.09.2012Unemployment by Constituency, September 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
12.09.2012Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
This briefing has been prepared to inform the Second Reading debate on the Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill
04.09.2012Economic Indicators, September 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
15.08.2012Unemployment by Constituency, August 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
07.08.2012Economic Indicators, August 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
26.07.2012Olympic Britain
Olympic Britain tells the story of the profound economic and social change in the UK since the two previous London Olympics, in 1908 and 1948, using statistics and expert analysis. The book can also be browsed using the Parliament website at www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/olympic-britain/
18.07.2012Unemployment by Constituency, July 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
06.07.2012Scotland's economy: current situation and issues related to independence
03.07.2012Economic Indicators, July 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
20.06.2012Unemployment by Constituency, June 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
11.06.2012Credit easing: National Loan Guarantee Scheme and Business Finance Partnership
This note looks at the short history of credit easing (National Loan Guarantee Scheme (NLGS) for small businesses and the Business Finance Partnership) in the UK and recent evidence from the US.
06.06.2012Economic Indicators, June 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
25.05.2012The eurozone crisis - rescuing Greece
Greece's long-standing public debt problem became a crisis at the start of 2010 and has since escalated to a point where it threatens the survival of the euro. This note describes the country's May 2010 and February 2012 bail-out agreements, the results of the May 2012 elections, future prospects, and implications of euro exit
16.05.2012Unemployment by Constituency, May 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
01.05.2012Economic Indicators, May 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
27.04.2012Measuring well-being
How is measurement of well-being or "happiness" being investigated in the UK to complement more traditional measures of progress?
27.04.2012Sudan and South Sudan: All-out war?
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan formally seceded from Sudan. But many issues remain unresolved and there has been an upsurge in conflict since then in Abyei, Blue Nile and South Kordofan - known as the 'Three Areas'. This note surveys the many challenges still facing the 'two Sudans'.
25.04.2012Lending to business
This note sets out statistics available on lending to business and discusses recent trends in the data.
18.04.2012Unemployment by Constituency, April 2012
This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.
03.04.2012Economic Indicators, April 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
27.03.2012The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union: political issues
This paper looks at the background to the TSCG, the reasons for the UK's non-participation and some of the issues it raises, such as its effectiveness, its relationship with the EU Treaties and EU law, the use of the EU institutions in a non-EU treaty, and whether it could give rise to a 'two-speed' Europe and further UK isolation in the EU.
22.03.2012The 2012 Budget
This note summarises the main points of the 2012 Budget.
20.03.2012Economic Indicators, Budget update
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
16.03.2012Background to the 2012 Budget
This note sets out the economic, public finance and taxation background to the 2012 Budget.
06.03.2012Economic Indicators, March 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
07.02.2012Economic Indicators, February 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
10.01.2012Economic Indicators, January 2012
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
14.12.2011Southeast Asia: A political and economic introduction
This paper provides a broad introduction to Southeast Asia. It offers key facts and figures about the region, followed by country studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It then looks more analytically at two key issues for the region: democratisation and Islamist terrorism. It ends with a select bibliography.
06.12.2011Economic Indicators, December 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
29.11.2011The 2011 Autumn Statement
This note summarises the main points of the 2011 Autumn Statement.
28.11.2011Background to the 2011 Autumn Statement
This note sets out the background to the 2011 Autumn Statement which will take place on 29 November.
01.11.2011Economic Indicators, November 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
04.10.2011Economic Indicators, October 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
06.09.2011Economic Indicators, September 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
02.08.2011Economic Indicators, August 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
05.07.2011Economic Indicators, July 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
07.06.2011Economic Indicators, June 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries.
03.06.2011The economic crisis: policy responses
This note brings together the various elements of Government action to deal with the current economic crisis
03.05.2011Economic Indicators, May 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. The ONS's first estimate of Q1 2011 GDP showed that the economy grew by 0.5% compared with the previous quarter. Growth in Q1 came from the manufacturing sector (up by 1.1%) and the services sector (up by 0.9%). However, overall GDP growth was reined in by a steep decline in construction output (down by 4.7%). The Q1 outturn followed a 0.5% decline in GDP in Q4 2010 when bad weather was blamed for the contraction in activity. Taking the two quarters together, economic output remained unchanged over the six month period October 2010-March 2011.
05.04.2011Economic Indicators, April 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. The decline in Q4 2010 GDP was revised from 0.6% to 0.5%. ONS estimated that if the effects of December's winter weather were excluded, GDP would have been unchanged. Although data from early 2011 is mixed, the economy is likely to have returned to growth in Q1. The manufacturing sector continues to expand strongly and business confidence indicators are generally positive. However, with earnings growth failing to keep pace with rising inflation, consumer expenditure - which makes up around two-thirds of GDP - is likely to remain subdued in the near future.
30.03.2011The 2011 Budget
This note summarises the main points of the 2011 Budget and the reaction to it.
28.03.2011Background to the 2011 Budget
This note sets out the background to the 2011 Budget which will take place on Wednesday, 23 March.
22.03.2011Economic Indicators, Budget update
Recent data show unemployment rose to its highest level since 1994 in the three months to January and CPI inflation increased to 4.4% in February (compared with average earnings growth of 2.3%). Meanwhile, public finance statistics show that for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2010/11 the government borrowed nearly 10% less than in the same period of 2009/10. As a result, full-year borrowing in 2010/11 is likely to be less than the OBR's November forecast of 149 billion. For more information see the Library's background briefing to the Budget. Following the Budget an additional Library briefing will be available
01.03.2011Economic Indicators, March 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. Revisions to Q4 2010 GDP showed the economy had contracted more sharply than first thought, -0.6% compared with an initial figure of -0.5%. In addition, unemployment remains stuck around 2.5 million and average earnings are growing at around half the rate of inflation. Other indicators are more positive. The manufacturing sector is growing strongly, business sentiment is improving and retail sales recovered in January. [Article: 'Lending to small businesses' and 'The UK's aid programmes - where is the money going?']
01.02.2011Economic Indicators, February 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. The 0.5% contraction in GDP in Q4 2010 surprised most economists who had predicted modest growth. The ONS blamed the impact of December's weather for some, but not all, of the weakness. This together with other recent economic data - particularly increasing unemployment, rising inflation and falling consumer confidence - further amplify the uncertainty about the economy in 2011. [Articles:'GDP growth: It was the weather - wasn't it?' and 'Working out work - what's happening in the labour market?']
11.01.2011Economic Indicators, January 2011
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. Latest data from the labour market show the unemployment rate rising to 7.9% in the three months to October, the first quarterly increase since April. The number of people in employment fell during the same period, with the number of people in full-time employment still lower compared with a year ago. These figures, together with tax increases and above-target inflation, make for an uncertain economic outlook in 2011. [Articles:'The VAT increase' and 'Eurozone debt crises']
07.12.2010Economic Indicators, December 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. Quarterly GDP growth of 0.8% in Q3 was confirmed, with broad gains across all sectors of the economy. Consumer spending in Q3 increased by only 0.3%, compared with a 0.7% rise in Q2, while government expenditure increased by 0.4% compared with a 1.0% rise in Q2. Exports rose by 2.2% in Q3; with imports increasing by only 0.7%, net trade provided a large positive contribution to overall GDP growth, raising hopes that the economy is starting to rebalance. [Articles:'Quantitative Easing - how does it work?' and 'Businesses and recession']
30.11.2010The 2010 Autumn Statement
This note provides background on the 2010 Autumn Statement which will be presented to the House by the Chancellor on monday 29 November.
24.11.2010Cost of a bank holiday
The latest Government estimate is that an additional bank holiday would cost the economy £2.9 billion.
02.11.2010Economic indicators, November 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. It includes articles entitled 'The outlook for the public finances' and 'Which sectors are driving the economic recovery?' [Articles:'The outlook for the public finances' and 'Which sectors are driving the economic recovery?']
25.10.2010Postal Services Bill [Bill 78 of 2010-11]
This Paper has been prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons of the Postal Services Bill. The Bill has four main parts. Part 1 provides for changes to the ownership structure of Royal Mail Holdings plc and its subsidiaries (including Post Office Ltd). Part 2 provides for Royal Mail's historic pension deficit to be transferred to government. Part 3 provides for changes in the regulatory arrangements for postal services and Part 4 provides for a 'special administration regime' should there be a risk to the universal postal service from the possibility of the provider becoming insolvent.
22.10.2010Background to the 2010 Spending Review
This note sets out the background to the Spending Review which will take place on 20 October.
19.10.2010G20 & the November 2010 Seoul summit
The G20 has met at leaders' level since November 2008. The second summit in 2010 takes place in Seoul in November. This note provides background to the G20, outcomes of summits so far, the agenda for Seoul, and the G8/G20 relationship.
05.10.2010Economic Indicators, October 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. Employment in the three months to July 2010 was 286,000 higher than the previous quarter, mainly due to an increase in part-time employment. This is the largest quarterly increase in employment since records began in 1971. GDP growth in Q2 2010 was confirmed at 1.2%, the fastest quarterly increase in national output since 2001. Manufacturing output continues to recover strongly, increasing by 4.9% in the year to July, although employment in the sector fell. [Articles: 'Saving the Economy?' and 'Comparing earnings in the public and private sector']
07.09.2010Economic Indicators, September 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This issue includes articles entitled 'The North-South divide' and 'Comparing UK Unemployment Internationally'. [Articles: 'The North-South divide' and 'Comparing UK Unemployment Internationally']
03.08.2010Economic Indicators, August 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This issue includes articles entitled 'Analysing the recent recession' and 'UK aid budget: under pressure?'. [Articles: 'Analysing the recent recession' and 'UK aid budget: under pressure?']
29.07.2010India: Development aid from the UK & other donors
UK aid to India was £297 million in 2008/09, and India has received more UK overseas aid than any other country since 1998. As one of the rapidly expanding emerging 'BRIC' economies, this aid programme has come under increasingly intense scrutiny. Recent commentary and Government statements are summarised.
06.07.2010Economic indicators, July 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. This edition includes articles on future growth in the UK economy, and the CPI and benefit indexation. [article:'Future growth in the UK economy' and 'The CPI and benefit indexation']
29.06.2010June 2010 Budget: a summary
This note provides a summary of the main points of the 2010 Budget and the initial reaction to it.
18.06.2010Background to the June 2010 Budget
This note gives the economic, public finance and taxation background to the June 2010 Budget
01.06.2010Economic indicators, June 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries. [Article: 'Is the recent rise in inflation temporary?' and 'Household income and poverty in 2008/09']
13.05.2010Economic indicators, May 2010
A research paper series that summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article:'The General Election and the financial markets' and 'Greece's debt crises']
30.04.2010Global Economic Crisis & developing countries
This note was last published on 26 August 2009 and will not be updated. In the early stages of the financial crisis there were hopes that it would be largely contained within developed economies, with developing economies having 'decoupled' from them. These early hopes proved unfounded, with developing countries struck by declining trade, a loss of investor confidence and withdrawal of investment, a fall in the value of vital remittances, and much reduced growth and contraction in some cases. There are also fears that aid flows may suffer in the aftermath of the crisis. This note summarises key reports and statistics, with links to further resources.
12.04.2010The credit crisis:a timeline
This Briefing Paper provides a brief summary of the financial crisis, or credit crunch, of 2008 followed by a lengthy timeline of individual events.
06.04.2010Economic indicators, April 2010
A research paper series that summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: 'Summary of Budget 2010']
26.03.2010The 2010 Budget
This note summarises the main points in the 2010 Budget and the reaction to it.
09.03.2010Background to the 2010 Budget
This note sets out the economic and public finance background to the 2010 Budget.
02.03.2010Economic indicators, March 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major countries. [Article: 'The budget deficit and the economic cycle']
02.02.2010Economic indicators, February 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major countries. [Article: 'Average Earnings and Pay Prospects in 2010']
06.01.2010Economic indicators, January 2010
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major countries. [Article:' Wealth in Great Britain: Wealth and Assets Survey']
10.12.2009Background to the 2009 Pre-Budget Report
This note provides the economic and public finance background to the 2009 Pre-Budget Report.
10.12.2009The 2009 Pre-Budget Report
This note sets out the main features of the 2009 Pre-Budget Report and the reaction to it.
01.12.2009Economic indicators, December 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major countries. [Article: Making sense of monthly public sector borrowing statistics]
04.11.2009Cyprus: a political and economic overview
Cyprus has been divided between the Greek community in the south and the Turkish community in the north since 1974. 2008 brought a renew sense of optimism to those eager for a reunification settlement, but this has now receded somewhat, with suggestions that a 'window of opportunity' may close in the spring of 2010. The economic situation - slowing in the south and already poor in the north - could be further damaged if there is no settlement deal.
03.11.2009Economic indicators, November 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: Comparing recessions]
07.10.2009Economic indicators, October 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: Labour market composition: long term trends]
09.09.2009Economic indicators, September 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: The UK manufacturing sector]
07.07.2009Economic indicators, July 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: The Alignment Project: clearer government finances]
03.06.2009Economic indicators, June 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Indicator-only edition]
06.05.2009Economic indicators, May 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: The 2009 Budget - economic and public finance forecasts]
21.04.2009Background to the 2009 Budget
The 2009 Budget will be presented by the Chancellor on 22 April. This note provides background on recent developments and forecasts for the economy and public finances.
08.04.2009Economic Indicators, April 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: The London Summit: background and outcomes]
27.03.2009Iceland's financial crisis
The global financial crisis has been tumultuous for Iceland. Until recently considered a rich, successful and competitive nation, Iceland suffered a dramatic collapse of its economy and currency following the collapse of its banking sector in October 2008. It was forced to negotiate a loan from the IMF and further financial support from a number of countries, and saw the fall of its government. The crisis has led to renewed suggestions that Iceland may apply to join the EU and adopt the euro. Following the Government's fall in January 2009, a caretaker Government took over in February and elections are expected on 25 April 2009. The major partner in the caretaker left-wing coalition, the Social Democratic Alliance, was a member of the previous administration and is strongly pro-EU, but its new partner, the Left Green Movement, has said it will continue to oppose EU membership.
04.03.2009Economic indicators, March 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: Social aspects of recession]
03.02.2009Economic indicators, February 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Articles: The UK economy in recession; The current UK labour market situation]
09.01.2009Economic indicators, January 2009
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Indicator-only edition]
04.12.2008Economic indicators, December 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: Pre-Budget Report 2008: public finances and tax measures]
20.11.2008Background to the 2008 Pre-Budget Report
This note provides background to the Pre-Budget Report which will be delivered on 24 November. The note covers the outlook for the economy and public finances and the measures the Government may take to boost the economy.
04.11.2008Economic indicators, November 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Articles: Employment in financial services; Fiscal rules and the public finances]
06.10.2008Economic indicators, October 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Articles: The financial markets in the summer of 2008; LIBOR: What is it?]
02.09.2008Economic Indicators, September 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators
05.08.2008Economic Indicators, August 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators.
01.07.2008Economic Indicators, July 2008
This Research Paper series summarises the main economic indicators currently available for the UK, along with comparisons with other major OECD countries for selected indicators. [Article: Sovereign wealth funds.] The series also includes articles on topical issues. This month's article: Sovereign wealth funds
01.07.2008Sovereign Wealth Funds
This note summarises the background to and issues surrounding Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), which have received a great deal of political and media attention through the creation of China's fund and the large investments made by SWFs in various Western financial institutions during the global 'credit crunch'.
03.06.2008Economic Indicators, June 2008
[Articles: UK tourism trends - where will the UK holiday this year?; The recent decline in sterling]
06.05.2008Economic Indicators, May 2008
[Article: The UK housing and mortgage markets]
01.04.2008Economic Indicators, April 2008
04.03.2008Economic Indicators, March 2008
[Articles: Background to the 2008 Budget; Fairtrade]
05.02.2008Economic Indicators, February 2008
This month's articles: Perceptions of inflation; Aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories
08.01.2008Economic Indicators, January 2008
Economic Indicators, January 2008. House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/01.
04.12.2007Economic Indicators, December 2007
Economic Indicators, December 2007. [Articles - The burden of taxation: 2007 update; Household Debt] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/83.
06.11.2007Economic Indicators, November 2007
Economic Indicators, November 2007. [Includes articles on Overseas aid expenditure and Inheritance tax statistics]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/74.
08.10.2007Economic Indicators, October 2007
Economic Indicators, October 2007. [Includes article on National Minimum Wage statistics]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/69.
02.07.2007Economic Indicators, July 2007
Economic Indicators, July 2007. [Includes article on The UK economy since 1997] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/58.
02.05.2007An economic introduction to India
An economic introduction to India. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/40.
01.05.2007Economic Indicators, May 2007
Economic indicators, May 2007. [Includes article on overseas aid: international comparisons] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/39.
01.03.2007Economic Indicators, March 2007
Economic Indicators, March 2007. [Includes article on Background to the 2007 Budget.] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/23.
01.02.2007Economic Indicators, February 2007
Economic indicators, February 2007. [Includes article on Second World War Debt]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/12.
01.12.2006Economic Indicators, December 2006
Economic indicators, December 2006. [Includes article on 2006 Pre-Budget Report] House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/59.
01.11.2006Economic Indicators, November 2006
Economic indicators, November 2006. [Includes article on The UK and Foreign Direct Investment]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/52.
02.10.2006Economic indicators, October 2006
Economic indicators, October 2006. [Includes article on national minimum wage statistics]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/45.
03.07.2006Economic Indicators, July 2006
Economic indicators. [Includes article on The Doha WTO Trade Round]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/37.
19.06.2006A Political and Economic Introduction to China
A Political and Economic Introduction to China. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/36
02.05.2006Economic Indicators, May 2006
Economic Indicators. [Includes article on appointments to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/25.
01.03.2006Economic Indicators, March 2006
Economic indicators. [Includes article on background to the 2006 Budget]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/12.
13.02.2006Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2005
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2005. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/09. To see an updated version of this paper go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP12-31/inflation-the-value-of-the-pound-17502011
01.02.2006Economic Indicators, February 2006
Economic indicators. [Includes article on the 80% employment aspiration]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/05.
01.12.2005Economic Indicators, December 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on trade justice, the WTO Doha Round and Hong Kong]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/84.
01.11.2005Economic Indicators, November 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on the outlook for the UK economy]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/74.
01.07.2005Economic Indicators, July 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on EU and G7 competitiveness indicators]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/53.
06.06.2005Economic Indicators, June 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on Welcome to Economic indicators and the Economic Policy and Statistics Section]. House of Commons Library Paper 05/40.
01.03.2005Economic Indicators, March 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on debt relief for developing countries]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/17.
01.02.2005Economic Indicators, February 2005
Economic indicators. [Includes article on the rise of the Chinese economy]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/11.
01.12.2004Economic Indicators, December 2004
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Background to the Pre-Budget Report). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/87.
01.11.2004Economic Indicators, November 2004
Economic indicators. (Includes article on EU/US Airbus/Boeing WTO dispute). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/80.
06.09.2004Economic Indicators, September 2004
Economic indicators. (Includes article on recent developments in the US economy). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/67.
01.07.2004Economic Indicators, July 2004
Economic indicators. (Includes article on impact of high oil prices). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/53.
04.05.2004Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Offshoring). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/35.
01.04.2004Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Lyons Review). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/30.
01.03.2004Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Background to the 2004 Budget). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/20.
02.02.2004Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Consumer borrowing). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/11.
01.12.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Background to the Pre-Budget Report - the golden rule). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/86.
11.11.2003Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2002
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2002. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/82. To see an updated version of this paper go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP12-31/inflation-the-value-of-the-pound-17502011
03.11.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on National Statistics revisions). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/81.
01.07.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the RPI to HICP - a new inflation measure for the UK). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/57.
01.05.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the current WTO trade round). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/37.
01.04.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Changes to National Insurance Contributions, April 2003). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/33.
03.03.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the Economic background to 2003 Budget). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/18.
03.02.2003Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Changes to unemployment rates for parliamentary constituencies). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/11.
01.12.2002Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Public expenditure). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/70.
01.11.2002Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the Stability and Growth Pact: the difficult years). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/59.
11.07.2002Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2001
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-2001. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/44. To see an updated version of this paper go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP12-31/inflation-the-value-of-the-pound-17502011
01.07.2002Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Housing market overheating). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/42.
01.05.2002Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Steel-the new transatlantic trade conflict). House of Commons Research Paper 02/29.
01.03.2002Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on London Underground-Public Private Partnership (PPP)). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/13.
03.12.2001Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the New Trade Round). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/109.
01.11.2001Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on Slow Growth and Public Expenditure). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/82.
02.07.2001Economic indicators
Economic indicators. (Includes article on the Economic Policy and Statistics Section). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/60.
01.05.2001Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. Includes article on the annual business inquiry. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/48.
02.04.2001Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. Includes article on the effects of foot and mouth disease on the economy. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/42.
01.03.2001Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. Includes article on March 2001 Budget. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/17.
01.02.2001Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/13.
01.12.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/91. (Includes article on General Agreement on Trade in Services).
31.10.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/85. (Includes article on average earnings and the impact of the national minimum wage)
30.06.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/67. (Includes article on National Statistics)
25.05.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/56. (Includes article on employee jobs by constituency).
03.04.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/41.(Includes article on Rover -the story so far)
01.03.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/21.(Includes article on the economic background to the March 2000 budget)
01.02.2000Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/9.(Includes article on a new climate for inflation).
01.12.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/96
01.11.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/86
01.07.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/69
04.05.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/47
01.04.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/37
01.03.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/22.
23.02.1999Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-1998
Inflation: the value of the pound 1750-1998. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/20. (Replaces Research Paper 97/76). To see an updated version of this paper go to: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/briefing-papers/RP12-31/inflation-the-value-of-the-pound-17502011
01.02.1999Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators.House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/8
01.12.1998Economic Indicators
Economic Indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/101
01.07.1998Economic indicators
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/71.
04.06.1998GDP per capita in OECD countries: the UK's relative position
GDP per capita in OECD countries: the UK's relative position. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/64.
01.05.1998Economic indicators
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/54
01.04.1998Economic Indicators
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/40.
02.03.1998Economic indicators
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/30
03.02.1998Economic indicators
Economic indicators. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/17.
All Select Committee Reports
20 Select Committee Reports
DateDescription
01.12.2010Meeting with the Governor of the Bank of England.
Economic Affairs Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
29.03.2010The effect of the economic downturn on the people in the West Midlands.
West Midlands Select Committee; Communities and Local Government report [Commons]
11.01.2010The effect of the economic downturn on the people in the West Midlands.
West Midlands Select Committee report [Commons]
24.11.2009Banking crisis: regulation and supervision.
Government response. Treasury; Financial Services Authority; Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
23.11.2009The impact of the current economic and financial situation on businesses in the West Midlands region....
Communities and Local Government; West Midlands Select Committee report [Commons]
11.11.2009The impact of the current economic situation on the North West and the Government's response.
Government response. Communities and Local Government; North West Select Committee report [Commons]
02.11.2009Impact of the economic downturn on the south west and the Government's response.
Government response. Communities and Local Government; South West Select Committee report [Commons]
21.07.2009Impact of the current economic situation on the North West and the Government's response.
North West Select Committee report [Commons]
21.07.2009Banking crisis: regulation and supervision.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
21.07.2009Banking crisis: dealing with the failure of the UK banks.
Government response. Treasury; Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
21.07.2009Banking crisis: reforming corporate governance and pay in the City.
Government response. Treasury; Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
16.07.2009Impact of the economic downturn on the south west and the Government's response.
South West Select Committee report [Commons]
14.07.2009Banking crisis: international dimensions.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
16.06.2009Banking crisis: the impact of the failure of the Icelandic banks.
Government response. Treasury; Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
12.05.2009Banking crisis: reforming corporate governance and pay in the City.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
21.04.2009Banking crisis: dealing with the failure of the UK banks.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
31.03.2009Banking crisis: the impact of the failure of the Icelandic banks.
Treasury Select Committee report [Commons]
18.03.2009Re-skilling for recovery: after Leitch, implementing skills and training policies.
Government response. Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills; Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
15.12.2008Re-skilling for recovery: after Leitch, implementing skills and training policies.
Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Select Committee report [Commons]
09.12.2008EU legislative initiatives in response to the financial turmoil.
European Union Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]