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UK government to provide big data projects with funding of £73 million

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) revealed on Wednesday that the UK government plans to make GBP73m in funding available for projects that will work to convert large sets of complex data into usable formats for research and […]

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BCC’s economic indicator points to solid growth in UK economy

Positive results from the British Chambers of Commerce's Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), which it released on Tuesday, suggest that GDP growth in Q4 2013 could be

Retail sector

UK retailers report flat sales volumes for April

Poor weather in the past month contributed to a continued stagnation in UK retail sales, the CBI reported today. Retailers said that sales volumes were broadly unchanged in the

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Bad weather hits UK retail sales

Retail sales across the UK fell between February and March this year because of bad weather, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported today. The quantity bought in the

George Osbourne

UK chancellor confirms lower expectations for economic growth

The UK economy is now expected to contract by 0.1% in 2012 and then grow by 1.2% in 2013, the Office for Budget Responsibility announced today. This is a

Big Ben

UK economy to shrink less than expected in 2012, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has released a more optimistic view of the UK's economic performance for 2012, but still expects the economy to shrink. In its first

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One in ten UK shops standing empty

More than one in ten shops in the UK is currently empty, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reported today. After nine months in recession, and with many big-name firms

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Drop in business activity in England points to GDP decline in Q4

Will the UK slip back into contraction in the fourth quarter? New figures out today have raised fresh concerns about the possibility. The latest Lloyds TSB Regional Purchasing Managers’

UK returns to growth

UK economy finally returns to growth

The UK has emerged from its longest double-dip recession since the 1950s, official figures confirmed today. In its preliminary report for the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics

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Growth in UK retail sales but high street retailers still struggling

Retail sales in the UK rose in September as consumers bought new clothes for the colder weather and uniforms for the new school year. The Office for National Statistics

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