UK

  • The UK avoids recession, London is the ‘regional’ star performer and Northern Ireland steals the South West’s low unemployment crown November, 2019

    On regional stats, and following its first publication of quarterly GDP estimates for the regions in September, the ONS has now published its next estimates for the nine English regions, and Wales, for the year to March 2019. GDP figures have been available for the UK since the 1940s, for Scotland since 2002 and Northern Ireland since 2013.The figures showed that London’s economy grew by 4.2%, up from 2.3% the previous quarter. This placed the capital top (previously fourth) out of the twelve UK ‘regions.’Yorkshire and the Humber was bottom of the rankings at -0.3%, and propelled by a drive...