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Big drop in new UK car Registrations in 2017 – £2.6 billion loss to economy

The top reasons cited by British motorists for this downturn include rising living costs (31 percent) and mixed messages from the government (13 percent). A further 12 percent believe seven years of government austerity measures has affected sales most, while 10 percent blamed government policy on diesel vehicles.

Contributor: Simon Benson | Published: 13 February 2018

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Eurozone GDP, what next?

Anything the US economy can do the Eurozone economy can do, slightly better it seems. This is the best economic growth the Eurozone has seen since before the Global Financial Crisis. With both the US and Eurozone growing in tandem and with Asian economies on a roll, the hope is that 2018 delivers continued growth, further confidence and economic stability.

Contributor: Jacob Deppe | Published: 7 February 2018

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UK economy beats expectations

Good news from the ONS, with UK GDP estimated to have grown 0.5 percent in the final quarter of last year. Economists had expected a slower pace of expansion of 0.4 percent. As ever it’s worth noting that this preliminary estimate is produced using less than half the data which will eventually be available, and will be subject to revision in the coming months.

Contributor: Ben Brettell | Published: 7 February 2018

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Company ownership reform could create three million employee-owners

New models of company ownership could help reduce inequality and spread economic power, according to a new report today. The report recommends the expansion of Employee Ownership Trusts, which give employees majority ownership of companies, with the aim of creating 3 million employee owners by 2030.

Contributor: Mathew Lawrence | Published: 11 January 2018

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Total pessimism for economic conditions in 2018

Not one of the 200 employers polled for this month’s survey thinks economic conditions will be less challenging in 2018 than in 2017. The latest JobsOutlook survey shows that employer confidence in current economic conditions remains negative for the fifth month running. 33% think economic conditions in the country are worsening, while 25% think they are improving.

Contributor: Kevin Green | Published: 8 January 2018