Inflation increased in July to the surprise of economists as computer game and hotel prices rose more than they did last year.
Inflation is expected to have fallen in July, due to lower contributions from food and energy prices.
Cohabiting couples such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds are the fastest growing family type over the last decade, new data has revealed.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease accounted for more than a tenth of the registered deaths in England and Wales in 2018, new figures show.
The birth rate in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest it has been for at least 80 years, official figures show.
UK inflation was subdued in June, as rising food and alcohol prices were offset by cheaper petrol and diesel.
One in 25 of the UK workforce is now aged 65 and over, new figures suggest.
Employment remains near record highs in the UK, with higher numbers of working women contributing to the strong labour market, new figures reveal.
Employees from ethnic minority groups earned on average 3.8% less than their white British counterparts in 2018, new figures show.
Economists and the Labour Party have voiced concerns over the UK’s productivity crisis after fresh figures showed a third straight quarter of decline.
The Government posted a larger-than-expected budget deficit last month, after a jump in spending.
UK inflation cooled off in May as price rises for travellers slowed down during the lull after the Easter rush, new figures showed.
Inflation is expected to have slipped in May, following an Easter boost to transport prices in the previous month.
The number of takeovers involving British companies slumped in the first quarter of the year, figures have revealed.
House prices nudged up by 1.4% in the year to March, but London suffered further hefty falls, according to official figures.
Five-year survival for breast, prostate and bowel cancer has barely improved in the last decade, new figures suggest.
Neptune Energy’s boss said talks are under way to solve regulatory issues that are hindering production from the giant Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea.
Aberdonian entrepreneur Jim Shiach has started up a new energy service company based in Stavanger, Norway.
One in 10 households in the UK still do not have access to the internet, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Farmers and crofters have been urged to take better care of their health.
Like their counterparts around the country, business people in the north and north-east will be reading the runes of the latest inflation data, due to be published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) tomorrow.
Unemployment in Scotland fell by 14,000 in the first three months of the year to 120,000, according to the latest official figures.
Rising fuel and food prices pushed inflation beyond the Bank of England's 2% target in February to hit its highest level since September 2013.
Unemployment has fallen by 25,000 in three months, bringing the jobless total in Scotland to the lowest level since 2008 and below the UK rate
The profitability of the North Sea has hit a 20-year low according to new data released by the UK Government.
Frustrated parents have written to the Scottish Government asking for assurances that a long-awaited new secondary school in Moray will be delivered as promised.
UK corporate profitability reached a 16-year high in 2014 despite easing back in fourth quarter, new figures have shown.