Office for National Statistics



UK productivity decreased in final quarter of 2020

UK productivity declined in the final quarter of 2020, after bouncing back in Q3 following falls in both Q1 and Q2, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 24 February 2021

Scotland's employment rate fell to 73.3% in final quarter of 2020

Scotland’s employment rate estimate fell over the final quarter of last year to 73.7%, according to the latest official labour market statistics from the Labour Force Survey, published by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) today.

Published 23 February 2021

UK Government borrowing reaches highest January level on record

UK Government borrowing hit £8.8 billion in January making it the highest January figure since record began in 1993, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 19 February 2021

UK retail sales fall 8.2% in January

UK retail sales volumes fell a substantial 8.2% month-on-month in January, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 19 February 2021

Average Scottish house price rose by 8.4% over the last year

The average house price in Scotland increased by 8.4% over the last year, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 18 February 2021

Tayside and Fife enjoy mini property boom

Tayside and Fife are enjoying a mini property boom as supply exceeds demand throughout the region.

Published 17 February 2021

Consumer price inflation edged up to 0.7% in January

Consumer price inflation unexpectedly edged up to a four-month high of 0.7% in January from 0.6% in December and a three-month low of 0.3% in November, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 17 February 2021

UK economy shrank by a record 9.9% in 2020

Over the year 2020 as a whole, UK GDP contracted by 9.9%, marking the largest annual fall in UK GDP on record, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 12 February 2021

UK unemployment rate reaches 5% in November while Scottish employment rate increases

The UK's unemployment rate rose to 5% in the three months to November, up from 4.9%, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 26 January 2021

UK borrowing hits over £34bn in December

The UK's public sector net borrowing is estimated to have reached £34.1 billion in December 2020, £28.2bn more than in December 2019, which is both the highest December borrowing and the third-highest borrowing in any month since monthly records began in 1993.

Published 22 January 2021

UK retail sales saw small rebound in December

UK retail sales volumes edged up a weaker-than-expected 0.3% month-on-month in December after a temporary opening up of non-essential retailers following November’s lockdown, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 22 January 2021

UK consumer price inflation increased to 0.6% in December

Consumer price inflation rose slightly more than expected to 0.6% in December from a three-month low of 0.3% in November, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 20 January 2021

UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November

The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as fresh lockdown restrictions came into place in England, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 15 January 2021

UK budget deficit rose to over £31bn in November

The UK's budget deficit rose to £31.6 billion in November, the third-largest monthly budget deficit on record and the highest since May, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 23 December 2020

UK consumer price inflation falls to 0.3% in November

Consumer price inflation fell back much more than expected to a three-month low of 0.3% in November, having risen to a three-month high of 0.7% in October, according to the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 16 December 2020