Consumer spending is a vital indicator of the health of the economy. We explore situations where consumer spending is making an impact. Read our blog posts to learn more.

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Recession Double Dip Avoided by UK?

Has the recession double dip been avoided by the UK?

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Key Points Budget

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his 2013 budget. Here are some of the key points.

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Boost for Scottish Food and Drink Exports

Manufactured goods in Scotland grew by 0.8 percent during the third quarter of 2012, mainly due to growth in the food and drink sector.

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UK Employment Prospects Given Boost

The British job market has received a boost after a survey suggested that more firms were looking to hire people than let them go.

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Consumer Spending Drops Despite Pre Christmas Sales

New figures released today by the British Retail Consortium (MRC) have seen the poorest sales performance since May and 1.6 percent lower than the same month last year.

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Vince Cable Admits Difficult Conditions

Business secretary blames export markets and energy price hikes for a potential economic relapse.

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Household Spending Slump

Household spending has slumped to a new two year low. The fragility of consumer spending, even before the full of effects of public spending cuts have been felt, means an imminent rise in interest rates is unlikely.

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Inflation Slows But Price Increases Loom

For the first time in five months, retail inflation slowed down but sharp prices hikes are expected after the new year.

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Petrol Prices Push Inflation Up

Inflation has been pushed up to a four month high due to higher petrol prices.

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Fears over the prospect of unemployment have dented consumer confidence, a new survey has revealed.

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