A double-dip recession is “on the cards” after the UK’s private sector saw activity plunge this month due to the latest set of lockdown restrictions, according to new data.
Manufacturing levels grew faster in December than at any point in the last three years, according to new data.
The construction sector continued to grow in November as housebuilding expanded and new orders increased, according to new data.
The manufacturing sector grew at its fastest rate in 35 months in November as suppliers stockpiled ahead of the Brexit transition period ending, according to new data.
S&P Global is buying IHS Markit in a 44 billion US dollar (£32.9 billion) all-stock deal that brings together two of the largest data providers to Wall Street.
House building continues to prop up the UK construction world but major civil engineering projects dragged the sector down, according to new data.
The growth of the UK’s services sector slowed in October to a four-month low, with a slump in demand for customer-facing service providers, especially those in the hotels, restaurants and catering category, according to new data.
Detached homes have piled more than £24,000 on to their value typically since around the start of the lockdown, analysis has found.
Output in Britain’s manufacturing sector nudged up in May but the growth acceleration is masking “underlying weaknesses” that could persist.