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Inflation latest

CPI inflation down to 3.0% - but the RPI hits a 6 year high, at 4.1%. 

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A Level economics

2018 Edition available now.

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Model agencies collude to fix rates

Regulators find leading model agencies guilty of price fixing.

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Sterling up on positive Brexit news

Updated November 30th, 2017

Sterling rose against both the US dollar and euro as reports emerged that the UK and EU were close to agreeing their 'divorce settlement'. Soon after news broke sterling rose to 1.1319 against the euro, and 1.3412 aganst the US dollar.

Sterling since March 2017

Sterling against the euro and the US dollar - January 2016 - February 2018.

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Sterling down against euro and dollar

Updated October 4th, 2017

The recent gains against the euro and US dollar during September 2017 were reversed in early October as sterling fell to €1.127, and $1.324 respectively.

Sterling continues to slide

Updated August 31st, 2017

Sterling continued its slide against the euro - down to €1.08, its lowest rate for eight years - amid concerns over the lack of progress in the Brexit talks. Improved performance across the eurozone has also helped push the pound down towards parity with the euro.

Sterling's mixed fortunes

Updated July 27th, 2017

Sterling continues to improve against the US dollar, rising to $1.31, while edging lower against the euro. Sterling now stands at €1.12 - boosted a little by the positive second quarter growth figures relased on July 26th. This means that, since the UK's election result, sterling has fallen by 1.5% against the euro, while rising by 3% against the dollar.  

Sterling falls as hung parliament becomes a reality

Updated June 10th 2017

Sterling ended the day (June 9, 2017) on $1.274, and €1.138 against the US dollar and euro respectively. Sterling had fallen by around 2% as news of a likely hung parliament filtered through. As the result became clear the pound slipped to $1.267 against the US dollar, and to €1.133 against the euro.

Sterling had previously risen to €1.1522 against the euro and to $1.2972  against the US dollar on the eve of the UK's general election, as markets anticipated a Conservative majority. This followed a period of sterling weakness towards the end of May, as opinion polls showed a considerable narrowing of the gap between the two main parties, raising the prospect of a 'hung' parliament. Sterling has now made-up some of its recent lost ground since it rose above $1.30 mark in early May. At that point, sterling's gains were put down to a weakening dollar.

Sterling up following election announcement

Sterling rose to €1.193 against the euro, and to $1.277 against the US dollar on news that the UK government is to call a snap election, to be held on June 8th. Gains for sterling continued throughout the day, settling at $1.285 by midday (April 19th, 2017).

Sterling against the euro and the US dollar (2010 - 2018)

Brexit latest

Barnier - tariffs unavoidable if UK leave customs union.

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First rate rise in 10 years

Bank of England raises UK base rate to 0.50%.

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Customs unions

Costs and benefits of customs unions.

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New materials

Multiple choice papers for Paper Three.

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Alternative finance

Report on the growth of alternative finance.

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Savings ratio

Savings ratio falls to lowest level on record.

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Tax avoidance

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