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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Record holiday visits to the UK

Some people obviously want to be here – even if it isn’t us. In 2010 we saw the highest number of foreign holidaymakers on record coming to the UK. According to the Office of National Statistics there were 11.7 million of them, and they spent £6.64bn in the UK. On the other hand, 36.4 million UK residents went on holiday … Continue reading

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Surprise fall in UK inflation

CPI, the government’s target measure of inflation, fell to 4.2% in June, down from 4.5% in May. This took economists by surprise, as there was a general expectation that inflation would rise this month. The biggest reason for the fall was the drop in prices in the recreation and culture category, which largely reflected lower prices for computer games and … Continue reading

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