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UK retail sales dip as consumers, freed from lockdown, dine out

5:42am EDT

LONDON British retail sales fell unexpectedly last month as a lifting of lockdown restrictions encouraged spending in restaurants rather than shops, according to official data.

UK sees record jump in employee numbers in May

Jun 15 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -The number of employees on British company payrolls surged by a record amount in May as COVID restrictions eased and pubs and restaurants resumed indoor service, though it still remains more than half a million below its pre-pandemic peak.

UK recovery quickens in April as economy posts record annual jump

Jun 11 2021

LONDON Britain's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic sped up in April as lockdown measures eased, with the fastest monthly growth since July leaving output a record 27.6% higher than a year earlier, when the virus was rampant and lockdown tightest. | Video

Star of 'I May Destroy You' wins big at Britain's BAFTA awards

Jun 06 2021

LONDON Michaela Coel, the star and creator of drama series "I May Destroy You", was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards on Sunday, taking home the television awards for the miniseries and leading actress.

Before talks on N.Ireland, UK calls for pragmatism and EU seeks trust

Jun 06 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain called on the European Union to be more pragmatic and Brussels urged London to help rebuild trust on Sunday, as the sides prepared for talks this week on a part of the Brexit deal that governs trade with Northern Ireland.

UPDATE 4-Meghan and Harry name new baby daughter after Queen and Diana

Jun 06 2021

* Couple name baby girl Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

U.S. Treasury's Yellen tells G7 to keep spending, says inflation will pass

Jun 05 2021

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged other rich nations on Saturday to keep up spending to support their economies even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, and said U.S. inflation this year would be elevated but transitory.

BoE's Haldane sees faint echo of 1970s in inflation spiral risk

May 28 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has warned there is a chance that cost pressures faced by British companies lead to high prices that become embedded in pay demands, in an echo of inflationary wage-price spirals of previous decades.

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