A recession? Perhaps not technically. But many would argue that GDP per head is a much more meaningful measure of economic activity.
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UK’s poorest children suffering most from recession
The UK’s poorest children are bearing the greatest burden of the recession, research from Save the Children shows.
UK recession less bad than feared, but still grim
The UK economy shrank by less than previously thought between April and June, official figures show, helped by revised construction output figures.
Why recession plus labour hoarding means more jobs
As latest government figures show a drop in the number of people without work – despite the recession – Channel 4 News speaks to one of the economists who are scratching their heads to explain why.
Britain hit by longest double-dip recession for 50 years
Britain’s recession continues for a third quarter, with growth declining dramatically by 0.7 per cent from April to June. But Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News it “could be a lot worse”.
UK in deeper double-dip recession as GDP revised down
The double-dip recession is deeper than originally feared as revised figures show a sharper decline in the economy in the first three months of 2012.
Rich List shows how super-wealthy have dodged recession
Britain’s super-rich have got even richer over the last year, with the wealthiest 1,000 UK residents now worth a record £414bn.
Britain back in recession
Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News he does not ‘disguise or run away from’ the latest figures showing the UK is back in recession.
UK in recession: more cuts to come?
As the UK slides back into recession, does this mean the chancellor’s round of austerity measures will be extended yet again?
Britain ‘to escape recession’
The British Chambers of Commerce say Britain is likely to avoid a recession, although growth will not pick up properly until 2013.
Britain will avoid recession – CBI
The CBI employers’ body says Britain will avoid recession but other forecasters are less opimistic, with one economist telling Channel 4 News that “the economy is going nowhere”.
Recession fears as economy shrinks
As official figures show that growth declined at the end of last year, Channel 4 News analyses what has happened to the British economy since the 2008-09 recession and what is in store.
Britain in recession – forecasters
As economic forecasters warn that Britain is likely to be in recession, Chancellor George Osborne says the government is doing what it can to “weather the storm”.
Euro crisis could mean UK recession, says Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne warns Britain will “find it difficult to avoid a recession” if growth in Europe grinds to a halt, while France’s central banker says Europe faces “a true financial crisis”.
UK ‘heading for double-dip recession’
With the OECD think tank predicting for the first time that Britain is about to slip back into recession, tomorrow’s autumn statement will include a slew of policies to boost growth.