Police-recorded crime in England and Wales has hit the highest level in more than a decade after killings, knife offences and robberies surged.
Crime levels are “stabilising” after decades of reductions amid jumps in killings, robbery and knife-related offences, official statistics show.
Crime levels are now “stabilising” after decades of reductions, official statisticians have said, as new data revealed jumps in killings and knife crime.
Retail sales grew strongly across the three months to June as the warm weather encouraged shoppers to stock up on food and drink, figures show.
Inflation unexpectedly stalled in June, raising questions over a much-anticipated interest rate hike by the Bank of England next month.
The number of stillbirths in England and Wales has fallen to a record low.
Inflation unexpectedly stalled last month as higher prices for motor fuel, gas and electricity were offset by deeper discounting by clothing retailers.
Recent hikes in energy costs and petrol prices are expected to send UK inflation to its highest level in four months when official figures are disclosed on Wednesday.
Net migration from the EU to the UK has fallen to its lowest level in nearly five years, official figures show.
Productivity relapsed in the first quarter of the year, with economists warning that there is still work to do if the UK hopes to solve its “productivity puzzle”.