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Why is economic growth so poor?

Is it Brexit? Snow? The often slightly miserable nature of the first quarter growth figures, affected as they can be by the general economic lull post-Christmas? A mixture of all or none of the above? Untangling why the UK’s economic growth has slumped so dramatically in the first three months …

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UK car registrations plunge in March

Car registrations plunged in March, according to figures from industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Preliminary data shows the UK new car market shrank by 15.7% last month compared with 2017. Demand for diesel vehicles fell 37%, but demand for petrol was flat and that for …

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