Selected recent UK news items of more general interest:
On 16 November, HMT published an article on "7 ways financial advice is being made more accessible."
On 14 November, the ONS published "The 21st century mortality files: 2001 to 2015" - a dataset on population and deaths in England and Wales. In 2015, Dementia and Alzheimer disease was the leading cause of death in England and Wales (replacing (albeit narrowly) ischaemic heart diseases). Breast cancer remains the leading cause of death for women aged 35 to 49 in 2015 with "suicide and injury or poisoning of undetermined intent" remaining the leading cause for males in this age group and the lower 20 to 34 bracket.
Latest ONS statistics:
- Pay for employees in Great Britain increased by 2.3% and 2.4% including and excluding bonuses respectively.
- Prices up 0.9% (down from 1.0%) / 2.0% (unchanged) as measured by CPI/RPI.
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