£7.7 billion deficit for Public Sector Net Borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) in October 2014. This deficit was £0.2 billion lower than October 2013.
These articles examine the longer-term trends for a number of key economic statistics, providing context in which to view more recent movements in these series.
In October 2014, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 2.8% compared with October 2013 and by 0.7% compared with September 2014.
For July to September 2014 there were 954,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) in the UK who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a decrease of 12,000 from April to June 2014 and down 142,000 from a year earlier.
In the year to April 2014, average earnings for full-time employees increased by 0.1%. The gender pay gap decreased from 10.0% to 9.4%. There were 236,000 jobs paid less than the minimum wage.