In March 2015, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 0.7% compared with March 2014 but decreased by 0.3% compared with February 2015.
Public Sector Net Borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) was £7.4 billion in March 2015. This is £0.4 billion lower than in March 2014.
Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates for year ending December 2014 show 6.9 million incidents of crime in England and Wales. There were 3.8 million offences recorded by the police in the same period.
For the three months ending February 2015, 73.4% of people aged from 16 to 64 were in work, up 0.5 percentage points from September to November 2014 and up 1.0 from a year earlier.
In 2012, the environmental goods and services sector contributed £26.3 billion in terms of value added (1.6% of GDP) and 357,200 full-time equivalent jobs to the UK economy.