The quantity bought in the retail industry in April 2015 increased by 4.7% compared with April 2014 and by 1.2% compared with March 2015.
For January to March 2015, there were 943,000 young people (aged from 16 to 24) who were Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), down 20,000 from October to December 2014 and down 45,000 from a year earlier.
Latest provisional estimated net migration 318,000 for year ending December 2014, a statistically significant increase on previous year. Immigration increased to 641,000. Emigration at 323,000.
UK residents made 11.5 million visits abroad in the three months to March 2015, 8% higher than a year earlier, and spent £6.8 billion on these visits.
UK persistent poverty rates are compared with other countries and the relationship between persistent poverty and poverty in a single year over time is explored.
In 2014 overseas residents made 34.4 million visits to the UK, 5.2% higher than in 2013.