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UK’s winter athletes aim for a record Olympic medal haul

Image copyright Hannah Peters/Getty Images Vicky Gosling has faced a number of challenges in her professional life, from serving in the Gulf War in 2003, to running the first overseas edition of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games for disabled military veterans. But her new task – to increase Great Britain’s haul of snowsport medals at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and… Read more →

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What is the UK’s inflation rate?

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation affects everything from mortgages to the cost of our shopping and the price of train tickets. In April, UK inflation hit its lowest since August 2016 as the economic fallout of the coronavirus lockdown hit prices. But what exactly is inflation and what impact does it have? What is inflation? Inflation is the rate at… Read more →

What is the UK’s GDP?

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s GDP shrank by 2% in the first three months of 2020, compared with the last three months of 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But what exactly is GDP, and how is it measured in the UK? What is GDP? Gross domestic product (GDP) is the sum (measured in pounds) of… Read more →