Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Jonathan Calder | Liberal Democrats apologise to Chris Rennard for mishandlinginvestigation

    • source icon
    • 22:08
  • Ian Birrell | Party funding: there is an alternative to murky donations from thesuper-rich | I...

    • source icon
    • 19:04
  • Lord Ashcroft | Long term economic plan for hard working people in a cost of living crisis

    • source icon
    • 18:19
  • Stephen Pollard | Does Ed M really think telling voters they've been too shallow to support him so...

    • source icon
    • 18:07
  • Ian Jack | The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony: just the right side of kitsch| Ian Jack

    • source icon
    • 18:00
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

New fear of 'triple dip'

New fear of 'triple dip'

The services sector shrank for the first time in two years in December, raising new fears of a 'triple-dip' recession.

Markit's PMI survey found that the services index fell from 50.2 in November to 48.9 in December - any figure below 50 is considered a contraction.

Meanwhile output fell 0.2% in the final quarter of last year.

"The first fall in service sector activity for two years raises the likelihood that the UK economy is sliding back into recession," said Markit's chief economist Chris Williamson.

Green Box: New fear of 'triple dip' Click to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more