UK retail sales in December fell the most since April 2012 as an increase in average store prices deterred shoppers, official data revealed on Friday.
While warnings by financial institutions that they will shift jobs away from London due to Brexit poses a risk the country's economy and commercial property markets, there was a call on Thursday to "take their threats with a dose of scepticism".
Energy prices have risen this month to a two-year high according to the office of gas and electricity markets (Ofgem).
Prime Minister Theresa May told world leaders on Thursday that a post-Brexit Britain will be a leader in trade and that the country would "step up to a new leadership role" after it leaves the European Union.
Britain's housing market "stuttered" in December as price growth slowed and the number of sales fell, according to a widely followed survey on Thursday.
UK wage growth climbed as the unemployment rate was supported by a rise in inactivity, according to official data released on Wednesday, and the more timely claimant count measure dropped unexpectedly.
Theresa May confirmed the UK will seek a new free-trade agreement rather than membership of the European Union's single market when it leaves the European Union, but said the final Brexit deal will be put to a vote in both houses of parliament.
The Office for Budget Responsibility has warned the UK budget will be harder to balance due to the rising health care costs, with public spending needing to rise by £156bn in coming decades.
House purchasing lending in the UK rose 5% to £11bn in November from a month ago as prices continued to rise, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders on Tuesday.
UK house prices rose in November for the first time since July, according to the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday.
UK inflation surged more than expected to 1.6% by the end of December, according to official data published on Tuesday, the highest level since July 2014.
The world's financial watchdog revised its forecast for economic growth in Britain higher for 2017.
First-time home buyers in the UK have a "window of opportunity" in 2017 as there are fewer buy-to-let investors to compete against in the market, Rightmove said on Monday.
News that the Prime Minister was to say in a speech the UK was ready to withdraw from the European single market and that it would seek to regain its independence from the European Court of Justice, sent Sterling back towards its post-Brexit lows.
The number of people jumping on the property ladder in 2016 rose to its highest level since before the 2008 financial crisis, according to Halifax.
One in five men on low hourly wages are currently working part time, driving up inequality in their pay, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
The City of London has given up hopes of retaining full 'passporting' access to customers in the European Union post-Brexit as it instead focuses on a possible trade pact for financial services.
A £1.3bn tidal lagoon energy project in Swansea has been given the go-ahead by an independent government commission review.
The United Arab Emirates plans to invest $163bn (£134bn) in projects to generate half of the nation's power requirements from renewables by 2050.
UK economic growth slowed in the final three months of the year, according to the respected monthly analysis by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.