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ONS business impact survey for New Year period published

ONS business impact survey for New Year period published

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the results of their latest business impact survey, which covers the period from 29 December 2021 to 9 January 2022. It shows that while 76.7% of all businesses are fully trading at the moment, accommodation and food services is the sector most impacted by Omicron with only...

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Social impacts of Coronavirus – latest results

Social impacts of Coronavirus – latest results

The latest wave of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey on the social impacts of Coronavirus has been published. This covers the Christmas/New Year period, with the survey being undertaken between 15 December 2021 and 3 January 2022. Some of the results which show the impact on tourism and hospitality businesses are that: Only...

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CBI calls for investment and downgrades growth forecast

CBI calls for investment and downgrades growth forecast

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in its Economic Forecast has said that a booster for business investment is needed to sustain the recovery and unleash UK’s potential.  Headlines from the Forecast include: GDP growth expected to be 6.9% this year, 5.1% in 2022 and 3.0% in 2023 Unemployment rate to fall back to 3.8%...

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RSM launches report on the future of retail

RSM launches report on the future of retail

While report is focussed on more traditional retailers, RSM (an NCC member) believes that there may be some synergy between this and leisure vehicle retailers. What lies ahead for mid-market retailers?   This week sees the publication of RSM’s report exploring the future of retail. What’s in store? brings together the findings of a survey...

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ONS on social impacts of Coronavirus

ONS on social impacts of Coronavirus

The latest wave of the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) survey on the social impacts of COVID has been published. Some of the main findings are: 65% of adults reported travelling to work (fulltime or hybrid) in the past seven days, which is an increase of 8% from last week – so the trend for...

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Impact of COVID on household spending

Impact of COVID on household spending

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published research on the impact of COVID on household spending in the year to March 2021 (i.e. covering the lockdown periods). The key findings from the research are: Households reduced their spending by an average of £109.10 (19%) a week Higher income households, who tended to spend more...

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Electric vehicle charging device statistics

Electric vehicle charging device statistics

The Department for Transport and the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles have released key statistics relating to electric vehicles and charging points.  Although the data reveals increases overall, it also reveals significant regional differences.  As of 1 July 2021: there were 24,374 public electric vehicle charging devices available in the UK of the total devices...

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How people with a vaccine spent their time

How people with a vaccine spent their time

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released research into how people with a vaccine spent their time – one year on from the first UK lockdown (Great Britain, March 2021). Time Use Survey data explains the differences between how people in Great Britain spent their time during coronavirus restrictions in March and April 2020...

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2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer, RAC research reveals

2021 set to be second ‘staycation’ summer, RAC research reveals

Half of drivers with a foreign trip planned will holiday in the UK instead if overseas travel restrictions remain Car will be central to 2021 holiday plans More than four-in-10 drivers in the UK (43%) already have firm plans for a UK staycation this summer, a figure that could rocket if coronavirus restrictions stop others from taking a holiday abroad, according...