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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...

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Domestic forecast for Britain updated 7 May

Domestic forecast for Britain updated 7 May

VisitBritain has run a new domestic tourism forecast, which represents a snapshot in time and makes a number of assumptions to provide an estimate of impact.  It forecasts £13.5bn in domestic overnight tourism spending – 38% growth on 2020 but only 55% of the 2019 level.  The national tourism organisation stresses that subsequent developments could...

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Business impacts of Coronavirus

Business impacts of Coronavirus

ONS has produced new regional data on the impact of restrictions on businesses up until the beginning of Step 3. The data, as usual, shows that tourism/hospitality is the most impacted sector of the economy but there are marked regional differences. For example, the East Midlands had 79% of hospitality businesses operating between 4-16 May,...

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Travel behaviour tracker – behavioural changes in store?

Travel behaviour tracker – behavioural changes in store?

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its 4th Wave of All Change? research on travel behaviour. While this research is based on surveys undertake in February/March 2021 (and therefore pre-dates easing of lockdown and the release of the overseas travel traffic light system), there is interesting information on people’s transport use and expectations regarding...