Tag: GDP

Government Spending on Education v.s. Labour Productivity

Chart of the Week: Week 44, 2016: Government Spending on Education v.s. Labour Productivity

The chart shows that the UK, when compared to other EU countries with strong economies, has one of the lowest levels of spending on vocational education as a percentage of GDP (under 1.5%).

/ November 3, 2016
UK GDP Per Capita

Chart of the Week: Week 30, 2016: UK GDP Per Capita

The preliminary estimate for GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016 was 0.6%, slightly higher than in the first quarter of the year.

/ July 27, 2016
Science, Engineering and Technology Spending

Chart of the Week: Week 29, 2016: Science, Engineering and Technology Spending

The Office for National Statistics released their annual report on government spending on science this week, and although in nominal terms spending has increased by more than £2 billion since 2003, it has fallen significantly as a proportion of GDP.

/ July 20, 2016
GDP Growth by Sector

Chart of the Week: Week 17, 2016: GDP Growth by Sector

The preliminary estimate of first quarter GDP growth was released this morning, and it showed that growth had slowed at the beginning of this year to 0.4% (from 0.6% at the end of 2015).

/ April 27, 2016