Deliveroo has ‘created’ 7,200 jobs in the UK restaurant sector, increasing revenue by £460 million over the period. Deliveroo’s employment model of flexible labour has led to growth mainly of couriers, classed as ‘self-employed independent contractors’, but also of cooks, chefs and support staff preparing meals off restaurant sites in ‘dark kitchens’ to feed growing demand for deliveries. Being designated as…
UK Regions: Percentage of Degree-Educated Population vs GVA Growth
To varying extents, London has led the UK’s economic growth since the 1990s as a product of financial deregulation which not only boosted GVA but also served to attract more degree-educated …
Chart of the Week: Week 49, 2016: Impact of Forecasting Changes on Borrowing
The Office for Budget Responsibility has projected that the Brexit bill will be £60bn over the next five years as a result of lower growth and weaker tax returns.
Chart of the Week: Week 35, 2014: Public Sector Net Borrowing
Government financial statistics were released at the end of last week, showing that public sector net borrowing was higher in the first third of the financial year than in any other since 2010.