Assessing business births and deaths provides another angle to test perceptions of the UK economy, placing greater emphasis on the plight of smaller businesses that account for 60% of private sector employment in the UK.
Covid 19: Effect on Job Vacancies by Sector
Those in lower-earning jobs offering £15-£25 thousand per annum (less than London Living Wage) are worst affected. Higher paid jobs’ greater likeliness to be conducted from home is partly reflected in the far lower reduction in available positions.
COVID 19: Permanent Changes to Consumer Habits?
Our work, leisure and shopping habits as well as interpersonal relationships have all been subject to seismic shifts in a matter of months. Indeed, what consumers value has changed, so as we enter the inevitably severe economic downturn, retail businesses will have to navigate this transformed
UK Retail Openings and Closures by Region
Store closures and openings has reached a five year high in the first half of 2019, where a net 1,234 shops closed doors on Britain’s top 500 high streets. This constitutes around 16 shop closures each day across the…
Chinese Tourism Levels and Spending v.s. Exchange Rate
UK retailers are paying increasing attention to the needs of Chinese consumers, adjusting both their payment systems as well as product offering to …
Economic Sentiment Index
The European Commission has tempered expectations and pointed out that the index itself remains at an overall high level and other indicators, such as industrial capacity utilisation, remain well above their average level over….