Free ATMs are disappearing. Link provides monthly financial inclusion reports which map numbers and geographical locations of cash machines. The Payments Systems regulator sets out standards for monitoring inclusion. Between January and the start of July 2018, Link recorded that the the number of free-to-use ATMs reduced from 54,500 to 53,200. There is a breakdown […]
In London Fashion Week we consider how much fashion contributes to the economy. Here are some useful starting points: The British Fashion Council commissioned from Oxford Economics. some data which included – the figure that the fashion industry directly contributed £32.3billion to the UK GDP in 2017 The Creative Industries website has some data from […]
Advance HE and the CUC (Committee of University Chairs), in collaboration with AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration) and the 30% Club, have launched a new ‘board vacancies’ portal which aims to make board appointments in higher education more visible and accessible, encouraging a greater diversity of applicants. It forms part of a wider […]
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Not according to this report from the Intergenerational Foundation Think tank It compared economic wellbeing, relationships, health, personal environment and a sense of belonging from 3 national surveys: 1995 – Participants born 1964-1975 2005 – Participants born 1976-1985 2015 – Participants born 1986-1995 Overall it found that today’s 20-year olds had experienced a 10% decline […]
The United Nations has just released its annual report on volunteering. It has estimations on the extent of volunteering by nation and gender. It also has special reports on how volunteering aids community resilience. For information on the UK: The UK civil society Almanac 2017 has recent headline data on hours, type and value to […]
World Friendship day- why it is bad to be lonely? 30th July was designated International day of friendship by the United Nations. The original resolution seeks to promote understanding and bridges between communities however friendship is also important to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. Failure to address their needs impacts on the economic […]
According to the latest annual survey from the UK based Family and Childcare Trust the average price of holiday childcare is £133 per week in Britain. This is a 4 per cent rise since 2017 and amounts to an estimated average price tag of £800 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child. Additionally the survey […]
The World Investment Report has been published annually since 1991 by UNCTAD. It provides specialist reports on trends in foreign direct investment worldwide. This year’s specialist theme is adopted industrial development strategies. For further FDI data see the UNCTAD statistics website which has some free access to indicators.
Future of Business Survey is a source of information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey – a partnership between Facebook, OECD, and The World Bank – provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face […]
According to the latest report released this week by the Treasury Committee, there is. It revealed a “pyramid” model at financial firms, where the proportion of women to men dwindles as pay rates and seniority increase. Download the full report from the website.