The proportion of the workforce of all UK businesses on furlough has decreased to 7% (approx 1.8 million people), according to the latest Business Insights and Conditions Survey.

This is the lowest level reported since the series began in June 2020 Economic activity and social change in the UK, real-time ind
In the week to 7 June 2021, the seven-day average of UK seated diners was at 147% of its level in the same week of 2019 according to @OpenTableUK.

This is a 15 percentage point increase compared with two weeks ago
The volume of UK online job adverts on 4 June 2021 for "catering and hospitality" was 140% of its February 2020 average, according to @Adzuna

This is up 83 percentage points since 9 April 2021 when hospitality restrictions first eased in England
UK retail footfall in the week to 5 June 2021 increased by 12% and was at 85% of its level in the same week of 2019, according to @Springboard_.

This coincides with the Spring Bank Holiday on 31 May 2021 and is consistent with previous Bank Holidays In the week to 5 June 2021, UK retail footfall was at 85% of
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10 Jun
Our new analysis looks at unpaid carers from 31 March to 25 April 2021.

More women (57%) provided unpaid care than men (43%) – this includes giving unpaid help to somebody with physical or mental illness or age-related problems Percentage of people who said they provided unpaid care in t
More than half of unpaid carers provided 5 hours or fewer a week.

There was no significant difference in the number of hours worked for men and women, or the type of care provided Bar chart showing there are no significant differences in th
The most common care activities were

▪️ being available if needed
▪️ helping around the home or garden
▪️ providing company
▪️ accompanying on errands

➡️ Bar chart showing the most common care activities provided w
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10 Jun
Our article looks at how red, amber and green lists might affect travel plans.

Between 2016 and 2019, an average of more than 5 million visits each summer were made to see friends and relatives in countries on amber and red lists as of 8 June 2021 How many overseas visits will be affected by red, amber and
Current travel restrictions mean visitors to red and amber countries require #COVID19 tests and quarantine on return.

This will affect visits to see friends and family, including an average of more than 600,000 visits to Poland between July and September 19 of the 20 countries where UK residents make the most visi
Between 2016 and 2019, UK residents spent more than £1 billion throughout July, August and September in

▪️ Spain
▪️ USA
▪️ France
▪️ Italy
▪️ Greece.

This was generally more than residents of overseas countries spent in the UK UK residents would normally spend more than £1 billion in e
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10 Jun
For the first time, we’re able to start building a UK-wide picture of rough sleeping.

Trends in the estimates of people sleeping rough in individual country vary, with recent peaks in 2017 or 2018
One-night snapshot estimates of rough sleeping rates across the UK show similar trends, however the data between nations is not directly comparable.

No snapshot is available for Scotland Chart title: Single-night rough sleeping rates in England, W
When looking at the characteristics of people who sleep rough, over 8 in 10 people sleeping rough in England and Scotland were male.

Data for both nations is collected differently and breakdowns are not available for Wales and Northern Ireland 80% Of people who sleep rough in England and Scotland were m
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9 Jun
6% of adults reported hesitancy towards the #COVID19 vaccine between 28 April and 23 May, according to latest analysis.

This is similar to the previous period (31 March to 25 April) 6% Hesitancy towards the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine Betw
Adults living in the most deprived areas of England were more likely to report vaccine hesitancy (at 10%) than adults living in the least deprived areas (3%).

This remains similar to findings in the previous period (12% and 4% respectively) Hesitancy towards the coronavirus vaccine by areas of depriv
Black or Black British adults had the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy compared with all ethnic groups, at 21%.

This is compared with 30% in the previous period, however, this decrease isn’t statistically significant 21% Of Black or Black British adults reported hesitancy towa
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8 Jun
We’ve released our latest data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies.

M&A refers to the process of one company taking control - through majority share ownership - of another
There were 153 completed mergers and acquisitions in March 2021, the highest level seen since the 196 deals completed in March 2020.

This compares with 58 deals in May 2020 - the low point after #COVID19 began The number of monthly domes...
The total value of inward mergers and acquisitions (foreign companies acquiring UK companies) was £6.1 billion in Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2021.

This was £0.1 billion higher than Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2020, when it was £6.0 billion Inward M&A during Quarter 1...
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8 Jun
Our latest article looks at the impact of #COVID19 on pubs.

Almost 24% of pub landlords had “high confidence” about the future of their business when surveyed in early May 2021 - a 18% increase compared with early November 2020 levels (6%) Image
63% of pub owners felt “low confidence” in the ability of their business to survive the next three months in early November 2020.

Recent data show this proportion dropped dramatically to 3% in late April 2021 "We can't wait to open...
By mid-December 2020, more than 80% of pubs recorded that their profits were around half of what they would normally expect for the time of year - soaring to 100% by late December “Our pub is financially han...
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