Weekly household spending fell by more than £100 on average during the #COVID19 pandemic.
Data for the year to March 2021 highlight the impact of the pandemic on household finances and living standards ow.ly/CJT650G8Htj
Richer households saw a bigger reduction in spending than poorer households ow.ly/zngx50G8Hvs
Lower spending on international holidays (including accommodation, travel and food) accounted for half of reduced spending in the highest income households, compared with a third for the lowest income households ow.ly/VkOU50G8Hzz
After reaching a peak of 246 in March 2021, the total number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals fell considerably in April 2021 and has continued around that level, reaching 131 in June 2021 ow.ly/JEc250G5i3X
In April to June 2021 the total value of inward M&A was £27.7 billion, £19.4 billion higher than in Jan to Mar 2021, when it was £8.3 billion ow.ly/SV1a50G5i6s
The value of domestic M&A was £10.6 billion in April to June 2021, up £6.1 billion on the previous quarter’s figure, which was £4.5 billion ow.ly/pJUE50G5i9a
We've published findings from our International Passenger Survey to understand attitudes towards #COVID19 among passengers arriving into the UK between Feb and July 2021 ow.ly/gtxu50G4JrD
Most UK residents arriving in the UK found following overseas #COVID19 restrictions either difficult, or very difficult (84% in July 2021).
Conversely most overseas residents said they understood UK COVID-19 restrictions either quite well, or very well ow.ly/Yyga50G4Jt9
Despite understanding UK #COVID19 restrictions quite well or very well, most overseas residents said they were either not at all confident, or not very confident in accessing information about UK COVID-19 restrictions (between Feb and July 2021) ow.ly/loVg50G4Jv1
We’ve published an article showing the similarities and differences between the fortnightly Business Insights and Conditions Survey (BICS) furlough estimates & HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) statistics between 23 March 2020 and 30 June 2021 ow.ly/23GP50G2SGt
ONS BICS estimates on proportions of the workforce on furlough show a similar trend as CJRS figures (BICS industries only).
BICS furlough estimates based on “currently trading” businesses only are on average 0.5 percentage points lower than the CJRS figures and have been more aligned with CJRS estimates during times of substantial #COVID19 restrictions ow.ly/dIDF50G2SKQ
▪️ how safe adults aged 16+ feel walking alone in public settings
▪️ whether feeling unsafe has affected behaviours
▪️ experiences of harassment, such as catcalls, whistles and unwanted sexual comments