- Cebr’s research on London’s finances and revenues for the City of London Corporation revealed that the capital made an estimated £34 billion net contribution to UK public finances in 2013/14. The research was covered by the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
- The Daily Telegraph covered the findings of The Cost of Care in Later Life report, which found that the cost of care in a Nursing Home now stands at an average of £38,000 per annum, exceeding most pensioners’ income. The study was commissioned by Killik & Co and authored by Cebr.
- Octopus Investments and Cebr’s report, High Growth Small Businesses 2014, presented calculations indicating the importance of fast growing small companies to the UK economy. The findings of the study were reported in the Daily Telegraph, Forbes and the Independent.
- Cebr’s report into the economic impact of apprenticeships for the Skills Funding Agency revealed that apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to the UK economy in 2014, and was covered by the Daily Telegraph.
- Cebr and RSA’s study into the survival rate of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK was covered by This is Money and the Independent.
- Cebr’s study ‘Cost of an Empty Desk’, produced in conjunction with Indeed.com, calculated that nearly $160 billion is lost annually due to unfilled job opportunities in the USA. The research was covered by Forbes magazine and Daily Telegraph.
Cebr’s regular reports in the media:
- YouGov/Cebr’s Consumer Confidence Index, which has been falling since April, was commented on in the Independent.
- The FSB Small Business Index for Q3 2014 revealed that confidence among small businesses reached a record high, reaching +41 points in the third quarter. The results were covered by the Financial Times and Forbes.
- The Post Office Future of Savings report, compiled by Cebr and released earlier this year, revealed that the poorest families will spend an average £1,910 more than they earn this year. The Guardian covered the research.
- According to Cebr and Everline’s “Small Business Tracker” the UK economy is losing out on £18 billion annually due to 520,000 job vacancies that small businesses are unable to fill due to a lack of relevant skills. Forbes magazine covered the research.
- Cebr and Legal & General’s second ‘Deadline to the Breadline’ report calculated that on average 29 days, is all people in the UK have until their savings run out forcing them onto the breadline financially, without any other alternative source of income to rely on. The Independent covered the findings.
Cebr’s Forecasts and Analysis in the News:
- Comments made by Douglas McWilliams, the Executive Chairman of Cebr, on the effect of the recent fall in oil prices on CPI inflation appeared in the Daily Telegraph.
- Cebr analysis, which calculates that the European Union supports 4.2 million jobs in the UK, was mentioned in the Yorkshire Post.
- Economist Danae Kyriakopoulou’s commentary on the Eurozone’s economic performance in Q3 2014 was quoted in the Financial Times and the Guardian.
- Comments made by Cebr Economist Nina Skero on Cebr’s expectation of an initial base rate rise in November 2015 appeared in the Daily Mail, This is Money section.
- BBC News cited Cebr’s expectation of a 0.8% fall in UK house prices in 2015.
- The Financial Times quoted Cebr Economist Alicia Higson’s comments on the impact of the fall in energy and goods prices on inflation in the UK.
- Cebr’s research into the consequences of Labour’s proposed ‘mansion tax’ calculated that the new tax would fail to raise the planned £1.2 billion for the NHS. The research was covered in the Mail on Sunday.
In other news:
- Economist Danae Kyriakopoulou was interviewed by BBC Five Live, for which she gave her economic view on David Cameron’s comments on rising global uncertainty.
- Economist Nina Skero was interviewed by BBC News Channel on her economic view of comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
- Economist Alasdair Cavalla gave his view on a recent UCL study into the impact of EU immigration on the UK economy in an interview with the BBC News Channel.