Press Releases

Household spending increases slightly for second month in a row

Oct 15, 2018 10:27 BST
- Consumer spending: increases by +0.2%, following +0.4% rise in August - Face-to-Fac...

PRESS RELEASE: Simple, naturally healthy ingredients the biggest winners on social media

PRESS RELEASE: Simple, naturally healthy ingredients the biggest winners on social media

Sep 27, 2018 08:03 BST
Social media activity around avocado, almonds and quinoa far outstrips that of activate...

The price of beer rises 5% in Munich, but Oktoberfest remains a bargain for overseas visitors

Sep 21, 2018 13:16 BST
The price of a beer in Munich, the home of Oktoberfest, has risen 5% from last year but...

Consumer spending returns to positive territory in August

Sep 17, 2018 09:10 BST
- Consumer spending: rises +0.4%, after -0.9% decline in July - Face-to-Face spend: in...

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Cold climates contributed to the extinction of the Neanderthals

Aug 29, 2018 11:00 BST
Climate change may have played a more important role in the extinction of Neanderthals ...

Early assessment of free childcare for disadvantaged 2-year-olds shows modest impact on children’s educational attainment, points to importance of increasing take-up

Aug 21, 2018 15:30 BST
​New research published by the Early Intervention Foundation shows that although the go...

Household spending falls slightly in July

Aug 13, 2018 09:12 BST
- Consumer spending: down -0.9% compared to July last year - Face-to-Face spend: decre...

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST
With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holi...

Weather and World Cup prompt first back-to-back jump in household spending in over a year

Weather and World Cup prompt first back-to-back jump in household spending in over a year

Jul 16, 2018 01:01 BST
Headline Findings: • Consumer spending: Increases +0.7% compared to a year ago • Face...

90% of Malvern Truckfest Vision Van visitors found to be driving with outdated prescriptions

90% of Malvern Truckfest Vision Van visitors found to be driving with outdated prescriptions

Jul 09, 2018 09:45 BST
Free eye tests offered during Macular Week 2018 raised awareness of the importance of m...