UK Business Data

Business Research Report provided by Purple

Purple Market Research has recently published a summary of useful information concerning the impact of Covid-19 on UK Business. Unfortunately their good news is not as good as one would wish because they have referred to information published by the Office of National Statistics from their recent Business Impact of Covid Survey (BICS). In particular […]

The chancellor announces help for UK business – but is it enough?

Commentary on the scenario as published by the Office of Budgetary Responsibility (OBR)   Introduction This document provides a commentary on the scenario[1] recently published by the OBR, being their assessment of the likely cost to the Treasury of the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak and the measures taken by the government to control it. The opinions […]

The Effects of Covid-19 on UK Business

Summary of the main findings to date UKPLC have been conducting telephone and online research to gain information on the effects of the coronavirus on UK business and, although we cannot claim to have a statistically reliable dataset, the situation seems to be fairly drastic and, potentially, disastrous for the economy as we know it. […]

Some considerations for monitoring the effects of Covid-19 on UK business

By an economist We asked a distinguished economist for his ideas for our on-going research into the impact of Covid-19 on the UK business community. Here are his thoughts: One possible objective of current research is to monitor blow-by-blow how much (revenue-earning) activity has slowed as we go through this crisis. I’m actually not convinced […]

The changing world of work –does IR35 help or hinder?

The majority of the UK workforce is made up of employees, people who work for a public or private organisation and who pay their income tax at source through the pay as you earn mechanism.  PAYE (as it is universally known) was first established as long ago as 1944, primarily to improve the flow of […]

The World of Work – Taylor Report (UK 2017) – What is the State of Play?

In July 2017, whilst political and media attention was squarely concentrated on Brexit, an important ground breaking review of the world of work was published. The report (entitled “Good Work”) was originally commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May, who had appointed a four person panel to seek solutions to the challenges of poor quality work, […]

An investigation of Productivity by Size of Enterprise from 2009 to 2018

There has been a consistent concern about the lack of growth in productivity within the UK economy following from the worldwide financial crash of 2008/2009. We examined the ratio of turnover to employment as a surrogate for a more precise estimate of productivity. Please click HERE for the results of our investigation. So you never […]

Tough conditions for small businesses?

More than 15 years ago the Bank of England commissioned a series of reports on finance for small firms[1]. The combined reports, part of a bigger ten year program of research, came to some unsurprising conclusions. They are as relevant today to the tech start up, Deliveroo rider or AirBnB house owner as they were […]