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Christmas Fraud05/12/2017 · 0 Comments
New research undertaken by Development Economics has identified that fraud affecting online shopping is likely to cost UK householders £71 million in the 2017 Christmas shopping period. This is an increase of £12 million compared to the estimated £59 million of fraud suffered by customers in the Christmas period in 2016. Christmas is a peak
Potential impact of accelerated investment in Robotics in UK Manufacturing01/02/2016 · 0 Comments
Investing £1.2bn into manufacturing processes, to increase robotics and automation over the next decade could add as much as £60.5bn to the UK economy over the next decade, predicts new research undertaken by Development Economics on behalf of Barclays. This is equivalent to nearly two fifths of the manufacturing sector’s value to the economy today.
A call for a strategic approach to enhancing the flood resilience of local economies01/02/2016 · 0 Comments
Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank have caused severe damage and economic losses across the Northern Powerhouse area and its rural hinterland of Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Recovery from this damage will take time for individuals and households and may have potentially longer term impacts for the many small businesses which are of crucial importance to
2.3 million digital workers required by 2020 to power the UK’s digital economy12/10/2015 · 0 Comments
Low level of digital job creation puts Northern Powerhouse at risk O2 and St Helens Council partner to maximise digital growth opportunities The O2 Digital Hub, St Helens: Britain will need 2.287 million digitally skilled workers by 2020 to satisfy the UK’s digital potential, according to fresh research published by O2 today. Promisingly, British business
Retail and food services most at risk from soft skills deficit16/03/2015 · 0 Comments
Research reveals 122,000 UK workers in retail and food services will be held back by a lack of soft skills by 2020 Soft skills are worth £8 billion to the retail and food services industries Cross-industry consultation on soft skills closes in one month The retail, accommodation and food services industries will be most at
Has McDonald’s made a positive contribution to the UK?20/06/2014 · 0 Comments
A major new report prepared by Development Economics for McDonald’s assesses the positive contribution McDonald’s has made to its people, to its customers, to communities and to the national economy over the past 40 years since the company’s arrival in the UK. The report concludes that since the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in the UK