Past Editions


Born in unusual times

Capital in the 21st Century is a surprising international best-seller.  A highly detailed monograph from the renowned French economics professor, Thomas Piketty, the 690 page book seems an unlikely…


Immigration Exemptions Emerge

Leave supporters voted in droves to cut immigration, but implementing this demand would be no easy task as Home Secretary Amber Rudd said when pushed…


Minister Backs Creative Industries

The United Kingdom’s creative industries will be “absolutely central” to the UK’s Brexit future, the new minister for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock, said on…


Checkpoint: September 2016

What Do We Know? Activity surveys in the UK manufacturing and services sectors have rebounded from an unprecedented record drop in July with a monthly…


University Challenge

Universities in the United Kingdom today called on the Government to make clear whether or not European Union students will pay the same fees and…


DB0916c What Brexit Means Brexit Means

Data from the focus group surveys of Lord Ashcroft Polls have a primary purpose of providing background support to guide policy development in the Conservative…


DB0916b UK Services PMI

According to the Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI® survey of purchasing managers there has been a marked return to growth in August after abrupt contractions in…


DB0916a UK Manufacturing PMI

According to the August findings of the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI® survey of purchasing managers in manufacturing, there has been a solid rebound from the…


DB0816c European Economic Sentiment

In August the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) compiled by the European Union decreased marginally in both the eurozone (by 1.0 points to 103.5) and slightly…