Trust in institutions to use data is much lower than trust in them in general, according to a new survey for the Royal Statistical Society.

The poll of just over two thousand British adults carried out by Ipsos MORI found that the media, internet services such as social media and search engines and telecommunication companies were the least trusted to use personal data appropriately. Read more

Since 2008, the Tier 1 (General) visa has allowed 33,756 people to come to the UK as highly skilled migrants. They brought 47,535 dependents with them.

On December 22nd, 2010, the visa route was closed to new overseas applicants.

For those who came to the UK on this visa and have been here for five years, there is one last test to pass in order to be allowed to stay in the UK indefinitely – without further visa restrictions.

Would you qualify to stay in the UK as a highly skilled migrant?

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Water scarcity is starting to hit the balance sheets of multinationals, who have spent more than $84bn managing their water usage in the last three years.

The Financial Times has gathered data on 78 corporate water projects around the globe, including desalination plants, hydroelectric power stations and river course modification. Read more

US prosecutors are offering immunity deals to junior traders in London as they try to gather evidence against banks and more senior staff in the investigation into alleged currency market manipulation. The Forex scandal is, at its core, a story about alleged wrongful sharing of information to boost trading profits. In this interactive, the FT has compiled 30 foreign exchange traders and sales staff who so far have been suspended, placed on leave or fired amid regulatory investigations that started in 2013. Read more

On Sunday Germany and Argentina will face off in the World Cup final for the third time. The match result may well hinge on the skills of either Lionel Messi or Thomas Müller. But what would happen if economic indicators decided the scoreline?

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Yesterday the ONS released data on real wages going back until 1975 and as you might expect they show that median wages have grown pretty dramatically over the last 40 years or so.

Coincidentally 1975 was also the year that saw the passage of the Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act. For younger women the legal and social changes since 1975 have had some success. Throughout their teens, twenties and thirties men and women now earn comparable amounts. In 1975 men earned substantially more at every single age. Read more