March 14: the day in 4 charts
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Over 5m people usually work on Sundays in the UK – 17 per cent of the employed population and about double the proportion in 1994. Weekend shifts increased across all occupations but rose faster among professionals
March 11: the day in 4 charts
By Gonzalo Viña, Public Policy Reporter
Not that millennials need another reminder of how tough life is going to be for them, but research from the Bank of England shows that the value of having a degree has fallen substantially over the last two decades.
In 1995, when the last cohorts of Generation X were graduating, a degree would have boosted earnings on average by 45 per cent relative to having no qualifications at all, the bank said. The degree premium last year had slipped to 35 per cent.
Contrary to what some say, that’s one hell of fall.
A new development in the controversy over how migrant numbers are counted here in the UK.
The Statistics Authority (UKSA) has written and published a damning letter in which it confirms that following its intervention the Department for Work and Pensions had a change of heart and will today publish additional information about EU migrants’ benefits and tax. Read more
The chances of the UK voting to remain in the EU on June 23 have risen to 70 per cent for the first time this year, according to betting market Betfair. But the figure is still well below the 80 per cent recorded last summer
March 9: the day in 4 charts
After a controversy involving the glaring discrepancy between how the Office for National Statistics (ONS) counts long-term migrants to the country, and the bafflingly much higher number of migrants registering to work in the country – a row which the FT Data blog has reported on here – the ONS has announced a review of how migrants are counted.
Addressing the concerns, first flagged by economist Jonathan Portes, the ONS admits it has decided to undertake a “reconciliation” of the four main sources of migration data: the International Passenger Survey, the Labour Force Survey, the Department for Work and Pensions’ data on national insurance numbers and figures on visas. Read more
March 8: the day in 4 charts
About two in three women aged 25 to 64 years old are in employment in the European Union, the highest proportion since the data series began 23 years ago. However, the EU average conceals considerable variation between regions.
The Premier League could lose its fourth Champions League berth within two years, and things will only get more difficult the year after that.
England’s top flight will be given four places in Europe’s elite club tournament next season whatever happens, but the different leagues’ rankings in Uefa’s member association coefficient rankings as they stand at the end of the current season will determine the number of berths each receives in the 2017-18 tournament. Read more
March 7: the day in 4 charts
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