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FlyResearch poll: week 13 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the thirteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on June 25 and sourced from data collected on June 19.

ONS: Number of UK workers on payroll falls by over 600,000 between March and May

The Office for National Statistics has said that over 600,000 people were made redundant between March and May this year, coinciding with a record drop in the number of job vacancies over the same period.

Economic bounceback could take time, chancellor warns

Chancellor Rishi Sunak informed a House of Lords committee on Tuesday that it is “not obvious there will be an immediate bounceback” of the UK economy and that it may take time for it to recover to levels seen prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Steepest decline in retail sales since data collection began amid coronavirus pandemic

Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that retail sales in the UK fell by over five per cent last month as shops remain shut due to the countrywide lockdown.

ONS reveals employment at record high pre-lockdown

The Office for National Statistics have revealed that prior to the nationwide lockdown, employment across the country was at a record high.

Wages "finally" return to pre-financial crisis levels

According to ONS figures, the average weekly wage in the UK has now risen above the rate of March 2008, the highest level reached before the financial crisis.

Centre for Retail Research: 10,000 retail jobs already lost in 2020

According to figures published by the Centre for Retail Research, there have already been 10,000 job losses in the retail sector since the start of 2020. According to analysts, this is likely to increase.

Employment rates rise while job vacancies fall, ONS report reveals

Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s employment rate has risen to a new high of 76.3 per cent, largely due to a record number of women in full time work.

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Fly Research poll: week 14 update