Christmas Fraud

New research undertaken by Development Economics has identified that fraud affecting online shopping is likely to cost UK householders £71


Potential impact of accelerated investment in Robotics in UK Manufacturing

Investing £1.2bn into manufacturing processes, to increase robotics and automation over the next decade could add as much as £60.5bn


A call for a strategic approach to enhancing the flood resilience of local economies

Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank have caused severe damage and economic losses across the Northern Powerhouse area and its rural


2.3 million digital workers required by 2020 to power the UK’s digital economy

Low level of digital job creation puts Northern Powerhouse at risk O2 and St Helens Council partner to maximise digital


Retail and food services most at risk from soft skills deficit

Research reveals 122,000 UK workers in retail and food services will be held back by a lack of soft skills


Has McDonald’s made a positive contribution to the UK?

A major new report prepared by Development Economics for McDonald’s assesses the positive contribution McDonald’s has made to its people,

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Hemerdon: Britain’s first new metals mine in 40 years

A cost-benefit analysis undertaken by Development Economics has helped a mining company achieve planning permission for the first major new

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Valuing the contribution made by older people to Northern Ireland society

Research undertaken by Development Economics for the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland has revealed the extent of the


The future of manufacturing in the UK

It is well known that the UK has far fewer jobs in manufacturing now compared to the past. About 20


Leisure Sector continues to provide job opportunities

At a time when the economy as a whole continues to recover sluggishly from the aftermath of the 2008-2010 recession,


Digitally Skilled Workers Needed For UK’s Future, Reveals O2

The scale of the employment opportunities required to fuel the burdgeoning UK digital economy has been revealed by new research


Reforms to sexual health services could cost UK £136.7 billion by 2020

Unprotected Nation Short-sighted reforms to vital contraception and other sexual health services could lead to a significant increase in the


Five reasons why gender pricing may occur

Having identified the potential extent of gender pricing penalties in the UK for Aviva in our previous blog entry Gender


Gender based pricing research shows women pay more than men

Women pay on average £200 more per year than men for the same every day consumer goods and services according


Financial pressures to snowball for New Centenarians generation

A generation of New Centenarians will be forced to work well into their 70s to stay afloat, according to new