No, you’re not imagining it – some of your favourite sweets really are shrinking. In November 2016, Toblerone chocolate bars reduced in size by about 10%, provoking outrage online. And Maltesers, M&Ms and Minstrels have gone the same way. It’s a phenomenon known as “shrinkflation” – where manufacturers reduce the package size of household goods […]
Migrants are a significant part of the UK workforce: doctors in Accident and Emergency units, colleagues in offices, the staff serving food in restaurants, workers building roads, someone’s boss, someone’s team leader. Of the estimated 30.3 million people in employment in the UK, 11%, approximately 3.4 million, are migrants. EUROPEAN UNION GROUPS EU14: Austria, Belgium, […]
The 15th of July marks the birthday of feminist activist Emmeline Pankhurst, born 159 years ago in Manchester, who spearheaded the suffragette movement. Her ultimately successful fight for women’s voting rights remains one of the most important milestones in changes to the laws governing the electorate in the UK over the last 185 years.
The price of technology has dropped dramatically in the space of 11 years, new analysis has revealed. ONS inflation experts looked at the change in prices of consumer goods and services, from tobacco to hairdressing, dating back to 2005, to help people understand what areas have seen large price rises and falls and how consumer […]
People are living longer than ever before. Newborn boys in England in 2013 to 2015 could expect to live until 80 years old, while baby girls were likely to reach their 83rd birthday. However, these children are likely to spend at least 20% of their lives in poorer health. Boys born in 2013 to 2015 […]