Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: Survey

PwC pre-Christmas survey results show it’s a case of swings and roundabouts for businesses on the high street

PwC Christmas Survey results swings and roundabouts for businesses on high street
With one in four consumers intending to spend more this festive season, PwC is predicting a total spend of £21 billion - a 12 percent year-on-year increase - but there are significant challenges facing high street retailers.

British Chambers of Commerce calls for an energy price cap for SMEs and more temporary visas as supply chain disruption persists

British Chamber of Commerce calls for energy price cap SMEs visas supply chain
80 percent of firms in a new British Chambers of Commerce survey have experienced an increase to their prices over the past 12-months with nearly half (46 percent) categorising these as ‘significant’.

Confidence in the economy slides as inflation fears mount, according to IoD survey

Business confidence economy inflation fears mount IoD survey
Rising wages, rising costs and rising inflation are informing the latest IoD economic sentiment survey but the good news is the rate of decline is steadying.

Gambling Commission’s quarterly gambling stats: Denounce or discuss?

Gambling Commission telephone survey problem gambling statistics
Statistics, statistics, damn lies blah blah blah. Yes, the saying is worn out by its very own truth, and none more so than with the quarterly telephone survey stats on gambling prevalence conducted by the Gambling Commission. We’ve already ascertained that problem gambling rates, according to the latest GC survey, are at their lowest ever level. But there’s more to the stats than at-risk gamblers, some actually show at-risk gambling operations as numbers on play fall. Except online, obviously; but be careful what you read - the figures are not as dramatic as they seem. Coinslot takes a trip through the latest GC stats.

Only one in five hospitality bosses confident about recruitment

Hospitality staff recruitment
A Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth has revealed that 16 percent of UK hospitality positions are currently vacant, with 73 percent of business owners predicting immediate shortages in both back and front of house.

Inflation fears rise sharply as confidence in Bank of England falls to 22-year low

Bank of England inflation fears rise
For business sectors that are not allowed to share increased costs with their customers, rising inflation comes directly off the bottom line.

Staff crisis isn’t going away warns KPMG survey

labour shortages not going away KPMG survey
Switching the economy on over the summer has created a spike in demand for staff but labour shortages are more than just a short-term problem as businesses compete for the same candidates.

Crunch point for cash as close to 8,000 ATMs removed from service

Which Survey ATMs
Consumers who are looking to withdraw and spend cash in nearby shops or on the high street are those being hardest hit if they are left without a way to access it locally, claims Which? consumer survey.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach tops attraction rankings

Blackpool Pleasure Beach survey ranking
A new survey ranking British seaside attractions according to location, amenities, and value for money has awarded Blackpool Pleasure Beach the top spot.

Unemployed in no rush to secure work according to survey of 5,000 adults

Staff Shortage Indeed survey
Businesses are desperate for staff as the unemployed and furloughed workers adopt wait and see strategy and are selective about what positions they apply for. The staff shortage crisis is hitting the every sector.

IoD survey calls for loosening of immigration requirements to help hospitality labour crisis

IoD survey calls loosening immigration requirements hospitality EU workers
The influential Institute of Directors has joined the clamour to bring back EU workers as an IoD survey shows that 81 percent would support a liberalisation of immigration requirements.

Martin Kemp celebrates Mecca’s 60th

Martin Kemp Mecca Bingo Rosehill
Martin Kemp dropped in to Mecca Bingo Rosehill on 31 July, compering an evening of live entertainment in order to celebrate both the club’s 60th birthday and his own.

Ssshhh, don’t tell anyone: Problem gambling rates fall despite pandemic concerns

problem gambling survey
After 18 months of voicing unfounded concerns regarding the pandemic’s effect on problem gambling, the Gambling Commission has released new data showing the problem gambling rate has actually fallen in the last year, with online participation increasing only due to the National Lottery. Who’d have thought it? Clearly no-one as the figures continue to be tucked away by the regulator.

A marketing lesson for GC: One third of bettors influenced by advertising … but exposure is decreasing

sports shirt sponsorship advertising Gambling Commission study
The Gambling Commission has discovered the power - and objectives - of marketing in its latest study into the industry, whilst perhaps inadvertently uncovering that exposure to gambling advertising is decreasing in the UK.

Latest CBI survey shows ‘sun shining’ on retail

High Streets shoppers retail CBI survey
Re-opening of hospitality and the success of the vaccination programme is driving confidence as consumers hit the high streets.

IoD survey shows confidence at a record high but cashflow support needed for hospitality

Busy shopping arcade IoD survey
Business optimism is at its highest level since the IoD began recording its members confidence in July 2016, but chief economist identifies vulnerability of hospitality and risk of rising inflation.

Regulating against the tide? Gambling Commission releases survey into cashless payments, only to learn what everyone already knew

cashless payments Gambling Commission
Land-based gamblers think cashless payments make it easier to overspend; that’s the Gambling Commission’s take on a recent survey. Its conclusion is an app to track cashless payments could reduce any potential harm from cashless gaming. What, then, would it say about spending on Amazon, Apple Store and every online retail outlet?

UK vaccine passport plans on course to be shelved in face of business opposition

Covid Vaccine passport card
Once considered a pet project of the government, sources are now briefing against a law change to mandate the use of vaccine passports within the UK.

Public backs fair’s return in online media survey

Fairs online survey Kirklees
An online survey on a widely read media website has stirred resentment amongst the public and the fairground comunity. The paper got more than it bargained for.

New research identifies a route map for bingo co-operation, argues Majestic’s Mark Jepp

Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo research route map
Online bingo is attracting a different player profile but that doesn’t mean that retail should feel threatened - quite the opposite. Majestic Bingo’s Mark Jepp explains why.

Make that call: Problem gambling prevalence halves from 0.6 percent to 0.3 – the lowest for over five years

Gambling Prevalence Survey industry response problem gambling
The Commission’s latest problem gambling figures for 2020 are finally out there for public consumption and they are encouraging.

Comment – Ending lockdown too slowly is real risk – The Good the Bad and the Problem

Comment lockdown economic recovery problem gambling levels Gambling Commission survey
The roadmap has caused further indignation, anger and disappointment for the industry, but not all of the science thinks the route marked caution

Problem gambling levels at 5 year low, finds latest Commission survey

Gambling Commission problem gambling telephone survey statistics Dec 2020
The Gambling Commission’s latest quarterly telephone survey has found that problem gambling numbers have halved compared to December 2019. Now that’s something you don’t all at the moment?

‘Cash Crash’: How Covid is killing off real money

Which? survey Cash Crisis - covid killing off real money
A survey conducted by the respected consumer champion Which? Illustrates the parlous state of cash and why the high street gambling entertainment sector must be able to offer a choice of payment methods in order to remain relevant.

Bacta numbers show industry “now running on fumes,” says White

John White Bacta Industry running on fumes
Bacta has released the results of a recent survey which it argues lay out in painful detail just how high ongoing business costs continue to be for its membership, accompanied by a “drastic loss of revenue” which it says are “driving businesses to the brink

Just 27 percent of Britain’s pubs will reopen under new tier restrictions

Phil Whitehead pubs re-opening only 27 percent
The British Beer & Pub Association has revealed that just 27 percent of pubs in Britain will try and open their doors under the new tier restrictions.

Consumers offer a glimmer of hope to business community expressing confidence about returning after lockdown, claims survey

UKHospitality CGA consumers survey
The majority of consumers feel confident enough to return to pubs, bars and restaurants after England’s lockdown, according to the findings of the latest survey by CGA.

Covid cash crisis: Bacta snapshot figures reveal bleak picture for industry

Bacta figures bleak for industry
A survey of Bacta members has shown all sectors of the industry have suffered, but none more so than the machine suppliers. Almost 90 percent of their year-on-year profits have been cut, so what kind of future does UK machine supply and manufacturing have going into 2021?

Bacta to survey members on the fiscal impact of Covid

Bacta survey
Bacta has launched an inquiry into the commercial impact of Covid-19 on its membership. Part of its programme of..

Bacta survey reveals almost a third of jobs lost as industry hits breaking point

Bacta survey shocking redundancy reports
As the Government announces further restrictions - including a curfew of 10pm for pubs - a survey of members carried out by Bacta last week reveals shocking rates of redundancy, with almost a third of the workforce having already lost their jobs or with their jobs at imminent risk. The government needs to act now.