Wednesday, 22 November 2017

What is black friday? find out more with our free research resources




 According to a newspaper report in the Guardian this week
British shoppers are expected to spend £10.1bn in the week of Black Friday, nearly 4% higher than
 but what are the facts.

what is the impact of  black friday?
the Office for National Statistics has data on Internet retail compared to  shopping in store. See if it is higher in december . The November and
 December 2016 statistics. show evidence of black friday boosts.

The BRC KMPG retail sales monitor for November 2016 also considers the impact of black frioday on sales last year.

How about in 2017?
According to the American National Retail Federation 164 million  intend to shop over the weekend








Today is budget day - free academic links

Today is Budget 2017! Follow the news and predictions with our recommended links.

The budget will take place on  23rd November 2017 Live TV will be made available on the parliamentary channel
Transcripts will be made available later in the day on Hansard
LSE members can watch archived materials (since 1997) via the Box of Broadcasts service 

News reports

BBC news
Telegraph
Guardian

LSE staff and students can our FT.com subscription for special reports plus Nexis UK for daily newspaper coverage

Financial analysis from accountancy and financial services, tax firms

IFS produce a green budget. Their website also has other associated papers.
Deloitte preview
PWC
EY Club Budget
ICAEW
Saffery Champness
Grant Thornton
BDO
KPMG
RSM

Industry and think tank submissions to the Chancellor.
CBI
EEF
Federation of Small Businesses
Freight Transport Association
Institute of Directors.
National Farmers Union. 
TUC
Housing
National Housing Federation
Shelter

Health/ Social care organisations
AgeUK
Kings Fund/ Nuffield Foundation.
 Local Government Association.
NHS Providers

Education
Universities UK