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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK property: the young are undeterred

Despite rocketing house prices, a new survey has revealed that one in four young people in their twenties are looking to buy a house within the next two years. This indicates that consumers are still confident regarding the future. Should prices continue to soar, positive sentiment could play an important role for the housing market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK public sector: striking a blow to pension reform

Top civil servants have joined other public sector employees in voting for strike action against new government pension plans. The overwhelming response could be instrumental in altering provisional reforms, and highlights how much work the government still has to do on pensions if it has failed even to convince its own senior management cadre of the plans' merit.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK pubs: longer hours are no benefit

Pub landlords in England and Wales may be laboring under false assumptions: liberalized licensing laws might not deliver them a cash windfall after all. Evidence from two major pub operators suggests that the costs of keeping pubs open longer will overshadow any potential increases in sales.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK pubs: no smoke without ire?

Although the US experience shows falling profits, a handful of UK pubs have benefited from banning smoking. Pubs catering to diners, women and families will be most likely to profit from a ban. However, the industry would benefit from offering more choice to the consumer and self-regulation rather than legislation.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK pubs: opening all hours

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has hinted that the next Parliament will introduce 24-hour opening for pubs. This has the capacity to spark a sea-change in British drinking habits. However, it isn't a straightforward gain for pub landlords, who will still face challenges from residents, competition from nightclubs, and indifference from drinkers with early starts.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK pubs: opposition to beer tie may herald changes for the industry

A review of the UK on-trade by a group of MPs has criticized the restrictive beer tie, and the matter will be referred to the Competition Commission if pubcos do not amend their licensees' agreements. While a weakened beer tie could improve the country's pub trade, licensees are faced with the possibility that their landlords will simply raise rents to counter any resulting loss of earnings.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK pubs: pulling a fast one

The newest edition of the Good Pub Guide raises some potential issues of conflict between drinkers, breweries and the pub chains that own the vast majority of pubs. While pub-goers can do little to address some of these conflicts, there are certainly areas where consumers have enough purchasing power to change the pub owners' approach.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2002
Expert View
Expert View

UK puts coal power industry interests before its emission targets

The derogation and delay provisions at the heart of the European Council's and Parliament's weak settlement deal on the new Industrial Emissions Directive will allow some of the UK's dirtiest coal plants to continue operating until 2020. Against this backdrop, the independent Committee on Climate Change has warned that that the UK will miss its emissions target unless "urgent action" is taken.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK ready meals: chilling out

Chilled ready meals now account for over 50% of the average Briton's spend on prepared meals according to Datamonitor. This makes the UK the only country in Europe where spending on chilled prepared meals exceeds that on frozen meals. The growing popularity shows increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of fresher food.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK ready meals: frozen meals worth $1 billion

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2002

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