Retail & consumer

Financial faith

Financial faith

With public sector cuts and fears of a slow economic recovery on the horizon, pessimism reigns among UK households, say the Bloomberg-YouGov Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) September results.

  • A bit of what tastes good

    We may not be a nation known for producing especially good chocolate (although we beg to differ), but Brits are certainly big fans of ...

  • Guidebook Google

    Tourists clutching guidebooks may soon be a thing of the past for some, as many of our panellists tell us they turn increasingly to ...

  • 'Overpriced organics'

    Cost remains a strong deterrent against the purchase of organic goods for UK consumers, a new report from YouGov SixthSense reveals.

  • Donation doldrums

    Low donation levels, and therefore of variety of stock, are presenting revenue problems for charity shops despite their attractive low prices, a YouGov SixthSense ...

  • Pet hate premiums

    Cost is a significant impediment to achieving wider coverage of pet insurance for British pet owners, while a proportionally high number of policy cancellations ...

  • Slippery subject

    The British public is divided over whether genetically modified food should be approved for safe human consumption, our recent poll on the controversial subject ...

  • Signs of sunset?

    The need for comprehensive travel insurance has been highlighted this year by the Icelandic volcanic eruption (pictured) and the travel chaos that ensued. The ...

  • Online and on campus

    Online promotions are the most effective way to communicate with students, a student lifestyle report conducted by studentbeans.com and YouGov SixthSense shows.

  • Technological treatment

    The UK public expects technology to transform the way it accesses vital healthcare services by 2020, according to an online poll conducted in conjunction ...