The pandemic savings illusion

The pandemic savings illusion

The pandemic savings illusion by Linda Balkema Business & Finance Earlier in the year, optimistic headlines appeared about how many of us might be able to save more as lockdown would prevent us from going about our normal spending ways.1 While this may be the case...
The future of shopping

The future of shopping

The future of shopping by James Llewellyn Brands & Media The rate of store closures in Britain doubled in 2020, with the department store Debenhams one of the latest casualties. With hand-sanitising, mask-wearing and signs asking you not to touch things, the...
Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories by Ben Page State of the Nation Along with the virus, this has been a splendid year for conspiracy theories. We found seven per cent who think that the whole pandemic is actually a hoax, and another 13% who think it’s a secret scheme to force...
What happened to trust in 2020?

What happened to trust in 2020?

What happened to trust in 2020? by Ben Page Politics Despite the media and political classes’ obsession with trust, which we reported on last year in our report Trust: the Truth, 2020 has shown little change. There was a surge in trust in governments all over the...
Representation in content

Representation in content

Representation in content by Yas Asare-Anderson and Stephanie Mensah Diverse Britain Rightly or wrongly, TV and film have informed our understanding of the world, subtly shaping our assumptions and prejudices. To better reflect their audiences, characters must be...