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ICAEW charts

Public sector and economic data can be daunting. In chart form it all becomes so much more digestible.

Each week we publish a chart that illuminates a different aspect of the economy. 

Chart of the week: UK-EU financial settlement update

15-07-2021

This week’s chart is on the UK-EU withdrawal agreement financial settlement. Perhaps surprisingly given recent press coverage, ICAEW’s analysis is that it remains roughly unchanged from the Treasury’s 2018 estimate.

Chart of the week: OBR climate change scenarios

08-07-2021

Our chart this week is on the OBR Fiscal Risks Report, highlighting how delaying action to achieve net zero could double the cost to the public finances compared with acting more quickly.

Chart of the week: UK population of 67.1m

01-07-2021

This week’s chart covers the pre-census population estimate of 67.1m for June 2020 just released by the Office for National Statistics. Do more deaths, fewer births and returning migrants mean the 2021 number will be smaller?

Chart of the week: Banknotes in circulation

24-06-2021

Our chart illustrates how banknotes in circulation have grown during lockdown despite a decline in cash usage. Will the new £50 note launched on Wednesday cause a further rise?

Chart of the week: Rail journeys

10-06-2021

This week’s chart tracks railway usage, illustrating how passenger journeys in Great Britain dropped by 77.7% from 1,739m trips in 2019-20 to 388m in the year to 31 March 2021.

Chart of the week: Australia Budget 2021-22

27-05-2021

This week's chart explores how despite a negative fiscal balance of A$103bn, the Australian federal budget has weathered the pandemic relatively well compared with many other major economies.

Chart of the week: UK inflation

20-05-2021

This week’s chart takes a look at UK inflation following news that the annual rate of inflation more than doubled in April to 1.5%, more than twice the 0.7% reported for the previous month.

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