Most organisations I speak to, whether they’re commercial or charities, are concerned about one thing – the cost of living crisis.
There’s so much uncertainty. How will consumers react? What spending will they prioritise? And how will this change next year?
Luckily, there’s a large bank of research out there to help answer these questions.
I always advocate making more of existing knowledge. So I thought it would be useful to give you a list of some of the great (free) sources of insight to help you navigate this cost of living crisis. (Note: mostly UK/GB-focused)
- GfK’s consumer confidence index (a bellwether for consumer sentiment)
- House of Commons Library’s Research Briefing on inflation
- FT’s global inflation tracker
- Trajectory’s Optimism Index (Latest data available is October 2022)
- The ONS’s Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
- The Ipsos Issues Index
- The British Retail Consortium monitors yoy retail spending
- ICAEW’s Business Confidence Index (a survey of chartered accountants across various industries)
- McKinsey & Co carries a lot of comment and data on global inflation
This isn’t an exhaustive list.
UPDATED: 1st December 2022
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