2014 02 – It’s A Fact

The number of visas issued for application from Chinese, Indian and Russian nationals in 2010, 2011 and 2012 was

China 2010 – 215,045

2011 – 266,958

2012 – 285,536.

India 2010 – 420,013

2011 – 407,762

2012 – 380,479.

Russia 2010 – 142,586

2011 – 175,414

2012 – 189,575.

Parliamentary Written Answer 7/1/14.

 

The number of households deemed overcrowded in the social and private rented sectors was

Three year average to 2010-11,

Social sector  – 278,000 (7.3% of households).

Private sector – 187,000 (5.6% of households).

Three year average to 2011-12,

Social sector – 249,000 (6.6% of households).

Private sector – 207,000 (5.7% of households).

PWA 8/1/14.

 

The percentage of the UK stock market owned by individuals between 1963 and 2012 (selected years ) was

1963 – 54.0%

1969 – 47.4%

1975 – 37.5%

1981 – 28.2%

1989 – 20.6%

1990 – 20.3%

1991 – 19.9%

1992 – 20.4%

1993 – 17.7%

1994 – 20.3%

1997 – 16.5%

1998 – 16.7%

1999 – 15.3%

2000 – 16.0%

2001 – 14.8%

2002 – 14.3%

2003 – 14.9%

2004 – 14.1%

2006 – 12.8%

2008 – 10.2%

2010 – 10.2%

2012 – 10.7%.

PWA 13/1/14.

 

The proportion of UK electricity generation from wind between 2008 and 2012 was

2008 – 1.8%

2009 –  2.5%

2010- 2.7%

2011 – 4.2%

2012 – 5.4%. PWA 13/1/14.

 

The Department for Work and Pensions estimates that the removal of the spare room subsidy policy will save approximately £490 million across Great Britain in 2013-14. PWA 16/1/14.

 

The number and percentage of jobs paid below the national minimum wage in the UK 2011 to 2013 was

Age 16-17,

April 2011 – 15,000 (5.7%)

April 2012 – 18,000 (6.6%)

April 2013 – 19,000 (7.3%)

Age 18-20,

April 2011 – 49,000 (4.4%)

April 2012 – 56,000 (5.1)

April 2013 – 57,000 (5.5%)

Age 21 and over,

April 2011 – 207,000 (0.8)

April 2012 – 207,000 (0.8)

April 2013 – 203,000 (0.8%)

PWA 16/1/14.

 

The percentage of market share of the big six gas and electricity suppliers in Great Britain in March 2003, December 2007 and December 2012 was

GAS –  British Gas

March 2003 –  63%

December 2007 – 44%

December 2012 – 40%

Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE)

March 2003 – 6%

December 2007 – 15%

December 2012 – 15%

E.On (Powergen in 2003)

March 2003 – 12%

December 2007 – 13%

December 2012 – 13%

RWE nPower

March 2003 – 9%

December 2007 – 12%

December 2012 – 12%

Edf (LE Group in 2003)

March 2003 – 5%

December 2007 – 7%

December 2012 – 9%

Scottish Power

March 2003 – 5%

December 2007 – 6%

December 2012 – 10%

ELECTRICITY – British Gas

March 2003 – 23%

December 2007 – 22%

December 2012 – 25%

SSE March 2003 – 14%

December 2007 – 19%

December 2012 – 18%

E.On (Powergen in 2003)

March 2003 – 22%

December 2007 – 18%

December 2012 – 17%

RWE npower

March 2003 – 16%

December 2007 – 15%

December 2012 – 14%

Edf (LE Group in 2003)

March 2003 – 15%

December 2007 – 13%

December 2012 – 13%

Scottish Power

March 2003 – 10%

December 2007 – 12%

December 2012 – 12%

PWA 17/1/14.

 

Shares and other equity as a proportion of total household sector financial assets for OECD countries in 2012

Australia – 10.5%

Austria – 21.7%

Belgium – 31.2%

Canada – 35.5%

Chile – 26.4%

Czech Republic – 25.5%

Denmark – 29.1%

Estonia – 68.9%

Finland – 40.1%

France – 24.5%

Germany – 18.8%

Greece – 8.9%

Hungary – 35.6%

Ireland – 17.7%

Israel – 25.5%

Italy – 29.7%

Japan – 10.8%

Korea – 20.1%

Luxembourg – 22.4%

Netherlands – 12.9%

Norway – 13.2%

Poland – 27.4%

Portugal – 27.4%

Slovak Republic – 7.6%

Slovenia – 29.8%

Spain – 28.9%

Sweden – 39.7%

Switzerland – 20.3%

United Kingdom – 15.3%

United States – 43.4%.

PWA 22/1/14.

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