There are many more general sources of statistics, data and trend information. Some that you may find useful include:
Websites discussing broader trends in society and predicting the way these may influence consumers and businesses in future.
Henley Centre Headlight Vision
The Future Foundation
Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve
Searchable Multi-Subject Databases
The websites provide a search facility across multiple disciplines and datasets.
An online service aimed at supporting students and those carrying out academic research.
A new website seeking to give access to the wealth of available government data.
UK Data Archive
The UK data archive is the country’s largest collection of digital data in the humanities and social sciences.
Nationwide Consumer Confidence Index
A monthly measure of consumer confidence and expectations about the economy and employment prospects.
ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor
A quarterly survey of c.1000 businesses across all sectors looking at business confidence, expected economic growth and factors impacting business performance.