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Mar 2020

Pension Savings 2020

60% of consumers own a pension 60% of consumers in the UK (66% of those who are not retired) have a pension, even if they are not currently making contributions into the plan/scheme. 91% of consumers owning a pension have a workplace pension and 68% have a private pension: 61% own both a private and a workplace pension. Despite widespread ownership, pension holder knowledge and...

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11

Mar 2020

Then, Now & Next: Wills & Probate Industry Report Interview – 18th March, 12pm

IRN Research Director David Mort will be joining MD of Arken.legal Dave Newick to discuss the latest UK Wills, Probate & Trusts Market Report and Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report, published by IRN Research. Hear about the main findings, surprising stats, consumer behaviour and emerging trends. The big question being – where is the Wills & Probate industry headed? You can register for the...

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09

Mar 2020

Four new Ferry and Tunnel Reports from the Annual Ferry Survey

Ferry and Channel Tunnel Reports IRN Research have published four statistical reports on individuals travelling by ferry or the Channel Tunnel in 2019. The reports are based on the findings from the annual ferry survey which is organised by IRN Research in association with Discover Ferries, the trade body for UK ferry operators. This year’s survey attracted 9,157 responses from individuals, of which 8,012 had...

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09

Mar 2020

10th Annual Edition of UK Legal Services Market Report Published

UK legal services market revenue reaches £37bn in 2019 and annual growth of almost 5% forecast for the next two years • The UK legal services market (including private practice firms, barristers, patent agents, and other legal services providers) was valued at an estimated £37bn in 2019, increasing by 4.6% at current prices on the 2018 market value. • Revenue growth for the top 100...

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25

Feb 2020

46.6 million ferry tickets sold in 2019 but Brexit held back the market

Ferry market down in 2019 In 2019, across the three main sectors of the ferry market – UK-Continent, UK-Ireland and Domestic – 46.6 million passenger tickets were sold and 8.7 million cars and over 140,000 coaches were transported. The ferry market saw passenger volumes decline in 2019 by 2.4%, with the Continental routes (-6.6%) bearing the brunt of the downturn. As Brexit hits the Continental...

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12

Feb 2020

Wills and Probate Consumer Research Report Published

LEADING BRANDS BEGIN TO TAKE A NOTICEABLE MARKET SHARE, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME FIXED FEES ACCOUNT FOR THE MAJORITY OF PROBATE FEES At first glance the latest consumer research findings from IRN Research suggest that nothing much seems to have changed in the wills and probate markets over the last year: both markets are still skewed towards older consumers, law firms and solicitors still...

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30

Jan 2020

Improving the Home Buying Process

55% of home buyers hit snags in the home buying process  55% of consumers who purchased a home within the past five years, hit at least one problem or bottleneck in the home buying process. The most common problems encountered (by 39%) were chain-related problems, followed by seller-related problems (17%)– e.g. seller withdrew from market, asked for more money, accepted a gazumping offer – and...

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23

Jan 2020

IRN Launch Ferry Forecasts

Ferry Forecasts IRN have formally launched its new forecast reports for passenger and freight traffic on UK ferries. The passenger report (Ferrystat Seasonal and Forecast Report) and the freight report (Freighstat Seasonal and Forecast Report) are published on a quarterly basis: January (data to December), May (data to April), July (data to June) and October (data to September). Both reports feature seasonally adjusted data, data...

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20

Dec 2019

Passenger and Freight Traffic on Ferries to fall in the next 12 months

Ferry Passenger and Freight Traffic to fall by 3% over the coming year IRN Research’s new Ferrystat Seasonal and Forecast Data report and the new Freightstat Seasonal and Forecast Data report both predict a 3% fall in ferry volumes over the coming 12 months (December 2019-November 2020). The trends across the main ferry routes will vary, with passenger volumes across the UK-Continental sea routes expected...

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Dec 2019

Wills, Probate & Trusts Market Report – improved market growth expected to 2024

IMPROVED MARKET GROWTH EXPECTED TO 2024 AND MOST PRACTITIONERS MORE OPTIMISTIC NOW THAN AT ANY TIME IN THE LAST THREE YEARS    The UK Wills, Probate & Trusts Market Report 2019 is the sixth edition of an annual research report from IRN Research. Here are some selected findings: Market value growth in the wills, trusts and probate market was 5% in 2018 compared to 2017,...

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