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Release: The Impact of Previous Special Events on Economic Time Series, Bad Weather of December 2010 and the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday of April 2011

Released: 30 May 2012


Malindi Myers

Office of the Chief Economic Adviser

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455986

Categories: National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: One off

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Monthly Business Survey (Production and Services), Monthly Business Survey - Retail Sales Inquiry, Labour Force Survey, Construction: Output & Employment, International Passenger Survey (IPS)

This article reviews the impact of the heavy snow in December 2010 and the Royal Wedding bank holiday in April 2011 on related economic time series. It will look at the Production, Construction, Services, Retail Sales and Labour Market series to determine which sectors of the economy were most affected. It does not make any attempt to quantify the overall impact of these two events on economic growth, in line with the ONS Special Events policy.

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