BPIF monitor the political agenda and identify threats and challenges to the industry. Our work has secured funding and legislative change worth millions to the industry. In addition we provide independent and relevant research used by the industry and government.
Download an excel file containing the official Producer Price Indices for the UK Printing Industry (SIC 18). This excel file shows the input and output price indices for the Printing Industry as compiled by the Office for National Statistics.
The latest quarterly results from JICMAIL reveal that 6.5% of mail (including Direct Mail, Business Mail, Partially Addressed Mail and Door Drops) prompted a purchase in the crucial Christmas trading period. Half of these purchases were transacted online.
Performance in the UK's printing and printed packaging industry did improve in Q4, as far as output and orders are concerned. However, it didn't come close to what would historically be considered the seasonal norm, nor quite match the subdued expectations for Q4.
We have collated data from multiple sources that should be useful for BPIF members that are approaching internal pay reviews, and/or are having a closer look at their pay and benefits structure. The datafile, first published in February 2023, has been updated with the latest available data - and additional content on factors exerting pressure on pay settlements in 2024.
Involved in direct mail? Ofcom (and the BPIF) want to hear from you! Ofcom, the regulator for communications and postal services, is seeking consumer and business views on the frequency of post deliveries in the UK. Currently, Royal Mail is required to deliver letters six days a week - knowns as the Universal Service Obligation (USO) - but this is now being questioned in the light of lower post volumes and the need to save money.
A new study by Quocirca reveals that while 70% of organisations are using artificial intelligence (AI) in their business, there are significant differences in how knowledge workers and IT decision-makers (ITDMs) perceive and approach AI adoption.