Raising finance is important in allowing a business to function. In particular, working capital enables the day-to-day operations of the business. The need for this finance was the main focus for all businesses during the pandemic, especially for the smaller ones.
We look at the challenges and benefits of algorithms used by government on a daily basis. They are used in decision-making processes and these decisions can have an impact on our lives. In this blog we examine how the pandemic has given the government the impetus to test the art of the possible.
In this blog we focus on how actuaries are examining issues and upcoming problems associated with biodiversity loss. GAD actuary Georgi Bedenham looks at the role of actuaries and how they can help.
This blog looks at how inflation was affected over the pandemic and the outcome of a consultation to reform the UK’s longest standing measure of inflation, the Retail Price Index.
Spotlight on apprentices - in this blog we find out the experiences of our apprentices, including current apprentices and those who have moved into a role.
In GAD, modelling is a core part of our work. We use it to ‘chart plausible futures.’ In this guest blog, Michael Hodge, the Head of Automation and Technology at the Office for Statistics Regulation talks about using the Code of Practice for Statistics to develop a new socio-technical guidance for modelling.
This month we consider why negative interest rates might be chosen and what might happen as a result. In looking at the lowdown, we also examine the impact of negative interest rates and what these mean for consumers and for the banking industry.
After the end of 2021, the LIBOR rate, which used to price many financial instruments, will cease to be published. This blog looks at SONIA, the UK replacement, and the transition from LIBOR to SONIA.
In the event of a disaster, it is vital to act quickly. To maximise humanitarian impact, we need to make the most efficient use of the funds available. In this blog, we examine how understanding the underlying risks can enable humanitarian organisations to do more with less.
We developed our webinar programme to continue connecting effectively with clients throughout the pandemic. Over the year GAD created and hosted 11 webinars. In this blog we look at this enhanced level of engagement, where some of our events attracted around 200 attendees.
The 'Assessing and Communicating Uncertainty' toolkit has been set up to help analysts in providing decision-makers with data in such a way that the inherent uncertainty of given situations is understood. In this blog, we look at how this toolkit can help people who undertake analytical work.