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    1. Westminster Blog

      May 8, 2015

      Election live: Cameron's victory

      Welcome to our live election coverage, bringing you the latest reaction to the Tories winning an unexpected majority –...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Conservative win provides executive relief for the City

      Guess which company failed to benefit from the stock market’s opening relief rally? It was pollster YouGov. A recent survey...

    1. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    2. May 6, 2015

      Last-minute tactical voting could decide the election

      David Cameron and Ed Miliband go into polling day with the final opinion polls putting Conservatives and Labour still neck...

    3. April 28, 2015

      Pollsters disagree on who is ahead in UK general election race

      The political parties are not the only people on tenterhooks ahead of the election on May 7: the reputations of Britain’s...

    4. April 12, 2015

      Tactical voting group works to prevent SNP landslide

      Victor Clements is a proud Liberal Democrat who stood for the party in the 2011 Scottish parliament election — but he makes...

    5. April 10, 2015

      SNP extends lead over Labour in Scotland

      The Scottish National party has extended its already commanding lead over beleaguered Labour in Scotland, a new poll has...

    6. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Guest post: taking slave labour out of the supply chain

      By Olly Buston and Peter Nicholls Many people think that slavery ended with the demise of the barbaric trans-Atlantic trade...

    7. March 6, 2015

      Labour support slumps among students, poll shows

      Labour has suffered a dramatic fall in support among students over the past year, according to new polling that shows a...

    8. February 3, 2015

      Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded

      More than 1m people in Europe have signed petitions against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In Britain,...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Man with all the answers: YouGov chief Stephan Shakespeare

      At home with YouGov co-founder Stephan Shakespeare There are two doorbells outside the door to Stephan Shakespeare’s flat...

    10. January 19, 2015

      Only 1 in 10 believes UK politicians want ‘best for country’

      Faith in politicians has fallen to such an extent that only one in 10 believe they want to do “their best for the country”,...

    11. January 14, 2015

      Savers opt for secure retirement over luxuries

      A new report has suggested that most people approaching retirement want to use their pension savings to secure a guaranteed...

    12. January 11, 2015

      Fitness First highlights personal touch for exercise

      Fitness First called the end of the equipment-obsessed gym, announcing it was hiring 250 personal trainers to help drive its...

    13. December 19, 2014

      Ukip rules out coalition role without EU referendum

      The UK Independence party will not join a formal coalition but will prop up a minority government if allowed a referendum on...

    14. December 14, 2014

      Jim Murphy believes Labour can hold on to Scotland seats

      Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, has insisted the party can hold all its Westminster seats in Scotland despite...

    15. December 7, 2014

      PayPal poses bigger threat to UK lenders than ‘challenger’ banks

      The UK’s biggest high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to PayPal than to new “challenger” banks or...

    16. November 21, 2014

      How YouGov’s addictive profiling app actually works

      “From David Cameron to Benedict Cumberbatch: New app reveals Britain’s taste in astonishing detail.” Telegraph.co.uk,...

    17. November 19, 2014

      Half of British people expect another global crash in next 12 months

      Half of the British public expects another global financial crisis at some point in the next year, with corruption...

    18. Off Message

      November 17, 2014

      This is the quintessential face of Ukip

      And doesn’t he have a lovely moustache: The image is produced by YouGov, a polling and market research company. Using its...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 31, 2014

      Want to earn $250,000? Try being an expat in Asia

      By Freha Amjad If you are looking to ride a career helicopter into the rarefied echelons of those who earn more than...

    20. October 13, 2014

      YouGov’s data products profits match those from custom research

      YouGov has reached a milestone in its plan to become a “true internet company”, as the market research group reported that...

    21. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2014

      Five Things We Have Learned From Thursday's By-Elections

      1] Dislike of the “Westminster elite”.   The SNP are poles apart from Ukip when it comes to their actual policies: the...

    22. October 3, 2014

      UK civil servants plan for hung parliament

      Senior UK civil servants have begun to plan for a possible hung parliament next May with some considering how to deal with...

    23. October 3, 2014

      Poll gives UK Conservative party first lead since 2012

      David Cameron’s promise of tax cuts for tens of millions of people if the Conservatives win next year’s election has helped...

    24. September 24, 2014

      Ed Miliband errs on side of caution over election strategy

      Ed Miliband admitted on Wednesday that his failure to mention Britain’s £95bn budget deficit in his conference speech was...

    25. September 18, 2014

      Scots vote to decide future of their union with UK

      Scotland decides Scots are voting to decide whether their country should remain part of the UK or end the 307-year-old union...

    26. September 12, 2014

      Second Scots poll gives No campaign narrow lead

      A second poll has backed claims by the No camp that it has halted Alex Salmond’s charge towards a Yes vote in Scotland’s...

    27. Off Message

      September 12, 2014

      Is Yes running out of Scots to persuade?

      After the shock of its poll last week showing the Yes side ahead in the Scottish independence referendum, YouGov’s latest is...

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 11, 2014

      Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls

      The latest from the crew at Credit Suisse: The chart below shows the spread between the “Yes” and “No” vote in various...

    29. Off Message

      September 8, 2014

      Another Scottish poll, another boost for Yes

      Saturday’s YouGov poll was not an outlier. On Tuesday, TNS BMRB, another pollster, published its final survey on voting...

    30. September 8, 2014

      A fight to the finish for Scotland

      The outcome of next week’s referendum on Scottish independence is suddenly, and worryingly, unpredictable. Until a few days...

    31. September 8, 2014

      Scottish banks lead FTSE lower

      Fears that the Yes camp in the Scottish independence campaign might turn a victory at next week’s poll took its toll on UK...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2014

      A Québécois Scotland?

      Canadian inspiration is all the rage. The Guardian reports that poutine has reached British shores, while UBS looks to the...

    33. September 8, 2014

      Finance groups seek to soothe fears over Scotland vote

      Some of the country’s leading financial service providers have reassured investors that contingency plans are in place if...

    34. September 7, 2014

      Too soon to write union’s obituary on basis of Scots’ poll

      With polls suggesting Scottish independence campaigners are within sight of victory , defenders of the UK are confronting...

    35. September 7, 2014

      Pro-union camp ‘in chaos’ as poll puts nationalists ahead

      George Osborne was on Sunday scrambling to head off a surge in support for Scottish independence with a promise of more...

    36. Off Message

      September 7, 2014

      Admitting defeat to rescue victory

      On September 18, Scotland will vote to leave the UK. That is the conclusion being drawn from the latest YouGov poll on the...

    37. September 7, 2014

      Scotland offered new powers by George Osborne for No vote

      Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has dismissed a new promise of devolved powers from London as a “panicky” ruse from...

    38. September 5, 2014

      Watch out for ‘tail risk’ in Scotland

      The prospect of Scots voting for independence in less than two weeks is a classic “tail risk” for investors and traders – an...

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