172% – The rise in demand for petrol last Thursday amid fears of a strike, retailer group RMI Petrol reports.
686 – The number of pages in the Finance Bill which passed through Parliament last week.
33 – The average age of Treasury staff compared to a general civil service average of 45, an internal report shows.
50 – The number of pages in the government’s new planning guidelines, down from a whopping 1,300.
67% – The number of Treasury staff aged between 20 and 39, the highest of any government department.
9.71 – The multiple by which the average house in Truro is more expensive than the local average income, making it the UK’s least affordable city.
0.2% – The percentage by which the services sector grew this January, Office for National Statistics data shows.
38% – The level of staff turnover at the Treasury in 2008.
60p – The price of a first class stamp from April 30, up from 46p.
-0.1% – The percentage by which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development expects the UK economy to have shrunk in Q1.