shereblue wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:27 am
shereblue wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:09 am
bimboman wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:03 am
shereblue wrote: ↑Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:56 am
UCL/LSE report indeed records that the 2018 FDI level fell by about 38% from the 2017 level.
Thank you for your link from EY. There isn't one single figure stating a financial value in it.
It's sales puff. But you know that, don't you?
The values rose in 2019 above 2017 levels.
But you know that don’t you?
Obviously you think I should have known. Please link this fact.
You claim that you have linked this?
The EY report contains not one single financial value. It refers to a 5% increase in the "number" of FDI "projects" (where the UK was knocked off top spot for the first time since 1994 - in this case by France).
I've seen estimated
decrease figures for UK FDI in 2019 over freefall 2018, never mind 2017 (itself a massive fall over 2016).
I'll have my socks blown off if you link anything that supports your statement that FDI "values rose in 2019 above 2017 levels"
We were shown something along these lines recently, but all the BEIS had done was split out the investments into a greater number of underlying spends, so whilst the sum/value was down they were claiming a greater amount of investments.
Similarly they'd taken away a checklist going back sometime wherein they were charged with reducing risks in a number of areas, and last week they came back with a much reduced number of risks. But all the wankers had done in essence was to consolidate some of the risks, claiming (a) that was justifiable because essentially all the risks had an underlying basis of cost and (b) consolidating the list was evidence they'd responded to the need to reduce the number of risks. To say their commentary went over well would not be true. Actually that call was funnier still because during it they were still saying they were going to get a deal at pretty much the precise moment Boris went live to say it was no deal.
Worth also noting of this group giving such an appalling briefing that was a mix of nonsense, delay and drivel are mostly contractors to various government agencies each billing over £200k per annum and charging up a shit load in expenses, though sadly for them they've been known to complain the big problem with their current role is how hard it is to get out to restaurants and bars to really take advantage of their expenses, and they cannot travel so easily into and out of London if based in say Bath or Leeds