Flights ✈, Mixtapes 🎵, and Gifts for Pets 🐕

It's The Week In Numbers

Friday 14th February 2020

Every week Refreshing sends its newsletter to thousands of Senior Finance Professionals across London. As well as the facts from the world of recruitment and executive search, we dip into the lighter side of life, to brighten your Friday afternoons.

Collection of mixtapes


4 hr 56 m  -  New record for a subsonic flight across the Atlantic. This week, a British Airways Boeing 747 took off from JFK airport in New York, and landed at London's Heathrow Airport at 4:43 am local time, breaking the record thanks to Storm Ciara, which pushed the plane along with 200 mph+ winds. At one point it hit a ground speed of 825 mph.  70%  -  Percentage of interims/contractors who think companies will lose out because of IR35 reform. Around a third say they'll stop contracting in the UK due to the changes set to be rolled out in the public sector.  12  -  Number of wild dogs who escaped from their compound in a Worcestershire safari park during Storm Ciara. They were able to enter a neighbouring enclosure and killed six deer and 10 sheep.  75%  -  Percentage of the public who do not think it's acceptable to keep your earphones in when purchasing something in a shop. £1.6 million  -  Amount that David Cameron has earned since stepping down as prime minister following the Brexit referendum.  25 years  -  Time between the dates when Stella Wedell, from Berlin, lost a mixtape on the beach in Spain as a child, and this week, when she saw the same cassette in a British exhibition by an artist who specialises in creating pieces of art out of plastic marine debris.  20.1%  -  Percentage of Americans who buy Valentine's day gifts . . . for their pets. 

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