How Long Will You Have to Exercise to Burn Off Your Christmas Calories?

We recently teamed up with our nutritionists and personal trainers to reveal how many calories* are in the average Christmas dinner, traditional Christmas snacks, and drinks. Based on this we created a calorie calculator that shows you just how long you’ll need to exercise to burn off the food you eat on Christmas Day, using your favourite workout method. The …

Gender Pay Gap ‘Virtually Extinct’ Among Freelancers & The Self-Employed

New research has revealed that the gender pay gap is ‘virtually extinct’ among freelancers and self-employed workers in the UK. To coincide with Equal Pay Day 2017 (10th November), we’ve looked at our internal data over the last 12 months and seen a decrease in the ‘gender wage gap’ in key industries. In contrast to full-time gender pay gap, women …

Latest Wedding Trends Revealed: Budgets to Decrease in 2018

Have you ever wondered how weddings have changed over the last 10 years, and if our ‘traditions’ are actually just new trends? Well we’ve released research on how wedding trends have changed in the last decade. Surveying more than 2,000 of our photography, catering and entertainment wedding service providers, we’ve discovered that over the last ten years weddings have been …

Could You Get into Grammar School?

Following Theresa May’s idea of reintroducing more grammar schools, the future of Britain’s education system is still unknown. There are only 232 grammar schools in the UK out of roughly 3000 secondary schools, and competition for places each year is fierce with sometimes over 20 applicants for just one space. The entry exam includes questions on verbal reasoning, English and …

What School Year Would You Be In? Find Out With Our Back to School Quiz!

It’s back to school time and teenagers around the country are preparing to head back to the books. Do you think you have what it takes to survive secondary school today? Test your knowledge and find out with our back to school quiz. The quiz is based on topics covered in years seven through thirteen. When you take it you’ll …

What Could You Earn After Reality TV? Find Out With Our Fame Factor Calculator!

Due to the immense popularity of Love Island, we were curious how much contestants would be able to charge if they chose to return to their regular jobs! We analysed our job sector data to see what impact a new found celebrity status has on a service provider’s demand. In our research we discovered what they are able to charge …

Huge Surge in Number of Parents Hiring Summer Tutors

We recently noticed a huge spike in the number of bids being made for private tutors through the site, so in true Bidvine style, we decided to investigate! We used our internal data to compare the number of bids made for tutors this year compared to last year and found that bids have more than doubled from 1,248 to 2,721. …

Dads Would be Earning More Than £65,000 a Year if it Was a Paid Role

Have you ever wondered how much dads could be earning if it was a paid role? After the great response to our Mother’s Day story, we decided to work out just how much it would be. We found that dads could be earning up to £67,532 a year. The sum ranks as high as salaries for some GPs, lawyers and …

How Many of These Fiendishly Difficult A Level Questions Can You Answer?

Have you ever wondered how you’d do if you had to sit A levels now? Well, we’ve created an A level style quiz to see how many people can gain a C or above, with questions covering Maths, English, History and Science. The quiz contains 15 questions and was made with the help of our tutors who have access to …

How Well Can You Do On Our GCSE Quiz?

The grading system along with grade boundaries have been a major talking point over the previous decade, with much of the controversy about education coming from government officials such as Michael Gove. Now the government has decided to change the grading system from the traditional A-Cs to a numbered system of 9-1 with 9 being equivalent or higher than an …