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  • The Great Shop-Off: Black Friday vs. Singles Day

    By Mark Richards. Today is the start of the ‘Black Friday’ shopping bonanza. But how does Black Friday in the West compare to Singles’ Day in China? And what products are likely to be at the top of our shopping list over the next 11 days? Like millions of other [...]

  • Is a Work Life Balance just a Fantasy?

Is a Work Life Balance just a Fantasy?

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Is a Work Life Balance just a Fantasy?

By Mark Richards. We are constantly told that we should aim for ‘work-life balance:’ success at work and a happy, healthy home life. But for most [...]

  • What to expect from the Autumn Budget

What to expect from the Autumn Budget

October 30th, 2018|Comments Off on What to expect from the Autumn Budget

By Mark Fairlie. Chancellor Phillip Hammond will deliver the very last Autumn Budget before Brexit later today at 15.30. The pressure continues to rise for the [...]

  • Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

By Mark Fairlie. A handful of popular and “verified” Twitter accounts were hijacked on the 4th November 2018 [...]

Personal Finance

The Great Shop-Off: Black Friday vs. Singles Day

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on The Great Shop-Off: Black Friday vs. Singles Day

By Mark Richards. Today is the start of the ‘Black Friday’ shopping bonanza. But how does Black Friday in the West compare to Singles’ Day in China? And what products [...]

Business News

The Great Shop-Off: Black Friday vs. Singles Day

November 16th, 2018|Comments Off on The Great Shop-Off: Black Friday vs. Singles Day

By Mark Richards. Today is the start of the ‘Black Friday’ shopping bonanza. But how does Black Friday in the West compare to Singles’ Day in China? And what products are likely to be at [...]

The Future of Farming is Here with Agri-Tech

November 13th, 2018|Comments Off on The Future of Farming is Here with Agri-Tech

By Mark Fairlie. The “world’s first” farming robot prototype took centre stage at the Agri-Tech East REAP Conference last week. The showstopper “Harry” is just one of a wide range of advanced technologies proposed to [...]

The Bean Bag or the Bottom Line?

November 9th, 2018|Comments Off on The Bean Bag or the Bottom Line?

By Mark Richards. By the middle of the next decade, millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. They are the generation who demand ‘free food and bean bags.’ But there is a growing [...]

  • Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

By Mark Fairlie. A handful of popular and “verified” Twitter accounts were hijacked on the 4th November 2018 by online fraudsters to promote “the biggest crypto-giveaway in the world” by Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon [...]

  • Will it be a Bleak Mid-Winter for the High Street?

Will it be a Bleak Mid-Winter for the High Street?

November 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Will it be a Bleak Mid-Winter for the High Street?

By Mark Richards. In his Budget speech, last week Chancellor Philip Hammond set out his strategy to save the UK high street. Will it work? Or is it too little, too late? Or has Philip [...]

  • Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create 335 new diplomatic positions and [...]

Politics

  • Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create [...]

Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of [...]

  • 30 Hours Childcare Cuts Costs for Some but There Are Winners and Losers

Who are the Winners and Losers in 30 Hours Child Care Cuts?

September 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Who are the Winners and Losers in 30 Hours Child Care Cuts?

By Trevor Clawson. As the government sees it, the Department of Education’s offer of 30 hours free childcare has successfully enabled parents to save money and increase their working hours. [...]

Colleges and Further Education in Financial Storm

September 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Colleges and Further Education in Financial Storm

By Mark Fairlie. A recent report published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has demonstrated that spending per sixth form student has dropped by 21% since its peak in 2010 [...]

Technology