Archive for June, 2014

The right questions will resolve skills shortages

The right questions will resolve skills shortages

Skills shortages are much like the ‘boom and bust’ cycles of the economy. Just as when times of increased business are followed by sharp contraction, a seemingly inexorable skills shortage follows any period of economic upturn. But do skill shortages need to be a perennial problem? This morning, an FSB report stated that a growing […]

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Online consumer rights reflect good business

Online consumer rights reflect good business

This week shoppers in the UK have greater rights when buying online than they did last week. This is good news for consumers, but also for good businesses. Following implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive, online orders can be cancelled within 14 days – with full refund and no requirement for an explanation. This mirrors […]

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British media shows that innovation pays

British media shows that innovation pays

  The internet has changed almost every aspect of modern life. Yet the British public still take their news from the same news agencies they trusted before the web reached their homes – showing that innovative companies can thrive in all weathers. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has released research showing that while […]

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Immigration is good; dealing with its impacts even better

Immigration is good; dealing with its impacts even better

Immigration is good for business, the economy and the wider UK. The Office of Budget Responsibility has reported that for every 250,000 immigrants that come to the UK, we increase our GDP by around 0.5%. Business has long heralded these benefits, however it is clear, that this perception is not shared by the majority of […]

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