Archive for November, 2014

UK food producers will litter the battlefields of supermarket price war

UK food producers will litter the battlefields of supermarket price war

Festive celebrations such as Christmas should be bumper times for food producers with demand for foods rising. But this year may see a decidedly negative outcome for the UK’S food producers because of the ongoing supermarket price war, which if long-term, could be a real threat to their future. The Accountants Moore Stephens have this […]

Continue Reading »

All we want for Christmas is growth

By on November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
All we want for Christmas is growth

As focus starts to move to Christmas with articles looking at how you can get a Christmas dinner for £2.66 a head and the re- release of Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas time?” to raise money for tackling Ebola (download it here to help); one Christmas gift we should all be hoping for […]

Continue Reading »

Changing the way we talk about housing

By on November 13, 2014 in Analysis, Economic, Opinion with 1 Comment
Changing the way we talk about housing

  Last week Savills reported that UK house prices would rise by a fifth by 2019. The week before that, Nationwide released its latest figures on the housing market showing a 9% increase in the last 12 months. Sadly, almost everything about the way these figures are widely reported was bad news for business, and […]

Continue Reading »

Forging new stereotypes: business tackling child care costs

Forging new stereotypes: business tackling child care costs

Business summons many stereotypes. Say to most people pin stripes and bowler hats, and they will typically think of banking. Say to most people, ‘family friendly’ however and blank stares are likely or even assertions that business is not family friendly at all, but rather an ‘old boys’ club. It was a real positive therefore, […]

Continue Reading »

The Living Wage; moving aspiration to reality

The Living Wage; moving aspiration to reality

Bonfire Night is not the only thing making a bang in this first week in November. It is also Living Wage Week, with the Living Wage being raised by 20p to £7.85 nationally and 35p in London to £9.15. As well as fireworks launching into the air, therefore, hats have been thrown as Milton Keynes’ […]

Continue Reading »

Top