Archive for October, 2015

Let’s celebrate the UK car industry; bellwether for growth

Let’s celebrate the UK car industry; bellwether for growth

Fantastic news today that Jaguar Land Rover has hit a sales record for September, selling 47,634 cars globally. The sales boosted by the new Jaguar XE saloon, which has its engine built in the i54 site near Telford, Wolverhampton, show the continuing strength of the UK car industry, which should be celebrated. In a period […]

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A tale of two subsidies; has the government given up on renewables?

A tale of two subsidies; has the government given up on renewables?

Today (October 8) saw news that a second solar firm, Climate Energy, has gone bust in the last two days following the news that the Mark Group was forced into administration yesterday. With over 1100 jobs lost (in two days, only 1000 down on Redcar Steel plant which has received national attention), both firms claimed […]

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Smarter trumps harder – can less hours reduce UK’s productivity gap?

Smarter trumps harder – can less hours reduce UK’s productivity gap?

Work smarter not harder. This is a well-known saying, but when it comes to UK business culture hard work is synonymous with long hours. But could findings from Sweden show the truth in the maxim of smarter vs harder and more importantly, show the UK the way to improve its productivity gap? An interesting article […]

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