Responsible Business

A defining challenge to UK business is to re-establish trust with UK consumers and the wider public. Business Innovate will look at the benefits to business of promoting and developing responsible business practice.

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#Budget2016 – A budget for small business and savers

#Budget2016 – A budget for small business and savers

This year’s Budget is one that small companies should be excited about, the chancellor not only announced his intention to lower corporation tax to 17% by 2020 but also a raft of measures to shift support towards smaller businesses and savings. Many will ask, why is such a shift important? SMEs make up a significant […]

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Once upon a time in a mobile… Is this the end of mobile tech’s wild-west?

Once upon a time in a mobile… Is this the end of mobile tech’s wild-west?

It may seem strange to reference an old film when blogging about the industry of the future that is mobile tech –the reference is to ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ from 1968 for those who love their classic westerns. But with tech industry giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter backing Apple decision’s this […]

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Comprehensive Spending Review – summary

Comprehensive Spending Review – summary

Today the Chancellor outlined in the Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) projections for government expenditure in the next five years. The biggest surprise announcement was that the proposed changes to the tax credit regime which were rejected by the House of Lords were scrapped in their entirety. Whilst this will be of great […]

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Ongoing economic shocks show UK cannot stand alone

Ongoing economic shocks show UK cannot stand alone

Quick blog today outlining some concerns about UK inflation which it has been reported today by the @ONS has gone back to 0 in August.  This is down from the 0.1% in June, which came off the back of negative inflation starting in April – the 1st time the UK had been in negative inflation […]

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Applied social psychology; a new tool to make the case for ethical trade benefits

Applied social psychology; a new tool to make the case for ethical trade benefits

Applied social psychology has a massive potential to help clearly demonstrate the benefits and impacts of ethical trade, both internally to organisations and externally to stakeholders, e.g., consumers. Three ways show this well. First, applied social psychology can add more certainty to understanding around stakeholders and their decisions. The application of psychology’s study of underlying […]

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What does Labour need to do to win back the trust of British business?

What does Labour need to do to win back the trust of British business?

Labour lost the support of business in its election campaign. From the former Labour Enterprise Champion Lord Sugar, who in his resignation from the party cited a loss of “confidence in the party due to their negative business policies and… anti-enterprise concepts”; to former Brown Trade Minister Lord Jones who said Labour had “created an […]

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Ultra Low Emission Zone; motor lobby’s got it right on standards

Ultra Low Emission Zone; motor lobby’s got it right on standards

Long gone are the days when the motor lobby resist the change to cleaner energy. London’s plan for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) by 2020, have not only been welcomed by the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), but have been called upon to go further to set a benchmark for the World’s […]

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Simplicity and a unifying solution to deliver sustainable youth jobs

By on December 2, 2014 in Analysis, Responsible Business with 2 Comments
Simplicity and a unifying solution to deliver sustainable youth jobs

Underway in Plymouth is an effort to bring together young people and businesses through ‘The 1000 Club’ Campaign. Led by Plymouth City Council’s Employment Sub Group, a partnership between business and public sector leaders, the club’s mission is to provide employment opportunities for young adults particularly in the 18-24-year-old age group and provide recruitment support […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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