Free cash and entrepreneurial spirit defy Blue Monday gloom

THE third Monday in January (yes, that’s today) is often touted as the most depressing day of the year, based on a highly unscientific formulae involving weather, debt, time since Christmas, and guilt at failing set of New Year’s resolutions.

But this year The Capitalist has noticed a slew of press releases from firms – presumably fed up enough with the arctic temperatures and gloomy economic outlook – eager to dispel the Blue Monday myth.

Mental healthcare charity MHRUK is encouraging people to wear their brighest clothes to the office today to offset any gloomy feelings, while software firm KashFlow is going one step further, placing strategic £50 notes in emergency boxes at Old Street, Bank and Westminster stations to cheer up weary commuters.