Although yesterday’s 2014 fourth quarter GDP figures confirmed the fastest growth since before the financial crisis, the economy risks slowing in early 2015 as consumer confidence continues to be restrained.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Britain was the fastest growing major economy last year. New business creation is a big part of that story. With 760,000 more businesses now than in 2010, we are rapidly becoming a nation of entrepreneurs.
It's easy to sympathise with the fears of estate agents concerned with a property market increasingly cornered by the duopoly of Rightmove and Zoopla. But OnTheMarket seems to have missed the point of why these sites have become popular – ie.
If I told you I had a technology that could create tens of thousands of jobs, many in parts of the North of England with relatively high unemployment, support domestic manufacturing, and help us reduce carbon emissions, I imagine I would have your
A recent statistic has been stuck in my mind over the past few weeks. I read that the G7 nations currently account for around half of the world’s total economic output, but that the figure will fall to about a quarter by 2050.
I know, I know. I have heard it all before. You meant to spend more time researching, you really wanted to get coaching, you intended to get input from friend or colleagues. But you didn't. And now you are in trouble.
In the depths of the financial crisis, we were approached by a small house builder in the South East who was looking for finance to refocus his business towards the higher end market. A gamble at the worst possible time, you might say.
It's never a good idea to change the recipe of a well-loved treat – and Cadbury’s Creme Egg is no exception. Following anger last week over an apparent change in taste, a Cadbury’s spokesman said: “It’s no longer [made with] Dairy Milk.
In business, and in all walks of life, it is often said that trust is hard won but easily lost. As I head to this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, which starts today, trust between government, business and the public is in short supply.
Executive pay is back in the news. The Goldman Sachs pay pot of $12.7bn (£8.3bn) has been prominent. German executive pay has overtaken that in the UK for the first time. Top management seems to have no shame.
One of the insights of the “public choice school” of economics is that voting groups with more homogenous interests will have much more influence on the political process than those with diffused concerns.
I well remember suffering through my college macroeconomic class, steeling myself to stay awake through the consumption of gallons of coffee. However, one of the rare things that piqued my interest was the theory of cartels.
This summer, the Airports Commission will recommend where Britain’s next runway should be built. In simple terms, it comes down to a choice about the sort of country we want Britain to be in the twenty-first century.
If London is to reach its economic potential in 2015 and beyond, its office space must be protected. Otherwise, the lack of affordable housing in the capital will be matched by a lack of affordable office space.
Vietnam Airlines’ announcement last week that it is moving its operation from Gatwick to Heathrow is good news for Britain, as it secures a direct route to an important growth economy, with more frequent flights and greater cargo capacity.