IN BUSINESS, timing is everything, and retail moves faster than most businesses.
IN his speech to the Conservative conference in Birmingham this week, George Osborne stated: “Britain is the fastest-growing, most job-creating, most deficit-reducing advanced economy on earth.”
ASK A party spin doctor what they’d like from the coverage of their leader’s speech and the honest ones will tell you that a single, tweetable, headline-friendly message is the ultimate prize.
I AM your public servant, standing here, wanting to make our country so much better…” an emotional David Cameron told Conservative party conference yesterday.
GPS-ENABLED smartphones and apps have transformed urban commutes more than any technological advancement in the last 100 years, as former mayor Ken Livingstone outlines in a remarkable letter (see below), calling for action to ensure the controlle
Jason Hollands, managing director at Tilney Bestinvest, says Yes.
Not having any experience feels like a Catch-22. A vicious hopeless circle. You can't get a job because you have no experience, but you have no experience because you can’t get a job.
INCREASINGLY, I am receiving requests for legal support from Russian and Western individuals and businesses who are suffering from the economic sanctions imposed by the West on Russia, and from Russia’s counter-measures.
JUST as with small business lending, the house-building market in Britain is deeply dysfunctional. Development is being suffocated, helping to inflate house prices and stoke the red-hot rental market.
John Lamidey, senior partner at Arminius Associates and former chief executive of the Consumer Finance Association, says Yes.
ED MILIBAND’S promise of an £8 per hour minimum wage by 2020 is one of the latest salvoes in the political battle over living standards.
ED MILIBAND made a pitch for office that was so forgettable that he forgot it himself.” That line was the key message chancellor George Osborne wanted us to take away from his party conference speech yesterday.
George Osborne had more good news for retirees and savers yesterday, as he brought forward the announcement that he is abolishing the 55 per cent tax charge applied to some people’s pensions on their death – the so-called pensions death tax.
Nathan Gamester, programme director at the Legatum Institute, says Yes.
Ukip activists argue that their party’s growth is just as much of a threat to Labour as it is to the Conservatives.
One piece of data that can strike fear into the minds of government officials is the level of company formations.
Gina Miller is founder of the True and Fair Campaign and SCM Private, says Yes.
The announced settlement between the American and British authorities and Lloyds Banking Group, in which the bank will pay almost $370m to US and UK authorities, is the latest major fallout from claims that multiple international banks profited by
A job interview is about standing out - in a good way.
You want to show yourself off, talk what you have achieved, what you can do and what makes you different from the rest.
The European Union’s antitrust case against Microsoft’s abuse of its dominant position to bundle software with Windows began in 1993 and wouldn’t conclude until 2009.
Under Ed Miliband, Europe has somewhat fallen by the wayside as a priority policy issue for Labour, just as it has rapidly escalated in importance for the Conservatives.
MORE must cost less.
LONDON is a magnet for talent – there is little doubting that. But it is also a city with an underlying weakness that should be recognised as a danger to the capital’s competitiveness.
James McGregor, director of Retail Remedy, says Yes.
Tesco’s admission this week that it had overstated its declining profits by £250m was one hell of a story.
PARTY conference season is in full swing, with politicians honing their soundbites for the coming general election.
WHEN the Prime Minister promised an EU referendum in January 2013, the idea that the UK might be better off outside the EU was unfathomable for many, an idea relegated to the fringes of political discussion.
HOUSING is a basic human right, and we are denying it to our children. If current house price rises continue, babies born today will pay £6.3m in 2048 for a one bedroom London flat.
Hannah Stuart, research fellow at The Henry Jackson Society, says Yes.
Another day, and another fine for Barclays. The FCA’s £38m fine on the bank for failing to protect its clients from the risk of loss will not substantially weaken Barclays financially.
Crisps are not a product known for their constant innovation. In fact, recent YouGov polling shows there is genuine resistance to the introduction of new flavours, with around three in 10 believing there are enough flavours already.
To paraphrase the economist John Maynard Keynes, Ed Miliband’s speech yesterday to the Labour Party conference was an extraordinary example of how, starting with a mistake, a remorseless logician can end in Bedlam.
FEARS of deflation are rising across Europe, as inflation keeps edging down to lower and lower rates.
Colin, Gareth, Elizabeth, the two young women in the local park… it sounds like the beginning of that song by The Beautiful South, which is apt, given the track was called Song for Whoever.
Scott Corfe, senior economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, says Yes.