2019 Articles

With a general election only days away, vote with your feet and back Small Business Saturday
With a general election only days away, vote with your feet and back Small Business Saturday
In what has been another tumultuous and unpredictable year, today’s Small Business Saturday celebrations mark a welcome respite from the [...]
December 7, 2019
A free trade deal with the US is an opportunity, not a danger
A free trade deal with the US is an opportunity, not a danger
The irony of the Brexit debate has always been that, while the value of continued trade with the EU is [...]
December 6, 2019
The liberal vision of Brexit is dead. What happened to it?
The liberal vision of Brexit is dead. What happened to it?
As the Conservative party’s vision for post-Brexit Britain becomes clearer, are there any liberal Brexiteers left who can’t see just [...]
December 6, 2019
Why are the main parties sweeping immigration under the rug this election?
Why are the main parties sweeping immigration under the rug this election?
This election season is slogan heavy. “Get Brexit done.” “For the many, not the few.” While necessarily vague, this year’s [...]
December 6, 2019
Tory border policy will need some revisiting
Tory border policy will need some revisiting
There has been much discussion of the Tories’ planned Aussie-style points-based immigration system in this election. The Conservatives present the [...]
December 6, 2019
What can the financial sector learn from dairy farmers?
What can the financial sector learn from dairy farmers?
Nobody would travel with an out-of -date passport, so why should the world of finance be any different? And yet, [...]
December 5, 2019
How can banks factor in climate change without damaging the economy?
How can banks factor in climate change without damaging the economy?
In a few weeks, we will get the results of the UK bank stress tests, which is a measure of [...]
December 5, 2019
If you need to communicate bad news to customers, learn from KFC
If you need to communicate bad news to customers, learn from KFC
Every business has to deliver bad news from time to time — whether it is a delay, a data breach, [...]
December 5, 2019
Why another property fund freeze was inevitable
Why another property fund freeze was inevitable
Why does it feel like we have been here before? Well, it’s because we have. It wasn’t that long ago [...]
December 5, 2019
Society doesn’t need any more unicorns
Society doesn’t need any more unicorns
In 2016, an American healthtech startup named Theranos completed what would be its final funding round, raising a jaw dropping [...]
December 5, 2019
Does Labour’s pledge to cut rail fares make sense from a social mobility perspective?
Does Labour’s pledge to cut rail fares make sense from a social mobility perspective?
Does Labour’s pledge to cut rail fares make sense from a social mobility perspective? Grace Blakeley, economics columnist at the [...]
December 5, 2019
We cannot afford to be timid about calling out the threat of radical Islam
We cannot afford to be timid about calling out the threat of radical Islam
Once more, the spectre of terrorism has come to impact upon the daily lives of those living and working in [...]
December 5, 2019
The tampon tax isn’t the problem — our warped VAT system is
The tampon tax isn’t the problem — our warped VAT system is
Last week, Boris Johnson promised to scrap the so-called “tampon tax” — the VAT levied on feminine hygiene products. The [...]
December 5, 2019
DEBATE: Can retailers expect a merry Christmas this year?
DEBATE: Can retailers expect a merry Christmas this year?
Are there any signs that UK retailers could be in for a merry Christmas this year? YES, says Nicholas Mazzei, [...]
December 4, 2019