As Britain prepares to borrow more than £215bn in the next five years, and with the economy is flux as the consequences of the Brexit vote unfold, can UK businesses afford to raise the National Living Wage? Simple maths says that if we produce more, we sell more, and the country as a whole will make more money. Here's five reasons why, if we can figure out the productivity problem, I say yes.
As Autumn Statements go, this latest one went leaving none of us much clearer about the future course for the UK economy.
Almost everyone has received a nuisance call at some time and I'm sure most people can relate to the experience of rushing to answer their home phone or mobile, only to be confronted by a cold caller; be it someone offering a new boiler, saying that they can help claim for Payment Protection Insurance or a recent accident or for numerous other reasons. That's why in Parliament I have been pushing for tighter rules on nuisance calls, and I'm pleased to say change is on the way.
For the majority of the employed population, life at work begins and ends in an office environment. Whether that be a social and open plan community or a glass booth for your MacBook and pot plant, Virtual Reality (VR) is offering to transform them all.
Perhaps you're like me on this. I find it very difficult to think very far into the future.
Not only do I find it difficult to think about, I find i...
Organisations plan for success. They should also plan for worst case scenarios - especially in the case of a cyber attack or breach. For many organisations, preparedness means developing plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations.
That said, what is clear, from this new research at least, is that the will to improve our language skills is there, among the British public. For teachers, pupils and parents, this week is certainly a good time to start taking advantage of that but if we are to ensure languages get the place they deserve more widely, we need to make language learning a national and personal priority going forward.
This is the first in a series of posts I'll be sharing on here about living a more productive and profitable creative life.
1) If it's about money, i...
Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the industrial town of Luton in Bedfordshire and for most of my childhood I expected a future that was like my father's, to work in one of the many factories that dotted the town
Supporting brands owned by parent companies that test on animals will ultimately come down to personal opinion and not from cruelty free labelling. They may still be considered cruelty free by practice, but consumers may choose not to have their money going towards a company that tests on animals.
Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Pape...
I'm really interested in how consumers will understand the impacts of these new fabrics. Jenny talked about how the company approaches trust and transparency for their customer by using certifications
While it may sometimes feel like the ground is moving beneath our feet, there's one fundamental shift underway that is cause for hope rather than alar...
I've been dealing with this for years and some days I win and other days I don't... I think depressed people are capable of putting up with a hell of a lot more than those that don't!
I just hope that is not what Hilary Clinton is doing today. Someone who has got that close to being the first female president of the USA clearly isn't stupid. But in my experience, anyone who has a positive Plan B in their sights, one that's both positive and achievable, will be OK.
In an era where many marketers are obsessed with questions of purpose and social responsibility, politics have run away in the opposite direction, embracing the bad habits marketing is trying to leave behind.