Economic Downturn

How Can Businesses Weather the Recession Storm?

Billy Sexton | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Billy Sexton

Keeping a business afloat in tough economic times can be difficult. Sales may not be looking as prosperous as they once were and things may not look like they will change any time soon. However, there are numerous ways company owners can work to counter the current economic climate, allowing their business to weather the recession storm.

Can High Blood Pressure Stop You Having a Baby?

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

As with a lot of fertility issues, there are a lot of myths and a lot of rumours about high blood pressure in pregnancy. As a scientist, a doctor, and a mother, I firmly believe that all women have a right to know the facts about their fertility, health and wellbeing.

Generation Y Bother

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Shepherd

Many young people now feel as though they have been let down and lied to about their futures, so feel as though there's no point trying any more, and yes some may feel that menial work is below them, but this is a minority.

Parenting - It Doesn't Happen Overnight

Adrian Millar | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

A journalist phoned me the other day. ''I see from your blog that you've been a stay-at-home dad for the past 13 years. I wonder if you have any tips for men who are suffering from the economic downturn and are finding it hard being stuck at home all day with the kids.' "How long have you got?" I felt like saying.

Inflation Back on the Agenda

Jeremy Cook | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

There will be serious consequences for everyone if inflation is not controlled quickly.

Struggling Families Urged to 'Dial Dave' By Parenting Charity

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

David Cameron is struggling to live up to his promise to create a family-friendly United Kingdom, a charity has claimed. The coalition government s...

Is It Really So Strange to Leave Work at 5.30pm?

Mark Hillary | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I realise that in a tough economic climate people are scared and will do whatever they can to appear invaluable to the company, but why don't employers switch the emphasis on what they expect of people to the output and value rather than time?

Is This The Reason You’re Stressed At Work?

Georgia James | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Work-related stress soars during a recession, leading to a sharp rise in employee absenteeism, new research has revealed. The study of tens of thou...

Downturns: All Negative?

Priya Mahida | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Tech
Priya Mahida

Is the rise in unemployment always as negative as it's portrayed in the media? In other words, is unemployment a threat or an opportunity?

Hate Is Always Available On Tap

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

We need to resist our innate desire to blame and to hate. It's not how we got to here that matters; it's what we're going to do about it now that we are.

UK 2012 -Time To Change The Record

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 25.02.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Hope is a delicate flower. For the young it can die quickly and the resulting despair can be very destructive. Once lost it may never return.

On the High Street - Mary Portas: Friend or Foe?

Lou Stoppard | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Lou Stoppard

Mary Portas may have many talents, including a gravity-defying Lego-man bob, but I'm pretty sure that no matter how much effort she puts into revamping the New Look changing rooms, she's not going to be able to singlehandedly waft away the recession and solve poverty and unemployment - because that's what it's really going to take to help the high street.

Are You Ready For The Lost Decade?

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

By all accounts we could be two or three years into what is already being called 'The Lost Decade'. Disruption, the like of which we saw this summer, will not help the UK address the real challenge we face - how to compete with emerging nations and how to secure our future.

The UK Economy Has A 50% Chance Of Recession, Says Think Tank

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The UK economy will grow slower in 2012 than it did this year, according to a new report from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research ...

German Economic Growth Slows Amid Eurozone Troubles

BBC | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK

Growth in the German economy slowed sharply between April and June and was weaker at the start of the year than previously thought, figures show. ...

Rail Commuters To Face Eight Per Cent Fare Hike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK

Rail commuters are to face average fare hikes of eight per cent next year as official figures showed the retail prices index had remained unchanged in...

Squeezed Mums Abandon Their Cars

Daniel Drage | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK
Daniel Drage

Increased fuel expenses, soaring car insurance premiums and a disproportionate cost of living has left mums with little option but to take shorter journeys - or leave the car in the garage altogether and walk.

Why A House Price Crash Would Be A 'Good' Thing

Melinda Rogers | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Politics
Melinda Rogers

Readers of the Daily Express are treated to regular front pages on the fact that there's only one way house prices can go and it is upwards, and that is always news to be celebrated. Hooray!