UK Economics

Scientists Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of How Sperm Swim

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

The odds are stacked against sperm. Most of the 150 million cells released when a man and woman have sex fail to even make it through the vagina. Thos...

This Is How The Pound Reacted To Confirmation Of The Article 50 Date

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

The pound on Monday fell against the US dollar after confirmation of the date Brexit negotiations will begin. Sterling declined by 0.23 percent to a d...

Brexit Bill Receives Royal Assent Allowing Theresa May To Trigger Article 50

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has today been granted the authority to trigger Article 50 and begin the formal Brexit process after the necessary legislation received Ro...

David Davis Reveals Government Has Not Studied Economic Impact Of Leaving EU With No Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit secretary David Davis has revealed the government has not made an assessment of the economic impact on the UK of leaving the EU without a trade...

New Trade Deals Are 'Far Beyond' Liam Fox's Department, Warns Lords Committee

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox does not have the staff to secure new trade deals while also negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU, a Lords rep...

Pound Plummets As Market Reacts To Brexit Bill Passage

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

Sterling has weakened against the Euro and US dollar after Prime Minister Theresa May was granted authority to trigger Article 50 on Monday, commencin...

Capital Gains?

Dan Corry | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Most of us worry about what is going on with our public services. Operations are cancelled, there are bigger school classes, social care is in crisis, bin collections are less frequent and there are shorter opening hours for services.

The French Presidential Campaign: Some Considerations For Investors

William Hobbs | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
William Hobbs

It's three months before the final round of France's presidential election and while polls suggest a comfortable eventual defeat for Marine Le Pen, in...

Can We Afford To Decarbonise The Energy Supply? The North Can't Afford Not To

Darren Baxter | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Baxter

Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.

The New Normal: How Social And Economic Attitudes Swapped Places

Ed Green | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Ed Green

For me, a closeted teenager in the '80s, it was not a good time to know you were gay. Besides the hysteria whipped up by the AIDS scare and manifesto promises for cracking down on the 'promotion of homosexuality', the realisation that shocked me most was just how much people like me were hated by mainstream society.

One In Ten Parents Say 'Broken' Rental Market Harms Their Children

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

One in ten parents say stressful house moves caused by the UK’s insecure housing market harm their children, according to research by charity Shelte...

Will Universal Income Be The Cure To Poverty?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In a chaotic world of dividing political views and rising inequality, it comes as no surprise that the term universal basic income has been thrown around incessantly in an attempt to see it as the missing 'cure' to the mess in some of the world's leading economies.

Airbnb Wants To House 100,000 Displaced People By 2022

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

Airbnb has announced they are extending their charitable housing pledge to offer short-term homes for 100,000 displaced people in the next five years....

The Benefits Of Owning An Electric Car

Jo Carrigan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

Clean, quiet, cost effective and easy to maintain. Just four reasons - as well as being great for the environment - that using an electric car makes t...

Iceland Is Turning The Destructive Power Of A Volcano Into Electricity

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into the heart of a volcano than ever before in an audacious bid to harness geothermal energy. The volcanic ...

Universities Must Listen To The Voices Of Working Class Students

Frankie Leach | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Frankie Leach

With pioneering reports such as 'Educating All' and the work done by students unions across the country, it is clear that there is an urgent need for change for working class students and young people in the UK. Charities like RECLAIM are refusing to ignore the problems faced by working-class young people and are paving the way for like-minded organisations across the country to combat class division in all its forms.

UK Will Quit EU Customs Union, Trade Minister Suggests

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics

The UK has accepted it will have to quit the EU customs union, a Government trade minister has suggested. Lord Price, a minister at the Department for...

Liam Fox Admits UK 'Unlikely' To Hit £1 Trillion Export Target

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics

Britain is “unlikely” to hit its export target, the Secretary of State for International Trade has admitted. Liam Fox told the International Trad...

Six Of The Top Ten UK Cities Most Reliant On The EU Voted Leave

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics

Six of the ten UK cities most dependent on selling their exports to the EU voted to leave, a major report has found. Plymouth, Mansfield, Swansea, Sun...

These Businesses Still Back Brexit Despite Quitting Single Market

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

If there is one thing Boris Johnson loves, it’s a photo opportunity. Last year’s EU referendum campaign was no different, and as the clock counted...

The UK's Industrial Strategy Must Have Higher Education At Its Heart

Professor John Raftery | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Professor John Raftery

I'm fortunate to work alongside amazing students and staff who are changing the world on a daily basis. UK universities have a lot to offer UK Plc, and can help us steer safely through the choppy waters ahead.

Spend All Day Sitting Down? You Might Be Ageing Faster

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

Older people who spend most of their days sitting down are likely to age faster, according to a new study. Researchers found that elderly women who si...

Low-Income Families Left Stranded As Concentrix Failed To Answer 62,000 Calls In One Month, Damning Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Politics

Low-earning families were left stranded as a firm employed by the Government to help cut tax credit fraud left 62,000 calls unanswered in one month, a...

May Threatens Brussels With UK 'Hard Brexit' Tax Haven Plan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics

Britain is ready to become an aggressive tax haven if the EU fails to agree the right Brexit trade deal, Downing Street has warned. Theresa May’s of...

With Economics In Disarray, It's Time To Rethink Climate Change

Chris Shaw | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Shaw

Someone said that a human doesn't know what it means to live until they have planted trees under whose shade they will never sit. Surely that kind of wisdom has more to teach us than economics ever has or ever will.