UK Economics

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 07.02.2017 | 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.

Leadsom Hints Farmers Will Still Hire EU Migrants After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has hinted that thousands of EU migrants will continue to be hired by British farmers after Brexit. The Cabinet m...

Now A So-Called 'Clean Brexit' Could Deliver '£24 Billion Benefit'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

The UK economy could benefit by £24 billion a year - more than £450 million a week - by leaving the European single market and customs union, a pro-...

Brexit To Send UK Economy Plummeting Down Global Scale To 8th Place

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

The Brexit-hit pound will diminish the UK’s economic power and send it crashing down the table of the world’s largest economies to eighth place by...

If 2016 Has Proven Anything It's That The Private Sector Has Failed Public Service

Euan Healey | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Euan Healey

Here’s How The Money You Donated Will Help The People Of Aleppo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Aid workers helping in Syria have warned that access to medical and life-saving assistance, including food, remains “atrociously insignificant” in...

Tory Tax Avoidance Crackdown Missed Forecast By £2.6bn, Says New Analysis

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics

A flagship Tory scheme to crack down on tax avoidance has fallen short of its forecast by £2.6bn, new analysis shows. A Labour Party report used figu...

Top 10 'Dog-Ate-My-Homework' Excuses For Late Tax Returns

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

Yacht fires, pesky wasps and children’s scribble are among a string of ‘dog ate my homework’ excuses from the public for late tax returns, HM Re...

Priti Patel Defends Giving £5m In Foreign Aid To Ethiopian Girl Band

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics

International Development Secretary Priti Patel has defended handing £5m to a five-member Ethiopian pop group, but hinted the decision could be revie...

Unite General Secretary Candidate Gerard Coyne Slams Labour MP Over Strike Comments

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics

"If they're not careful (unions) could be shooting themselves in the foot." @Meg_HillierMP on Christmas strikes— Murnaghan (...

Come What May: The Autumn Statement And Beyond

Dan Corry | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

With the dust having settled a bit, what should we make of the inaugural fiscal event of the May premiership, the Autumn Statement? From one level it...