UK Growth

A Declaration of Independence

David Mochel | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Imagine that you are tired of suffering. Imagine that you decide that you are going to do things differently. Imagine that you have chosen to "abolish the forms to which you are accustomed"? Choosing and committing to a new response to a familiar situation can bring renewed energy and excitement.

The Rise of the Micro Business Is Power to the People

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

According to the Government's own statistics one in ten domestic properties are now home to a business and these 2.95 million home based firms are contributing £243 billion to the British economy.

Collaboration and Empowerment: New Styles of Leadership for a Digital Age

David Lancefield | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

Letting go of the past is all the more important if your company is a mature business, where the baggage of the past can impede necessary change...

Letter to My 10-year-old Self

Lucy Karsten | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Firstly, congratulations on making it this far, what with your little sister hurling a metal bin at your head when you mocked her dolls and your even littler brother spending most of his time crawling about at the bottom of stairs, meaning that you've tripped over him and smashed your head on the marble floor more often than advisable.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George's Big Budget Day

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 19 March 2014... 1) GEORGE'S BIG BUDGET DAY Today, at 12:30pm, the chancellor of the exch...

Welcome to the Second Machine Age - But What Does It Mean for Business?

Tom Clive | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech
Tom Clive

According to a new book written by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfssen entitled 'The Second Machine Age', we have witnessed two major technological shifts in our history. The first began towards the end of the 19th century, where machines replaced and multiplied the physical work of humans and animals.

BoE: 'The Recovery Is Neither Balanced Nor Sustainable'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney has warned that Britain's economic recovery has not yet gained enough momentum, in a sobering assessment after several quarters of growth....

What Could Derail The Economic Recovery?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

The UK economy will return to its pre-recession peak within months but "abysmal" productivity levels could throw the recovery off track, according to ...

On Commitment

Liberty Forrest | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It is out of self-respect and self-love that I make my commitments, with every intention to follow them through to the end. This is how all of us should make our commitments.

We Must Think Cities for a Balanced Economic Recovery

Paul Swinney | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Paul Swinney

It looks increasingly likely that the UK economy has now entered into a period of sustained recovery, following the deepest peacetime recession in the last 100 years. But as the seventh edition of Cities Outlook shows, this recovery is far from balanced, and our cities need more control if they are to fulfill their potential.

GDP Figures: 9 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economy grew by 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013, capping off a year that saw 1.9% annual growth in total. But Vince Cable warned it is ...

Can You Really Change Your Life in 30 Days?

Tanesha Westcarr | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tanesha Westcarr

Make your goals for change personal, unique and measurable. Without a time frame your goal remains a wish and will never be realised. Your change comes sooner when it's quantifiable where you can monitor and adjust it until you reach the mark. Put a number to it, add an action plan and work from the end backwards.

Industrialists Need to Make One New Year's Resolution - Bet on the Next Generation

Leo Quinn | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Now we have said goodbye to 2013, there will be many personal New Year resolutions made as we stride forward into 2014. Those in business will be looking at how they can improve operations, set new targets, meet new goals.

Polling Figures Paint Uplifting Picture for Conservatives

Alex Rickets | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

At the beginning of this year, with the UK economy stuck in stagnation and seemingly no end in sight to the Coalition government's controversial austerity programme, the chances of a Conservative majority after the 2015 general election looked slim. Fast forward, and a fundamentally altered story emerges.

Recovery? Numbers You Won't Hear The Chancellor Mention

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics

The chancellor George Osborne will rise to the despatch box after 11am on Thursday to present his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons - and to th...

George Is Having 'Absolutely No Impact' On Growth Outside London

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plans to get growth going outside of London are having "absolutely no impact", a top professor has warned. LSE professor of econom...

My Problem With Monogamy - Comfort Instead of Happiness

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Monogamy is designed to keep couples together by creating barriers of exit; socially; financially and psychologically. One cannot look at the divorce statistics to ascertain how successful it is; this only proves how many couples remain married. Not how many couples remain happily married...

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Has Kerry's Gaffe Saved Syria From Air Strikes?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 10 September 2013... 1) HAS KERRY'S GAFFE SAVED SYRIA FROM AIR STRIKES? From the Times: "Russia w...

Asa Bennett

You Call This Growth? | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

Leading economists have poured cold water on news that the UK economy grew by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2013. The figures released by the Offi...

Fiddling on the Deck of the Titanic

Gavin Devine | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK
Gavin Devine

The mood music around the UK economy has changed in recent weeks. On Tuesday 9 July, the IMF raised its forecasts for economic growth in the UK in 2013 from a measly 0.7pc to 0.9pc.

Vince Cable Has a Policy; Does the Government?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics
Margaret Heffernan

I wanted to discuss economic growth, where it might be found and what the government was doing to promote it. What I discovered was a minister who, I think, is serious, committed and doing what he can to promote growth for everyone. But I couldn't help wondering how far Cable's commitment is given any substantial support from his colleagues in other departments.

House Prices Hit Record Highs Amid Signs Of Economic Green Shoots

The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

High inflation is putting British family budgets in a stranglehold, but employees report that salaries are slowing starting to catch up with the cost ...

'Simply Not Credible'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

The government's tough talk on immigration makes a mockery of its "open for business" motto, a leading economist has said. Migration control was a ...