Smallest Firms Need Help To Improve Post-Brexit Export Record And Capitalise On Fall In Sterling

Emma L. Jones | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Small firms that export are confident, introduce new products, are more likely to seek investment and have significantly higher growth expectations than companies that don't.

A New Climate Deal?

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

It feels like the dust has only just settled on September's UN General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here we are though in the midst of the UNFCCC's annual climate circus, its' Conference of the Parties (COP).

Who Collects Our Taxes and Why It Matters

Richard Murphy | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Murphy

Tax is too important to be left to very narrow interests, and yet that is what has happened in the UK and worldwide over the last few years. It is high time that this was changed: our tax system is far from progressive, and serves the few rather than the many. The left must fight to make it fairer, and these measures are a good place to start.

My Three Words for Davos this Year

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Recent events have seen countries recognize UHC as an essential component of their future political and social stability. This is a large part of the rationale for the huge investments being made into health coverage in China, Indonesia, Brazil and many other nations.

The Girls Network (So Long Old Boys Club...)

Rae Duke | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

Get ready to hear about a new, exciting charity featuring a backdrop of bright yet untapped talent, a sprinkling of girl power and a big dollop of inspirational women to top it all off. (Yes please!) I'm talking about The Girls Network, a new yet already award-winning charity that I've just become patron of.

Equality in the Workplace

Hilary Thomas | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Hilary Thomas

When Helen Clark - the former New Zealand Prime Minister who runs the UN Development Programme - was asked about quotas recently she responded with characteristic clarity 'when nothing else works you should have quotas'.

Whole-System Thinking Is Key in the Quality Versus Cost Debate

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Global leaders gathering in Davos this week once again find the world's response to growing healthcare pressures high on their agenda. Good health - both mental and physical - remains one of the most pressing social and economic issues of our time, consuming the largest share of the world's GDP and growing.

Buy Your Christmas Presents Before It's Too Late, Warn Experts

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

Shoppers have been urged to do their shopping sooner rather than waiting for pre-Christmas sales, as experts warn that retailers have been cautious an...

Accountancy Firms Using 'Insider Knowledge' From Treasury To Dodge Tax

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics

Big accountancy firms are using "insider knowledge" gained from Treasury staff to help companies and wealthy individuals avoid paying UK taxes. The...

World Health Day Highlighted That We All Have Something to Teach and Something to Learn

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Recognizing that we all have something to teach and something to learn - in line with the spirit of World Health Day - will be crucial for success in the changing dynamics of the new healthcare paradigm.

Being Good Is Good for Business

Ian Wood | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Ian Wood

The idea that large corporations should be ethical, green or work with communities has snowballed over the last decade or so, but recent months have shown how significant a failure of corporate reputation management can become.

Putting the Patient's Perspective at the Heart of Healthcare in Africa

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

Healthcare in Africa is changing. While the continent still shoulders the greatest burden of communicable diseases, its economic growth is lifting millions out of poverty and creating an urban middle class which is demanding more from healthcare and government.

Charlie Thomas

Why You Might Be More Like Starbucks, Amazon and Google Than You Thought | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

Despite the public anger surrounding international companies such as Google, Amazon and Starbucks over how much tax they pay in the UK, more members o...

Charlie Thomas

Daughter Who Inspired Ella's Kitchen Brand Finds It 'Cool' And 'Embarrassing' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Paul Lindley founded Ella's Kitchen baby and toddler food after experiencing problems getting his eldest daughter to eat. Sticking to his ambition...

People are the Beating Heart of Healthcare Provision

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

The future shape of global healthcare provision is a major issue that we all need to grapple with. Its importance is highlighted by the depth of divisions when health care reform becomes the centre of political focus.

Living Wage To Rise By 25p

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

London's Living Wage must increase by 25p an hour, to £8.55, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced, worth an extra £4.5m to workers on low wages. The...

Fifth Paid Less Than Living Wage

PA | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK

One in five British workers are paid less than the living wage, a study showed today. Some 4.82 million UK workers receive less than the living wag...

2,200 Redundancies As JJB Stores Are Sold And Closed

PA | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Some 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrator KPMG closed 133 stores and sold the remaining 20 to rival Sports Direct I...

Talking Shop: Retailers Say No Olympic Boost For July Sales

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Retailers suffered a "lacklustre" July as expectations of an Olympic boost appear to be "wide of the mark", a leading survey shows. Sales values ed...

Clegg Targeted By 'Sting Operation'

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics

Environmental campaigners dressed as bees launched a "sting operation" against Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today. Friends of the Earth (FoE) s...

Peacocks Placed In Administration Putting 9,600 Jobs At Risk

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

Clothing chain Peacocks fell into administration, putting some 9,600 jobs at risk. The owner of Peacocks said on Monday that it planned the move af...

The Rights and Wrongs of Booing KPMG

David Ritter | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK
David Ritter

If Twitter is to be believed (yes I know, I know) then there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the Fabians New Year Conference on the weekend when - it is claimed - accountancy giant KPMG was spontaneously booed by the crowd.

David Cameron To Come Home Early From Africa Trip

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

David Cameron is to fly home from his trip to Africa early, in the wake of criticism from the Labour leader Ed Miliband. He was originally due back...

Miliband To Say That Powerful Must Not Be 'Untouchable'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Ed Miliband is set to blame the phone hacking scandal on a culture of "irresponsibility" that also led to the banking crisis and ...