UK Plc

Mind the Gap: Talent and Skills Shortages Across UK Businesses

Penny de Valk | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Penny de Valk

Holding executives responsible for the quality of their people is critical to an organisation's performance. Talent should be the responsibility of the whole business; it is too important a resource to be confined to one department.

The Payments Roadmap - Paving the Way

Adrian Kamellard | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Adrian Kamellard

As Chancellor George Osborne stated at the beginning of the year, the payments systems sit at the heart of the banking system. They are the invisible networks that allow your wages to be paid into your bank account and withdraw money from cash points.

Looking for Our Place in the World

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Fletcher-Brown

A hundred years will pass in the blink of an eye. And when it does, nobody will be worried about whether we're Scots, English, Irish or Welsh. We'll just be people who used to belong to a great nation but are now too poorly skilled, under-qualified and unproductive to bother about.

It's the People's Politics, Stupid - For the Road to Contain Climate Change, Just Follow the Olympic Torch!

Phil Pauley | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

Just imagine, you've taken a snapshot of the world population and put 100 people in a giant plastic dome for a year or two to see how they get on.

Never in the Field of Human Conflict Was So Much Owed by So Few to So Many

Phil Pauley | Posted 22.01.2012 | Home
Phil Pauley

The obvious conclusion is that we live in a world of marked contrasts, of haves and have-nots and the have-nots are in the majority. The disadvantaged, malnourished and impoverished dominate the totals while the minority enjoy relative affluence in terms of good shelter, food, clean water, warmth, power services, health and wealth.

Capello Trusts in Youth Why Can't Business?

Ed Heaver | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK
Ed Heaver

As youth unemployment hurtled over the one million mark this week so began the usual round of accusations and navel gazing about what to do about unemployment amongst 16-24yr olds.

Giving Planet Earth Plc Due Diligence

Phil Pauley | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

If I were an (alien) investor, looking to invest in Planet Earth Plc, I'd need to do my 'due diligence' as is customary in any business transaction. I would need to investigate and evaluate the business and relevant aspects of the past, present and predictable future of the opportunity.

Old Business Needs Young People

Ed Heaver | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK
Ed Heaver

When it comes to the business world, young people have a problem. UK PLC is keeping them at arms length. The perception is that they're poorly educated, unmotivated and lacking in drive. In short employing young people is seen as a risk.