UK Recession

We Need to Talk About Ireland

Colm OGorman | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Colm OGorman

As I walked along another Dublin street last week, exactly three decades later, I remembered that younger me. And I reached out, back in time, to him: to remember him, and to bring him into my mind and my heart as I headed into the Mansion House.

One Point of View

Ajith Jayawickrema | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Ajith Jayawickrema

Given that we've been in one of the longest recessionary periods in recent history, it made me wonder: if each business or authority had chosen to present "one point of view", might we have come out of the recession sooner?

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

Is Style Going Out of Fashion?

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

So London man, by tradition, owns a mind as sharp as the crease in his trousers. But of late, tradition is being challenged by a conspicuous interloper of indeterminate persuasions.

Whose Recovery Is It Anyway? The Appalling Inequality Behind Britain's Two-Tier Economy

Andrew Smith | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

If we were to judge the wellbeing of the nation by the changing skyline of the City of London or the number of designer handbags then we would be on the verge entering a new golden age. However this only tells one side of the story, the other is told by widespread political apathy, increasing household debts and the ever-growing queues at food banks and pay day loan companies.

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Europe's Recession-Hit Economies Must Say 'Si' to Creativity

Johan Fourie | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Johan Fourie

It is a truism that creativity can create something special from nothing; just look at the "starving artist" ideal made popular by Picasso and Modigliani, Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier, or today's recession-busting artists such as Banksy...

Parents' Problems Hit Children the Hardest in Tough Economic Times

Dame Clare Tickell | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Dame Clare Tickell

Poverty and parents who struggle always have and always will impact on children profoundly, which is why it's so important these families get the help they need from organisations like ours.

Small Business Saturday UK - Celebrating the Backbone of Our Economy

Maite Baron | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Small Business Saturday UK (7th December 2013), born in the USA as a way to get more consumers to shop within their own communities, has now migrated to this side of The Pond, and with very good reason.

Time For Us All to Come Out of Recession

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

The good news was announced a couple of weeks ago, - the UK is coming out of recession! I think that this is also a good time to take stock and work out what we want now that the feeling of fear, contraction and stuck-ness has begun to lift.

Has The Recession Driven People To Take Legal Highs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recession could have driven more people to legal highs to "help them through", drug experts have warned. Speaking to the Huffing...

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

Poorna Bell

Nearly 50% Of Brits Suffer From Long Term Stress - Are You One Of Them?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling like you're close to breaking point once in a while is perfectly human, but feeling like that all the time certainly isn't. In an extensiv...

There Is Something Wrong With Osbornomics

Alan Wyllie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

Don't you just love Tory Britain? It seems that everyone except big business and the most affluent should bear the brunt of austerity, a botched economic theory which has failed whenever it has been applied. While ordinary folk are suffering from austere Osbornomics, the rich and big business are rubbing their hands with increased profits and bonuses.

Revealed: How The Recession Has Affected Our Eating And Drinking Habits

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Struggling households are turning to cheaper, fattier food to help keep bills down in the wake of the recession but the quality of produce is plummeti...

Money - There's Too Much Of It About

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

In short, if economic experts actually knew what they were talking about, some of them might agree with each other. As they don't, let's assume they don't.

Start Your Business, Seven Steps to Become Ready for Self-employment

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

By following these 7 steps to become ready for self-employment you could get back in the driver's seat and start your business.

The Ley of the Land: How Spanish Tax Review Dull Expat Dream of Life on the Costas

Susana Lajusticia | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Susana Lajusticia

Fewer and cheaper sales are not only bad news for owners and vendors but are a cause for concern on the part of Spain's authorities, which have seen income from taxation on property deals fall as the market has stalled.

Retail Has Changed Beyond Recognition in Just Five Years

Alistair Niederer | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK
Alistair Niederer

Business Week magazine recently described how consumer behaviour has changed in the US since the economic downturn. Of course the downturn affected ma...

LOOK: A Handy Guide To The ‘Help to Buy' Scheme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy

(Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by HM Treasury David Schneider and David Beresford) More TOPICALOLs: David Cameron's Revealing Reshuffle N...

Why Do More Old People Die In A Recovery?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics

Death rates among middle-aged people are higher when the economy is growing than when it is heading for recession, research has found. Scientists s...

'All My Certificates Aren't Worth The S*** I Clean From Toilets'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

The harsh reality facing Spain's lost generation has been painfully showcased after an online rant by a young Spaniard with three degrees went viral. ...

Has the Seven-Year Itch Become the 11-Year Itch?

James R Brown | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James R Brown

According to the ONS, the average divorce now happens after 11.6 years, and this has been steadily growing - in 1985, the average divorce happened after just 8.9 years... So what are the factors behind this surprising trend?

Why Does David Cameron Keep Banging on About a #GlobalRace?

James O'Malley | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
James O'Malley

Maybe it is a race after all - but is this really the sort of race a Prime Minister wants to boast about? Does he really want to be saying to everyone that he wants to reduce our rights and sell out to big business? If he keeps up with this #globalrace thing, soon we're going to have to stop assuming this is what he wants, as really he's just come out and said it.