UK Recession

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? | 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.

The Buying Behaviour of the Brits: An Inquiry

Patricia Evans | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

May it be recession, change of season or simply the change of interests, the buying behaviour of people does tend to diverge. How do we typically deal with the change of season in terms of securing our needs? Perhaps it will be a good idea to have a deeper understanding of our brainwork when it comes to acquiring merchandises.

So When Will the Economy Recover? Probably Never

Owen Burek | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics
Owen Burek

Forget the headlines, our economy is on the high road to ruin. Its apparent recovery is artificial and the reality is that our government is set to bankrupt our country. Don't believe me?

British Economy 'Out Of Intensive Care'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Politics

The government's economic vision is gaining enough momentum to pull the country out of the recession, a Conservative Treasury minister said, following...

Recovery Underway Thanks To Turnaround In Manufacturing Sector

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

A surge in house prices and car sales and even signs of a turnaround in Britain's beleaguered manufacturing sector have added to hopes that a sustaine...

The Lesson From 2008: Think About How, Rather Than the Doing

Elliott Adair | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Politics
Elliott Adair

You'll get little argument in the current regime of austerity with the concept internationally that the economic world has changed. Huge advances in g...