UK Recovery

Following Your Heart Is the Only Right Path

Liberty Forrest | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What is it you really want to do? Push away any thought that has anything to do with what someone else needs, wants or expects from you and look only at your desire. Just allow yourself that, at least. Shove away the 'shoulds', and most of all ignore the fear. Just look at what you really want and enjoy how delicious it feels to immerse yourself in it.

Why Kick It Out Is My Valentine

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

In the year or so that I've been an Ambassador for Kick it Out I've seen them reach out to people of all ages, from incredibly challenging socio-economic backgrounds. I've seen them give hope.

George Osborne's Narrative of Recovery: Just Another By-Product in the Manufacture of Consent

Daniel Woods | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Woods

After figures showed the UK economy returning to growth, a recalcitrant was quick to presume vindication of his economic strategy, and he hasn't looked back since. Osborne is emboldened to the extent, that he opines all doubts over his approach have been conclusively proved wrong.

My Apologies to Those With Actual Diseases

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Alcoholism is not something any of us would choose to deliberately, consciously pursue as a lifestyle. But whether we persuade ourselves into it, or are hooked from day one, the fact remains that it is still behaviour. Not affliction.

Vince Rains On George's Parade In Gloomy Economic Recovery Warning

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

Vince Cable has broken ranks to warn George Osborne that Britain's economic recovery could prove "short-lived", despite new figures showing that Brita...

Osborne Gets Some Great Economic News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has received a massive boost this week as the International Monetary Fund sharply upgraded its growth forecast for the UK. As expec...

Divorce Recovery Time and Why You Can't Cheat the Clock

Maria Chiorando | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

The worst thing is the backsliding. It happens, and you just have to accept it. This is apparently one of the things that hits a lot of people the hardest: you're chugging along doing fine, and then it kicks you in the guts, as visceral as it is emotional. It's a cruel intrusion into your belief that you were doing well, and stirs up all kind of worries...

UK To Replace Germany As Europe's Top Economy By 2030

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Britain will leapfrog Germany and France to be Europe's top economy within two decades, according to a new report. The think tank Centre for Econom...

UK Economy To Fully Recover Next Year (Finally!)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is finally set to leave behind the economic downturn next year as its economy soars past its pre-recession peak, the British Chambers of Comme...

Your Pay Won't Be Back To Normal For Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Politics

Annual wage rises will not return to their historic norm of around 2% for a couple of years, the head of the UK's official fiscal watchdog has told MP...

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...

Dealing With Toronto's Mayor Two - Enabling, Denial, Disease and Blah, Blah, Blah...

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Just as most murderers are not absolved by reason of insanity, most people who misbehave in public when tipsy (e.g., urinating for the crowd) are not necessarily diseased - some people are just rude and crude, without any medical qualification.

Bulgarians at the Gates

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

Our absolute focus must be on nurturing and fuelling this recovery based on lessons learnt from the past. Any distraction from a laser-sharp focus on recovery is at best a set-back and at worst a threat to sustaining the momentum necessary to get us, and keep us, out of danger.

Why Alcohol Awareness Week Does More Harm Than Good

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The people of the North East do not need Alcohol Awareness. Or drinking statistics. Or minimum unit pricing. Or weaker alcohol strengths. We do not need a gaggle of experts to discuss what is best for us. We do not need yet more segregation. To be told alcoholism is a disease, a mental illness.

Economic Recovery That Suits Some and Ignores the Rest

Phil Shanks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

There is little doubt in my mind that the stronger economic news shows the economy is on the move but its current trajectory is to a recovery that suits some and ignores the rest...

The Recovery Delusion

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Margaret Heffernan

The numbers that proclaim recovery are of course GDP: that profoundly irrational statistic that sees more growth in disaster relief than disaster prevention, that grows with war and floods but never measures educational attainment or physical health. With a data point that skewed, it's no wonder our current bad news is trumpeted as good news.

For Whose Benefit?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Steve McCabe

Last week's GDP figures are undoubtedly good in that there is a return to overall growth. The problem is that once you examine the data there is little to demonstrate that we have moved away from reliance on precisely the sectors and behaviour that got us into the financial mess in the first place.

What's My Age Again?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I'm sat in a coffee shop at a table next to two impossibly young women. They are luminescent with the kind of ethereal beauty that comes with some types of youth... Not mine.

In One Speech, Ed Miliband Has Done More for Small Business Than This Government Has in Three Years

Simon Danczuk | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Labour understands that the people who go out and work long, hard hours to build up a business and create wealth and value to communities are not simply Treasury cash cows. They need help and support. The Tories have long forgotten this.

Orthorexia Nervosa in Recovery: It's Time to Talk

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There's something really wrong with me, isn't there? It's not normal to live like this, is it? Words I'd been too afraid to speak, a kaleidoscope of thoughts that had been free-wheeling around my head formless for so long-now clicking into place with frightening clarity.

Dream Your Way to Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Don't let anyone laugh at your dreams. Or let them tell you they can't become a reality. Sick or well. People used to laugh at me all the time, which is fine, some of my dreams seemed fairly ridiculous.

Carney's Forward Guidance Falling on Deaf Ears So Far

Jeremy Cook | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

The issue that I've raised the most in the past year or so is not inflation, but the difference between inflation and wage settlements. Especially with the decrease in the savings ratio of late, as people attempt to keep their lifestyle going by raiding savings pots, price increases and their relation to wages are key to the survival of the recovery. Without one, we cannot have the other.

Quarterly Inflation Report Will Be the Litmus Test for UK's Fledgling Economic Recovery

Jeremy Cook | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Next week is a big week for the new Governor of the Bank of England, and the UK economy as a whole. Wednesday at 09.30 will see Carney take the stage, the pound take a dive and the nation will hold its breath. By the end of Carney's first Quarterly Inflation Report we should have a much better idea of what we can expect next.

‘Osborne's Jobless Recovery'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Politics

Unemployment risks remaining stubbornly at around 2.5 million people over the next few years, leading economists have warned. Forecasters predicte...

Latest Sales Numbers Confirm That UK Is Very Much a Nation of Shoppers, Rather Than Shopkeepers

Jeremy Cook | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

This week's sales numbers showed a slight increase in retail sales and did well to improve on the 2.1% increase made in May. Notes and noises from the retail sector have been encouraging of late. Data from the British Retail Consortium has begun to shown an increase in sales volumes, whilst consumer confidence has moved to the highest level since October 2010.