GDPR: A Business Challenge, Not Just A Data One

Rashmi Knowles | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rashmi Knowles

Brexit or not, the UK will be adopting the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") and plans to update our own Data Protection Act. What does it mean for UK citizens and UK-based businesses? What is going to change? And why is it happening?

Can Business Be Profitable and Responsible?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Can business be profitable and responsible? A great question considered by a panel rich in experience including the Chairman of Sky, the CEO of Waitrose and the CEO of the RSA. The discussion was convened by Sky as part of the CBI Great Business Debate driven by polling which discovered that 53% of people do not think business has a positive contribution to make to society.

The Ins and Outs of January

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

It's tragic that for so many of us clarity about what really counts arrives so late in the day. And might not this clarity deliver a sight more humility, empathy and equity in the world?

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

If You Want to Understand Pakistan, Talk to its Bus and Ambulance Drivers

Salman Shaheen | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Salman Shaheen

Every day, Zahir braves the bedlam of Karachi's bustling streets, driving one of the city's iconic technicolour busses bedecked with peacocks and Urdu scrawlings. His concerns about the country he's living in and what can be done to fix it are among those told by Asad Anees of the University of Karachi...

New Contemporaries 2012 Review

Neil Simpson | Posted 12.06.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

The New Contemporaries exhibition is in its fourth year and gives a platform to the best and brightest new talent from Scotland's leading art institutions.

The Caring Future of British Business?

Emma Norris | Posted 28.04.2012 | Home
Emma Norris

Becoming a community hub is a challenging concept for many businesses. The existing work culture, obligations to shareholders and operational concerns can all be barriers to embracing a more community-driven way of work. But for those businesses that really embrace working with their local community the benefits can be enormous - adding value to both the economy and society.

Small Firms Hit By Lending Squeeze

PA | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK

Many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are still struggling to raise money from banks despite an agreement between lenders and the government,...

Coasting 'Satisfactory' Schools Let Down More Students Than Failing Institutions

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Schools which fail to improve after three inspections should be subject to a "three strikes and you're out policy", a think tank has recommended. S...

Poor Children 'More Likely' To Attend Weak Schools

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A child's chances of attending a weaker school may depend on where they live, according to research. A study has found that the likelihood of atten...

Don't Worry About Lobbying, It's on its Last Legs

Henneke Sharif | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics
Henneke Sharif

We shouldn't worry about lobbyists because the industry is actually in its death throes. It is poised to disappear with the power shift from politics to wider society which will take secret decision making, unofficial advisers, and funny handshakes with it.

Society Must Find Ways Better to Support Young People

Emma Norris | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Emma Norris

The recent riots that have escalated throughout the country - predominantly instigated by angry youths - are prompting some commentators to lament a 'lost generation' of young people who have resorted to such acts because they feel they have nothing left to lose.