UK Businesses

How I Got Through The Edinburgh Fringe On Benefits

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...

Britain's Steel Industry Needs Our Support

Ben Johns | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

The Scunthorpe Steel Works have provided jobs and income to families in the town for over 150 years. The announcement of 2,200 job losses and the closure of the Redcar plant started speculation in Scunthorpe. The news today that over 900 jobs would be cut confirmed the town's worst fears. The possibility of the closure of the Scunthorpe Steel Works is becoming a reality. As a Scunthorpe resident, I'm worried about the future. What will happen to my town?

Stamping Out the Stigma of Mental Health at Work

Hannah Cottam | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Hannah Cottam

When it comes to work, the term 'mental ill health' still holds certain stigmas - it is something that we just don't talk openly about and often the illness will remain completely hidden.

HSBC Tax Dodge Claims Are Also Rather Awkward For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain's biggest bank HSBC helped clients cheat the UK public purse out of millions of pounds in tax by using Swiss bank accounts, according to an ex...

Jeremy Vine Is In Hot Water Over 'Five-Figure' Speech To Arms Dealers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine has been accused of tarnishing the reputation of the BBC for speaking at a £246-per-head dinner for arms dealers. Vine, ...

Whatever Ed Miliband's Message Is, Business Isn't Listening, Adviser Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is failing to sell Labour's policies to the business community, one of his advisers has admitted, as the party drew a fresh wave of critic...

Excruciating Ed Balls Newsnight Car Crash Interview Gives Birth To 'Bill Somebody'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

Labour's attempted fightback against a wave of criticism from business chiefs was derailed after Ed Balls agonisingly failed to name one of the party'...

This Entrepreneur Started Selling Eggs At 12, Now What Is He Up To?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Venn, 22, started out as a young entrepreneur at the age of 12, when he reared chickens in Zambia and sold their eggs to local shops and resta...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Has Big Plans In Scotland Now #IndyRef Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

Spurred on by Scots rejecting independence in yesterday's referendum, Ukip is aiming to break through into the Scottish Parliament as the party boasts...

Zeroing in on the Challenges Facing UK Companies Entering the US Market

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Shana Ting Lipton

Clothing retailer Primark recently revealed that it would embark on a £200m bid to enter the notoriously merciless United States fashion market with plans to open a Boston store in late 2015.

Debt Vs Equity: Growing Business Sustainably

Sarah Willis | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Willis

Choosing to raise finance through debt or equity is a step that many SME owners and directors have to make at some point...

Cut the Snark Mark, Even If Your Masterplan Is a Muddle

Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Asa Bennett

"It seems a muddle", I wondered aloud after he presented the Bank's latest outlook for the economy. What was his response? He glowered, and shot back: "You're muddled, I'm afraid." Sitting at his side, deputy governor Ben Broadbent duly chuckled at Carney's catty response. I was almost surprised he didn't offer a saucer of milk.

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Osborne Urged To Stop His Easy Mortgages Before He Ruins The Market

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to rein in his controversial mortgage guarantee scheme before it distorts Britain's property market by the head of the O...

Why Robotics and 'Open Innovation' Go Hand in Hand

Huw Davies | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

To the roboticists of course, potential practical applications for such products are endless - including within business, education and security.

The Robots Are Coming - UK Mission to the States Is a Go!

Huw Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Huw Davies

Its 8am on a Friday morning and I'm sitting in a busy airport lounge waiting for my flight to San Diego. Why? Because this week is the kick off the week-long entrepreneur Mission to California for UK companies working in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) - and it's destined to be an inspiring one.

Could Foreign Investors Ditch An Independent Scotland?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could undermine the level of foreign investment in Scotland, which new figures indicate has reached a 16-year high, a new report...

Will Independence Leave Scots £5 Billion Better, Or Worse, Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could leave the country £5 billion better off in 15 years' time without having to raise taxes, according to its First Minister ...

UK Fraud Squad Probes Drugs Giant GSK

PA | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline's commercial practices are under criminal investigation by the UK's major fraud unit, the company said. The London-base...

Barclays Now Fined For Fixing The Price Of Gold

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Barclays has been fined £26 million by the City watchdog over failings in relation to the fixing of the price of gold over a nine-year period. The...

Next Chief Shows Bosses What To Do With Their Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Next chief executive Simon Wolfson is going to share his £4 million cash bonus this year with his 20,000 employees at the fashion chain for the secon...

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

Damning Report Reveals How Much You Lost In Royal Mail Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

Royal Mail's privatisation left taxpayers short changed by £750 million as ministers were "too cautious" in their pricing of the business at just 330...

'Labour And Business Can Work Together'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Business and government must work together to win back public trust as part of the drive to boost the economy and improve living standards, according ...

'Without The EU, Easyjet Would Not Exist'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

EasyJet would not exist without the European single market, a government report on the UK's relationship with the rest of the Europe has found. "Ea...