One of the biggest secrets of the current UK recession is that there is one sector which is booming. Strangely this sector is often perceived as at odds with economic growth, holding back industry and a luxury we can't afford with the nation's finances in a slump. This booming growth sector is the green economy.
This month's Office of National Statistics employment figures have offered positive, albeit tentative, signs of growth in the British labour market. While overall unemployment fell by only 7,000, if one looks more closely at the figures they potentially reveal a booming entrepreneurial spirit in Britain.
As William Shakespeare once said "Not even being able to afford your bus fare to the dole office is the great leveller" there is nothing quite like standing in the street claiming to be the owner of a yellow ticket in order to collect £27 to make you reconsider your chosen career path in the entertainment industry.
Don't get me wrong, I am one of those ill-fated twenty-somethings. The sizeable student loan, the rented room in a shared house (post-the extended 'living at home to save money' period when I was actually sobbing over failed job applications); I even worked at a tractor company before getting a 'proper' career thing. And I am definitely one of those 'mortgage undesirables'.