Despite improvements to the headline labour market figures over the past year, youth unemployment continues to blight the
Productivity. It's a word that strikes boredom into the heart of the majority of people. And I'll grant you, it's hard to get excited about a measure of input versus output value per worker, per hour. But it is a vital measure of how we're doing as a country. And since the economic crash, productivity in the UK, and many Western economies, has been absolutely dire and shows little sign of sustainable growth in the future.
Sheep dipping is no longer a legal requirement, but for many farmers it remains a vital twice yearly event that protects their flock from diseases. The benefits outweigh the costs because sheep dipping works. For sheep, that is.
The recent ONS figures for the September to November 2014 quarter show general unemployment is down. This is fantastic news, of course, and it rightly gained much positive coverage. But what's not so great - and was not so well-reported - is that the figures also show youth unemployment is on the rise again.
James Hind, 27, decided to go into business after seeing how hard it was for people to choose the right car, unless they
Rachael Wardle, 26, was inspired to launch her online matchmaking site - datemy.co.uk - after seeing how her father struggled
I believe we need to have a discussion about whether stuffing traditional maths down our children day after day is actually delivering real results, for them and society. While maths is vital, does it, in reality, need to be taught in a radically different way?
Ben Towers began his business career at the age of 11, starting out as a young freelance web designer. By the age of 12, he
Bejay Mulenga, 20, went down a storm when he spoke about his journey as an entrepreneur at the Tory party conference in Birmingham
Timothy Armoo, 19, is truly a modern entrepreneur, having created a business off the back of the online video giant YouTube