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Tag Archives: 2016

Can Secession Succeed?

November 22, 2016

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The issue of regions looking for independence from their current nation states is in the news at the moment. From certain US states to Scotland and Catalonia the case is being made that they would be better to go it alone, but just how would this work out in practice, and how likely is it [...]

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The financial implications of the Olympics

June 22, 2016

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  Debates over the costs and potential benefits of bringing the Olympics to the UK have been raging since the International Olympic Committee first made the decision back in 2008. The eyes of the world will always be on any city chosen to host the Olympic Games – but both critics and supporters of the [...]

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News: Emirates Airline still proving they ain’t short of money

May 22, 2016

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Emirates has announced it will be the official airline of the Irish Open in Portrush. In the last 12 months Emirates have shown themselves to be keen patrons of sport having sponsored an event or team in nearly every sport there is; from football to sailing and everything in between. The 2016 Irish open, will [...]

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Safety and Health Expo 2016

April 19, 2016

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  The Safety and Health Expo 2016 is coming up and we thought this would be a great idea to talk about the expo, why you should go and tips for keeping your business ‘health and safety’ compliant while we’re on the topic… The Safety and Health Expo 2016 The Safety and Health Expo is [...]

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Budget 2016

March 21, 2016

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Yesterday George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer released the Budget 2016 with the main headlines being that if you earn over £50,000 you will gradually lose your child benefit, if you earn over £60,000 you will lose it all, cigarette prices are rising to 37p per packet, there will be a new 7% stamp duty [...]

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The Big Rethink 2016

March 7, 2016

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  The Big Rethink is a conference organised by The Economist, focusing on understanding how consumers can affect the environment that businesses operate in. Now in its third year the 2016 edition will take place on March 8th at the HAC in London. The main topic this year is the consumer. Consumers’ behaviour defines businesses [...]

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The most expensive cities in the world

February 14, 2016

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The Economist Intelligence Unit has just released the list for the most expensive cities to live in 2016. During the past years Tokyo had been number one in the rankings, but it looks like in 2016 Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, has the honour of being the top of the list. Zurich has moved [...]

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Mortgages to be rationed in 2016

January 5, 2016

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  Ever dreamed of buying a house? Well you’re a crazy fool and you should lower your ambitions. Houses are for people with huge sums of cash in reserve. If you don’t own a house now then you probably never will so just deal with it. What’s that? You want a flat. Well sure you [...]

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UK Economy Will Suffer 2016 Downturn

December 12, 2015

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The UK economy is going to suffer a more severe economic downturn in 2016 than previously predicted. Experts had predicted growth of 0.6% in the coming year but now econmomists at Standard Chartered bank say that the economy will in fact contract by 1.3%. However, other institutions say that Standard Chartered’s prediction is at the [...]

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