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Tag Archives: Business

Is the UK economy starting to recover?

February 22, 2016

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  It’s just all doom and gloom at the moment, isn’t it? It feels like reading the financial section at the moment should come with a mental health warning: “may cause uncontrollable feelings of impending doom”. Heck, even this blog gets pretty depressing at times. Sorry about that. But is it really that bad? Only [...]

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Unilever workers 11 day strike starts today

January 18, 2016

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Today, thousands of Unilever workers will start 11 days of striking against plans to change their final-salary pension scheme. The strikes are due to take place for 11 days between today and 28th January with 12 different sites participating  including Norwich, Leeds, Manchester and North Wales. Union leaders “furious” Members of the Unite, Usdaw and [...]

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Case Study: ThirtyThree

January 4, 2016

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  In this third edition of our monthly Case Study, we bring you ThirtyThree a recruitment organisation, part of the OneAgent global network. The London and Bristol based organisation, has a range of clients including the National Trust, Starbucks and many blue-chip companies and carries out campaigns such as the RBS graduate campaign and the ITV [...]

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The top four supermarkets accused of fighting misleading “price war”

December 5, 2015

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The top four UK supermarkets could face prosecution after an investigation into pricing found some supermarkets were in breach of consumer regulations. BBC’s Panorama investigated pricing and offers at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons and found that most of the ‘offers’ advertised are simply a marketing ploy rather than giving shoppers a real discount. These [...]

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The Eurozone Crisis: Timeline

December 2, 2015

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Unless you have been living in a cave the past few months, you will know that there are a number of countries in the Eurozone who are struggling to pay back huge debts they have: the Eurozone crisis.

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Case Study: Plastic Data Card

November 29, 2015

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Here is the second in our monthly instalment of business Case Studies. This month we bring you Plastic Data Card. Plastic Data Card was started in 1992 by Jim O’Carroll who was looking to capitalise on a growing demand and decided to start his own company to make the most of this demand. The Kent [...]

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Saving your business money

November 15, 2015

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The recession has hit everyone hard. From individual people to businesses, everyone is feeling the pinch. Today we are going to look towards a more business orientated view of some money saving options that every business should be looking into.

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UK’s Top Young Entrepreneurs in 2015

October 17, 2015

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While for some, this year may not have been as fruitful as they had expected it to be; it has been a milestone in the lives of many young entrepreneurs who emerged with some really great ideas and are definitely worth keeping your eyes on. At a time when unemployment has increased in every part [...]

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Details of Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme Announced

October 12, 2015

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A select number of corporate jets and commercial airlines will be awarded free carbon allowances, in light of the new expenses caused by the Europe Commission’s new carbon emissions trading scheme. The new arrangement will see airlines having to produce a permit for every tonne of carbon dioxide emitted by their aircraft. This has been [...]

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Scotch whisky sales will fall 10 per cent by 2017

October 3, 2015

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Swirling winds, rugged landscapes and hillsides covered in heather are epitomised as the symbols of Scottishness by Scotch whisky companies, but this image is predicted to have a detrimental effect on the industry over the next five years. The Dark Spirits report by market researchers Mintel has predicted that UK sales will drop 10% by [...]

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