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June 12, 2018

As New Look faces up to the reality of declining sales figures and higher costs of trading on the UK High Street, they have announced a radical strategic plan centred around selling 80% of their clothing ranges for under £20.  Will this policy of slashing prices really...

March 28, 2018

On the day that the UK government announce plans to encourage the recycling of plastics, McDonalds have just announced their own plans to phase out the plastic drinking straw from their UK branches.  In an effort to become an increasingly environmentally friendly compa...

March 28, 2018

Megabus have been forced by the Advertising Standards Authority to remove their promotional campaign offering fares from just £1 due to the severely limited number of places actually available.  The ASA adjudged the advert to be misleading consumers when in reality as...

March 26, 2018

The UK's largest six energy suppliers have been told that they risk ultimate failure within 5 years unless they do more to embrace the switch amongst consumers to smart meters that better enable them to monitor their energy usage and to therefore cut consumption.  With...

March 26, 2018

George Osbourne's election promise of delivering a Northern Powerhouse might have won his party some additional votes but when it comes to the actual substance of what this means there seems to be little more than broken promises and words.  With a report out this week...

March 24, 2018

The Bike Project is the latest in a series of recent initiative by the so-called social entrepreneurs.  These are people who establish a business with the intention of helping to better meet some of societies needs more effectively.  With the high cost of public transp...

March 23, 2018

The environmental impact of industrial scale farming is considered in this article by the Guardian.  With the existence of large EU subsidies for many farms and their crops, the incentive is there for farmers to mass produce on a scale that is simply not sustainable in...

March 23, 2018

The announcement earlier this week that the new British Passport would be manufactured by a French company took many by surprise but should it have done?  The supposed symbol of a newly independent Britain, freed from the shackles of European bureaucracy has become ins...

March 22, 2018

This article is great for illustrating the concepts of job production, bespoke design, quality and the reasons why SMEs continue to thrive despite the pressures of the larger competitors within the market.  Handmade and bespoke designed watches from Switzerland are sti...

March 21, 2018

This week potentially signifies the end to Africa's turbulent economic times.  With a free-trade agreement being signed creating a trading area stretching from Cairo to Cape Town and a potential market of some 1.2bn consumers the opportunities for economic growth and r...

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