Category : Business

What is the Winning Formula Behind Wetherspoon’s Success?

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Arguably a student favourite, JD Wetherspoon plc has been operating since 1979, when their first pub opened in North London. Fast-forward nearly forty years later and the national chain now owns nearly 1,000 hotels and pubs across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Having earned numerous accolades including a … Read More

Businesses to Watch During Fresher’s Week

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Dominos leaflets scattered on the streets, hands full of club flyers and student discounts everywhere. Yep, it’s fresher’s week and businesses will do everything they can to get their hands on your newly acquired student loan money. Targeting students is a very effective way for businesses to reach a new … Read More

A Quick Guide to Staying CV Savy at Uni

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Starting University can be extremely daunting but what is arguably more daunting is the ‘real world’ you have to face after graduation. This prospect is something you will be reminded about from day one at Leeds and unfortunately something you should really be thinking about asap. Therefore, it is important … Read More

App-only Start-up Banks – A Threat To Traditional Banking?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Now that nearly everything can be done via an app on our phones, such as seeing a GP or getting a flight boarding pass, it’s not surprising that banking has also followed suit, with many app-only banks appearing in recent years as an alternative to traditional banking, such as Monzo … Read More

Diesel Bans as Air Quality Standards Get Harder To Meet

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Climate change is not going away. Pollution is not abating. Harmful gas emissions are not decreasing. Within the European Union, road transport is responsible for about 20% of all CO2 emissions. That’s enough for us to be asking the question: what is being done about the gas emissions from road … Read More

The Beast From The East – Sending The Economy Into A Blizzard?

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Inconvenienced by it or not, last week’s snowstorm across the UK was every British person’s dream. The snow was a solid topic for small talk whilst waiting around for seminars to start, and it provided an extra excuse to miss any classes that weren’t affected by the strikes. It was … Read More

Giving Birth To A Recession

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A paper entitled ‘Is Fertility a Leading Economic Indicator’ concludes that the rate of women becoming pregnant begins to fall several months before the start of a recession. The research team, comprising economists from the Universities of Notre Dame (UND) and Kentucky, measured fertility in the United States by proxy … Read More

How Would Renationalisation Affect The Economy?

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Ever since his election as the Labour Party leader in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been closely associated with policies of renationalisation. There is a general sense that such policies are the ultimate signifiers of Corbyn’s socialist credentials, and so they have remained hot topics ever since he assumed his position … Read More

A New Era For IKEA

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It is 90 years since Ingvar Kamprad started selling matches to his neighbours and around 70 years since his small business selling matches, flower seeds, greeting cards and Christmas tree decorations began to take roots in the furniture industry. This year, Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish shopping giant IKEA, died. … Read More

Retail Giant Toys R Us On The Brink Of Collapse

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The days of our childhood dreams are well and truly over. Toys R Us is currently on the brink of collapse as the company is held accountable to pay a £15 million tax bill. For many of us, the celebrations and rewards of our youth were lived out through the … Read More