Category : Business

M&S Faces Public Backlash Over Cauliflower Steaks

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Marks and Spencer recently faced public backlash for selling cauliflower slices in plastic boxes marketed as “cauliflower steaks” for £2. Consumers raised concerns over excess packaging and overpricing, pointing out that a whole cauliflower could be purchased in M&S for £1, offering far better value for money whilst being better … Read More

Bitcoin: To Classify as a Currency?

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Mark Carney – the Governor of the Bank of England – has said that bitcoin has failed as a currency. Speaking to students at the London Regent University, Carney told students that bitcoin “has pretty much failed thus far on the traditional aspects of money. It is not a store … Read More

Technological Advancement or Too Far? Is Tinder Taking Over?

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You’ve had it, your friends have it, your flatmates probably have it… but hopefully your parents don’t have it! It grows in both quantity and quality on a daily basis, and you may even hear it mentioned more than Britain’s current long-standing buzzword, the infamous “Brexit”. With dates galore and … Read More

The Best for Britain

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Anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain has announced plans to conduct a ‘guerrilla marketing’ campaign this month in order to build support in favour of overturning the Leave result from the EU referendum, specifically in the Midlands and the north of England. This has been labelled as a ‘secret plot … Read More

Retail Sales Slump Despite Growth in Gym Wear Demand

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Despite high growth in gym clothing sales, as the population seek to meet their New Year resolutions, the start of the New Year saw a fall in overall retail growth, down to only 0.1%, much lower than expectations. The fall in retail growth could be explained by falling real wages. … Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions – A Fine Line Between Success and Failure

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One of the main motivations for merging companies is synergy, which is the idea that by combining business activities, performance will increase and costs will decrease. Budgets for certain departments can be cut and the new, larger company benefits from greater purchasing power, meaning that the costs of any raw materials … Read More

Oxfam In Crisis: Will the Charity Survive?

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Oxfam, one of the UK’s leading charity organisations, was accused by a report in The Times on February 9 of concealing the findings of a 2011 inquiry into allegations that its senior staff paid for sex with Haitian earthquake victims, in the aftermath of the crisis that left 200,000 people … Read More

Brexit to Threaten Small and Medium Businesses

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As the Prime Minister hopes to cinch a EU deal next month, more and more businesses are demanding clarity on what Brexit will look like to allow them to plan for the scenario. Chair of the EEF group, Judith Hackett, has said that most businesses are underprepared, particularly small and … Read More

The Crime Behind The Bitcoin Craze

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A common and prolific criticism of cryptocurrencies is their vulnerability and susceptibility to cyber corruption. There is good reason behind this concern, too; just this week, Europol director Rob Wainwright pronounced that there has been a significant increase in cybercrime of this nature. He estimated that around 4% of all … Read More

Virgin Rail Set To Sail

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The transport secretary Chris Grayling announced on February 5 that Virgin Trains East Coast, the franchise running services from London to Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle, is near collapse due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers. The franchise, a joint venture with 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% owned by Richard Branson’s … Read More