Category : Business

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

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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?

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

M&S Faces Public Backlash Over Cauliflower Steaks

11 months ago / 0 comments

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?

11 months ago / 0 comments

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?

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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