Tag : benefits

Mergers and Acquisitions – A Fine Line Between Success and Failure

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 unexpected benefits of coping with depression and anxiety

2 years ago / 0 comments

Most people that suffer with depression and/or anxiety will know just how overwhelming and debilitating it can be. I have realised that once you’ve worked through negative feelings there is, in fact, a silver lining. Now I see that it’s important to think about the positive elements of living with mental … Read More

Iain Duncan Smith resigns over planned disability benefit changes

3 years ago / 0 comments

Conservative MP, Iain Duncan Smith, has resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary over £4bn of planned cuts to disability benefits. In his Budget on Wednesday, Chancellor George Osborne had said that the government would be spending an extra £1bn on disability, but the changes to benefits announced a few days … Read More

Features | The truth about social class at uni

5 years ago / 0 comments

We might think University is a blank slate where we can start afresh, but our upbringing and background count for more than you might think. LS investigates the thorny issue of class.   In a novel by the 19th century writer and politician Benjamin Disraeli, a working class radical warns … Read More

Comment | No 'benefit' to anyone

5 years ago / 0 comments

You might have noticed that critics and fans have been raving in equal measure about Channel 4’s recent series, Benefits Street. Whether you tuned in to watch or recoiled at the premise of the program, it certainly got people talking. Benefits Street was wrong on so many levels: from peddling … Read More

TV | Raised by Wolves – Just what comedy is howling out for

5 years ago / 0 comments

It is nothing short of miraculous that Raised by Wolves got commissioned, even for a just a pilot. But that isn’t meant as an indictment. For despite some rough edges, this half-hour sitcomcom written by Caroline and Caitlin Moran is properly original and thoroughly enjoyable. It’s appearance is hard to … Read More