The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
Settling on a ‘no deal’ future as the UK’s relationship with the European Union is completely unthinkable, and there is no way in hell that such an arrangement can ever be allowed to happen.
I’m getting extremely annoyed about the way people are using the phrase ‘gig economy’. Not only is it being portrayed as something new, but also the implication is that anyone involved in paying people on a ‘job done’ basis is some kind of abusive employer, running an exploitative business model.
If there was any anecdotal evidence needed to prove the state of Britain’s roads, just visit the Pimlico Plumbers garage. At least twice a week we have to take one of our fleet of vans off the road to repair damage caused by potholes.
It’s now more than three months since it was decided by referendum that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union.
It’s that time again, and like last year and the year before those who have a vested interest in getting bums on seats in lecture theatres – because universities are businesses – are out there telling lies to the latest group of bright young students.
In between political crises I’ve noticed from time to time that many people in business seem to have some very unhelpful and inconsistent views when it comes to the Apprenticeship Levy, currently due to be introduced early next year.
Throughout his political career, first as leader of the opposition, then as Prime Minister under coalition conditions, David Cameron did the best for his country, often at personal and political cost to himself, and for me that elevates him way beyond being merely a successful politician, and into the realm of true statesman.
At something like £383-odd billion, the economy has grown by at least 0.8% in the three months to the end of September, according to the latest GDP figures released today.