With Germany having the lowest unemployment rate within Europe, we should focus on their strengths and examine some of the reasons behind it. In a world of high youth unemployment, where the supply of skilled labour often fails to match
One of the curious features of the current economic mess is the way employment appears to have held up. We have worryingly high levels of youth unemployment, but given the flatlining of the economy over several years, it is at
The decline of traditional heavy industries and the growth of our financial and service sectors have left a lasting legacy on our national economy. In short, too much UK wealth is created and consumed in London and the South East.
Borrow, Build, Sell. These are the characteristics of the UK housing market. A business model predicated on those selling and buying homes accessing cheap debt finance. A model which helped to fuel large increases in UK house prices, and led
There can be no doubt that these are tough times for the Welsh economy. The poor performance of the global economy and the problems of the Eurozone have inevitably affected our economic prospects. The main influences on the Welsh economy
Darren was taken on by an employment agency in 2010 to work as a labourer on a major hospital building project in Scotland for which he was paid slightly less than £8 per hour. The agency took his bank details
With George Osborne’s Budget largely uninspiring, it is now Labour that is leading the debate on how to make to make Britain the best place it can be to start, run and grow a business. In the run-up to the
The importance of exporting in these economically fragile times is in danger of becoming a cliche, but for a country such as the UK it is also more important than ever before. As a country we need to quickly develop
What do Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff Ice and Guinness all have in common? They are all made by Diageo, which is one of the worlds largest drinks company who recently hosted an LFIG business reception with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief
“The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy ” (President Barack Obama State of the Union address, January 27, 2010). We have all heard this or similar, time and time again.