Energy boost

Energy boost

The revision of the global standard for energy management isn’t groundbreaking news for most business leaders. Even for those with a particular interest in environmental issues, this isn’t a particularly interesting story – the BSI specifically stated in its...
A slow recovery

A slow recovery

The Resolution Foundation is an organisation whose research is often cited by those on the leftwards end of the political spectrum to illustrate one or other perceived ill in the modern economy. As such, business leaders tend not to hang on its pronouncements with...
Learning experience

Learning experience

In terms of shock value, news that employers are up in arms about the Apprenticeship Levy is somewhere in the league of stories involving The Pope, Catholicism, wooded areas, and ursine toilet habits. Ever since the levy was introduced, the employers’ groups have...
An interest in the future

An interest in the future

Outgoing MPC member Ian McCafferty shot his parting shot yesterday, with an assessment of the economy that stopped short of calling the current underlying economic circumstances a ‘new normal’, but might as well have done so. After all, can something that persists for...