Shocking statistic

Shocking statistic

The National Audit Office’s reports on savings and debt in the UK are not the most thrilling reading one can find on the internet. Nor are they the most obvious guides for business decision making. Indeed, often the numbers are so huge, and the presentation so...
Food for thought

Food for thought

Word of cost pressures in the hospitality industry will hardly come as a surprise, but news from the International Grains Council and elsewhere, of rising food raw materials should still influence the thinking of leaders in the sector. These pressures are global,...
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...
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...