Posts for Economy

How the pandemic has changed holidaymaking in Britain

Daniel Gale/Shutterstock Anya Chapman, Bournemouth University Restrictions on foreign travel have had a big impact on British holidaymakers over the last 18 months. In the first quarter of 2021, outbound international flights taken by UK tourists were down 94% compared to the year before, while UK cruise passengers fell from […]

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7 things to check if at risk of redundancy

From Citizens Advice: With the furlough scheme due to end on 30 September, Citizens Advice has set out your essential checklist if you’re facing redundancy. The charity’s frontline advisers have supported nearly 45,000 people with redundancy issues since the pandemic began – equivalent to one person every four minutes. Matthew […]

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Pingdemic staff shortages: how business can cope with isolating employees

STEKLO/Shutterstock Emily Yarrow, University of Portsmouth and Julie Davies, Manchester Metropolitan University Despite the lifting of most legal COVID-19 restrictions on July 19, the pandemic’s effect on the health, economy and wellbeing of the English public is far from over. The latest development is in the form of the “pingdemic” […]

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3% rise for NHS staff

From the Government: NHS staff including nurses, paramedics, consultants, and dentists in England will receive a 3% pay rise backdated to April 2021 after the government accepted the recommendations of the independent NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body for Doctors’ and Dentists’ Renumeration (DDRB). For the average […]

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Graduate opportunities hit hard by pandemic

Vacancy numbers for graduates and trainees have been hit hard by the pandemic with the number of roles in the first half of 2021 down 66% when compared to the same period in 2019. That’s according to the latest real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean […]

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Debt breathing space

From Citizens Advice: From Tuesday 4th May 2021, the new Breathing Space and Mental Health Crisis Debt Respite Schemes will come into effect in England and Wales. Citizens Advice’s expert debt advisors explain what you need to know about the new initiative. What is Breathing Space? Breathing Space is a […]

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A guide to starting a removal business with minimal investment

In this day and age, there are many business ideas that you can start with minimal investment. There’s no need to go cap in hand to the bank hoping for a loan. You don’t have to tap into your savings or save up enough before you can begin. One such […]

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How the world ran out of semiconductors

Hamza Mudassir, Cambridge Judge Business School There’s a global shortage in semiconductors, and it’s becoming increasingly serious. The US is currently reviewing its supply of the technology, following a landmark executive order from President Joe Biden. The president also pledged US$37 billion (£26 billion) to cover the short-term costs of […]

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Fuel duty frozen

Fuel prices have been creeping up again, and in Bude yesterday, diesel was 124.9 a litre. Down here, it is especially key. For two health related journeys yesterday, I drove over 100 miles, and I’m not alone. Following the announcement in yesterday’s Budget that fuel duty will continue to be […]

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E10 petrol is on its way

The Department for Transport has confirmed E10 petrol will be introduced at UK forecourts in September. The fuel, which consists of 90% unleaded petrol and 10% bioethanol, could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year – the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road. RAC fuel spokesman Simon […]

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