Tag Archives: Economy

Respect for the self-employed

It’s a truth as old as the hills that there are two types of self-employed. Those who choose to be and those who have no choice. Most people who read this blog have more experience with the “professional” classes who … Continue reading

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Buildings for the future -time to spend cheap money.

I am with Nigel Wilson on this “QE was designed by the rich for the rich; it drove up the price of assets rather than creating new ones and there has never been so much money available as today”, It’s … Continue reading

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“Britain’s future is brighter than the British realise!” – Dr Pippa Malmgren

This is a blog by Pippa Malmgren. I met her through the good folk at Mallowstreet and she is my favourite economic commentator bar none. So I’m really pleased she’s agreed for me to republish this remarkable work here.   … Continue reading

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BREXIT – big business hysteria has to stop – Stephen Kelly – Sage.

  The tale of Chicken Little was a Kelly bedtime story favourite – and in recent days in post-referendum Britain, some of our leaders seem to have taken a lead from the famous farmyard fable. In the story, Chicken Little … Continue reading

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What is the goal of good management?

Discretion is the better part of valour- they used to say. Then along came social media and discretion is not the kind of word that you use when you only have 140 characters at your disposal. Some thought that the … Continue reading

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“A fair and lasting settlement”; public sector pensions

Paul Johnson and the Institute of Fiscal Studies have done the numbers and, to nobody’s surprise, have concluded that the long-term cost of  public sector pensions in terms of “pensions out” will be about the same under the new regime … Continue reading

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You can’t buy a sausage with a brick

Time to start saving for your future lads – you can’t buy a sausage with a brick – never could. You certainly can’t fund your retirement from negative equity.

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