Regardless of the outcome, the UK’s 2019 General Election promised to be a pivotal event. After nearly a year of Brexit delays, political infighting and general market uncertainty, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to call a general election in December was seen as an attempt to deliver a majority government.
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The last decade has brought about monumental change in how employers manage the mental health and wellbeing of their employers. We have seen businesses put increasing emphasis on work/life balance initiatives with the aim of alleviating some of the pressures of modern working and keeping their people engaged and productive.
New residential and commercial building developments are going up at impressive rates across the country, transforming the face of UK towns and cities. Beyond just boosting local economies and attractiveness of these areas, increased construction efforts are also working feverishly to support the growing demand for affordable and accessible housing.
None of us are getting any younger, but, in a way, the workplace is. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce in both the UK and US. By next year, this cohort – and the even younger Generation Z group that follows them – will make up more than half the workforce globally.
Thanks to more and more societies embracing gender diversity and equal opportunity, the world is in a better place now than it was just a decade ago. Today, more women are making history and effecting change in areas such as business, economics, health, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, government and foreign policy.
Today’s rapidly changing business landscape has paved the way for more diversity in the workplace, particularly in the C-Suite. However, according to a report by Pew Research, only 26 women are in CEO roles in Fortune 500 companies.
When it comes to business objectives, a key goal at the forefront of any entrepreneur’s mind is maintaining consistent growth. This requires being on the lookout for scale-up opportunities.
The UK boasts some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative startups, leading disruptive trends across a variety of different industries. The numbers are impressive – 589,000 new businesses were created in 2017, and 3.5 million companies in total have been launched in the past five years.
Peterborough may be famous for a lot of things – the Nene Valley Railway, broadcaster Jake Humphreys, the burial site of Catherine of Aragon. But there is one honour to which the English town would likely not want to lay claim.
The debt held by UK corporates has hit a startling high, soaring to £390.7bn . This easily surpasses the level seen before the financial crisis, and represents a jump of 69% since the low point seen in 2010/11.