Business Update – 3 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Billions of pounds worth of benefits left on the table every year It’s estimated that £15bn worth of benefits go unclaimed every year, with some perceiving access as a handout they shouldn’t accept. The MoneyHelper website can help you see if you are entitled to unclaimed benefits and can…  Read more

Business Update – 26 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Russia and Ukraine sign deal to resume grain export to world markets The UN and Turkey managed to help Russia and Ukraine come to an agreement last week that will reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports, raising hopes that an international food crisis aggravated by the Russian…  Read more

Business Update – 19 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Economics 101: The Cost of Living Crisis Explained The Guardian interviewed ten experts and created this explainer on the cost of living crisis – how we got here, and where we’re going. It can be found here. Amazon presence set to grow in the UK Amazon announced it will…  Read more

Business Update – 6 July 2022

Welcome back to our Business Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Tonnes of food on British farms left unpicked Due to a lack of seasonal workers, farmers are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds due to unpicked crops. The labour shortage was triggered by Brexit and then the invasion of Ukraine. UK and New Zealand working holiday visas raise age…  Read more

Business Update – 29 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. ‘Hat-trick of hurt’ affecting small businesses Small and medium-sized firms are facing a triple threat of rising fuel costs, higher wages and the surging price of imported goods and raw materials. Staff shortages contribute to air cargo delays The IATA says that the cargo handling industry lost thousands of…  Read more

Business Update – 22 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Raise interest rates even more, policymaker says According to Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann, the central bank should raise interest rates even more aggressively to shore up the weak pound. China takes advantage of discounts on Russian oil China is now the biggest importer of Russian oil despite…  Read more

Business Update – 15 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Recession fears loom after Wall Street plunge The S&P 500 sunk more than 20% below its record low on Monday, falling firmly into bear market territory. Experts warn a recession is likely on the horizon. Pensions “injustice” leads to years of delay for older women Thousands of women born…  Read more

Business Update – 8 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Four-day work week trial underway Thousands of UK workers from 70 different companies are trialing a 4-day work week starting this week. It’s the biggest pilot scheme in the world to explore changing work patterns, and will last 6 months. Air travel disruptions continue, stranding thousands Budget airlines such…  Read more

Business Update – 1 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Significant increases to budget food items UK shoppers are facing price increases of up to 50% over last year, including budget items such as pasta, rice, and bread. One year later, UK firms still frustrated by Brexit implications British exporters fear that the Northern Ireland protocol will make it…  Read more

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