Buy-to-let property investment has hit the headlines of property blogs quite a lot over the last few days - and the stories have been about more than the likes of new mortgage rates.
An IT consultant called Nigel has spent seven years cataloguing the keystrokes necessary to go directly to the correct desk when telephoning a given call centre. On his website "pleasepress1.com" he has published the shortcuts for 130 firms and government departments which, he claims, can save up to eight minutes of listening to recorded...
The Governor of the Bank of England is getting a little more optimistic. He thinks growth will be a little better and inflation not so bad this year. We too have become less pessimistic about UK inflation this year, given the sharp falls in commodity prices and the rally in the pound against the yen and even a little against the dollar.
Isn’t all capitalism predatory, some contemporary critics might well ask, looking at the post-crisis economic landscape? Geoff Mulgan, chief exec of NESTA, is more optimistic in his recent book The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism’s Future. He foresees the possibility of sustainable economic growth built...
The Secretary of State for Education has come up with a "radical rethink" about GCSE examination grades. Instead of A*******, A******, A*****, A****, A***, A**, A*, A, B and C he proposes grades of 1 to 10. This, he believes, will provide a clearer indication of students' achievement.
The question arose during a talk by John Raven of Oxera and whacked me right between the eyes. This is a big question in the development of workplace pensions. I was at a conference on annuity but I was thinking workplace pensions.
As promised last week here are the 8 key questions your prospects will be looking for answers to, with some thoughts on the best way to go about answering them. Whether you are developing physical marketing materials or developing the key messages for your website, the questions and principles are the same.