Business Update – 10 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Former PM campaigns on the cost of living crisis Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown is warning that people will go hungry and cold this winter, as the cost of living crisis worsens. He says that in his hometown of Fife, he is seeing a level of poverty “that…  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 – 12 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Retailers like Amazon blasted for sending tiny items in large packages Every year oversized packaging leads to five million unnecessary delivery journeys, but on top of that, consumers are also upset about the environmental toll of shipping air in those gigantic boxes. Rail passengers brace for strikes Train drivers…  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. Government considers 50-year mortgages to help ease housing crisis…  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

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