Tag Archives: economy

Brexit and the implications for Britain after voting to leave the EU

Posted by on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brexit and the loss of meaning Last Thursday’s referendum saw a seismic change in the business environment. In the United Kingdom we have become accustomed to stability. At the most basic level an analysis of any business environment starts with PESTLE; political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. We have become accustomed to technology as a driver for change in… Read More »

How do businesses regain their appetite for risk?

Posted by on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr David Spicer is Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change at Bradford University School of Management where he lectures in the areas of change management and organisational behaviour on undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes.

Hate to say we told you so...

Posted by on Monday, February 14, 2011

By Chris Gorman, Forum of Private Business Ever since the global financial meltdown, attempting to diagnose the health of the economy has become a national preoccupation. Journalists, analysts and politicians clamour over each new batch of statistics on growth, lending and insolvency, desperately trying to interpret what the reams of numbers and percentages actually mean… Read More »

It’s the economy, stupid. Or is it?

Posted by on Monday, July 26, 2010

Well, the government has spoken.  Austerity is upon us!  The public sector must cut and save – there’s little disagreement. My problem is the balance between the economics and ideology of policy making. Let’s look at some examples. 1. Brand Yorkshire disappearing Firstly, the RDAs.  Controversial since their foundation, they were perceived as bloated quangos… Read More »

Securing medium-term funding – businesses should act now

Posted by on Friday, May 28, 2010

Vince Cable says the banks must get lending, as ‘they have been accumulating reserve capital beyond their requirements’. Businesses should be wary. Don’t think this means funding is finally about to be released. In fact, my recommendation would be to make sure you do everything possible to secure medium-term funding requirements now. While credit conditions… Read More »