Articles tagged "employment"
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
Welcome to another week of news from the financial world, another rather wet week of weather in the UK and a very soggy summer solstice. Despite the weather though, there are a few gleams of good news showing through the clouds. Shareholders to be given vote on executive pay Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has confirmed [...]
Monday, March 12th, 2012
Health and Well Being At Work: The Potential Costs of Mental Ill-Health If you are an employer, you’ll know that absences from work due to mental health issues such as stress or depression can cost your business substantially. Health and well being at work are increasingly on the agenda But ‘presenteeism’ can be even more of [...]
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Welcome to this week’s financial news round up for the week ending the 16th September. It’s been a fairly slow week for financial news, with the FTSE100 and other global markets making a tentative recovery, rising and inflation and unemployment figures appeared in the headlines. So a mixed outlook for the UK. • An end [...]
Friday, November 13th, 2009
What do you think of the introduction of a further £15billion in quantitative easing? Ideally it would have been preferable for no more capital injection to be required. As all this capital makes its way into the system, confidence rises and the tail of the whip becomes more and more likely to be inflation. That inflation is harder to control as the Bank of England cannot simply sell its gilts back or increase interest rates.
Friday, October 30th, 2009
Six months ago I would have said no to both questions but it’s slightly different today. Quantitative easing is probably the biggest driver for this which in turn links to inflation. News that the economy is still in recession will not assist savers as rates will need to remain lower to support the economy. The figures regarding the economy are, however, an estimate and will be revised and I suspect will be revised upwards as I believe that quantitative easing will soon kick in and provide a support to the economy.
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