Brexit

Unlocking the war chest

The numbers that many people didn’t want to hear were finally revealed last month… The Department for International Trade showed that investment in the UK by overseas firms has declined sharply in recent years. The number of new projects in

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Rural voters want change from next Prime Minister

A major survey of rural voters on the Conservative Party leadership contest has revealed deep frustration in rural areas. Over 3,000 people took part in the online survey between 7-17 June. This has been the only national survey of rural opinion on

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Current GDP masks financial reality

We often look to GDP to measure the nation’s net income, but selection of data can skew the picture and lead to inaccurate predictions. Official figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent from January to April

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Britain Navigating Uncertainty

To the surprise of many, the news in March showed that employment in the UK was hitting record highs. Unemployment reached its lowest level since 1971 and wages are growing at the fastest rate for a decade. In addition, pay

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Taking the Brexcuit…

Stuart Farr opens the tin to examine the predicted changes set to occur after Brexit. He finds a selection of broken bits, but is there a crumb of comfort? The phrase “a week is a long time in politics” was

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Game Fair plays down Brexit concerns

The managing director of The Game Fair, James Gower, has moved to remind industry leaders in the outdoors sector that Britain remains open for business, despite the uncertainty of Brexit. Speaking at IWA Outdoor Classic, Mr Gower encouraged European industry

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The justice league?

Caroline Roddis marvels at the superhuman efforts being made by Chris Packham and the rest of the ‘Wild Justice’ organisation. What with all this Brexit malarkey, scanning the news has never been more painful. I realise that by the time

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On the flipside with Stuart Farr

Even with all the current political unrest, legally, The Brexit deadline is still 29 March, which means that Stuart Farr will finally be able to give up international trade predictions for lent. The last few months have seen some pretty impressive

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The Viennese faults

Diggory Hadoke explores the possibility of European auction houses usurping classic British sales. An interesting letter appeared on my desk recently. It was from a European auction house and it was asking for consignments from the UK. The auction house

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Living on the Edge

2019, the tipping point for the world economy? China’s growth is slowing; debt is pushing towards a level of 2.5 times the size of its economy.  After 40 years of fabulous growth, fuelled to a large extent by private companies,

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