Missing older workers ‘weigh on economy’s growth potential’

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The exodus of workers from the jobs market over the pandemic has weakened prospects for Britain’s economic growth, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. About half a million workers left their jobs over the pandemic with no plans to return to work. Some of the rise was caused by […]

Getting To Know You: Will Polston, founder, Will Polston Coaching & Training

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Will Polston, talks to Business Matters about how helping ambitious owners to maximise their potential has resulted in him becoming a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at Will Polston Coaching and Training I develop ambitious business owners to live a life they love by mastering their […]

Getting To Know You: Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive, Learndirect

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Wayne Janse Van Rensburg, Chief Executive of education company Learndirect talks to Business Matters about the inspiration behind their business, which has seen them become a finalist in the 2023 Business Champion Awards What do you currently do at learndirect? I am the CEO of learndirect. It is my responsibility to manage […]

Rokt Partners with Oracle Red Bull Racing to foster diversity in Formula 1

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Rokt, the global leader in ecommerce technology, is today announcing a new partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing, the leading Formula One (F1) team and winner of last year’s Constructors and Drivers Championships. Rokt will become an official team partner and the two organisations will work together on various initiatives to foster […]

Apple sales in biggest fall since 2019

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Apple sales dropped at the end of 2022 as shoppers squeezed by the rising cost of living cut back their purchases. Sales at the iPhone giant fell 5% in the three months to December compared with the same period in 2021. It was the biggest decline since 2019 and worse than expected. […]

Car insurance costs pushed up by paint and energy prices

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> Rising paint prices and higher energy costs were among the reasons for a leap in the cost of motor insurance late last year, a trade body has said. The average price paid for cover rose by 8% in the final three months of the year, compared with the previous quarter, the Association […]

Car insurance costs pushed up by paint and energy prices

Rising paint prices and higher energy costs were among the reasons for a leap in the cost of motor insurance late last year, a trade body has said. The average price paid for cover rose by 8% in the final three months of the year, compared with the previous quarter, the Association of British Insurers […]

UK risks exodus of semiconductor firms without an industry strategy

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The government risks endangering the UK’s semiconductor industry unless it urgently publishes a strategy for the sector, a leading Westminster body has warned. MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to publish a strategy to help support the sector. BEIS Committee Chair […]

UK risks exodus of semiconductor firms without an industry strategy

The government risks endangering the UK’s semiconductor industry unless it urgently publishes a strategy for the sector, a leading Westminster body has warned. MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to publish a strategy to help support the sector. BEIS Committee Chair Darren Jones said: […]