Insight – May 2016

"According to......." According to @enf  collecting data about housing costs is a worthwhile exercise. Kudos. 1979 was the year that San Francisco’s Mayor imposed a rent control, 70 years later, data inspection shows an average 6.6% increase (mostly year on year since 1956) – rent control or not. Eric Fischer cites ‘It would take a [...]
Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Data from ONS show that illegal drugs and prostitution contribute around £10bn a year to the British economy.  For the first time statisticians are measuring the value of the drug-dealing and sex work – apparently about  "the same contribution as farming  - and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together" or accommodation [...]
August 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

August 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Design on Protecting Your Business: With their monosyllabic response of computer says ‘no’ extended to now include the likes of ‘outside criteria’ or ‘it doesn’t sit comfortably with us’, smaller enterprise’s expectations of the high street banks continue to consistently fall short because those lender type expectations are nigh on impossible to meet. Apparently there [...]
July 2012 Noteworthy News

July 2012 Noteworthy News

Let’s start with what we Brits seem to like talking about instead of leaving it until the end as an ...and finally.... the weather -   June was the wettest on record, ‘Nuff said!  Although water restrictions have been lifted, some farmers, such as apple growers in Sussex  might be counting the cost of their crops [...]
March 2011 Noteworthy News

March 2011 Noteworthy News

Charting Rise and Fall March roars in as the UK economy shrank more than previously thought during the last three months of 2010. Gross Domestic Product slipped by 0.6% to minus 0.1%  amongst the slipping, sliding and freezing numbers for household spending, business investment, construction, finances and house price measuring. With calls going out from [...]