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 – December 2014

Business Finance Junction – December 2014

The Bank of England stress test results on the British banking system are being issued December 16, alongside its half-yearly financial stability report. The tests focus on the housing market and the Bank’s ‘adverse scenario’ which has a correction factored in. Tenancy checks for private landlords in the West Midlands are liable for a ‘Civil [...]
Business Finance Junction – December 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 [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – February 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – February 2014

The Gatekeepers of Your Business (Part One) Any sized business can make a big promise happen by delivering the value proposition, specific to that business, when its committed to and supported by the right gatekeepers - from an answerphone holding the fort, to a line of line managers sitting in waiting. With stiff competition for [...]
Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

The sun had hardly set on an announcement that RBS, the bank with kinetic pull from politicians,  could see itself and Lloyds Banking Group going out to ‘public’  ownership when RBS’s CEO, with a mixed public image, built around a £45Bn public bailout to turn around a failing bank   and  added  contentious bonuses, ( Stephen [...]