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  • The Pace of Change Accelerates

    The Pace of Change Accelerates

    By Mark Richards. All my life there have been three fundamental facts about cars. Now all of them are under threat, and the changes they will bring will threaten the car industry as we know it. Yes, it will affect the UK – but it will affect Germany far more. [...]

  • February Economic Round-Up

February Economic Round-Up

March 4th, 2019|Comments Off on February Economic Round-Up

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, MoneyGap looks back over the month just ended. So what did February bring us? [...]

  • Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 2

Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 2

February 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 2

By Mark Richards. As we did in the middle of last month, we take a day off from the doom, gloom and interminable Brexit stalemate to [...]

  • January Economic Round-Up

January Economic Round-Up

February 4th, 2019|Comments Off on January Economic Round-Up

By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, MoneyGap looks back over the month just ended. January was a month that brought [...]

The End of the World is Nigh!

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on The End of the World is Nigh!

By Mark Richards. Nuclear war? Catastrophic climate change? A global pandemic? Right now the end of the world – and the apocalyptic aftermath – is big [...]

  • Testing the Right Personality

Testing the Right Personality

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Testing the Right Personality

By Mark Richards. Personality tests are being used more and more frequently in business. The traditional approach was [...]

  • Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

By Mark Richards. Will artificial intelligence bring us untold benefits – eliminating traffic accidents, developing customised learning and [...]

Personal Finance

  • I Love You: Give me your Money

I Love You: Give me your Money

February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on I Love You: Give me your Money

By Mark Richards. As we all know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but for thousands of people around the world it will have been the day when they fell victim to [...]

  • Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Will Travel Agents move from the High Street into your Lounge?

By Mark Richards. Figures from WH Smith over Christmas clearly showed the continuing decline of the high street. But the company enjoyed considerable success with its travel division, highlighting the [...]

Business News

  • Testing the Right Personality

Testing the Right Personality

March 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Testing the Right Personality

By Mark Richards. Personality tests are being used more and more frequently in business. The traditional approach was to dread them and deride them as a waste of time. But as companies and organisations increasingly [...]

  • Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

March 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

By Mark Richards. At first glance, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, and an article written by a Democratic wannabee in the US and Facebook’s longest period of ‘down’ time for ten years have little to do [...]

  • The Pace of Change Accelerates

The Pace of Change Accelerates

March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on The Pace of Change Accelerates

By Mark Richards. All my life there have been three fundamental facts about cars. Now all of them are under threat, and the changes they will bring will threaten the car industry as we know [...]

  • The Office Dress Code: to Tie or not to Tie?

The Office Dress Code: to Tie or not to Tie?

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on The Office Dress Code: to Tie or not to Tie?

By Mark Richards. Is there an office dress code where you work? Does it make sense? Eight years ago a Swiss bank was telling female employees what colour underwear they should choose. Now an investment [...]

  • Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

By Mark Richards. Will artificial intelligence bring us untold benefits – eliminating traffic accidents, developing customised learning and giving us all a better quality of life? Or will it ultimately become so intelligent that it [...]

  • Huawei: helping the UK or Spying on the UK?

Huawei: helping the UK or Spying on the UK?

February 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Huawei: helping the UK or Spying on the UK?

By Mark Richards. Should the Chinese telecoms company Huawei be allowed to supply equipment for the UK’s 5G network? There are mixed messages coming from the UK Government – while other countries around the world [...]

  • Honda and the High Street have More in Common than you Think

Honda and the High Street have More in Common than you Think

February 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Honda and the High Street have More in Common than you Think

By Mark Richards. Honda is closing its factory in Swindon. The high street could become a ‘ghost town’ – and the two are more closely linked than you might think. Is there anything we can [...]

  • Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

February 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

By Mark Richards. The car industry is changing rapidly as both the big manufacturers and the internal combustion engine come under threat. Will the big names survive? How much impact will driverless technology have? And [...]

Politics

  • Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Costs for driving abroad set to soar because of Brexit

By Mark Fairlie. Britons are expected to spend £36,190,000 on international driving permits if an agreement over the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The sum was [...]

  • Brexit threatens Christmas

Brexit threatens Christmas

December 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Brexit threatens Christmas

With little over three months, until the UK leaves the European Union, a clear transition and plan ought to be in place by now. However, Brexit is in the midst [...]

  • Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned [...]

Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

November 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese [...]

  • Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create [...]

Technology