Economy

January Economic Round-Up

By |2019-02-04T10:34:48+00:00February 4th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. January was a month that brought us plenty of excitement on Brexit – but no real progress. It was a month that brought the World Economic Forum in Davos and signs of a thaw [...]

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The End of the World is Nigh!

By |2019-02-01T10:01:08+00:00February 1st, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. Nuclear war? Catastrophic climate change? A global pandemic? Right now the end of the world – and the apocalyptic aftermath – is big business for books and TV. But how could the world end? As the snow rages outside and the US is hit by a polar vortex, we take a look [...]

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Blue Monday – and its Rather More Cheerful Friends

By |2019-01-21T10:32:21+00:00January 21st, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. Today is officially the most depressing day in the year. Why is that? And what about the other ‘special’ days in the year? In a bid to cheer you up, CL News presents a year of antidotes to Blue Monday… Welcome to Blue Monday, January 21st and – officially – the most [...]

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Reasons to be Cheerful: Good News Part One

By |2019-01-18T11:19:45+00:00January 18th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. Wherever you look at the moment it is bad news. So here at CLNews, we thought we would do something to redress the balance. From stopping the homeless freezing to death to pizza delivery, here are half a dozen unashamedly good news stories… Well, another week of Brexit chaos, the US government [...]

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December Economic Round Up: Countdown to Brexit…Still

By |2019-01-04T10:29:51+00:00January 4th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. At the end of November, we were expecting some progress on Brexit. That did not happen but what did happen was Donald Trump, as he started to make up with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, [...]

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2018 – The Year in Numbers

By |2018-12-31T10:42:49+00:00December 31st, 2018|Economy|

By Mark Richards. It is our last post in 2018 so it is time to look back. We have picked out all the numbers that mattered in the last 12 months, from zero to one trillion – sadly stopping at two along the way… Zero – the number of challengers to Chinese Premier Xi Jinping [...]

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10 Predictions for 2019: CLNews gazes into the Crystal Ball

By |2018-12-28T10:58:06+00:00December 28th, 2018|Economy|

By Mark Richards. CLNews looks into the crystal ball with predictions for 2019. Brexit, Donald Trump, the UK high street, inept politicians and people taking selfies with bears… Here are our 10 predictions for the year ahead, including – of course – England winning the World Cup… It is that time of year again. The [...]

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Government introduces new legislation to “upgrade workers’ rights”

By |2018-12-25T09:58:30+00:00December 26th, 2018|Business, Economy|

By Lauren Howells. The government has introduced what it claims to be the largest upgrade in workers’ rights in over a generation and which it says will ensure that workers can access “fair and decent work”. The new legislation means that workers will have the right to a day one written statement of rights, which [...]

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A Cashless Society? It will not be Utopia…

By |2018-12-21T10:07:37+00:00December 21st, 2018|Economy, Personal Finance|

By Mark Richards. The use of cash in the UK has halved over the last decade. It is forecast to halve again in the next ten years. Britain is apparently ‘sleepwalking’ into becoming a cashless society. What would that really mean? As we demonstrate below, some fundamental parts of British life would be changed forever. [...]

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Brexit threatens Christmas

By |2018-12-17T09:58:01+00:00December 17th, 2018|Economy, Politics|

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 of its most tumultuous point to date. Not only is a no deal appearing even more likely as Theresa May battles with Parliament to approve [...]

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