Some businesses, including coffee chains and high street retailers, are using the Apprenticeship Levy in ways which it wasn’t designed for.
Author Charlie Mullins
Where ministers want to give the Apprenticeship Levy time to find its feet, Charlie Mullins is calling for complete change in a system that’s inefficient and unworkable.
Fashion is always a tricky subject. One man’s pride in his suit jacket and jeans combination is another’s faux pas – usually for anyone under the age of 25!
With old lumbering dinosaurs of UK retail dying out at quickening rates to be replaced by online-savvy brands, Charlie Mullins asks if we’re experiencing the death of the high street?
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s whistle-stop guided tour around the state of the country’s finances didn’t reveal anything to get anyone’s pulse racing, but it appears the more interesting parts were in what he didn’t say.
Up and down the country last week, businesses of all shapes and sizes celebrated the importance of National Apprenticeship Week 2018
The issue of class hit the headlines in the last week when BBC Business presenter Steph McGovern said that her regional accent and supposed “class” had held her back in her career.
If one thing is for certain, Pimlico Plumbers’ appearance at the Supreme Court has put the debate surrounding the rights of the self-employed slap bang into the public consciousness.
In my experience, the most precious commodity in life is not gold, diamonds or even Bitcoin, it’s time – and it shouldn’t be wasted.
Most people have heard the old generalisation, “those who can, do, and those that can’t, teach”. But less commonly known is, “those that know business, become entrepreneurs, those that don’t become city academics”.
The UK currently sits in quite a strange position when it comes to employment, which has the potential to have an unlikely impact on entrepreneurship.
The freefall in the number of new apprentices is one of the most depressing statistics I have read in a long time.