It’s not a surprise that I was disappointed with the outcome of our Supreme Court hearing, which ruled against Pimlico Plumbers.
Author Charlie Mullins
This week, up and down the country, millions of self-employed contractors will be glued to their smartphones, radios and TV screens to discover the outcome of a court case that will have major ramifications on their livelihoods.
In the words of recently-departed funny man, Ken Dodd, happiness is the greatest gift to possess. But narrowing down exactly what makes someone happy is a whole different ball game, especially when it comes to business and achieving the mystical perfect work-life balance.
As the retail industry takes another body blow with planned store closures at high street cornerstone Marks & Spencer, and after Homebase was flogged for a quid, there doesn’t seem much motivation to open a business with a shop front anymore.
When it comes to learning, there’s a nice little pearl of wisdom I often use when talking about apprentices. It goes: “Tell someone three times and they might remember, show them once and they won’t forget”.
“Get the job done”. It’s a simple phrase as old as the hills. Unfortunately, for many, it isn’t proving to be that easy to follow.
We’ve just had the first of two long weekends this month after yesterday’s Bank Holiday. But I am certain that, while the extra day might have provided some much-needed downtime for many of the country’s workers, for many entrepreneurs it’s not so easy to switch off.
Criminals come in many guises, but it appears that they are increasingly swapping a crowbar and a swag bag for a laptop and smartphone.
There’s quite a famous psychologist from Canada called Jordan Peterson who has an interesting philosophy for young people. It’s called “Clean Your Room” and it’s beautiful in its simplicity.
Some businesses, including coffee chains and high street retailers, are using the Apprenticeship Levy in ways which it wasn’t designed for.
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!