As of January 2018, the pesky surcharges faced by consumers simply for paying by credit or debit card will be banned in the UK. The new directive, known as the Payment Services Directive (PSD2), comes from the European Union, and...
The introduction of a new sugar tax on soft drinks has meant that consumers could end up paying more for their favourite fizzy drinks. The ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’, or ‘sugar tax’, was first announced in 2016 in the hopes...
UK manufacturing increased in November. Growth in the manufacturing sector last month was at its fastest in over four years. The figures come from the Purchasing Managers’ Index, and they suggest that exports were instrumental in the increase in this...
The US is the world’s biggest economy. However, the beginning of 2018 saw it faced with difficulties in its labour market with slow growth rates and a static level of unemployment. The US Department of Labour reported that the previous...
U.S confident about post-Brexit talks Steven Mnuchin, the US Treasury Secretary, has said that the UK would be at the front of the queue for a free trade deal with the US when “the UK is ready.” This is reassuring...
In a landmark step towards gender equality in the workplace, insurance firm Aviva has become the first UK firm of its kind to offer 6-months parental leave to all their staff regardless of regardless of gender, sexual orientation or...