Charlie Mullins takes a dive into the current productivity puzzle Britain is trying to solve, touching on training, wages and the new snowflake generation.
Author Charlie Mullins
It seems taking a back seat is something a lot of people are finding increasingly difficult to do and a return to work after retiring could be on the cards.
A bunch of lazy slackers we definitely are not, but if we are to achieve the levels of economic growth we desperately need in the UK, we are going to have to sort out our historically low productivity problem.
Knowing where to get the right support, especially in a financial sense, is crucial ahead of scaling up, explains Real Business columnist Charlie Mullins.
As blood-sucking vampire companies continue to suck us dry, it’s clear the tax system needs a reform.
In arguably the biggest declaration to come out of the Conservative Party Conference, I for one welcomed the government’s announcement to pledge a further £2bn into a “new generation of council houses” and affordable homes for rent – though its execution will be key.
Regular readers of my column and, to be frank, most people who know anything about me, are aware of how passionate I am about apprenticeships.
After what feels like an eternity, it appears that people are finally starting to open their eyes and see what I’ve been saying all along. Universities are cash-hungry con jobs.
There are plenty of laborious admin tasks in business that are completely necessary to daily operations, but seem to get in the way of doing the things that inspire people to become entrepreneurs in the first place.
Charlie Mullins discusses one of the most divisive Brexit topics, immigration and freedom of movement – arguing that UK SMEs need access to skilled workers.
While much is still being said about the BBC’s differing wages for men and women, another type of pay gap is taking centre stage. Government plans will soon see companies owned by shareholders highlight how much chief executives make in comparison to their average worker.
There have been significant changes to the scoring of GCSEs and as far as I’m concerned, this decision is completely bonkers.