June 2016 saw the CMA call for Brits to change banks following concerns that the big four dominated the market – and that customers were loyal despite bad history. But this unusual concept isn’t the preserve of finance. We don’t like switching broadband providers either.
Author Shané Schutte
The first of our 2017 economic statistics unveils that growth is officially back on the table – it may slow down a tad this year courtesy of Brexit, but the Bank of England has revised its forecast to a higher number.
When it comes to telecom companies, none feature as prominently in the news as BT. But after taking constant hits about its lack of broadband investment and alleged poor customer service, it seems BT is at least trying to get Openreach in order.
The National Living Wage is set to change in April 2017… or was it the National Minimum Wage? There seems to be confusion between the two, so here’s an explanation – with the Living Wage thrown in as an extra. Prepare to be bewildered.
The Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2016 report emphasised how skill shortages would soon pressure bosses to increase wages. This prediction has come to fruition, with the UK’s best paid jobs seeing significant salary gains.
A lack of good broadband often hinders growth and companies’ ability to support new contracts and associated data exchanges, FarrPoint exclaimed. But we could be on the verge of change.
Many have put to question whether Britain would remain a world power after leaving the European Union, with one MD believing broadband could be the deciding factor.
The year 2016 saw numerous football clubs gain new entrepreneurial owners or majority stakeholders, and if you’re looking to get in on the action this year keep in mind employment legislation will continue to haunt you onto the pitch.
Networking is a large part of business, so the revelation that most Brits drink on a work night shouldn’t come as a surprise – but it turns out networking is far down the list of reasons why.
Samantha Swords, a woman of many talents, has been travelling the globe to raise awareness for Western martial arts ‒ and giving lightsaber lessons along the way. But while the sword may be her ultimate passion, she unveiled to Real Business the various Hollywood blockbusters her sculpting, blacksmithing and sword-fighting skills had been part of.
Yorkshire unicorn Anaplan unveils that broadband issues in Britain, particularly in rural areas, could potentially have a wider impact beyond its UK team.
If you want to create the ultimate workplace then there are a few things you’ll need to take into account – as is suggested in this infographic.