Crackdown on overdraft charges could save you £100s

The new changes include mobile alerts to notify customers about overdraft charges and excluding overdrafts from your ‘available funds’. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed a range of new reforms to combat the extortionate costs of unplanned overdrafts. While many students will have ‘planned’ overdrafts (a set amount of money that the bank allows you to borrow), …

How Brexit will affect each ingredient of the full English breakfast

shutterstock.com The typical full English breakfast might include sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, hash browns and toast. Here’s how Brexit could effect the UK’s most important meal of the day. Eggs Let’s start with the good news. The British egg industry can produce enough for the country to be entirely self-sufficient in eggs. …

How the humble potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism – podcast

from www.shutterstock.com Britain’s love for the potato is bound up with notions of the utilitarian value of a good diet and how a healthy citizenry is the engine room of a strong economy. And it all dates back to the 18th century. This episode of In Depth Out Loud, a podcast narrating an in depth …

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa’s energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations’ goal to ensure modern energy access for all by 2030, international donors have focused on increasing the region’s electrification access. It currently stands at only 35%, significantly less than any other part of the world. The focus on …

Italy and the euro: Sergio Mattarella has opened a window of opportunity to save the single currency

Crisis looms large over the eurozone yet again. And this time it’s swirling around Italy. If Cyprus was a tropical storm for the euro in 2013 and Greece a hurricane in 2015 what will Italy turn out to be in 2018? Italy’s public debt is 132% of GDP. This is the second highest in the …

Will Amazon do to the grocery industry what it did to ecommerce?

wikipedia/lyzadanger, CC BY Amazon has been busy lately. After entering the grocery delivery market with Amazon Fresh and buying Whole Foods, it is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go. These moves have many wondering if Amazon is about to transform the grocery business just as it did ecommerce and publishing. …

10 Blogging ‘Firsts’ to Celebrate (From Launch Onwards)

Do you ever look at other bloggers and feel you’ll never catch up to where they are? Perhaps they have hundreds – or thousands, or even hundreds of thousands – of subscribers to their email newsletter. Maybe they’re making a full-time living blogging, or even employing a whole team of staff. If you’re still in the …

We analysed 101 companies’ statements on modern slavery – here’s what we found

shutterstock.com Modern slavery includes human trafficking, servitude and forced labour, and tens of millions of people around the world are thought to be affected. It affects people in both developing countries and developed countries, including the UK. Businesses can play a major role in either facilitating modern slavery or eradicating it. Yet firms are addressing …

The cheapest place to buy a pint in the UK revealed

The rising costs of pints in the UK have long been a cause of complaint – but is your city one of the most expensive? A new report reveals the country’s cheapest pint of bitter. The classic British pint is often used as a mark of rising prices in the UK. It’s a well known …

249: Deadlines – Are they Good or Bad for Your Blogging?

Do Schedules and Deadlines Help or Hurt Your Blogging? Have you ever missed a deadline? Do you have a content schedule or editorial calendar for your blog? Yes, today’s episode is all about schedules and deadlines. Whether you follow a daily, weekly or monthly schedule, does it allow you to produce the best content? What …