In case you've been in hibernation lately the political ground has been occupied somewhat by talk of the standard of living. It seems that most people are worse off , which is of course a concern, even if it is necessary to heal the economy.
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
Actually the question should have read "...weather elsewhere" . It is a very British thing to discuss the weather and indeed a useful ice breaker at any event .
The BBC reports that more "bus driver magistrates" are needed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25363168
It's every employer's nightmare, disciplining an employee and sitting nervously waiting for the fishing trip masked as an employment tribunal . Looks like North Korea have a method of avoiding these risks as Uncle Chang Song-thaek found out.
It seems like every man and his dog has an opinion on dealing with the deficit and condemning austerity . Do you have what it takes to sternly admonish a client about the results of excess and how to pull in the belt ?
The relentless march of technology hammers in yet another nail in the coffin of British tradition. Gone is annual ritual of fiddling around at the dge of your windscreen at an angle that either twists your neck or your back , or for unfortunate souls like me , both of them .
Round here we're been treated to the spectacle of shiny orange bikes under the control of riders in smart new ornage-ish uniforms. They wobble their way through the streets heavily laden with items of business post all day long and even after dark .
Mrs Younger returned from a trip to Australia with a friend this week. It seems they had got their passports swapped and nobody in 4 airports noticed , not even our shiny hi-tech Terminal 5 at Heathrow .
Now we've heard it from the Bank of England that "zombie" companies are a drain on capital . So what should you advise a client that is running a zombie firm ? After all, it may well be "their baby" and is most likely providing them with an income .
The current economic climate is making it hard for graduates to find jobs , even those with "proper" degrees . Perhaps it's time to step back and ask whether a degree is actually relevant for a career .