Author Archives: Geof Todd

Scaling-up the UK’s creative business

Danny Boyle’s fantastic opening ceremony for the Olympics highlighted that Great Britain has a great heritage and we can really put on a show – given the right investment! The ‘Big Society’ fails to provide a suitable framework to rebuild and refocus our future, to re-launch UK plc on the global stage. In short, how are we going to make Britain ‘Great’ again?

We have the opportunity to build the world centre of excellence around a major ‘Creative Business’ initiative in which we must

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Opinion: Three birds, one enhanced programme – beyond the town centre rejuvenation plans

In the wake of both the Government’s town centre rejuvenation plan and the Mary Portas initiative, I believe we have a bigger opportunity to build on the interest and momentum created by both these plans to use them to address some wider and related issues.

The current plans are very specific to town centres and I fully agree with the intent; however, I believe it could be enhanced to also address 2 additional points – the need to offer people not just the minimum wage, but a more representative ‘Living wage’ to help them out of any potential Benefits …

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    I don't see how the government can be "way ahead" of Labour on zero-hour contracts when they have increased 15-fold in the life of this...
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    Matthew. But we're paying the equivalent of direct state funding for universities at the moment, right? That is why students pay nothing up front. So...
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    ATF the difficulty in what you suggest is that many voters remember the last time Clegg 'spoke to the voters' in a television debate and...
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    Phyllis Matthew H, I’m simply trying to understand the logic of alienating lots of voters by breaking a pledge that encouraged them to vote for...
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    As I rarely agree with you Caron I just had to post. Well said Caron. However neither BBC nor Channel Four News stated that it...
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    I agree with Hywel. Neil is one of the most level headed, good hearted, responsible people you could ever wish to meet. I trust his...
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