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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  • User AvatarErnest 17th Apr - 11:04am
    It is the Scottish right to choose. The underlining question is does the Scottish people feel they can wait for the UK to reform into...
  • User AvatarRay Cobbett 17th Apr - 10:14am
    More people in employment is a bold claim as it all depends on what is meant by employment and whether it's the living wage kind,...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 17th Apr - 10:06am
    @Peter Watson If you want one other thing that was utterly silly it was proposing a substantial cut in the number of MPs. Both it...
  • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 17th Apr - 10:06am
    @ Paul Reynolds: I have re-read your comments but I'm not so sure that the kind of indoctrination you describe (which I would still argue...
  • User AvatarChris 17th Apr - 10:04am
    I looked for enlightenment about the details online, and found some: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/may/21/nick-clegg-student-premium-university http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9278977/Student-premium-to-guarantee-help-for-children-on-free-school-meals.html This was announced by Nick Clegg in May 2012, apparently as something...
  • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 17th Apr - 9:45am
    Manfarang "The question of community relations is better dealt with in a more wide ranging way as part of social and moral education." So where...