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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  • Steve Trevethan
    Might it help to see the currently proposed pay arrangement as the start of an econo-political strategy to further concentrate wealth and power for the benefit ...
  • Mary ReidMary Reid
    I am always intrigued by the way most Americans not only believe that theirs is the greatest country on earth, but also believe that everyone else in the world ...
  • Graham Jeffs
    At least they have jobs! Spare a thought for those who haven't....
  • Steve Trevethan
    Which economic theory does our party use as its guide? If it is Neoliberalism then there is a serious matter to be addressed. Neoliberalism has the effect, an...
  • John Marriott
    Why not await the findings of the INDEPENDENT pay review before getting so excited? When this happens methinks a u turn might follow....
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