Tag: UK

September 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Insolvent Die hard.  From a decade low in 2015, UK insolvencies have shot up 20%.  Out of 2018’s 17,439 corporate failures, construction was hit hardest with 3,940 insolvencies, despite the demand for new homes. Then admin/support firms (3,346), retail (2,608) & manufacturing (2,092).  Causes include Brexit uncertainty, business rates, pension enrolment & unsecured debt Guessed the…

August 14, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Vegetables A 40ft x 60ft plot can grow most of the veg needed to feed a family of 4.  UK allotments go back 1,000 years to the Saxons, who held in common a field cleared from woodland.  Peak: 1.5m allotments, today only 330,000 left, with >90,000 people on waiting lists.  Fewer car parks & more…

August 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Zeitgeist “Staycations” in the home country fit the zeitgeist.  Rather than travel abroad, Britons took 59m UK holidays in 2017.  Average spend: £599 ($727), 2018 estimate £823 ($999).  Besides value, top requests are pet-friendly, hot tub & an “experience” (alternative accommodation, activities).  Nearly 50% of Britons are more likely to holiday in the UK than the…

June 30, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Garden 32% of tourists who visit Britain go to parks & gardens. More than the 28% who visit castles, historic houses, museums & art galleries.  35% make sightseeing trips to famous monuments/ buildings. Lucem demonstrat unbra = the shadow shows the light.  Peripheries between the tamed & the wild, gardens lure everyone Guessed the Word? …

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March 24, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dry The number of Britons ‘going dry’ has hit a 12-year high.  20m consider alcohol-free drinks, while 1 in 5 doesn’t drink alcohol at all.  Many sophisticated zero-proof aperitifs, beers, spirits & wines now on the shelves, solving the problem of what to drink when you’re not drinking Guessed the Word?        Series…

February 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Leave In UK & US, poverty has flipped from Reason to Leave to Reason Not to Leave,despite widening opportunity gap between dynamic & struggling areas.  Should policymakers re-vitalise poor areas?  Or incentivize people to move?  Fewer Americans moved States in 2017 than in any of the previous 50 years Guessed the Word?       …

September 12, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Apprentice Drop out?  29% of UK university graduates earned less than average worker with apprenticeship experience recently – against a backdrop of lowest unemployment level in UK for 43 years, in Eurozone for 9 years and in the US for 18 years Guessed the Word?                Series 29 (5/8)     …

August 13, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Investor visa Over 400 wealthy people ready to invest £2m ($2.55m) to get Tier 1  ‘golden visa’. Up 46% over 2017, esp. from China, Russia, Turkey.  Can stay in UK for 40 months & apply for British citizenship after that.  Increase is despite stricter rules from 2015, & other EU countries offering 2nd citizenship options Guessed…

February 19, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Shoebox home UK has smallest homes in Europe.  Average 3-bed home is 88m².  Germany is 109m², Holland is 115m² and Denmark is 137m².  Change commercial to residential use, and minimum stipulated sizes of 37m² for flats and 93m² for houses, do not apply Guessed the Word?          Series 19 (7/7) …

March 29, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Repeal If passed, the Great Repeal Bill will end the supremacy of EU law in Britain.  Key dates: Today 29 Mar- UK triggers Article 50.  4 Apr- EU responds.  29 Apr- EU Brexit summit Guessed the Word?  Series 2  (4/10)  [photo: Yahoo]