Chairman's Notes

STRATEGIC PLANS - THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY

11 Jun 2014

One of the hats I wear is as the Deputy Chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull (GBS) LEP. In all there are 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships in England. Each...

Research

HOUSING - THE INVISIBUBBLE

11 Jun 2014

Housing prices up by 9.9%” ONS “How Help to Buy helped to fuel London's property bubble” Daily Telegraph “The average annual gain over the next five years will be around...

Research

THE ORACLE SPEAKS

11 Jun 2014

In the days before international coordinated banking regulation it was often claimed that the Governor of the Bank of England merely had to raise his eyebrow in an expression of...

Research

A GILT FREE AFFAIR

11 Jun 2014

A vast pool of liquidity has been thrown at the global economic system by the central banks since the credit crunch.  One of the results has been flattening of all...

Snapshots

ROGUE BEES

11 Jun 2014

We are all familiar with the waggle-dance of the honey bee – the hyperactive figure of eight dance undertaken by returning bees to share with the hive information relating to...

Snapshots

DATA LIES

11 Jun 2014

This is the term used to describe the practise of using distorted statistical graphics to deceive. In most cases this takes the form of misrepresenting the data by using an...