ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has welcomed figures released by the Office of National Statistics which show a decline in the percentage of young people that get cigarettes from retailers.The report published by ONS and the NHS, looks at the prevalence of smoking, drinking and drug use among young people (school pupils aged 11 to 15).When asked where they get cigarettes, the most common source for regular smokers among the survey group of young people was to be given them by friends. The report notes that there has beenSEE DETAILS
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century EconomistBy Kate RaworthBecause most of us have a very limited grasp of economics, and because we don’t want to appear ignorant, we tend to adopt the conventional doctrines. Swallowing them whole, and assuming that they are as sacrosanct as the laws of nature or mathematics. We find ourselves bandying about terms like market equilibrium, gross domestic product, and rational economic man in an effort to appear worldly wise and sophisticated. Politicians being some of the worst offenders: becoming instant economicSEE DETAILS
CIPD Says HR Data Could Drive Ethical and Sustainable Investment.Research published by CIPD in partnership with Warwick University Business School looks at investors and the people data they use when making investment decisions.The new research explores how investors make decisions using people data. Launched last month ‘The intangible workforce: do investors see the potential of people data?’ found there are many opportunities for HR in listed organisations to work better with investors to help demonstrate the value and contribution of the workforce. Investors and analysts are interested in HR data that describes qualitySEE DETAILS <span class="more-link-ho...
Hart Square: How do you choose the right partner and system while avoiding the pitfalls?In a world of dating apps, where your life partner could be just a swipe away, it’s easy to forget that matchmaking has been an industry for a surprisingly long time.Match.com, e harmony or any of the countless other dating sites may have long usurped their skills, but many cultures have employed matchmakers to smooth the path of true love since time immemorial. Genetics, personality tests, or even astrology might improve your chances of finding theSEE DETAILS
Minister for Climate Change at ADE / EI Heat and Decentralised Energy Conference.Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, will give a keynote speech at Heat and Decentralised Energy 2017, in London on Thursday 30 November. This one-day conference, hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Energy Institute (EI), will explore the shift needed to achieve a competitive, cost effective low carbon energy system which places customers at its heart. The new Clean Growth Strategy recognises that heat is the most difficult sectorSEE DETAILS