As a sporty person, eating well and eating healthily is really important to me. Unfortunately I have a limited budget which means I have to be really careful as I do my weekly shop. Having walked around the aisles of the major UK supermarket chains, they all have one thing in common: they all constantly advertise discounts, complex deals, and continually change their prices. I can’t keep up.Details
It’s that time of year again. Here at mruk this month, I’ve been growing a moustache along with a few of my esteemed colleagues.
This is the second year I’ve participated in Movember. You might wonder why on earth I’d grow a moustache for an entire month, and look like this on purpose.Details
As I drove through the City of London last week I listened to the news on the radio announcing 28% of adults and 40% of children in London are living in poverty (rising to over 50% in certain inner London boroughs). Though obviously aware of inequalities in the UK and across the capital it always comes as a shock to hear it put so starkly.Details
Our monthly team meeting offered a chance for the facially hirsute to parade their Movember moustaches to an adoring team. Whilst understandably proud of their growth, some had expressed discomfort in the whole ‘tache thing (strange looks, messy eating, uncontrollable itch etc), so here’s what happened when the wider team offered their support.Details
A ripple of excited gossip spread through our traditional and affluent Hampshire village last week, of an excited intensity not witnessed since Colin Firth nearly bought my neighbours’ house…..“Aldi have come to Winchester!”Details
NHS Change Day is a movement that started after a Twitter discussion in November 2012 amongst a few NHS employees. It encourages individuals and teams to overcome hierarchical constraints and change the way the NHS operates. Leadership of change is driven by those outside the upper echelons.Details
The DWP has published the findings of our auto enrolment research in full. We explored the impact of auto-enrolment on 50 of the first employers to implement it, looking into early opt-out rates and eliciting employees’ reasons for opting out. The DWP and the pensions minister are already using the research to develop government policy…Details