While at a conference recently I took the photo below. To me it summarises the current situation in the UK when it comes to recycling.
Hot off the press! Our latest research for the Money Advice Service explored the links between levels of numeracy and financial literacy amongst adults. The review provided an analysis of relevant academic, government, commercial and ‘grey’ literature, and informed where new research was required by examining gaps in the current evidence base.
The government released another Breaking Blue research report yesterday, to a huge media storm. #exaggeration
The frenzy, in the finance press at least, happened because on the back of our research, the government will now force companies to disclose pension transaction costs or pay a £50,000 fine.
You’ll want to read our full report of course – which is here.
Almost no government research was published over the election period and summer recess, but now the logjam has finally been broken with a flurry of reports.
As City AM reported today, our latest research for DWP has shown that small and micro-employers are really embracing auto-enrolment.
We explored the experiences and views of 70 small and micro employers and their workers. And we also look at how employees might react to the government’s planned increases to the minimum contribution levels.
Read the full report here:
I loved ‘covfefegate’, not just because it was funny but also because it’s a great example of how a topic can suddenly enter the public consciousness.
For me, one of the highlights of this years’ MRS Impact conference was “Social Media: Now that’s what I call smart targeting” – focusing on personalisation the dos and don’ts.
If 6 years ago you’d asked me what tea is, I would have probably answered something like ‘a drink’ or I would have even gone into more details saying ‘A hot drink I guess?!’ because that’s what it is right?! Well, not exactly – at least not if you live in Britain, because tea here is a ‘hot topic’ and a true cultural phenomenon.
“You should write a blog entry” has been by far the scariest task that has been suggested to me since I joined Breaking Blue. However, every time a new year starts, you cannot help but look back at the previous year, so I decided to use this reflection to share the experience of my first year as an employee here…
There were queues round the block last weekend for the opening of the Design Museum at its new location in Kensington. The development itself has always been controversial; repurposing the former Commonwealth Institute with the assistance of a significant financial contribution from flats built on the boundaries of the site. Reactions to the interior have also been mixed, but with 8,000 visitors on the first day there can be little doubting the public’s interest.