Universities must get real with numbers to avoid disaster

Universities must get real with numbers to avoid disaster

Britain’s local councils are not the only institutions heading for a financial iceberg. A number of the nation’s universities may also sink this year, saddled with debt and competing unrealistically for bright students. There are somewhere between 130 and 166...
Letter from London: UK political outlook 2024

Letter from London: UK political outlook 2024

In the months ahead UK politics will be dominated by relentless speculation as to the date of the forthcoming General Election. The quaint – or even ‘working’ – assumption underpinning such feverish chatter is that a sitting Prime Minister has...
Chill wind blows harder in the High Street

Chill wind blows harder in the High Street

Incoming emails this week as we drift back to work provide a clear reminder that the high street has moved firmly online. The huge volume of messages from what are now web-first retailers seem to eclipse anything relating to work, promising big reductions, free...
Season’s Greetings from Buchler Phillips!

Season’s Greetings from Buchler Phillips!

Dear friends and colleagues, Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from all of us at Buchler Phillips. This year we were very proud to celebrate 35 years of Buchler Phillips. We are privileged to have been involved in some of the most complex and fascinating...
Business owner optimism could mask insolvent trading

Business owner optimism could mask insolvent trading

Positive vibes, as we look ahead to our own business prospects after a possibly tough year, are a great feeling. They promote energy and, to a certain extent, can help fulfil our hopes of generating new revenue to lift our businesses out of the danger zone. If they...