Month: November 2017

Don’t panic – interest rates are rising but it’s not the end of the world

Thanks to the Morning Advertiser for a great article explaining the impact of the recent interest rate hike on the licensed trade. The main points being; A £250,000 mortgage will increase by around £30 per month. A £500,000 mortgage will increase by around £60 per month. For the typical publican therefore, the impact of the hike […]

Bank of England Base Rate increase – November 2017

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee last week increased base rate for the first time since 2007. Although seen as a negative by many through the media and in business I’ve tried to keep a balanced view of the decision and the circumstances around it. The big picture is that the Bank Of England […]

York Apprenticeship Awards

A celebration of business talent in the city Over 100 apprentices from across York will be graduating at the seventh York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony next week (8 November). The event will celebrate the achievements of young people and adults who have successfully completed their apprenticeship qualification and training. They will all receive a certificate presented […]