Alice Jaspars

Alice Jaspars

Culture Editor

Alice Jaspars's articles (63)

The Weekly Review: Nov 4 - Nov 10

Every Sunday, we bring together the most important stories of the week from across a wide range of sectors.

Neil McLauchlan talks providing year-round employment in a seasonal business

Neil McLauchlan, manager of Dunstaffnage Marina, a 250-berth marina capable of accommodating boats of all sizes, located just three miles from Oban, spoke about the importance of offering full time contracts in the Parliamentary Review’s podcast.

Swinson: UK will gain £10 billion each year if if remains in the EU

Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats, is set to announce the financial benefits of remaining in the European Union at the party’s campaign launch.

Labour promise to save TV licences for over-75s

Labour have promised to maintain free TV licences for those over the age of 75 if they win the general election in December.

Former Sainsbury’s boss calls for business rates to be halved

Justin King, the former boss of Sainsbury’s, has stated that he believes VAT ought to be increased to 22 per cent in order to save the high street.

Steve Jones of EAP discusses reducing the company’s carbon footprint

Steve Jones, founder of EAP, a marine support company with offices in the UK and Europe, spoke about his decision to try and operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible in the Parliamentary Review’s podcast.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Melba Swintex consider importance of plastic recycling

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released a report which indicates the largest consumer groups in the world are not on course to meet their own green targets.

Vote to take place on prime minister’s call for December election

Boris Johnson has announced that if he is granted an election on December 12, he will endeavour to make his Brexit deal bill law.

MPs demand reform of school exclusions to combat knife crime

Excluded pupils in the UK are only being taught for a few hours a day, according to a new cross-party report.

Collings discusses difficulties of adapting to technology

Steve Collings, the audit and technical partner of Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd, a firm of chartered certified accountants who specialise in tax advice, has discussed the role of technology in the industry in The Parliamentary Review’s podcast.

Prime minister withdraws from Commons liaison committee

The prime minister has withdrawn from a panel of the chairs of select committees today, announcing he must "focus on delivering Brexit" instead.

Which? magazine draws similar conclusion to Fashion House Group over "death of the high street"

Which?, the consumer advice magazine, has announced that the "death of the high street" may have been overestimated.

Northern Ireland firms to have to declare goods before trading in Great Britain

Steve Barclay, the Brexit secretary, has confirmed that firms in Northern Ireland must declare all goods which head to the rest of the United Kingdom, under the newly proposed deal.

O’Hagan discusses the future of 5G

Founder of digital service provider Virtual1, the fifth-largest UK network, Tom O’Hagan, has discussed the future of the telecoms industry in The Parliamentary Review’s podcast.

Court of Session to determine whether Johnson acted illegally

The Court of Session will consider whether Boris Johnson’s decision to send an unsigned letter to Brussels to request an extension complies with the law which requires him to ask for a delay to Brexit.