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Identified by TIME Magazine as ‘one of the 10 Ideas that will change the world’, hailed by the Economist as a big trend with ‘immense potential’ and cited by Forbes as a new ‘disruptive economic force’; there’s no question that the Sharing Economy is making waves.
Medical tourism, when people travel to another country to obtain medical treatment, is not a new concept. The first record of medical tourism dates back thousands of years to when pilgrims travelled to the Saronic Gulf in Greece.
This year FRH Europe’s international conference is on the subject of rural historic churches, synagogues, chapels and other places of worship and their relevance to 21st Century communities. It’s an important time to be thinking about this because thousands of these buildings across Europe are at risk of being lost forever.
The nature of company ownership can be a murky business. Obscure structures and impenetrable trails of paperwork can often keep the public in the dark over who’s really in charge of the 3 million firms registered in the UK.
This week’s Queen’s Speech will see the Government finally announce their intention to bring forward for debate the long awaited Recall Bill. This should be an opportunity for the Government to propose a simple mechanism to empower voters with the right to recall an MP who no longer commands the majority of their constituents’ confidence.
Mark Carney’s comments on the dysfunctionality of our housing market are only the latest in a long line of warnings about our incapacity to increase housing supply. Indeed it has been a matter of concern for at least thirty years with the problem worsening with every boom and bust cycle.
A joint report by Candesic and the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) analysed over 3,000 patient records who visited twelve Emergency Departments (A&Es) across the country and found that most people (85%) who attended A&E needed to be seen in an emergency setting.
Alphen, Netherlands. 12 May. Seventy years ago to the day on 6 June 61,715 British troops landed on the Normandy beaches alongside 57,500 Americans and some 21,500 Canadians. The liberation of Western Europe from Nazism had begun.
Thomas Piketty’s magnum opus Capital in the 21st Century, with its charge that inequality in much of the Western world is reaching Victorian levels, has rightly pushed the subject to the top of the political agenda.
The current economic situation is often identified as the most cataclysmic financial predicament since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Most analysts strongly agree that traditional banking is no longer sufficient for the general public, and an ethical model for banking is required that can empower the more vulnerable elements within our society.
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