Category Archives: Opinion


The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met this month to decide whether to change Bank Rate – our name for the official base rate of interest in the UK.   The November meeting also gave the MPC an opportunity Read more…


Accessible volunteering is making it possible for more of us to feel the positive effects Freya Laing writes about the work of the Bookmark Reading charity The advantages of volunteering are well researched and now new technology has made it Read more…


UK temperatures reached record highs last month, but the UK economy has not been heating up this summer. Instead, as world trade tensions and worries about a no-deal Brexit have risen, the economy has been slowing down. On 1 August, Read more…


Lai Wah Co, Deputy Agent, Greater London Agency, writes for westlondon.com The fog of Brexit continues to hang over the country, and the uncertainties facing businesses and households remain high.  That makes our regular conversations with local companies and communities Read more…


The outlook for interest rates The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has published its latest assessment of the economy and voted on whether to change the current level of Bank Rate – the interest rate that provides the Read more…


Lai Wah Co, Bank of England Deputy Agent for Greater London, explores three recent announcements by the Bank. All of them relate to money in one way or another. One was about the official interest rate set by the Bank; Read more…


It’s been a summer to remember. A heatwave turned London into a sunshine city, and the economy took a symbolic step towards normality with interest rates rising to their highest level since 2009. So what news prompted the Bank of Read more…


An insider’s guide to moving your company’s network to The Cloud Author Bill Jest is a Senior consultant at Wem Technology recognised by Microsoft with the Gold Datacenter competency.  Wem Technology’s emphasis is on establishing and developing long-term relationships based Read more…


The snow and rain of February and March has given way to much sunnier skies in recent weeks.  And many businesses here in London will be only too pleased to see the end of the long, cold winter, writes Lai Wah Read more…


THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP WORKING I have long been an advocate of the importance of collaboration to deliver meaningful impact for communities and I have come back from #LondonatMipim even more enthused and excited about the value and ‘power of partnership Read more…