Why South Korea and Ghana have fared better than the UK, Brazil and India.
Our politicians’ obsession with winning conforms to the belief that life’s a competition and the sooner you start focusing on that, the more likely you are to succeed. But this is a fallacy with increasingly damaging consequences.
From experiencing some of the biggest stock market contractions, to seeing some of the biggest rebounds in history, 2020 was an unusual year for business.
A compound of cannabis has been found to be able to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. The medical breakthrough could lead to the first new class of antibiotics for resistant bacteria in over half a century.
The UK has fallen to 49th place in the global speed league tables. And with the pandemic highlighting the postcode lottery of broadband speeds available to internet users across the UK, significant rapid funding is required if Britain is going to be able to compete on the global stage in the future.
Horse racing generates £3.39 billion in total expenditure for the UK economy, but as with a variety of other sectors of the UK economy, racing has been excluded from the current Brexit deal and the new regulatory and border checks are causing significant upheaval in the industry.
The vast majority of those that gamble will play the lottery each month or place a few bets on the FA Cup or Grand National. However, a proportion of players become ‘problem gamblers’, with gambling negatively impacting their personal or professional lives.