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Why grandparents can be a financial lifeline for the younger generation…

By Iona Bain When I started my blog three years ago, nobody was really talking about how the downturn would affect young people. I remember reading the occasional newspaper column that highlighted the toxic economic environment ahead of us. I … Continue reading

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Style – & stereotypes – over substance

BBC 2’s Mind the Gap fails to explain why London’s economic success is more than a feeling by Iona Bain   The BBC is finally catching up with what most of us have already realised – we are living in … Continue reading

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Why younger workers (and our economy) would benefit from flexible working

by iona bain It may have only been a year ago but, for many people, the London Olympics seems like a dim and distant dream. But will the notion of flexible working, which briefly flourished during this period, live longer … Continue reading

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Growing Up – the Children’s Savings Plan turns 10

It’s 10 years since the launch of the Baillie Gifford Children’s Savings Plan.  Iona Bain looks at how both public and personal finances have changed over the past decade. http://www.bgtrustonline.com/articles/opinion/growing-up-the-childrens-savings-plan-turns-10-.aspx

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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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The return of Glasgow’s lost amphitheatre (and the lessons it could teach Earls Court developers)

The concept of “having new things” has crawled into every aspect of our lives, from our consumer habits to our buildings. But why can’t we protect what we already have? Here’s why re-using and updating should be at the heart … Continue reading

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