What they say

Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School


Should the USA follow the UK Economic rescue example?

October 31st, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Traditionally the US economy has been in front of the UK in timing – earlier in and faster out of recession. The global nature of the economy but more particularly the real- time connected financial institutions – from the where this recession has emanated – mean that the UK and US have had remarkably closely…

UK economy spending cuts – a gamble ?

October 21st, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The day has passed and the sky has not fallen in. An £81Billion budget cut, 19% of the state’s current expenditure. This is a huge number. But not without precedent. Canada did it to this level in the 1990s and it worked. In the mid 1990s, UK state employee layoffs were 200,000 more than the 490,000…

State spending cuts – ALL bad news for business?

October 14th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

As we approach the UK government’s announcement of cuts following its spending reviews we seeing mounting hysteria on the subject. For the Brits this beats the joy of discussing terrible weather – surely the announcements of October 20th mean only further hardships for the weather beaten economy?  But just how harsh will the effects be?…

A return to 1970′s militancy will be very sad

October 4th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

“A crow bar is defined as ‘a strong, blunt instrument used to apply great leverage’ . It would seem that the RMT members are content to follow such an instrument as their union leader Bob Crow. This strike is ostensibly about staffing levels, in ticket offices –though the union leader describes ticket office staffing as…