Guest Blog: Winter is coming – but are fairer fares?

Guest Blog: Winter is coming – but are fairer fares?

The winter months are often a frustrating time for rail users. As the nights draw in and the days get shorter, it can seem like you spend even more precious time commuting: travelling to and from work in the dark, getting caught up in delays for baffling reasons, trying to regulate your temperature between wrapping up warm and traveling in stiflingly hot carriages.

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Guest Blog: Reading Monday’s Financial Times made for gloomy reading.

Guest Blog: Reading Monday’s Financial Times made for gloomy reading.

Its main story was how the second half of the decade of austerity is going to see the cuts already made to public spending seem insignificant compared with what will have to come after 2015 if, as a nation, we are to balance our budget. According to the paper annual savings of £48 billion will have to be found amongst Whitehall departments. That is compared with the £25 billion found each year since the 2010 general election.

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Leadership, Workplace Culture and Smarter Working, what do they have in common? Productivity of course

Leadership, Workplace Culture and Smarter Working, what do they have in common? Productivity of course

Here we are again, after a decade of promoting Smarter Working practices and helping hundreds if not thousands of organisations small and large to introduce modern working practices, we still find that many organisations are not embracing all that technology can offer and still require people to be present at their desks, even during Commute Smart Week! 

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Guest Blog: Breaking barriers: working smart and the rewards for doing so

Guest Blog: Breaking barriers: working smart and the rewards for doing so

There seems to be a consensus building across the UK that working flexibly is, in concept, great for the employer as well as the employee. And yet there are barriers for some employers.  They still feel hesitant to take the leap and embrace flexible working. No doubt this is because of the perceived problems that smart working can bring.  What are these potential barriers?

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