Jack Peat

Jack Peat

Jack is a business and economics journalist and the founder of The London Economic (TLE).

He has contributed articles to VICE, Huffington Post and Independent and is a published author.

Jack read History at the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Young Women Urged to Transfer Social Media Skills into Life Skills

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Young women are being urged to transfer their social media skills into life skills by Barclays’ Lifeskills project, which aims to improve students' confidence and employability opportunities. A new survey has revealed that although young women have plenty of 'selfie-confidence' on social networks, that doesn't apply...

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Castleford: Home of Beers from the Wood

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic Real ale has been awaiting a wood renaissance for some time. Unlike wine, port, sherry and whisky the expressions in ale are not afforded the opportunity to develop once they enter the cask, and so they are only ever as good as...

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Where Will Osborne’s Axe Fall Today?

By Callum Towler When the Tories claimed a surprise majority back in May, we knew debilitating cuts were inevitable. Today, in his Autumn Statement, we’ll find out exactly where George’s Osborne’s axe will fall. Conservative ideology involves a ruthless commitment to shrinking the state. Balancing this with ambitions of winning an...

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Businesses should ‘take on Charities’ role’ to end Global Poverty by 2030

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Charities could be irrelevant by 2030 if business leaders put global prosperity on a par with profit, according to eco-entrepreneur Arthur Kay. The 24-year-old founder of innovative green energy business bio-bean and recent Green Challenge and Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year winner, will call on...

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The Legacy of Thatcherite Economics

By James Clark The Thatcherite legacy has remained ingrained in the centre right consensus of mainstream political politics for decades. The Winter of Discontent hammered the final nail of stigma into the British Trade Union movement. Whilst a crisis of supply side inflationary pressure eat away at pay packets, strikes were...

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Shoppers Avoid High Street on ‘Black and Blue’ Friday

 By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  British shoppers say they will be avoiding the high street this Black Friday after the events of 2014 which led to police involvement in several major retailers. The research shows ‘Black and Blue Friday’ is now competing with boozy ‘Mad Friday’ as emergency services are...

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Chris Reynolds Hits Back at CBI Chief’s ‘Business Dinner’ Comments

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent Entrepreneur Chris Reynolds has ridiculed allegations from CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn that business dinners are "not very inclusive" for women by releasing new figures that show one in ten people at his soirees are in fact female. The millionaire, dubbed Britain's answer to Dan Bilzerian,...

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Obama and Putin – the Unlikeliest of Allies?

By Callum Towler  How different things could have been? If Ukraine had joined Nato in 2008, 2014 may have been the year an Obama-led coalition - acting under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty - began gearing up for all out war against Russia following the illegal annexation of Crimea....

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How the Banks Make Millions out of Thin Air

By Lee Carnihan  Who creates 97 per cent of the money in our economy?  If you said the government or the Bank of England you're wrong. It's not a trick question but there’s more to it than meets the eye. The answer depends on which money you're talking about. If...

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