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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Public Trust in Business ‘Flat-Lining’

Public trust in business is flat-lining, according to Philippa Foster Back CBE from the Institute of Business Ethics. The latest survey from the IBE shows that corporate tax avoidance remains the top public concern about business behaviour for 2015. The study found that the public's general opinion about ethical business behaviour has...

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Let’s Touch Base: The Office Lingo Plaguing UK Offices

If you're familiar with the glazed stare that spreads across your face when your manager asks you to "action" the "quick and dirty" by "EOP" then you may be one of the 70 per cent of workers who admit they completely switch off if their boss starts talking in business-speak. A new...

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The Middle Class Decline

Winning the middle class vote has long been seen to be the key to winning a General Election, yet both politically and economically, that demographic is in decline. A new Pew Research study released today found the middle class in America, “after more than four decades of serving as the...

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The McDonaldization of Business

A homogenization of business looks set to envelop our economy after new research by Reed Commercial found more than one in five Brits are more likely to choose a service or shop if it is part of a franchise. the research revealed 53 per cent of Brits now use franchises one to...

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Grady Sisters Appear on London Underground

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  London commuters were given a scare this morning as two chilling Victorian sisters appeared dressed in period costume and wearing creepy doll masks. The sightings, at Charing Cross Tube Station, Oxford Street, Regent’s Street and Hamleys, prompted a big social reaction with commuters turning to social...

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Investors: Expect the Unexpected in 2016

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Investors have been warned to expect the unexpected in 2016 with several key events on the horizon that could significantly impact the market environment. The Multi-Asset Research team at Source, who look at the the likelihood of the unexpected happening in 2016, found the economic and market...

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Milifandom Founder in new Social Media Outburst

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent  Political activist Abby Tomlinson, famed for her online campaign 'Milifandom' in the last General Election, has caused another social stir after she claimed there's no love for Labour on the doorstep. After campaigning in Oldham, a traditional Labour heartland, she took to Twitter to say that Corbyn isn't doing...

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John Bercow calls for a more Restrained Atmosphere During PMQ’s

By Jacob Flannery "We're not a group of Trappist Monks, It's not an Oxford union debating society, we will always have angry exchanges... but if you asked me for one suggestion for improvement in Prime Minister's Questions, I would say a more orderly and respectful atmosphere." John Bercow, Speaker of the...

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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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