Yes it’s true I have an iPad. It’s cool and a really great device when anchoring events, at board meetings, any meetings in fact and surfing the web. Does this make me an “early adopter” or an Innovator or just an Apple geek. Who cares, here are my favourite Apps.
World trade slipped in April according to the latest data from CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis prompting fears of a double dip recession. Don’t panic just yet the index slipped by just 2.7 points and was still up by 17% year on year.
For those who believe devaluation will be the salvation of the British Economy, there are two bits of bad news, the next meeting of the faithful at Stonehenge has been cancelled due to a rush on ancient icons, old bones and witches spells. The second bit of bad news is that Sterling is basing with a trade weighted index of 85 within reach.
The future of the NWDA is no longer in doubt, the organisation will cease to exist in March 2012. It is a shock, sudden, dramatic and a blow for those who thought in terms of “reform rather than abolition”. The reality is now “transition and closure”. The game is up but transition to what is not totally clear.
Implications of the change of government and the policies of the Conservative Lib Dem alliance are emerging. The NWDA will cease to exist by March 2012 and Business Link may disappear as early as December this year. LEP’s, Local Enterprise Partnerships and sub regional “Growth Hubs” have entered into the vocabulary of local government. So what does this mean to pro.manchester?