Across the world, policy interest rates have been steadily increasing over the past year for the first time in a long time. In the UK, the last time Bank Rate increased by 3 percentage points in a single calendar year. But what do rising interest rates mean for places?
Is tourism turning the tide?
After six decades of consistent growth, the unprecedented shock of the global COVID-19 pandemic saw tourism come to a near complete standstill. Two years on, there’s still huge uncertainty for the tourism sector. What lies in store for tourism in 2023 and beyond?
Worn out: COVID-19, Women and the Great Exhaustion
It’s been a tough two years for women. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, women were hit harder by job losses, leading many to call it a “she-cession”. But as the pandemic worse on we started to see wider impacts too.
The great resignation: The reaction in places
In March 2022, a record 4.5 million US workers quit their jobs. Workers were already voting with their feet before the pandemic but recently many more have been heading for the exit. A Great Resignation is underway.