Britain’s big real estate agents are under threat – Bloomberg

Traditional estate agents in the UK are under threat from online rivals, according to this interesting article from Bloomberg. It looks like there will be a period of serious industry consolidation. This sector, like recruitment consultants, still hasn’t fully embraced technology and many of the staff and business processes need a radical makeover. Expect the strongest to survive. Thoughts?

Opinion – Brexit is just a distraction to the real problem: the UK’s clapped-out economy – The Guardian – Opinion – Austin Mitchell

Swot analysis

Swot analysis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Guardian op-ed, by former Labour MP, is a good read. It touches many of the right buttons but is deeply flawed on the way forward.

Source: Brexit is just a distraction to the real problem: the UK’s clapped-out economy – The Guardian – Opinion –  Austin Mitchell

Many of the observations in this article are reasonable but the causes are not all down to economic liberalism. What about greedy unions and a lazy workforce that’s seriously light on skills, compared to other mature economies and rapidly developing economies too?

Austin Mitchell lets his left-wing bias dictate his argument. Sadly, he’s light on strategy. I agree that the UK economy‘s over-dependent on financial services.

Surely, we need a SWOT analysis by industry to clarify the way forward, with a matching risk analysis?

Thoughts?