It’s the ethical Christmas gift that can throw a financial lifeline to people in poorer countries who are trying to improve their lives. Lendwithcare gift vouchers allow Britons to lend relatively small sums of money to people in 11 countries who are keen to start or grow their own small business – and the occupied Palestinian territories have now been added to the list of locations, meaning it is possible to lend money to individuals and families in the West Bank and Gaza.
Six million will have an early drink – and one in five will have a fight with a loved one, Xmas research reveals.
A waste disposal expert has warned that discarded packaging and cancelled bin collections make the Christmas holidays a peak time for domestic fly tipping.
Overcoming adversity is a recurring theme in any entrepreneurial journey. Whether it is finding that initial working capital, dealing with the sudden loss of cash or encountering operational hurdles, challenges will arise.
In the run up to one of the busiest times of the year for food producers, retailers and charities, ReFood has launched a campaign to reduce business food waste and donate money to homeless charities.