Posts Tagged with: VAT

VAT: A really useful point of sale metric

Posted on 30th March 2017 by Kate Cooper

Taxation is really interesting. Oh yes it is. In 1940, Britain was at war. The British Isles surrounded by water. Dependant on imports that couldn’t get through. Shortages everywhere.

Five levers on our food system

Posted on 6th March 2017 by Kate Cooper

Birmingham spends some £3.4bn every year on food and drink, yet the cost of obesity to the city has been estimated to be £2.6bn, with a further £448M being spent here on dealing with alcohol related harm.

Lunar Society: Climate change & food security

Posted on 15th February 2017 by Kate Cooper

My starter-for-ten for the discussion on climate change and food security tonight for the modern-day Lunar Society is that we need to find qualitatively different kinds of questions on the matter.

Birmingham: Food futures for us — and for everyone else

Posted on 2nd November 2016 by Kate Cooper

Radical changes in our diet could be a major part of us meeting the huge global food security challenges we’re facing. Yet what the heck is any one of us meant to do?

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