How to combat freelancer loneliness

A regular Raconteur contributor tells of her experience as a self-employed freelance journalist and asks experts how to regain the support and camaraderie lost by working alone

Eight ways to revitalise community pharmacies

A potential resource to ease pressure on GPs and hospitals, community pharmacies are seeking greater government funding

Creating opportunity through coastal communities

The UK is inextricably tied to the seas that surround it. Some 95 per cent of all trade is carried by ship and through UK ports; half a trillion pounds-worth of goods pass through our ports each year

The impact of big retail chains on community gentrification

Shoppers outside Marc Jacobs in New York

Retail success can sometimes lead to the decline of an area as rents and business rates soar forcing out even big brands

Community at the heart of UK urban regeneration

The regeneration of UK towns and cities is entering an era of transformation when the needs of the community and wellbeing of individuals punch greater weight

The win-win of giving

Daryl Brewster - CEO of CECP

Daryl Brewster, chief executive of CECP, a coalition of CEOs who believe societal improvement is an essential measure of company performance, suggests how corporations can connect with core business to assess the value of societal investment

Rebuilding trust by helping communities


Why the banking sector’s investment in local communities is crucial for Britain’s economic growth

Expert giving to grow enterprise

The gift of business expertise serves social enterprises, who want to grow their operations, and the businesses making the donation