Emerging from Lockdown Summer 2020

We are emerging from lockdown into a different world and a different economy. One in which continued growth is not one that is sustainable. Those welded to classical economic theory should not panic because communities and wealth can continue to grow, it simply means...

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The mini Adventures of Katy

Existence Katy was rescued from a dark place called The Sterling and as she looks around she is conscious that she is alive. Alive and ready, for what exactly? She is not sure but Katy can feel that there are many exciting possibilities of life, even though she has no...

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Kingston Pound Filming 26th April 2019

Tal - Owner of The Cheeky Pea We had a film crew with us in Kingston on the 26th April 2019. A film maker called Piotr Karter is making a documentary film about money and how it works and affects us. Amie - Owner of Naturally Chinese Restaurant This is no mean feat...

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Dealing with Complaints

You know the feeling, you’ve had a good week and lots of complementary comments from your customers all of them, that is, except one. This customer was not happy and sent you an email. What is your reaction? Honestly, what is your reaction? In my younger career my...

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Direction of Travel

When it comes to our high street, do we like what is happening to it? Do we like how our children are interacting and learning about money? Are we happy with our relationship with money? The Kingston Pound project is trying to do a number of things. The obvious one is...

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When will you have an impact?

In order to gain support from the various funding bodies, community projects have to prove that they are having an impact on their community but, what does having impact mean? Does impact have to be measured in monetary terms or can it be measured in other...

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General Data Protection Regulations

Kingston Pound Data Privacy Policy About this Policy 1. This policy explains when and why we collect personal and business information about our user members, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it. 2. We may collect, use and store...

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Salmon Magazine

Check out Salmon here http://bit.ly/2jNJ3sz The Salmon are no longer found in the Thames despite Kingston upon Thames having three Salmon fisheries as mentioned in the Doomsday book. The problem is that pollution and industrial activity has meant that the Salmon...

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In search of Money

Many studies have been published and many books written about money. Money is in the news in some form everyday so you would think we should have a better understanding about it and where it comes from. Most of us, however, have very little understanding about...

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Our relationship with Money

Our relationship with money today is radically different from what it used to be for our parents and grandparents. Did you know that today, only 8% of the worlds money is in the form of coins and notes. The rest is digital and exist in the form of zeros and ones in a...

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