Liberation Foods


Farmer-owned nut business takes home Hackney fairtrade award

10 Mar , 2016  

Shoreditch-based Liberation Foods is flying the flag for fairtrade goods. Thomas Macaulay finds out more Fairtrade is big business in Hackney. The council itself has had fairtrade status since 2008, and this year they added a category for best fairtrade business at the Mayor of Hackney’s Business Awards. The winner, announced on 23 February, was Liberation […]

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What do Hackney businesses want from George Osborne’s budget?

8 Mar , 2016  

As George Osborne prepares his red box for his eighth budget next week, small businesses are waiting to see what the Chancellor has up his sleeve for this year. Mr Osborne has so far kept his cards close to his chest– apart from showing his hand on pension reform before folding on Sunday night– but many commentators expect […]

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“You’re Communist Fascists!” shouts Conservative Councillor at Tax Protestors

3 Mar , 2016  

Protesters were forcibly ejected from a council meeting at Hackney town hall last night after councillors voted to increase council tax for the first time in 10 years. Before the meeting security guards surrounded Conservative Councillor Harvey Odze as he had a heated confrontation with the protesters at the main entrance of the building. One […]

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Free bootcamp launched for Hackney’s small businesses

8 Oct , 2015  

An initiative to improve the people management skills of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) held its first event at the Hackney Business Bootcamp last Friday. The People Skills Initiative, created by the partnership of the JP Morgan Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), offers free advice to SMEs. François Landers, Head of […]

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Fact-check: What does the budget mean for Hackney?

19 Mar , 2015  

Hackney’s residents should be rejoicing according to George Osborne after his pre-election budget, the corner having apparently been turned and plenty of juicy incentives promised. But is this really the case? Here at the Hackney Post, we decided to fact-check some of the Chancellor’s key announcements. How much money comes to a Hackney citizen from the personal […]

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What do Hackney business owners think of the budget?

19 Mar , 2015  

The 2015 budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Wednesday. DON’T MISS: Fact-checking the 2015 budget for Hackney Among other things, the election budget included scrapping the annual tax return and lowering business tax. We asked local business owners in Hackney for their thoughts on the changes. Mahmet Yemtur, owner of […]


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How the budget will affect Hackney businesses

18 Mar , 2015  

This year’s budget was announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today. Alongside national headline policies of lowering national debt, introducing a new pound coin and increasing GDP, the budget will affect Hackney businesses in several ways. Nationally, he has said he expects unemployment to fall to 5.3 per cent, as the number of […]

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Hackney company crowdfunds interactive balls for hi-tech kids

11 Mar , 2015  

A Hackney company hopes to get kids moving and computing at the same time, with their new creation: a digitally interactive ball. Hackaball, created by Map – a Hackney-based creative consultancy – has just been launched on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to raise funds for the project. Senses movement Map built the tough outer layer […]

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Apple watch


How Hackney’s hipsters reacted to the Apple Watch

10 Mar , 2015  

The Apple Watch was launched on Monday to much fanfare with a glitzy presentation in California. Hackney’s tweeters and Apple fanatics got pretty excited about it. Buzzfeed, a news source of choice for many in Hackney, has suggested that it is simply a sales ploy for the iPhone, since it really doesn’t do much without […]

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Hackney credit unions to smash payday loan sharks

9 Mar , 2015  

Forget Wonga or high street lenders to get cash quick. Credit unions are offering an easy alternative for when you’re skint. The unions are setting up shop across Hackney to challenge high-interest loan companies, trading on streets up and down the borough. Hoping for 500 Hackney members The London Community Credit Union, with links to […]

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