Category Archives: Bank of England

Hard working bankers helped create the tyranny of the clock

Are you working against the clock? Struggling to make that next deadline? Operating in an environment of presenteeism where time at your desk counts for more than your actual productivity? In a recent Radio 4 programme, Emma Griffin blamed industrialisation … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year bonuses for eighteenth-century bankers

A report produced by the Bank of England over the year from March 1783 to March 1784 shows that gift-giving at Christmas and New Year was regularly observed by customers and the Bank also gave gifts to valued connections. Eighteenth-century … Continue reading

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