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First World War

October 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The numbers are enormous: UK government debt now tops £2 trillion (1). whilst the US owes an eye watering $26 trillion (2). The picture is similar across Europe with many other countries also seeing debt/GDP ratios rising to over 100% (3).

November 11, 2014

On 11 November 1918, the Great War came to end. CampdenFB takes a look at the way it impacted five family businesses that are still in existence today.

On 11 November 1918, the Great War came to end. CampdenFB takes a look at the way it impacted five family businesses that are still in existence today.

Called for service
Fellowes Inc, US

Fellowes Inc has diversified into all types of office products today, but it started as a simple file box company back in 1917. Founded by Walter Nickel, the business was sold when he was called up for service in the First World War.

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