Why the hijab is being frowned apon in business 


Wearing a hijab is important for many Muslim women, although in certain places it is prohibited, or recommended not to wear one. Here, we take a look at some reasons why the hijab is being frowned upon in business.

Wearing a hijab is not allowed in many schools and universities in western countries, especially throughout western Europe. Therefore, students, as well as those who work in such environments are not allowed to wear any Islamic coverings. In a few countries, coverings are not allowed in public places at all. This has led to more and more Muslim women turning to self-employment and working from home. This can be seen as something positive however – women are creating opportunities for themselves and are creating new start-ups and services which weren’t around before.

In the UK, wearing a hijab is allowed, and legally an employer cannot punish an employee for choosing to wear one at work. However, schools are allowed to make their own decision as to whether or not students are allowed to wear head coverings, so in these circumstances, perhaps a teacher should not wear one either. Students at schools with strict uniform rules might feel like those wearing a hijab are being treated differently by being allowed to wear colourful scarves and decorative Hijab pins. Some also feel those working with children should not wear the hijab, as it is not required until puberty and young children might feel they would like to copy the adults they see, before they are required to wear one.

There are many reasons why some people feel the hijab should not be worn in places of work, in non-Muslim countries such as the UK. Many feel it is anti-western and unsociable – we are accustomed to seeing people’s faces when we interact with them in the west, so not being able to do this can be unnerving. Some also feel that Muslims should follow the customs of the country they are living in – as westerners would be required to dress modestly in Muslim nations, Muslims should not cover themselves in a non-Muslim country.

Other reasons why many feel the hijab should not be worn in places of business is the fear of something being concealed under the clothing. Whilst it might be untrue that those who wear such coverings are more likely to be involved in attacks or violent events, many westerners hold this belief, and as such can be made to feel uncomfortable when seeing someone dressed in this way.

3 Industry Facts about the UK Economy


Britain’s economy is in recovery and the future outlook is bright we are told. Questions like – Is the UK industry growing? And what industry sectors are growing and which ones are not? 

The financial services centred around Westminster and London have caused much debate in recent politics causing lead economists to divide on hot topics like “North-South Divide”. There are many leaders in the house of commons suggesting that the industry in Britain is changing and many businesses lagging behind in a time where austerity and poverty seems more important to debate than the creation of jobs in the market place. 

 Economy growth forecast for 2017 UK

Fact 1: There are 3 main types of business industry and they are not surprisingly all cantered around online digital streams. Long gone are the days where down a coal mine was a major contributor to Great Britain. Finances are another major category and still contribute to a majorly to the UK economy. The creative sector (ICT) in the UK is strong and there are many who see this a growing still in a time of recession. Manufacturing is shrinking and has gone from 36% in the last 50 years to 10% more recently in 2010. The UK Advertising industry is growing and is currently estimated to be worth 22.36 Billion pounds to the economy.  

Fact 2: Financials: The Size of the UK Economy is in its lowest levels of recovery since the early 1920’s. The GDP per head has increased but not until the second quarter of 2015 and is still low in terms of recession levels. The growth seen in 2016 was strong and the forecasters didn’t see any signs of things slower down after Brexit, however growth in 2017-18 is expected to be slow.  

Fact 3: The Sterling vs the Dollar is looking good and the US currency is stronger since Brexit came into play. The exporters complain of fluctuating prices and unstable markets. Trading hasn’t been easy most say and this is looking to change anytime soon.