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....Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Spending watchdog condemns 'risky and expensive' Hinkley Point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
....Generations of British consumers have been locked into a “risky and expensive” project by the UK’s subsidy deal for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset, according to a damning report by the spending watchdog. The National Audit Office said the contract sealed by ministers last September with EDF to construct the country’s first new atomic reactors in two decades would provide “uncertain strategic and economic benefits”. ...
Thames Water needs to clean up its act after yet more fines | Nils Pratley image
.... But it’s fair to ask whether Ofwat could push a lot harder on behalf of customers. The National Audit Office had a crack in 2015 and deemed profits in the industry to be excessive. ...
Sir John Hegarty: Einstein didn't have a brainstorm session image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....One of the advertising world’s most celebrated contrarians, Sir John Hegarty is still railing against conformity after more than 50 years at the forefront of the industry. The co-founder of ad agency BBH and creator of acclaimed campaigns for brands such as Levi’s, Audi, BA and Johnnie Walker, Hegarty believes that the propensity for groupthink in the modern workplace can kill off creativity. ...
Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
.... Instead of spreading the loan and interest charge over the whole cost of the car, only the cost of depreciation is taken into account. It means that some of the most expensive Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Land Rover models, which maintain their value and depreciate the least, suddenly become affordable to those on lower incomes. ...
Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....”. So how do people make money – and how much can you earn? There are lots of music libraries out there – Pond5, The Music Case, Productiontrax and Audio Network are just a few of the bigger names – many of which say they are looking for composers. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
....Help is at hand from the growing number of podcast platforms that connect podcasters with advertisers. Podcast platforms that offer this service, including Swedish start-up firm Acast and the UK's Audioboom. ...
Bernie Madoff photos offer rare glimpse of convicted fraudster in prison image
.... Last year, ABC broadcast a mini-series, Madoff, with Richard Dreyfuss in the title role. Then there’s Audible Originals, the Amazon-owned digital books company and now podcast outlet. ...
Lloyds claims taxpayers have made £900m profit from bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:37:15 AM
....6bn cost of borrowing funds in the depths of the 2008 crisis, while the Office for Budget Responsibility has used other methodology to show the government will ultimately break even. The National Audit Office’s most recent assessment of the overall financial sector rescue concludes taxpayers would lose out and have not been “compensated . ...
​Enemies of the state​:​ the 40-year Tory project to shrink public services image
.... Thames Water is owned by shifting international investors, whose sealed, ambiguous contracts include Chinese corporations supervised by the Communist party, although cheaper finance could be raised by the British state. The National Audit Office is rightly anxious about the taxpayer’s huge liabilities, but Tideway managed to frighten ministers with warnings of raw sewage spilling into the Thames. ...
Impact of UK foreign aid diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS image
.... Diverting some of the money to other departments – such business, energy and industrial strategy – is seen as a way of blunting the attacks. The IFS said that despite criticism of aid being squandered, overseas assistance was the most heavily scrutinised part of government spending, with oversight from the International Development Committee, the National Audit Office and the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. ...
KPMG's audits of Rolls-Royce accounts probed by regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:31:07 AM
....KPMG said it was co-operating and was "confident in the quality" of its work. The FRC said in a statement: "The FRC has commenced an investigation under the Audit Enforcement Procedure into the conduct of KPMG Audit Plc, in relation to the audit of the financial statements of Rolls-Royce Group plc for the year ended 31 December 2010 and of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc for the years ended 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013. ...
Volkswagen Group profits soar after cost cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:41:07 AM
....The group saw "solid earnings in Western Europe", he said, and also benefited from favourable exchange rates. Quarterly profit at luxury division Audi slipped to 1. ...
BMW profits boosted by Intel map investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:56:17 PM
....The car manufacturer also cited improved earnings from its Chinese joint venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive, for its higher profits. The US chip giant Intel said in January it would buy 15% of Here, which is co-owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler. ...
How loud is too loud? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:07:29 PM
....When it comes to audio equipment, most of the world's loudspeakers are made in the US, Asia or Europe, but one entrepreneur in Nigeria has seen a gap in the market. Utibe Okuk realised there was a huge demand for loudspeakers from the country's churches and other businesses so he set up Megawatts Audio, but running his business comes with challenges. ...
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Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:22:52 PM
.... It also scored Cissy Jones an award for her performance as the voice heard, Delilah. Audio achievement went to The Last Guardian, a much-delayed fantasy title from Sony Interactive. ...
UK new car sales speed to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:14:46 AM
....Industry experts said on Wednesday that car makers should be forced to recall and upgrade cars that emit higher levels of toxic pollution on the road than they did in official tests. The German and French governments have already demanded that manufacturers including Volkswagen, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Renault fix more than a million diesel vehicles. ...
Tory donor Lycamobile in £26m tax dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
.... “The position is currently subject to dispute between HMRC and the company,” it said. Auditors from KPMG have revealed that they are unable to form an opinion on the accounts due to a lack of “sufficient appropriate audit evidence”. ...
Location, location, location – where will Channel 4 move to? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
.... The BBC found that nearly 60% of managers refused to move from London to MediaCity, while just 31 of 144 agreed to relocate to operations in Birmingham. The BBC was criticised by the National Audit Office for offering overly generous relocation packages totalling £24m to entice staff to move north. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....Mr Musk has said he sees Tencent as an "adviser" as well as an investor, and the Chinese giant should have plenty of insight having already invested in businesses that are focusing on the future of transport. As well as being an early backer of NextEV, it owns a slice of Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-sharing giant that effectively muscled Uber out of the market, as well as a stake in HERE, the German consortium owned by BMW, Audi and Daimler. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
....25% a year for institutional investors, or 4% a year for retail investors. Auditor KPMG has been appointed to administer the compensation scheme with oversight from the FCA, which has not imposed a penalty on Tesco. ...
Watchdog finds £3bn in child support arrears may never be collected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:01:19 AM
....At least £3bn in child maintenance payments ordered by the former Child Support Agency (CSA) may never be paid, the Whitehall spending watchdog has said. According to a National Audit Office (NAO) report, three-quarters of the £4bn in payments owed by absent parents – some dating back more than 20 years – are considered “uncollectable” by the Department for Work and Pensions. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....So far almost 500,000 of the 1. 2m affected VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel cars have been returned as part of the official dealer recall. ...
Thames Water hit with record £20m fine for huge sewage leaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
....Water companies have been frequently criticised for making huge profits and awarding large shareholder dividends while paying little or no corporation tax. In October 2015, the National Audit Office found that an £800m windfall for water companies had not been passed on to consumers. ...
Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
....It is not yet clear whether the new measures go far enough to reassure advertisers. Tesco, Toyota and Volkswagen became the latest major brands to suspend advertising, joining the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Audi, Channel 4 and the Guardian on a list that now features some 250 firms. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....The move came after several firms withdrew their ads when some appeared next to extremist content on YouTube. Several high profile companies, including Marks and Spencer, Audi, RBS and L'Oreal, have pulled online advertising from YouTube, which is owned by Google. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....Marks & Spencer became the latest company to pull advertising from Google on Monday, adding its name to a growing list that includes government departments, major advertising agencies and well-known companies. McDonald’s, the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, the Guardian, Audi and Channel 4 are among the firms to suspend advertising. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....More than 35,000 motorists have joined a class action lawsuit against VW in England and Wales over the emissions scandal. The size of the group is increasing at the rate of 500 drivers a day and lawyers are confident the legal action will eventually involve about 100,000 owners of VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat cars. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
.... . It came after Marks and Spencer became the latest firm to pull its online ads over the issue, joining others such as Audi, RBS and L'Oreal. ...
Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
....The decision by Vodafone, Sky, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland to suspend their ads, or review whether to do so, follows action last week by other brands. They include McDonald’s, L’Oréal, Audi, Sainsbury’s, Argos and the BBC. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
. German prosecutors have raided Audi and VW sites as part of a probe into the manipulation of US emissions tests. ...
VW diesel compensation stalls in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:52:52 AM
.... It soon became apparent that cars sold all around the world had also been fitted with defeat devices - including about eight million in Europe. They included cars sold under the Audi, Skoda, Seat and Porsche brands, as well as Volkswagens. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off racks up at least £1m in fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:10:32 PM
....”. The BEIS said: “As with any asset sale, government has engaged external advisers through a competitive process to provide us with access to additional expertise, in line with [National Audit Office] recommendations on best practice. ...
Prospect of £1.7bn fine looms large over PM's talks with EU leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:30:19 PM
.... This is down to a fraud being conducted by overseas traders. Many people, including myself, are concerned, which is why I asked the National Audit Office to investigate. ...
Just one in five complaints about potential mis-sold PPI  made so far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 05:36:47 PM
....2bn in compensation to customers. More than 12m customers received payouts between April 2011 and November 2015, according to the National Audit Office. ...
VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:46:49 PM
...."While the past fiscal year posed major challenges for us, despite the crisis the group's operating business gave its best-ever performance," said chief executive Matthias Mueller after a meeting of VW's supervisory board at its Wolfsburg headquarters on Friday. The scandal did not stop the group, which also owns the Porsche, Audi and Skoda brands, delivering a record 10. ...
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
....Ministers say a third runway will not exceed environment limits. However, the Commons Environmental Audit Committee has accused the government of "magical thinking" - wishing the problem away without a proper solution. ...
Volkswagen boss says firm in Europe 'misled nobody' over emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:09:54 AM
....Of the 1. 2m UK vehicles affected by the crisis, there were 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 131,569 Skodas, 79,838 VW commercial vehicles and 76,773 Seats. ...
Super Bowl ads trolling Trump: 'The world is more beautiful the more you accept' image
....@Latinos4PP We will always support the American Dream. Audi, meanwhile, advocated equal pay for women with its #DriveProgress campaign. ...
Skoda ‘writes off’ my six-year-old £20,000 car when it suffers a common fault image
....This is the latest in a number of emails from unhappy Skoda owners who have suffered serious timing chain-related problems, and have faced big bills as a result. As you say, the problems with this engine are well documented – it is the same one as fitted to VW Golf GTIs of a similar age and other Volkswagen Group cars, including Audi and Seat. ...
VW risks new pay row as compliance chief lands €10m payoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:38:36 PM
....3m cars sold by VW. This is the first time that VW, which also owns Audi, Porsche and Škoda, has been the biggest carmaker in the world. ...
VW becomes world's No 1 carmaker despite diesel emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 01:55:34 PM
....It marks the first time that the German manufacturer has become the global bestseller, a record it has achieved despite having being beset by scandal for rigging emissions tests for its diesel vehicles. Riding out prosecutions, fines and vehicle recalls in the US, the VW group – which includes the Audi, Porsche and Skoda brands – recorded an overall 3. ...
HMRC criticised over spiralling payments to outsourcing firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:01:23 AM
....Despite increasing complaints from benefit claimants, Concentrix was paid £23m in commission after its rates were raised from 3. 9% to 11%, a report from the National Audit Office states. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....Today’s AV sector is a crowded space. It’s estimated that at least 33 tech and auto corporations, ranging from Apple to Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong – via the likes of Audi, BMW, Google, Honda, Intel, Tesla, Uber and Volkswagen – are currently developing AV technology. ...
Renault to be investigated over diesel emissions 'cheating' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:34:10 PM
....If the company had to pay £3,000 to each of the 1. 2 million people who own affected cars, including its Škoda, Audi and Seat marques, it would cost about £3. ...
Fiat emissions probe: UK seeks details from US regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 08:35:23 AM
....The UK is facing legal action by the European Union over the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The chair of the Commons Environmental Audit Committee, Mary Creagh, told the Today programme that the government had been "too slow" to act against VW compared with the US. ...
VW papers shed light on emissions scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 11:15:47 PM
....This 'defeat device' software was able to recognise the standard testing procedure. It was based on a program developed by VW's subsidiary Audi, which engineers had specifically stated should "absolutely not be used" in the US. ...
Six Volkswagen executives charged with fraud over emissions cheating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:42:57 PM
....Under the direction of executives, Volkswagen employees designed engines with “defeat device” software that would reduce emissions only when the vehicle was undergoing a standard US emissions test. They borrowed the idea from the firm’s luxury division, Audi, which was developing different engines with similar software. ...
Volkswagen shrugs off scandal with record sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:01:09 PM
....8% in 2016, making it likely that the firm will overtake Toyota as the world's biggest carmaker by volume. The sales figures include the Audi, Porsche and Skoda brands. ...
Thousands of HMRC staff may have to move up to 174 miles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:02:48 AM
....Up to 38,000 staff from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be expected to move large distances as part of a reorganisation, a report has found. Some may need to relocate by up to 174 miles if they want to keep their jobs, the National Audit Office (NAO) said. ...
Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:28 AM
....If the company had to pay £3,000 to each of the 1. 2 million people who own affected cars, including its Škoda, Audi and Seat marques, it would cost about £3. ...
After Brexit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:16:46 PM
....This week has seen a flurry of activity as the farming industry tries to grapple with what comes next. MPs from the Environmental Audit Committee warned on Tuesday of the dangers of Brexit to farming. ...
Just how old is your train carriage? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:22:09 AM
....". Last month, the National Audit Office warned that delays in electrification of the Great Western rail line could mean passengers in the North and West of England may have to wait longer for newer trains. ...
VW agrees further $1bn settlement deal over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:18:29 AM
....Volkswagen has agreed to a $1bn (£810m) settlement to fix or buy back another 80,000 diesel vehicles sold in the US, as the German carmaker took new steps to put its emissions cheating scandal behind it. The deal covers luxury VW, Audi and Porsche cars with 3. ...
VW strikes another US emissions scandal deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 09:10:52 PM
. Volkswagen has struck a deal with the US authorities over some 80,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars with 3-litre diesel engines. ...
Smart gloves, clever belts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:18:36 AM
.... It costs €1,300 (£1,095; 1,350). Other companies using the glove include rival car makers Audi and Skoda, and precision engineering firm Festo. ...
Computer error blamed for HMRC blunder in Scotland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 06:54:44 PM
. A computer error meant that 420,000 individuals who should be paying the new Scottish rate of income tax were not told of their changed status, the National Audit Office has found. ...
UK failing to keep up with online consumer fraud, NAO warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:01:25 AM
. The UK is failing to keep up with online fraud, and systems to protect shoppers from scams do not yet provide value for money, the National Audit Office has warned. ...
Letter to Nissan about Brexit could be made public, MPs are told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:36:20 PM
.... Labour has criticised the government for not releasing its letter to Nissan, insisting it could have done a secret deal with the company. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) revealed last month that the government had refused to confirm whether any financial commitments were made to Nissan, although the head of the National Audit Office said earlier this week that he had read the letter and there was “no identifiable contingent liability”. ...
Scottish auditors to investigate £9bn private finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:00:19 AM
....Scotland’s public spending watchdogs are planning to investigate a multibillion-pound scheme to build privately funded roads, schools and hospitals after serious doubts emerged about its value for money. Audit Scotland and the Accounts Commission will scrutinise the Scottish government’s privately financed NPD (non-profit distribution) programme after it breached strict European Union rules on government spending. ...
Italian banks are living on borrowed time … and money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 08:30:32 PM
....Encouraging news: the UK did not incur an “identifiable contingent liability” when the government gave assurances to Nissan that the carmaker’s new investments in this country would not suffer after Brexit. So says Sir Amyas Morse, the head of the National Audit Office, in a letter to Andrew Tyrie, head of the Treasury select committee. ...
Cuts undermining fire services, says Fire Brigades Union image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:23:43 AM
....Budget cuts are slowly undermining the effectiveness of fire services in England and Wales, the head of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. Fire services' budgets in England have been cut by 17% since 2010, according to National Audit Office figures. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
....Max Barnett, global head of digital at Nielsen Sports, which provides analytics for the sports industry, agrees change is occurring. "Audiences will always shift and flux, but over the last few years there has been a steady move of viewers taking to digital as a leading source of sports content. ...
Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal action image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:38:37 AM
....The claims relate to the drop in Volkswagen's share price after the scandal broke. The VW group comprises 12 brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and Man. ...
HMRC chief calls for tax crackdown on Premier League footballers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:08:13 PM
.... This is because they can qualify for the UK’s special “non-domicile” tax status – meaning image rights income channeled offshore does not have to be declared to HMRC. Tax bosses were giving evidence to MPs after the National Audit Office last month published a detailed assessment of how thorough tax inspectors deal with the super-rich. ...
So, Mike Ashley, can  we handle the truth? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 07:00:07 AM
....HMRC estimates that its specialist unit dedicated to collecting tax from high-net-worth individuals clawed back £416m last year – money that millionaires had tried all sorts of creative ruses to avoid paying. Still, the National Audit Office reckons that tax inspectors have identified potential evasion and avoidance worth nearly £2bn by Britain’s richest. ...
MP asks spending watchdog to investigate Nissan Brexit deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 04:21:20 PM
....Whitehall’s spending watchdog could investigate the deal to keep Nissan making cars in north-east England, following a demand from the chair of an influential parliamentary committee. Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury select committee, has written to the National Audit Office (NAO) asking for an inquiry into any assurances offered by the government to the Japanese car giant. ...
UK fuel poverty to last a lifetime, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
....The UK is lagging behind the rest of the world on energy efficiency measures such as insulation, according to NEA. The Committee on Climate Change recently said the UK has “no action plan” to improve energy efficiency, while the National Audit Office has lamented the lack of investment. ...
Sports Direct auditor under investigation over company's family deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 10:58:42 AM
....The FRC can open an investigation after a case is referred by a third party, but in this case the accounting watchdog is understood to have acted of its own accord. “The Financial Reporting Council has commenced investigations under the accountancy scheme and the Audit Enforcement Procedure in relation to the preparation, approval and audit of the financial statements of Sports Direct International plc [“Sports Direct”] for the 52-week period ended 24 April 2016,” the FRC said in a statement. ...
My year of no spending is over – here's how I got through it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:00:24 AM
.... Using sites such as Eventbrite I have been to film screenings, wine tasting evenings and theatre productions for free. I’ve also used SRO Audiences to see comedy shows and TV programmes being filmed, and none of it cost me anything. ...
Parking bays widened for bigger cars, says NCP image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 11:18:32 AM
....4m) in width. However, the latest models of the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery, BMW X5 and the Mercedes GL-Class are all longer than 4. ...
London mayor Sadiq Khan issues £2.5m VW congestion charge call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:12:07 PM
....". The cars affected include Audi A1 and A3, Skoda Fabia and Octavia, Seat Ibiza and Leon and VW's Golf and Polo vehicles. ...
Volkswagen to axe 30,000 jobs worldwide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 11:32:17 AM
....Volkswagen is to axe 30,000 jobs as part of a restructuring designed to help the German carmaker recover from the diesel emissions scandal. The cuts will be in the core VW business, as opposed to its other brands such as Porsche, Audi and Seat, and 23,000 will be in Germany. ...
Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 09:39:10 AM
....Around 11 million cars worldwide have the software. The VW group comprises 12 brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. ...
Premier League agrees major deal for Chinese TV rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:10:19 PM
....Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa are among the English clubs to have received investment from China over the last year. Audiences for Premier League football are also growing strongly in China, with English clubs seeing the world's second largest economy as a major growth market. ...
Glamour magazine scraps 'handbag' size after 15 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 11:15:39 AM
....com will also include the launch of a Glamour Video channel showing archive footage as well as “a number of new creative franchises aimed squarely at our video-obsessed millennial audience”. Glamour has a monthly print circulation of 300,000 while Cosmopolitan sells 407,000 copies, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. ...

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