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.... After leaving Barclays in 2009, he set up his own advisory firm in Dublin, Elkstone Capital, which closed in 2011. He then joined Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual as a managing partner. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Having run my email account for more than 20 years, BT decided three months ago to block access to it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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BT blocked access to an email account I’ve had for more than 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
. Having run my email account for more than 20 years, BT decided three months ago to block access to it. ...
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Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:05:44 PM
....It also emerged that Greg Knight, the managing director of the UK’s largest independent bookmaker, Jennings Racing, warned 500 staff their jobs were at risk the day before voters went to the polls. He said Labour and the Liberal Democrats would crack down on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which make up more than half of bookmakers’ revenues. ...
Five-minute guide to following your football team image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Fans who take out a subscription to both Sky Sports and BT Sport paid more than season ticket holders at 19 of the Premier League’s 20 football clubs during the 2016/17 season. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....The most difficult strategic question facing Mahon is how to secure the long-term commercial viability of Channel 4. It depends almost solely on advertising revenue as a business, making about £1bn a year from its own channels and selling ad slots on behalf of BT’s sports channels and UKTV, owner of the Gold and Dave channels. ...
BT drops PwC following Italian accounts scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:56:30 PM
. BT has replaced its auditor for the first time in 33 years after an accounting scandal at its Italian business cost it £530m. ...
Tories have ‘shameful record’ on FOBT gambling, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:19:03 PM
.... Of 62 constituencies where gamblers lost more than £5m in 2015-16, 47 are Labour, five are Scottish National party areas and 10 are Conservative. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have promised in their general election manifestos to cut the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2. ...
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly image
.... But a full-scale crash requires a steep rise in interest rates – and, for now, no one is forecasting that. What do BT and British Airways have in common? You could point to the public relations disasters that dog each organisation: one hitting the headlines recently following its accounting scandal, the other struggling to cope with the after-effects of last weekend’s cancelled flights. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
. A strike at BT is threatened after it emerged this week that the company may be drastically slashing its final salary pension scheme. ...
BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
. BT is considering closing its defined-benefit pension scheme, the latest former state-owned business to close – or move to close – so-called “gold-plated” retirement plans for existing employees. ...
Virgin’s £241 penalty because we have to move home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... MF, West Norwood, London. • At the end of February I contacted Virgin in order to install its TV broadband and telephone, replacing BT and Sky. ...
EE and Vodafone are UK’s worst mobile providers, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:01:20 AM
....Despite its fast 4G service, Which? found that just 20% of EE customers would recommend the company’s services to a friend or family member. The company that was a subject of £12bn takeover by rival BT in 2016, scored poorly for both customer service and value for money. ...
Ofcom to review charges for calls to directory inquiries services image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has announced a review into the high cost of calls to directory inquiries services two months after I featured the case of a reader who was charged £501 for six calls to a 118 number. Prices have increased by up to 17-fold since BT’s service was opened up to competition in 2003, but in 2013 Ofcom abandoned its own proposals to impose a cap on 118 call charges after protests from the telecoms industry. ...
Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Plus. net (part of BT), Vodafone and the lesser-known Origin also offer fibre for £25, although with the first two there are small set-up fees, and no price guarantee. ...
UK gamblers lose record £13.8bn as industry braces for FOBT crackdown image
....8bn in the year ending September 2016, including an all-time high of £1. 82bn on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....5bn a year that Garner targeted when he became chief executive last year. He was hired from BT, an unusual move for the Swindon-based mutual that usually hires from within its ranks. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
....There are also none of Sky’s channels, which is not a surprise given the broadcaster would see the launch as competition for its own subscribers. Green, a former BT TV director who is also launching 25 channels on Amazon’s German service this week, said the focus at this stage was more on subscriber channels than free partners. ...
Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:16:46 AM
....In 2016, UK firms spent roughly £24bn trying to plug their deficits, it said. Among the companies ploughing millions of pounds into their pension schemes were BT, Shell, Tesco, Unilever and Royal Bank of Scotland. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away. One in four holidaymakers now chooses this option, rising to more than one in three young families, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away. One in four holidaymakers now chooses this option, rising to more than one in three young families, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) says. ...
What's the best way to release equity for home improvements? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... I am approaching my 64th birthday and live alone, and hope to release some of the equity in my home. Can you please point me in the right direction? BT. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
....Meanwhile Ofcom said it was aware of one consumer who called directory enquiries in 2009, and ended up with a bill for £350. When directory enquiries was deregulated in 2003, calls to BT's 192 service cost just 40p. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Credit where it’s due. After the accounting catastrophe in Italy and a big fine from Ofcom for overcharging for broadband access on the home front, BT’s remuneration committee has done the decent thing. ...
Sterling falls after Bank report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:59:40 AM
....The bank's analysts pointed to concerns around the impact of regulation given millions of British Gas customers are on standard variable tariffs, and the potential threat of a price war. BT fell 4. ...
BT chief's pay package slashed by £4m over Italian accounting scandal image
. Telecoms group BT has slashed its chief executive’s pay package by £4m as a result of an accounting scandal and revealed it is to axe 4,000 jobs worldwide. ...
BT to shed 4,000 jobs in new overhaul image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:30:14 AM
. BT is to shed 4,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years and is stripping the chief executive of his annual bonus. ...
Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:53:44 AM
....50 a minute for the service. When directory enquiries was deregulated in 2003, calls to BT's 192 service cost just 40p. ...
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Sunday Times sport rich list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 05:01:54 AM
....Rory McIlroy and Andy Murray also made the top 10 along with two football managers: Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola. Mourinho’s wealth, boosted by sponsorships and commercial deals with brands including Heineken, Hublot watches, Jaguar, BT Sport and Adidas, is reckoned to be £61m. ...
Dumped by a stranger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 09:03:51 PM
....Online errand-running business TaskRabbit says people who will queue up for others - whether in person or online - are in popular demand on its platform. "We see hundreds of requests for London Taskers to wait online for the latest restaurant and theatre tickets, or wait for a BT or Sky technician to arrive, or even queue for five hours for the latest Yeezy shoe [Kanye West trainers]," says Ian Arthurs, TaskRabbit's chief operating officer. ...
Santander faces challenge over fraud losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:08:30 AM
.... . "I had a call from someone I thought was BT," she told the BBC. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Potential external candidates include Simon Fox, chief executive of Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, who was linked to the ITV job before Crozier was appointed; and Erik Huggers, the former Microsoft, Intel and BBC digital executive now running music video service Vevo. Dame Carolyn McCall, the former Guardian Media Group chief executive now running EasyJet, and Nationwide Building Society boss Joe Garner, a former BT executive, could also enter the fray. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....An MPs’ report calling for a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals, published in the midst of a government review into the controversial machines, has been found to breach parliamentary standards. A cross-party group of politicians, backed by casinos, amusement arcades and pubs, was deemed to have broken the rules four times in a report calling for the maximum stake on FOBTs to be reduced from £100 to £2. ...
Switching our phone and broadband provider turned into a nightmare image
. After reading an article in Money we decided to switch our phone and broadband service from BT to SSE, and it has turned into a nightmare. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....For sale: “Real peace of mind”. That’s what you get, according to BT – for those who can afford up to £50. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
....Thanks to the supreme court, corporations are people too and as the fight for equal bathroom rights for transgender people in North Carolina has shown, corporations are increasingly more liberal in their views than the Trump administration. On issues such as the environment, women’s rights, immigration and the treatment of the LGBTQ community, it’s not hard to see companies increasingly siding with consumers and activists against the Trump administration (especially if the president’s poll numbers keep falling). ...
Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
. The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability – with TalkTalk and BT named as the worst suppliers – according to a survey by consumer group Which?. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....He said an example of these one-off items was Chelsea making a big financial provision against the early cancellation of their kit supply deal with Adidas. Overall league revenues are set to be even higher in this season, thanks to the effects of the new television deal with Sky and BT, which kicked off last August and is worth a record £5. ...
TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:09 PM
. TalkTalk and BT have received the worst customer satisfaction scores in a survey of 12 broadband providers. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....Edith Wallace, 75, wondered what she had called when she saw an extra £11. 29 on her BT phone bill. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The one good thing I would say is that we are more proud of who we are,” he says. And in this topsy turvy political climate, when a Republican president rails against free trade, the climate change-accepting, LGBT-friendly, free trade-loving O’Rourke is having a moment. ...
Firms dispute Jeremy Corbyn's claim they pay bills late image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:11:53 PM
....And, like all big companies, it would be publishing performance data on payment to suppliers from next year, it added. Other firms named by the Labour leader, including BT, Vodafone, E. ...
Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Brendan Gibson, 32, is a United States national who has been in China for six years, trading bitcoin for three. We’ve barely sat down to talk when Gibson takes my phone and downloads the BTC Wallet app onto it, before transferring me the seeds of my cryptocurrency fortune: 0. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....In March, an Ofcom report revealed that elderly people with a landline and no broadband at home had been hit the hardest by rising line rental charges. BT announced price rises in January for many of its services, including regular and super-fast broadband. ...
Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:22:52 PM
....Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch won best multiplayer. The team-based first-person shooter was designed for e-sports and is notable for featuring LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters. ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
.... This is largely why we have seen so many companies adopting a caring and sharing identity over the past two decades. Hitching its wagon to the environment, or LGBT rights, or feminism, for example, is a way for a brand to look good, which increases consumer loyalty, which makes the brand more money. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The price hikes do not end there, with mobile phone and broadband companies also dialling up new charges. BT roll out planned price hikes today, with its basic broadband package rising by £2. ...
Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 08:22:02 AM
....Households could see the price of superfast broadband fall under plans by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom is proposing to cut the price that BT's infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge operators for its popular superfast broadband service. ...
Broadband users could see bills slashed as BT is forced to cut charges image
. Millions of broadband customers could see their bills slashed under proposals from Ofcom that would force BT to cut almost £100m in charges to rivals to provide services to their customers on its network. ...
HSBC adds new transgender titles including M and Misc image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:28:12 PM
....HSBC decided to extend the number of gender-neutral prefixes available to customers after feedback from employees, Mr Barette added. A spokesperson for LGBT lobby group Stonewall said: "It's great to see an increasing number of organisations prioritise issues affecting trans people. ...
HSBC offers choice of transgender titles for bank's customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 04:03:20 PM
....The announcement, which coincides with International Transgender Day of Visibility, on 31 March, is the latest initiative aimed at a community that has struggled for recognition from a variety of organisations and corporations. Heather Williams, assistant director of insight at Manchester’s LGBT Foundation, said: “We welcome today’s announcement by one of high-street banking’s biggest players. ...
Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
.... Apparently, it was only a home defeat for Newcastle United to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day that saved the bookies from a “black swan” event on accumulators and multiple bets. But Mullen could equally have been referring to the government’s review of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), announced at the end of October. ...
Suddenly our Diamond holiday has lost its sparkle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:00:22 AM
....Your next steps depend on what kind of holiday you booked. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is reassuring consumers with holidays booked through the company (an estimated 16,000) that Arena Travel, which has 40 years’ experience of arranging holidays across the world, has bought the assets of the company and will offer the holiday you booked, on the same date at the same price, using the same accommodation. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
...."A triple whammy of strength in the pound and falling bank and mining stocks sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest in a month," Mr Lawler said. Among individual shares, BT Group initially fell 1. ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:54:47 AM
. BT has been fined £42m, the largest penalty imposed by regulator Ofcom, and will have to pay an estimated £300m in compensation to rival telecoms companies over delays installing high-speed internet connections. ...
BT fined record £42m for late installations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:47:14 AM
. BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
....“On one occasion she was left holding the line for 18 minutes, racking up £154 of charges, and on another attempt she was connected to Severn not Southern Water,” Wagstaff says. Added to the rapacious cost is an access fee levied by the caller’s own network operator, which in this case was BT, which charges 11p a minute to connect to a 118 number. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....”. BT, Sky and Virgin Media have jointly put forward a draft proposal to introduce automatic compensation through a voluntary industry code of practice, but Ofcom said “at this stage, we do not consider that this proposal sufficiently meets our concerns when quality of service falls short”. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
.... It will then publish its decision "around the end of the year". In response to the plan, BT, Sky and Virgin Media have issued their own draft proposal for automatic compensation through a voluntary code of practice. ...
London now 'cheaper to live than New York and Tokyo', plus Viagogo snubs MPs image
....Expedia may say ‘no’ when it really means ‘yes’. BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:35:18 PM
. Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
. Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
.... 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. BT and Sky said they were reviewing their relationship with Google. ...
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
.... Government spending has also been suspended while Tesco is understood to have “paused” spending on YouTube. BT said: “We take our responsibilities as an advertiser seriously and have a robust set of safeguards in place to make sure our adverts don’t appear on websites or content which may be dedicated to offensive themes”. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....". Joe went on to work for BT, on its fast-track programme, where he visited call centres in India no fewer than 22 times. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Taking NICs out of the equation would give firms the financial room to raise wages, and enforcing minimum income standards would give them the incentive to pass the tax break back on to workers, rather than simply banking it offshore. If all our late capitalist system has to offer is a race to the bottom on wages and the privatisation of state services, isn’t it time to ask what the point of it is? Why are we cutting living standards to the bone and putting LGBT kids on the street to preserve a system that delivers payday loans instead of pay rises? If the wealthy want us to believe that their desired flexible market economies deliver growth for all, they need to start delivering. ...
BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. In April 2015 I moved home and ordered BT’s Infinity Broadband. ...
Abta website: Holidaymakers hit by cyber attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:39:43 AM
....Mr Tanzer said the organisation was not aware of any of the information being shared beyond the infiltrator. ABTA is the UK's largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators who sell £32bn of holidays and other travel arrangements each year, according to its website. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....And of the people with standalone landlines in their homes, 71% were aged 65 or over. Ofcom recently revealed plans to make BT - with nearly 80% of the UK market - cut line rental costs by £5. ...
TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:54:39 PM
. Tinopolis, the company behind TV shows including Question Time and Crufts and producer of BT’s Premier League and Champion’s League coverage, is up for sale with a price tag of up to £300m. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....Last year, users were advised to change their passwords. Around eight million UK accounts were believed to have been affected - including some users of BT and Sky email services. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
. Seven gamblers lost more than £10,000 in a day while using controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) during a 10-month period, it has emerged. ...

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