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.... The French president, François Hollande, was elected on a claim that the world of high finance was his enemy. Yet the Socialist mayor of Paris recently promised a “red, white, and blue carpet” for any hedge fund manager who buys a one-way Eurostar ticket to the Gare du Nord – a barbed reference to David Cameron’s promise of a red carpet for French bankers fleeing prohibitive tax rates, strikes and restrictive labour laws. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Will London survive as a financial centre after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:08:45 AM
.... The French president, François Hollande, was elected on a claim that the world of high finance was his enemy. Yet the Socialist mayor of Paris recently promised a “red, white, and blue carpet” for any hedge fund manager who buys a one-way Eurostar ticket to the Gare du Nord – a barbed reference to David Cameron’s promise of a red carpet for French bankers fleeing prohibitive tax rates, strikes and restrictive labour laws. ...
Andrew Tyrie to stand down as Conservative MP after 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:33:38 PM
....Westminster is to lose one its most feared interrogators after Andrew Tyrie – the bane of prime ministers, chancellors, bankers and economists – made the surprise announcement that he is standing down as an MP. After crossing swords with David Cameron, George Osborne, Mark Carney, Lord Chilcott and countless City bankers, Tyrie said he was quitting as Conservative MP for Chichester after two decades representing the seat. ...
Theresa May promises personal tax allowance will go up to woo working-class voters image
....The personal tax allowance currently stands at £11,500 and the party is aiming to increase that to take millions of low paid workers "out of tax entirely". And they are getting set to abandon David Cameron's "tax lock" pledge as they look at ways of turning the flailing economy around. ...
Pensioners’ election REBELLION: Demands for May to look at pension issue for UK's 5MILLION image
....Meanwhile, in three decades members of the British public will not be able to claim state aid before the age of 68. Pensions campaigner June Slater has become an internet sensation after she took on former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and ex-Chancellor George Osborne over their contributions grab. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:22:34 PM
....Kim said the UK’s Department for International Development had played a vital role in efforts to rid the world of poverty. “We were extremely encouraged when prime minister David Cameron fulfilled the commitment to 0. ...
Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:15:42 PM
....Her personal profile rose after the Northern Rock deal. More accustomed to being an outsider trying to break into the City establishment – at one point in the interview she describes herself as “this rather strange woman” – Gadhia sat next to George Osborne when he was delivering his high-profile Mansion House speech two years ago, was one of David Cameron’s business advisers, and still leads a Treasury-backed initiative to boost diversity in financial services. ...
With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee image
.... George Osborne, who leaves the grand stage of the Commons at the age of 45 saying, “I want new challenges”, was a gamer, departing now to throw his dice in journalism and the City. It was the grave misfortune of so many millions that the sport he and his old friend David Cameron enjoyed for a while was playing with lesser people’s lives in the great game of politics. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
....Had things turned out differently, George Osborne would now be counting down the days to becoming prime minister. His close friend David Cameron had pledged to stand down before the next general election and a smooth transition was planned. ...
Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:43:01 PM
....One smaller supplier told the Guardian that its cost of buying energy had fallen this year. The prime minister has signalled since last autumn that she is preparing to go further than the competition watchdog’s recommendations and take a more interventionist stance than former prime minister David Cameron. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....The family’s success allowed them to send Whetstone to Benenden, an exclusive boarding school for girls with royal alumni including Princess Anne. After reading history at Bristol University, Whetstone joined Conservative central office, where she worked alongside David Cameron and George Osborne. ...
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:55:39 AM
...."We took quite deep advice on this from various places and it's not unreasonable, given there's quite a lot of this going on in other countries, that this could have happened in this case," he added. After the website crash the then Prime Minister David Cameron extended the deadline by 48 hours for registering to vote in the referendum - 430,000 people applied to register to vote during that extension period. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
....”. British Whetstone, who in 2003 was appointed Michael Howard’s chief of staff when he became Conservative leader , and is a friend of both David Cameron and George Osborne, also found herself at the centre of a more localised storm following allegations that she used her contacts to secure an advantageous deal for Uber in London. ...
The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
....As both a financial centre that launders an estimated £100bn a year and a prime real estate market for the investors of crooked cash, London has a special responsibility in the fight against corruption – one that it has rarely accepted. The 2014 summit – much like David Cameron’s highly publicised global Anti-Corruption Summit in 2016 – was intended to show Britain’s determination to live up to its responsibilities. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....Listen to the country’s top judge, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who admits that “our justice system has become unaffordable to most”. Look at our legal-aid system, slashed so heavily by David Cameron and Theresa May that the poor must act as their own trial lawyers, ready to be skittled by barristers in the pay of their moneyed opponents. ...
Record numbers rely on parental cash to buy a property image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:08:30 PM
....Under the Starter Homes programme, buyers aged between 23 and 40 will be able to buy homes at a 20% discount to the market value. The initiative, brought in by former prime minister David Cameron, will start in 30 areas of England and will apply to homes up to £250,000 in value, or £450,000 in London. ...
'Bank of mum and dad' making housing market more unfair, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The report predicts that if the economy weakens, the proportion of first-time buyers being propped up by family will remain at about one third until 2025, but it will boom to 40% by 2029. Theresa May’s government earlier this year strayed from David Cameron’s “home-owning democracy” approach to housing and announced tougher regulation on landlords. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....In 2014, Labour raised concerns about the promotion, claiming it was hurting independent traders nearby. The prime minister at the time, David Cameron, also gave his views on the issue, saying he could not see why people were complaining about it. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
. The former prime minister David Cameron two years ago coined the phrase “jobs miracle” to describe Britain’s economic recovery: an expression that has stuck among defenders of Conservative economic policy. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
....Diamond – once branded the “unacceptable face of banking” by Lord Mandelson – is choosing one of the City’s most venerable names for his comeback. Panmure Gordon was founded in 1876 and its alumni include David Cameron’s late father, Ian, who was a senior partner at the firm. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... On the other, private employers who can’t and won’t live up to the promises made by ministers and the models confected by mandarins. When David Cameron began his austerity cuts, his pledge was that the private sector would fill in the gaps left by the shrinking public sector. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
....Convincing the Scottish people that they would be better off after independence proved beyond Alex Salmond in 2014. Project Fear failed to deliver for David Cameron in the EU referendum last June but it did the trick in Scotland 21 months earlier. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....” Penrose will propose a new “relative price cap”, under which customers cannot be transferred to a new deal more than 6% more expensive than their expired one. A recent report into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority, commissioned by David Cameron before the 2015 general election, found customers had paid £1. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....In 2008 price rises of 42% prompted Ofgem to hold an energy supply investigation, then in 2010 a retail market review. Little had changed by the time David Cameron pledged in 2012 that energy companies would be forced to put customers on the lowest tariff, then tried to restrict suppliers to offering a maximum of four tariffs to simplify the market. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
....However, it seems particularly odd that the UK is penalising people living in places that continue to be under its jurisdiction and sovereignty. In 2012 the then prime minister David Cameron described the overseas territories as “an integral part of Britain’s life and history”, and a white paper that year stated that “those living in the territories have a right to expect the same high standards of governance as in the UK, including in the areas of human rights, rule of law and integrity in public life”. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....”. David Cameron was also dragged into the row, after a video clip from Thursday’s Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling appeared to show him saying to the defence secretary, Michael Fallon: “Breaking a manifesto promise, how stupid can you get?”. ...
Drive to replace UK-EU trade links with closer ties to Commonwealth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:21:20 PM
....Though still a long way from the extensive regulations of the EU single market, British leaders of the Commonwealth see a growing formal role for the body in economic harmonisation. Jonathan Marland, chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, and David Cameron’s former trade envoy, said: “I would like to see in the next 12 months, as we move to the Commonwealth summit, that we develop a standard of rules – which could be a Commonwealth accord – which identifies common business practices within the Commonwealth countries which countries can subscribe to. ...
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:04:31 PM
.... This is, of course, a policy that is both vicious and vacuous, and whose impacts will be felt in a rise in homelessness and the increased vulnerability of young people, especially those who are members of marginalised and at-risk groups. Even David Cameron’s government shied away from the idea. ...
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....The Conservatives' last general election manifesto explicitly ruled out rises in National Insurance, VAT and income tax during the lifetime of the current Parliament. During the campaign, then Prime Minister David Cameron continually repeated the commitment in public and contrasted it with the "jobs tax" which he said people could expect under Labour. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....First of all, as proved by Hammond’s painful media rounds the morning after the budget, no amount of dissembling can disguise the fact that the NI hike is a brazen breaking of a 2015 Tory manifesto – “We can commit to no increases in VAT, income tax or national insurance” – which blurred out into no end of rhetoric about how the mere idea of pushing up national insurance was the stuff of economic calamity. Circa 2014-15, despite Labour’s denials that it planned any such thing, David Cameron habitually used warnings about a rise against Ed Miliband. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....The Conservatives' last general election manifesto explicitly ruled out rises in National Insurance, VAT and income tax during the lifetime of the current Parliament. During the campaign, the then Prime Minister David Cameron continually repeated the commitment in public and contrasted it with the "jobs tax" which he said people could expect if they elected a Labour government. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....Philip Hammond has been accused of breaking a key Conservative manifesto pledge after his first budget announced increases in national insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed to help solve the funding crisis in social care. The chancellor’s attempt at a low-key package threatened to be overshadowed by a row over whether the plan to bring NICs for the employed and self-employed into line would both stifle enterprise and break a commitment made by David Cameron in 2015. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....The Conservatives’ 2015 manifesto promised four times that the party would “not increase the rates of VAT, income tax or national insurance in the next parliament”. One of their key attacks on Labour was that Ed Miliband would raise NICs, in what David Cameron and George Osborne called a “jobs tax”. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: The traditional ‘sin taxes’ on booze and cigarettes are not rising, but a new one is being introduced in the form of the sugar tax. It is one of the few flagship policies of David Cameron continued by May. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....”. Pace said the scandal highlighted the City of London’s failure to combat money laundering, something that the previous prime minister, David Cameron, had identified as a key priority and which development agencies say is vital if the assets of African countries are not to end up being lost to corruption. ...
£220,000: the price super-rich will pay to keep their privacy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:04:29 AM
....There are 210 UK properties worth more than £20m owned by an offshore company or other “non-natural person” vehicle, according to 2015-16 HMRC tax receipt data. The number has fallen by less than 5% since the annual tax on enveloped dwellings (Ated) was introduced by David Cameron’s government in 2013. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....Universities in the UK have campaigned for overseas students not to be counted in net migration figures - and Lord Bilimoria said this had been privately accepted. "David Cameron told me, in a one-to-one discussion, that he would take them out of the figures after the referendum," he said. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
....Yet the peers’ report admits that “rising international prices for fossil fuels” were the main driver for energy bills going up over the period. Renewable energy subsidies on bills – the “green crap”, as former PM David Cameron reportedly called them – do add a cost. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....The conference will also debate Brexit but, strangely, Osborne is not listed to talk about that. Perhaps there might have been awkward questions about last year’s Project Fear campaign from Osborne and David Cameron. ...
Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:50:01 AM
....Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chairs the committee, said it was clear ministers had set their sights on reducing the pay gap between men and women, but would fail if they continued to ignore evidence to help achieve its goal. She said the pay audit introduced by David Cameron was only the start and should be supplemented with concrete support in the workplace, adding: “The government says there is no place for a gender pay gap in modern Britain and has restated its pledge to end the pay gap within a generation. ...
What use is sovereignty when MPs deny their conscience over Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:59:00 AM
.... And it is all very well saying there should be another vote when the terms of departure are known, but much of the damage, in the shape of cancelled investment and diversion of economic activity to continental Europe, will already have been done. I am told that when those two old Bullingdon Club playmates met on neutral ground after the referendum, the foreign secretary said to David Cameron: “I ****** up, didn’t I?”. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
....On 24 January 2015 a private jet touched down in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. On board were a handful of Foreign Office officials, security personnel and the then prime minister, David Cameron, who was visiting the kingdom to pay his condolences following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... Banks across the west were still on life support. And David Cameron was imposing on Britons year on year of swingeing spending cuts. ...
'The UK is a tax haven' – Bermuda attacks plan to end financial secrecy image
.... This information is available to other governments on request, but not to the general public. Richards told the Guardian he would resist calls, first made by David Cameron in 2013, to open up the register. ...
PM to reaffirm green belt pledge despite plans to ramp up housebuilding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:34:41 PM
....Theresa May will this week reaffirm a Conservative commitment to protecting the green belt, despite unveiling a government strategy that aims to ramp up the pace of housebuilding to ensure 1m new homes are built by 2020. The prime minister will seek to reassure Tory MPs and grassroots activists who have expressed concerns about the plans that she will not be rolling back on a pledge made by her predecessor, David Cameron, during the last general election. ...
Theresa May to offer more security for renters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 11:44:42 PM
....A major shift in Tory housing policy in favour of people who rent will be announced by ministers this week as Theresa May’s government admits that home ownership is now out of reach for millions of families. In a departure from her predecessor David Cameron, who focused on advancing Margaret Thatcher’s ambition for a “home-owning democracy”, a white paper will aim to deliver more affordable and secure rental deals, and threaten tougher action against rogue landlords, for the millions of families unable to buy because of sky-high property prices. ...
BT shareholders will remember profit warning for years | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 05:47:06 PM
.... He never succeeded in ousting Rake, and dialogue with Barton seems a better tactic. Exciting news for delegates heading to Bangkok for the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in April: they will be addressed by David Cameron, who these days has time and appetite for such a gig. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
....The contents of the strategy are likely to focus on what sectors the government believes have potential, how they will be supported, and how it intends to develop skills, infrastructure and research and development. The prime minister established the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy soon after she succeeded David Cameron in July. ...
May and Hammond fail to win new fans among tough Davos crowd | Larry Elliott image
.... It is the perfect stage on which to trumpet what HM Government is doing about the burning issue of the day: developing country debt, climate change or getting tough on tax havens. In recent years, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron have all gone down a storm at the Glastonbury for global capitalism. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
....The anti-bribery investigations have been embarrassing for the multinational, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft across the globe. David Cameron once praised it as “a world leader in the development of advanced technologies … of which the whole country can be proud”. ...
EU's £300m 'Space Egg', where UK's Brexit fate is likely to be sealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 08:24:48 AM
....For Eurosceptics the building is, inevitably, a symbol of EU waste. When he was prime minister, David Cameron expressed his “immense frustration” about the cost but failed to put a stop to the project. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
.... The WEF organisers have taken control of 85% of the hotel’s rooms to host world leaders, business people and celebrities, who this year include Grammy award-winner Shakira and Jamie Oliver. Not even Kleber knows the identities of his guests due to security concerns, but he said in previous years that Bill Clinton, David Cameron, Ban Ki-moon and John Kerry stayed at the hotel. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
....”. Marland was a former trade envoy to David Cameron, and has had a long career in business, founding the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group in 1997, and leading a consortium of investors who bought out the upmarket wellington brand Hunter Boots in 2006, moving production to China, Serbia and Brazil. ...
Rail strike: search goes on for job Failing Grayling can't do badly | John Crace image
....Before his appearance at transport questions in the Commons, Chris Grayling was last seen being pushed to the back of the queue at Clapham Junction railway station as he fought with other commuters to get into work during Monday’s tube strike. You might have imagined the transport secretary would have rolled with the punches on that one: Failing Grayling has been demoted so often in his political career, as David Cameron and Theresa May have vainly searched for a job he can’t do badly, that there should have been a certain familiarity to his predicament. ...
Sir David Clementi confirmed as new BBC chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:53:39 PM
....Nicolson said it was “highly likely” that the committee would ask about media plurality. The government sought to find a new chair for the unitary board after Fairhead, the chair of the BBC Trust who was handed the role by David Cameron in May, stood down in September after Theresa May indicated she would have to apply again for the role. ...
Government review likely to back Swansea Bay tidal lagoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 06:00:26 AM
.... Negotiations are continuing on a price that would be even higher than the one agreed for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, and paid for by a levy on energy bills. Shortly before the tidal review was commissioned in February 2016, the then prime minister, David Cameron, said his enthusiasm had been reduced because of fear of high costs. ...
One blunt heckler has revealed just how much our economists are failing us | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....When I first read that woman’s comment, it reminded me of something I’ve picked up in my reporting during the past half-decade. Even while David Cameron and George Osborne were boasting on camera of a record-breaking recovery, on the road I noticed two things: hardly anyone I spoke to outside London and the south-east believed that there was any such recovery; and hardly anyone I interviewed within the M25 believed the recovery was based on much more than house prices and debt. ...
Shopper's champion goes on the offensive over UK retail's sexist surcharge image
....The government had to adopt the amendment or face humiliating defeat. David Cameron headed to Brussels, where the UK and other EU members states were granted permission to abolish VAT on sanitary products. ...
Theresa May vows to correct 'burning injustices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 04:50:51 AM
....". Her predecessor David Cameron's "Big Society" agenda relied on voluntary organisations rather than state intervention. ...
Gender pay gap down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:07 AM
....In her first statement as prime minister, May underlined the gulf between men’s and women’s earnings and promised to create a “Britain that works for everyone”. Her predecessor, David Cameron, had vowed to “end the gender pay gap in a generation”. ...
Chancellor failing to cancel ‘tax giveaway’ to banks, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:18:10 PM
....McDonnell also called for Hammond to abandon “deeply unfair” cuts to the corporation tax rate, saying the money could have been used to fund teachers, nurses and police officers. The rate has been reduced from 28% in 2010 when David Cameron became prime minister, to 20% and will fall to 19% in April under plans to reduce it to 17% in 2020. ...
Observer business agenda’s review of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... The president’s name did not appear in any of the records, but his friends earned millions from deals that seemingly could not have been secured without his patronage, while the documents suggested Putin’s family benefited from this money. The leak also showed a Panama-based offshore trust set up by David Cameron’s late father had benefited the then prime minister. ...
Brexit’s slow-burning fuse will reach a powder keg this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 07:00:49 AM
.... The occasion was the leaking of advice given to Theresa May, in which Rogers suggested trade renegotiations with the EU could last 10 years. This revelation provoked an unpleasant ad hominem attack on a distinguished civil servant who, in the best traditions of Whitehall, “tells it like it is” to the occupant of No 10, whether that be David Cameron or Theresa May. ...
Creative industries are key to UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:05:41 AM
.... What other form of activity has regularly delivered so much on so little?. What other form of activity also defines the UK so clearly? In China, in late 2013, David Cameron was intrigued when asked in a social media chat why he couldn’t get the makers of Sherlock to hurry up with more episodes. ...
China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 03:54:56 PM
....Companies from China ramped up their spending on overseas assets during the year, as a weakening domestic economy saw investors turn their attention overseas. A diverse array of targets included the maker of Godzilla, Aston Villa Football Club and the pub in which former prime minister David Cameron and Chinese premier Xi Jinping once shared a pint. ...
The restaurateur on a mission to save Britain's curry houses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 05:37:58 PM
.... This plan would add around 5,000 to net migration figures. Just before the referendum, Ali sat down with David Cameron in Downing Street to discuss his proposal and claims the then PM said “it was not right” that the takeaway rule was blocking appointments from overseas. ...
Buckinghamshire pub to be recreated in Far East image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:47:47 PM
. A village pub made famous by the visit of China's President Xi Jinping and then Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be replicated across the Far East after being bought by a Chinese firm. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
....Noble Foods is the UK’s largest egg company and both the firm and its former chairman, Peter Dean, have been major donors to the Conservative party. The company helicopter was on occasion loaned to David Cameron for election campaigning. ...
UK MPs unite to push for greater transparency from tax havens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:01:33 AM
....The MPs’ proposal, which is being tabled on the last day before parliament breaks for Christmas, would effectively give all overseas territories until 2020 to introduce public registers. Earlier this year, many overseas territories refused to buckle under intense pressure from then UK prime minister David Cameron, who called for them to introduce registers. ...
Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
. Chris Grayling was for years the premier Tory attack dog of David Cameron’s days in opposition, happy to bash Labour and the trade unions at every opportunity. ...
EU politicians believe trade deal could take decade, No 10 is warned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 11:01:16 AM
....Europe’s politicians believe a trade deal with the UK could take up to a decade or more and could still fail in the final stages, Downing Street has been warned by the UK’s ambassador to the EU. Sir Ivan Rogers, who conducted David Cameron’s renegotiation with the EU before the referendum, is reported to have told Theresa May that European politicians expect that a deal will not be finalised until the early to mid-2020s, according to the BBC. ...

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