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....Meanwhile, Britain’s continental workforce is holding another referendum, but this time with its feet. For instance, a record number of nurses from the EU are already quitting the NHS, it emerged last week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Immigration should rise and fall depending on the UK's needs after it has left the EU, the Brexit secretary says. David Davis said a "sustainable" system would take into account the needs of the NHS and different industries. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“Our narrative is, broadly, council tax payers – we won’t just be using you by putting up council tax just to subsidise other services,” explained Hart. A lack of local provision to care for elderly residents is one of the causes of so-called “bed blocking” in NHS hospitals, which has been at record levels this winter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I’m in a dilemma. I work for a reputable NHS organisation and was interviewed for my dream job in December. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Immigration should rise and fall after Brexit, David Davis says image
....Immigration should rise and fall depending on the UK's needs after it has left the EU, the Brexit secretary says. David Davis said a "sustainable" system would take into account the needs of the NHS and different industries. ...
I have won my dream job and discovered I'm pregnant again – what should I do? image
....I’m in a dilemma. I work for a reputable NHS organisation and was interviewed for my dream job in December. ...
Council tax bills to rise in nine out of 10 English local authorities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....“Our narrative is, broadly, council tax payers – we won’t just be using you by putting up council tax just to subsidise other services,” explained Hart. A lack of local provision to care for elderly residents is one of the causes of so-called “bed blocking” in NHS hospitals, which has been at record levels this winter. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....Meanwhile, Britain’s continental workforce is holding another referendum, but this time with its feet. For instance, a record number of nurses from the EU are already quitting the NHS, it emerged last week. ...
Lord King: Scotland 'could be independent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:34:16 PM
....But he said it could be a challenge to borrow on the international markets. On Brexit, he said his "biggest worry" was "obsessed" politicians ignoring the trade deficit and NHS funding. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
. The first case settled under controversial new compensation rules for serious injuries has seen an NHS trust forced to nearly triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy from £3. ...
Car insurance prices set to jump by up to £1,000 from TODAY image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:02:00 PM
....Insurers have confirmed that premiums are going up following the Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss’ decision to change rates, which was previously labelled as "crazy" and "reckless" by the trade group the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The change could also mean an additional £1billon in compensation costs landed on the NHS, said the ABI. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
....87% and, in a fit of perversity, we’re “protecting” our children from those interest payments by forcing them to take payday loans at 1,500%. The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with in the supposedly more flexible US. ...
Downplaying Brexit to overseas investors won't help UK housing crisis | Dawn Foster image
.... It’s difficult to blame EU nationals inclined to leave: the atmosphere post-referendum has been virulently xenophobic, with those people demanding the deportation of millions of migrants never considering the effect such an exodus will have. It is broadly accepted that without migrant workers, the NHS will collapse; the social care system too; but without the expertise many Europeans bring, we simply can’t build enough homes to live in either. ...
Good riddance to the unfair NIC tax rise. Now what about that £2bn black hole? | John McDonnell image
.... So it is essential that Hammond makes clear how this £2bn of missing funding will be made good. It is critical that he does so not by imposing further cuts on our public services, whether the NHS or schools, and nor do we wish to see further unfair stealth taxes on low and middle earners. ...
Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk image
....He added: “NSAIDs available over-the-counter, such as ibuprofen, are an effective and appropriately safe way to provide short-term pain relief if used in accordance with the clear on-pack instructions and the patient information leaflet inside. NHS Choices recommends NSAIDs to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and bring down a temperature. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... On Monday academics from Oxford University said staff would go if they were not reassured about their future. It comes amid news that EU citizens working in the NHS are thinking of leaving in the next five years. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
....Fifth, years of austerity and economic under-performance are now taking a toll on public services. Prisons are a volcano waiting to erupt, funding per pupil in schools is being cut, the NHS and social care are facing funding crises, and the police say repeated budget cuts mean crime will start rising. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....5 million people. The tech sector is likely to be prioritised during negotiations, alongside defence and pharmaceuticals – not least because one in seven NHS drugs come from Israel. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... For example, British pensioners living in an EU country, the US or the Philippines get the increases; those in Australia, Canada and South Africa don’t. In fact, those who quit Britain for a retirement overseas are arguably saving UK taxpayers money because they are not using services such as the NHS. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
.... A dual-earning couple with two children and combined earnings of £29,020 will be £360 a year worse off by 2020. Anita Charlesworth, director of economics at The Health Foundation, said the chancellor had rebuffed calls for more health spending, but resources in the NHS were thin. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....”. The government was also criticised by the Association of British Insurers for a self-inflicted near-£6bn hit to its finances as a result of the increased bill faced by the NHS and other parts of the public sector due to changes to the way compensation awards for botched operations and other errors are calculated. ...
Hammond was a picture of relaxed swagger – because he was in the ring alone image
....The same went for social care, as the chancellor announced a mere sticking plaster of £2bn for three years and had similarly little to say about the National Health Service. Corbyn forcefully spoke about a “state of emergency” in the NHS, but Hammond could brush it off, safe in the knowledge that polls show more people trust a Tory PM to protect the health service than trust the Labour leader. ...
Government finances face near-£6bn hit over changes to personal injury payouts image
. The government’s finances will take a near-£6bn hit as a result of the increased bill faced by the NHS and other parts of the public sector as a result of changes made to the way compensation awards for botched operations and other errors are calculated. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
.... It provides a strong and stable platform for those negotiations,” he said. As well as money for social care, Hammond also promised £100m for triage services for the NHS and offered relief to companies hit by business rates increases, following a backlash from within his own party. ...
Philip Hammond’s budget – our writers give their views | Polly Toynbee, Zoe Williams, Frances Ryan, Faiza Shaheen and Kate Maltby image
....The gathering storm rated barely a mention. Remember how the Brexiteers promised more for everything, especially for the NHS? Now, with borrowing up £100bn more than expected before that referendum vote, and the pound devalued, they will be forced to admit it has meant less, with probable earthquakes to come. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
.... The sums involved are sizeable, but hardly a gamechanger to quell the clamour for a second independence referendum among SNP supporters. RM: This is a fairly dramatic climbdown for Hammond, who was severely criticised after the autumn statement for barely mentioning the NHS or social care crisis. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
....3 per cent in 2018 and 2 per cent in 2019, with real wages rising in every year of the forecast. NHSHospitals will get £325 million to implement their sustainability and transformation plans and another £100 million will be put into a new triaging projects in England to help free up hospital beds. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....Five cyclists, motorcyclists and van drivers carrying emergency blood supplies to hospitals and samples to laboratories on Tuesday launched a claim challenging their self-employed status in the first gig-economy test case to hit the healthcare sector. The couriers, who all work for The Doctors Laboratory, a company which provides pathology services to the NHS, argue that they are employees and not independent contractors. ...
Government abdicating responsibility for social care, say providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:00:36 AM
....“The amount of ageism in the system is quite outrageous,” he said. “I was giving a talk to some older people and a lady said a really killer question to me: ‘Can you explain to me why my husband’s disease, Alzheimer’s, has been classed as a social care problem while my brother-in-law who has got cancer gets everything from the NHS?’ My answer to her was ‘I will tell you why, because your husband is old and because they want you to pay for it’. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
. Uber taxis could soon be used to transfer non-emergency patients with illnesses ranging from cancer to dementia back and forth from NHS hospitals in a deal that could play a part in “cracking down” on bedblocking, according to the social care company behind it. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
.... She says she decided to move to Australia because they have “legislation that protects quality of life” unlike the UK. Asked what she wanted from the budget she says her priorities would be more money for education and the NHS. ...
Ending free movement from EU is no 'quick fix' for low wages, Lords say image
....”. The Lords warn that simply extending the current “points-based” work permit system for non-EU skilled migrants to cover EU workers could result in labour shortages as it will disproportionately hit some employers’ ability to sponsor EU workers, including the NHS and social care. ...
Chancellor's budget to build up Brexit reserves, not tackle NHS crisis image
....The chancellor has indicated that some extra money will be allocated for social care. The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has warned that £12bn should be immediately redirected to the NHS, warning that “the crisis is happening now”. ...
Budget 2017: No 'spending sprees', Hammond warns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 02:20:28 AM
....He also acknowledged social care budgets were under particular pressure but said this was "not just about money". Labour said the government was putting money aside to prepare for Brexit which should instead be spent on the NHS. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
....However, my previous work pattern and some of the stresses involved have taken their toll, and I’ve been struggling with depression for a while. I have just been offered a few months of therapy on the NHS, due to start in the next couple of weeks. ...
UK pharma firms accused of illegal deals to hike price of life-saving drug image
....It is alleged that Actavis UK incentivised its rival Concordia not to enter the market with its own version of the tablets so that it could remain the sole supplier of the drug in the UK and charge higher prices. The agreements were made between January 2013 and June 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) claimed, and enabled Actavis to increase the price it charged the NHS by 80% over the period from £49 to £88 per pack. ...
NHS 'overcharged' by drug makers' non-compete deal, says CMA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:39:04 AM
. Two pharmaceutical firms have been accused of pushing up the price of a "lifesaving" NHS drug by striking a deal not to compete with each other. ...
Labour says £1m earners should publish tax returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 03:05:40 PM
....He claimed the measure, inspired by Norway and Sweden, would restore trust in the system and reduce tax avoidance. He also called for a specific chunk of taxes raised to be "hypothecated" - earmarked - for the NHS. ...
The 'crazy' new car insurance rules set to cost YOU £1,000 in changes  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 02:08:00 PM
....Motorists under 22 could see insurance surge by up to £1,000 and those over 65 could pay up to £300 more as a direct result of the change, according to accountancy firm PwC. The ABI claimed it could also mean a £1billon bill for compensation costs landed on the NHS. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
. A “reckless” government-ordered change to the way awards are calculated for car crash injuries or botched medical operations will add up to £75 car insurance premiums, and land the NHS with an additional annual £1bn bill, the insurance industry has warned. ...
Insurance premiums 'set to soar' after compensation changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:21:10 AM
....Direct Line said it expected its pre-tax profits to be reduced by as much as £230m. Where negligence claims are made against the NHS, the bill could rise by £1bn, the Treasury said. ...
I'm starting a new job, but will need to take time off soon for therapy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:00:03 AM
....However, my previous work pattern and some of the stresses involved have taken their toll and I’ve been struggling with depression for a while. I have just been offered a few months of therapy on the NHS, starting in the next couple of weeks. ...
When will Britons get a pay rise? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 03:05:50 PM
....The report’s authors wanted to know what drove nurses and doctors to join agencies, presuming it was simply a case of higher pay. But the researchers found that agency workers in the NHS had similar pay. ...
UK government surplus gives Philip Hammond pre-budget boost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:33:43 PM
.... If the UK economy remains stable over the transition period once article 50 is triggered, Hammond could meet his objective to reduce the budget deficit below 2% GDP by 2020-21, while offering a few small giveaways. “These could include alleviating the burden on some small businesses impacted by rising business rates, and providing additional support to public services that are under increasing strain, such as the NHS, social care and education. ...
UK borrowing and growth better than expected for budget, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
....”. EY said it expected a low-key budget next month, although there could be announcements on further steps to raise the tax-free personal allowance to £12,500, a temporary cut in fuel duty, and action on social care and the NHS. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
.... This saving will almost cover the £1m the company owes in back pay to thousands of workers after admitting it had paid them less than the minimum wage. Nuffield Health hospitals Private hospitals have fared better than NHS hospitals in the government’s revaluation. ...
Government urged to stop property tax hikes for 1,249 NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:37:31 PM
. The government is under growing pressure to stop a sharp increase in business rates for hospitals that threatens to increase the strain on the NHS. ...
Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? | Rafael Behr image
.... And while that might be so, it is also true that people tend to vote for things in expectation of tangible benefits. A weekly dividend of £350m for the NHS, for example. ...
Camelot Furniture's rescue mission bring comfort to some UK Mobility Direct customers  image
....”  .  So how did Camelot Furniture, a reputable family firm based in Sheffield supplying the NHS and the specialist healthcare market, manage to rescue some of UK Mobility Direct’s customers?. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... It should come as no surprise that, in despair, increasing numbers turn to alternative ideologies such as populism, identity politics and fundamentalism rather than the state for a sense of security. But the Brexit vote, the rise of Ukip, the NHS crisis, the election of Donald Trump and the advance of the far right are not the opposite of neoliberalism, they are the ideology’s culmination. ...
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
....The philosopher AC Grayling has pointed out in the New European that there was an “artificially restricted franchise “on 23 June for what was, in any case, supposed to be an “advisory” referendum: unlike the case with the Scottish referendum, “we know that 16-17-year-olds were denied a vote, that a large class of expatriates was denied a vote, and that EU citizens living, working and paying their taxes in the UK were denied a vote”. Theresa May has made a Faustian pact with the devil of Ukip, under which she is evidently prepared to aggravate the already serious problems of our economy – low productivity, austerity, and pressures on the NHS, to name but three – by leaving the customs union and the single market in order to pay lip service to control of immigration. ...
UK tax burden will soar to highest level for 30 years, warns IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 10:00:11 AM
....”. Highlighting the pressure on the chancellor, Philip Hammond, before his first budget next month, the IFS’s annual assessment of the public finances found that Britain’s ageing population and increasing demands on the NHS could blow an even bigger hole in the government budget over the next two parliaments. ...
Blackouts? What blackouts? How National Grid keeps the lights on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 01:12:31 PM
....“We think that if solar keeps growing, by 2020 [negative prices] will be a very regular occurrence in the summer and we want the market to be ready to balance that,” says Burt. His answer to that balancing challenge is to persuade big industrial and commercial energy users – water companies, supermarkets, the NHS – to shift their power consumption to the times of day when the sun is shining, the wind is blowing and demand is lower. ...
Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 09:10:14 AM
....Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save billions of pounds. Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year. ...
System is ‘close to failure’ as PM’s council raises tax for social care image
....So far, however, none has been forthcoming. Councils have seen their funding for adult social care cut by an average of 11% since 2010 and are having to make leaner budgets go even further due to demographic pressures and rising costs, as a result of tighter regulation and increases in the minimum wage, with NHS services taking extra strain in the absence of comprehensive provision. ...
Voting for Brexit hasn’t saved us from secretive trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....”. Like many, Dearden, who advised voters last year against voting for Brexit to escape TTIP, fears a new deal will pave the way for massive US healthcare companies to mount a takeover of NHS services, and that chemically washed American chickens could supplant homegrown alternatives on supermarket shelves. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
.... Red Play Media is no stranger to controversy. In 2011-12 its marketing of premium rate numbers to contact a range of organisations and services, including NHS Direct, an HMRC bereavement helpline and special baby care units at hospitals among others, via PhoneNumber. ...
Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
.... Kitching’s husband works part-time and between them the couple work approximately the hours of a full-time job. “It’s a constant shock to NHS staff we meet that we both work,” says Kitching. ...
Drugs firms are accused of putting cancer patients at risk over price hikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 02:54:55 PM
. Drug companies have been accused of profiteering by raising the prices of out-of-patent cancer medicines that cost just pence to make, inflating the bills of the cash-strapped NHS by hundreds of millions of pounds. ...
Quitting EU regulator 'would leave UK waiting longer' for new drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
....Ministers are coming under growing pressure to scrap plans to quit Europe’s medicines regulator as part of Brexit, with drug firms saying doing so could force Britons to wait a year longer than patients in the EU to access new drugs. Labour and leaders of the UK’s pharmaceutical industry fear that patients and the NHS will lose out if Britain gives up its membership of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). ...
Paying for care at home: how to negotiate the minefield image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:00:28 AM
....”. Using a personal assistant The NHS says personal assistants offer all you would get from an agency worker, but you get continuity, familiarity and an ongoing relationship. ...
The war on austerity has begun … in Surrey | Deborah Orr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:23:34 PM
.... “When Conservative ministers are being told by their own council leaders that vital services are struggling to cope with funding cuts, it would be extraordinary for them not to take notice,” he said. “This referendum could be avoided if the government agreed to work with other parties to come up with a sustainable funding solution for the NHS and care services. ...
Paws for thought … can you really afford to get a dog? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 10:57:15 AM
....One of the most expensive parts of dog ownership is caring for it if it falls ill or has an accident. There’s no NHS for animals, so you will need insurance to stop a poorly pet turning into a pricey pet. ...
Don’t be fooled – Theresa May’s Brexit plan won’t appease the markets for long | David Blanchflower image
.... East Europeans have high employment rates – about 8% higher than those who are UK-born. Pressure on schools and the NHS arises m ostly because the government takes their money and doesn’t use it to provide the services they have paid for. ...
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:22:07 AM
....“Government pay restrictions hurt staff in overstretched public services, and make it even harder to recruit good people. Particularly at a time of crisis in the NHS, we need to be recruiting the best people for the job. ...
Theresa May’s cabinet: pretty rich, but nothing on Trump’s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:00:34 AM
. The NHS winter crisis may be growing but at least Jeremy Hunt can console himself with a reported £14. ...
Private health insurance sales surge amid NHS crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:09 AM
. The number of people in Britain taking out private medical insurance has risen significantly for the first time since 2008, amid fears about the ongoing crisis gripping the NHS. ...
Norway’s $885bn-nil advantage in Britain’s sea of social troubles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:51:15 PM
....The result is that Norway has amassed $885bn (£727bn) – easily enough to cope with the cost of looking after a population of 5 million as it ages. In Britain, by contrast, the NHS is at breaking point, the social care system is struggling to cope and there is no pot of gold to pay for the healthcare and nursing fees of the baby boomer generation as it advances into old age. ...
Rail strike: search goes on for job Failing Grayling can't do badly | John Crace image
.... An admirable sentiment. But perhaps the money might have been better spent on the NHS. ...
Corbyn’s wage cap plan labelled unworkable but keeps pay on agenda image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:41 PM
....“If you’re saving for a pension, this is bad news: the value of your savings will suffer as British firms become less productive, starved of global top talent. If you rely on the NHS or other public services, this is bad news: tax revenues will fall as these highly-paid executives move abroad. ...
Theresa May vows to correct 'burning injustices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 04:50:51 AM
.... . "She has failed to put the money into our NHS that is needed, and leads a government happy to churn out nasty, divisive rhetoric and initiatives at any opportunity. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... It would be a great waste of your past 20 years if you were to abandon them altogether. For example, with the structure and funding of the NHS certainly soon to be scrutinised more rigorously than ever before, you could find an absorbing and valuable role for yourself in advising and commenting on the current situation and any proposed alternatives. ...
Chancellor failing to cancel ‘tax giveaway’ to banks, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:18:10 PM
....“Philip Hammond tried to sneak out the fact that he has continued this cut in the bank levy, which will provide big banks with a tax giveaway larger than under even George Osborne. “The fact that we are seeing such a large handout to the biggest banks in our country at a time when we are seeing cuts to our schools, NHS and a funding crisis in our care service is truly shameful. ...
Tesco cuts price of women's razors so they cost the same as men's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:30:16 PM
.... Ministers climbed down over the issue after Sherriff secured significant Eurosceptic Conservative support to demand that VAT be scrapped as part of any EU membership renegotiation package before the referendum on 23 June 2016. The former NHS worker, who also convinced WH Smith to reduce the cost of products in hospital shops to be in line with its high street prices, said: “This is a welcome step from Tesco, and I hope other companies will identify and correct similar disparities. ...
Observer business agenda’s review of the year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... But it was scandalous what names were missed off the shortlist. Somehow the judges overlooked the claims of the Leave campaign in June’s referendum for “We send the EU £350m a week: let’s fund our NHS instead” as well as its rivals in the Remain camp for all sorts of far-fetched plots in its entry, Project Fear. ...

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