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....The tough line from the EU may encourage the UK to reciprocate with its own nationality rules, which would leave EU-owned airlines facing equally difficult choices, potentially dampening their investment in the UK in the short term, although some may seek in time to establish their own British subsidiaries. The ability of companies such as easyJet to operate on routes across the EU has been a major part of their business models, and there may be a renewed willingness among airlines to invest outside the UK to maintain market share. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . During the dotcom boom, shares in loss-making internet companies traded at absurd prices, in anticipation that they would eventually figure out viable business models. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Risks from Britain’s commercial property sector have also been reduced after a fall in prices, the FPC said. The Bank’s stress tests on seven leading lenders this year will for the first time include an exploratory scenario that will examine banks’ resilience over seven years of weak global growth, low interest rates and high legal costs and fines for misconduct, and look at the viability of their business models. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. In Brussels, the European commission has called for restraint from member states in their approach to the disruptive start-up, saying they should consider bans only as a last resort since the EU also had a duty to “encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Within 24 hours the company was up to its old tricks again. Some 11,000 miles away in Auckland, New Zealand, Maiz Marshall-Amai was learning all about Viagogo’s business model. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
....”. In Brussels, the European commission has called for restraint from member states in their approach to the disruptive start-up, saying they should consider bans only as a last resort since the EU also had a duty to “encourage a regulatory environment that allows new business models to develop”. ...
UK banks asked to draw up plans to show they are prepared for Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:26:41 AM
.... Risks from Britain’s commercial property sector have also been reduced after a fall in prices, the FPC said. The Bank’s stress tests on seven leading lenders this year will for the first time include an exploratory scenario that will examine banks’ resilience over seven years of weak global growth, low interest rates and high legal costs and fines for misconduct, and look at the viability of their business models. ...
Just Google it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:09:18 PM
.... . During the dotcom boom, shares in loss-making internet companies traded at absurd prices, in anticipation that they would eventually figure out viable business models. ...
Viagogo's shady reputation grows as it shuns critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:02:46 PM
.... Within 24 hours the company was up to its old tricks again. Some 11,000 miles away in Auckland, New Zealand, Maiz Marshall-Amai was learning all about Viagogo’s business model. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....The tough line from the EU may encourage the UK to reciprocate with its own nationality rules, which would leave EU-owned airlines facing equally difficult choices, potentially dampening their investment in the UK in the short term, although some may seek in time to establish their own British subsidiaries. The ability of companies such as easyJet to operate on routes across the EU has been a major part of their business models, and there may be a renewed willingness among airlines to invest outside the UK to maintain market share. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
...."When the internet was founded, it was all about doing away with the gatekeeper. But now we're facing fake news and inappropriate content and that clashes with business models like Google's which are built on selling advertising. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
.... It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. “We’re starting to get a lot of résumés from [software engineers at] companies where the business model isn’t working and they can’t get funding, so they are closing down or cutting back,” said Mark Dinan, a software recruiter based in the Bay Area, who keeps track of companies’ hirings and firings. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
....The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel suggest that between them Aldi and Lidl now have more than 10% of all grocery sales - that's £1 in every £10 spent on food. Lorry driver David Janczak-Hogarth says that exploiting drivers is part of the discounters' business model. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
.... They have so much power. Ikea has the tool in hand to change the business model with an eye blink. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....So to avoid rising inequity, where fewer and fewer PAYE workers and legitimate companies are paying more and more of the tax, we need a rethink. That must start with a serious crackdown in the exploiting sectors: construction, transport, private social care – on the understanding that it will hike labour costs and make some current business models impossible. ...
Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:15:05 PM
....The identities of some of the UK’s most powerful touts were revealed last year after a whistleblower passed the Guardian information revealing the vast rewards on offer to those with a grip on access to the UK’s most popular events. Many have since rebranded their companies amid mounting outrage about their business models. ...
How to save WH Smith from its 'godawful uniformity' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:52:17 PM
.... WH Smith is not quite so stimulating. But, he says, “you can be inspirational and still have a standardised business model where everything is cost-and-efficiency-driven. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
....As all the power-imbalanced recruitment is done out of sight, society is spared the scenes of desperate people queueing in the street for work, which was on full public view during bygone eras, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t still there in what could be termed “post-ethical” phantom form. A workforce which feels invested and secure ultimately leads to a more successful business model. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....”. Britain’s biggest four food retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – are overhauling their business models in response to dramatic changes in how Britain buys its food. ...
Every time we take an Uber we’re spreading its social poison | Laurie Penny image
.... “Some people don’t like to take responsibility for their own shit,” sneered Kalanick. Truer words were never spoken by a tycoon: for Uber, along with many other aggressive corporations, not taking responsibility for your own shit isn’t just a philosophy, it’s a business model. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
.... This is a phenomenal stitch-up. “Just how 3i have decided the right business model is to deliberately road crash the business to wipe out anything owed to creditors or the taxman is quite unbelievable, when a higher offer on the table avoids them taking such action. ...
Vietnam's 'bikini airline' Vietjet takes off in public listing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:22:34 AM
....". "These business models are not like McDonald's, where you can just replicate the model elsewhere," he explains. ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Only easyJet and BA are bigger at Gatwick, while Norwegian is now overtaking old rival SAS – the pan-Scandinavian carrier that once dominated its home market – to become Europe’s eighth biggest airline, carrying 30 million passengers a year compared with 12 million just five years ago. But questions still linger over the business model for some: so far, profits have been slim, with the £109m Norwegian made last year its best to date, by some way. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
.... At the same time it will reduce investment in companies that are heavy carbon emitters, have fossil fuel reserves or are not making the sorts of changes needed to meet emission reduction targets. The focus will also be on engagement, to encourage companies to improve and future-proof their business models. ...
India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:59:23 AM
.... . But there were plenty of questions around the firm's business model, with many asking how it could be offered so cheaply. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....”. If Uber was forced to pay VAT on fares it could cause fares to rise or driver earnings to fall, which would mean that if Maugham was successful, Uber’s business model in the UK could be impacted. ...
How Unilever foiled Kraft Heinz's £115bn takeover bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:15:00 PM
....Kraft’s offer was made partly in shares but mostly in cash, about £70bn, a sum that would have been funded by debt. This heavily-leveraged business model would have dragged down Unilever’s credit rating, leaving the combined company laden with a huge debt pile incurring substantial repayment costs. ...
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
....Taylor, appointed by the prime minister to review modern employment practices, said last year that self-employed workers and contractors were paying more than £2,000 less a year on average in tax than employees doing equivalent jobs. A government spokesperson said: “The government is committed to creating an economy that works for everyone and that is why Matthew Taylor is leading an independent review into whether employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models. ...
Instead of draining the swamp, Trump has become Wall Street’s best buddy | Will Hutton image
....The hangover of debt and legacy of banks trying to rebuild their shattered balance sheets has held the economy back. Meanwhile, some of the weak links in the system, like the sheer scale and opacity of the derivative markets, plus business models riddled with conflicts of interest, have remained unaddressed. ...
Fraud case and falling share price take shine off Lloyds’s farewell to taxpayer image
....While this is the only HBOS operation where fraud has been prosecuted, the lurid stories the jury heard about sex parties and cash in brown envelopes embellished its image as a bank whose ambitions had got out control. A 2013 parliamentary report described HBOS as an “accident waiting to happen”; in 2012, the now defunct Financial Services Authority lambasted subsidiary Bank of Scotland’s aggressive, high-risk growth strategy, and another report, published in 2015 by the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority, said the bank’s business model “placed inappropriate reliance on continuous growth without due regard to the risks involved”. ...
Energy customers locked into a costly scheme who have no right to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
....“Planning guidelines in London mean that every large development will use these networks,” he says. “This needs to be a regulated business model with regulated tariffs and standing charges because, currently, there’s zero consistency between developments or even flats within developments. ...
Npower prices hike sparks crackdown threat against energy providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:09:47 AM
....“This is one of the biggest price increases from a big six energy company, a company which regularly comes bottom of tables for customer service. “It comes just days after npower admitted to the BEIS committee that their business model involves standard tariff customers who have been with the company for a long time subsiding new customers enticed by cheap deals. ...
Guarantee minimum wage for gig economy workers, says Frank Field image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....The rights would include: a guarantee of an income no lower than the national minimum wage after taking into account costs such as petrol and car insurance; a ban on sweated labour, involving self-employed people working dangerously long hours to earn a basic living; the right for working people to challenge intimidating employment practices; four weeks’ notice before working patterns are changed or work is withdrawn; and transparency about how companies calculate payments to working people. The proposal is likely to be fiercely opposed by the main gig economy companies, who have built their business models around self-employed labour. ...
Mark Carney: internet-only lenders pose risk to UK financial system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 06:24:20 PM
....He likened the growth in recent months to the explosion in securitised loans used by banks such as Northern Rock before the 2008 financial crash. “It is not clear the extent to which P2P lending can grow without business models evolving in ways that introduce conventional risks. ...
Shampoo bottle made from oceans plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’ image
....Plastics production is expected to double in the next 20 years (pdf), but just 14% of plastic packaging is currently recycled globally, a figure that could be raised to 70% with concerted effort from industry, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Recycling may be a first step but if companies want to show real leadership they should shift to more circular economy business models, says Sophie Unwin, director of Scottish social enterprise Remade in Edinburgh. ...
Rolls-Royce lobbied ministers to weaken anti-bribery proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:19:54 PM
.... As a result, the lobbying documents were released. Sue Hawley, an anti-corruption campaigner involved in the legal action, said: “Clearly Rolls-Royce didn’t want any scrutiny of its agents and commission payments because its main business model was paying bribes via agents to win contracts. ...
'The swamp is Goldman Sachs': how the bank is rewarded for putting profits over people image
....Robinson’s community is owned by a multistate corporation that also owns apartment complexes in New York and Chicago, which helped him get in touch with NYCC. “These companies are buying communities, buying apartment complexes and their business model is not acceptable to me. ...
Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 08:57:08 AM
....In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Hammond said that if Britain were closed off from European markets after leaving the EU, it would consider abandoning a European-style social model with European-style taxation and regulation systems, and “become something different”. The chancellor made his remarks in response to the suggestion that “the impression on the European continent is that your government sees the future business model of the UK as being the tax haven of Europe”. ...
Parody-defying World Economic Forum must do better image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:33:53 PM
.... Please, one of you, use next week’s forum to point out the absurdity of Davos. A traditional view of Foxtons says the London-focused estate agent is utterly charmless, but the brilliance of its hard-charging, high-fee business model should be acknowledged. ...
Foxtons profits PLUNGE amid fears of a London property crash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:08:00 PM
....In the final quarter of last year, lettings revenues held up better, coming in flat at around £13m amid high levels of renewals. Mr Budden said: "Our balanced business model provides resilience against sales market cycles and we have a strong balance sheet with no debt. ...
Cash car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
....Other P2P car-sharing firms seem to be enjoying similar rates of growth, as younger people in particular embrace the concept of "mobility as a service" and eschew ownership. So what does this mean for car manufacturers' traditional business models? . ...
Fewer car owners and more driverless vehicles in future, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....”. However, manufacturers thought it was more likely that the prevailing business model in 2025 would be centred on producing a vehicle with technological add-ons. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... Day’s big idea was to build circulation fast with sensational content (including what we would now call “fake news”) and a very low cover price. In the process, he established the attention merchant’s basic modus operandi: “draw attention with apparently free stuff and then resell it”, a business model that is still alive and prospering on the contemporary internet. ...
Joining a gym? Save pennies as you shed the pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 06:59:12 AM
.... Paying as you go on a monthly basis gives you a lower-cost way to try out a gym before committing for a year. The budget chains have adopted this mentality for their business model, with no tie-ins, leaving you free to quit any time simply by cancelling your direct debit. ...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:37:39 PM
....Some say its growth has skewed the rewards of work towards big business, leaving many people without rights or workplace protection. And that employment law has failed to keep up with innovative, often technology-driven, business models. ...
Apple rewards developers as App Store sales soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:48:02 PM
.... . Mr Dawson attributed the acceleration to a relatively new business model where people download a game app for their iPhone or iPad for free, then pay to buy additional features such as opening secret levels or new powers. ...
Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....But if you follow the same strategy with Ryanair or easyJet, you are likely to get your fingers burned. Their business model is to offer the cheapest tickets on a first-come, first-served basis; as the clock ticks down towards the departure date the prices begin to rise. ...
Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale made a dame in New Year honours list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 10:30:11 PM
....“I’m relatively young, but I hope to dedicate the rest of my working life to helping people who have been excluded from the system. “By working alongside the amazing Social Bite team – and other charities – I hope I can play my part in eradicating homelessness from Scotland and spread the social enterprise business model further afield. ...
Zero-hours workers 'face £1,000 pay penalty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 08:06:08 AM
....Mathew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society for the Arts, has been appointed to lead a government review into how the so-called "gig" economy is affecting workers' rights. It will look at how new technology, combined with new business models, has led to a rise in workers doing short-term, casual work. ...
Changing direction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:32:46 PM
....Barely a week has gone by without reports of a new taxi-hailing partnership, a connected-car development, or another advance in driverless technology. "Carmakers have essentially followed the same business model for 100 years," says Phil Harrold, automotive partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...
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
.... A chef from outside the EU must be paid £29,570 a year in order to qualify for a visa from the UK government, which becomes cripplingly expensive for restaurateurs once accommodation and meal costs are added. Worse still, sponsor licences cannot be granted to restaurants that have a takeaway service – a business model which is vital even to high-end curry houses like Le Raj. ...
Theresa May urged to get transitional Brexit deal for City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:01:01 AM
....Banks must comply with these requirements to separate the high street and investment banking arms by 2019. Nathan Bostock, chief executive of Santander UK, said: “The newly approved business model retains the majority of our operations within one ring-fenced bank, providing greater certainty for our customers and flexibility for the future. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
....Trials of driverless vehicles are happening every day. Pulled away from old certainties by digital upstarts, the corporate giants who make trucks and cars are frantically trying to come up with new business models. ...
London's 'gig economy' has grown by more than 70% since 2010 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 04:20:46 PM
....The New Economics Foundation said the growing gig economy meant thousands more people had been left without the security of a regular wage, a pension or full employment rights. “Rather than the blooming of a thousand flowers, as the digital economy was supposed to encourage, we have seen the emergence of extremely powerful tech giants whose business model is to achieve market dominance and then reap the rewards,” it added. ...
City regulator to crack down on crowdfunding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 08:53:42 AM
....“In any dynamic market regulators need to keep the regulatory regime under close review,” she said. “It is not easy for a regulator to grapple with new market entrants, especially when they are disrupting traditional business models and challenging powerful incumbents. ...
Post it image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 12:40:29 AM
....The team have sent hundreds of postcards with interest surging. Phil says the current business model means the tour guides get about $6 after shipping, printing, the website platform costs and taxes are set aside. ...
GSK's Andrew Witty: the man who sold the world cheaper medicines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
....GSK long ago took the view “that drug companies don’t need to be just about innovation and return to shareholder”. He talks of the “twin poles” of their business model, which are innovation – finding new drugs – and access. ...
Dry bars offer redemption in the Christmas party season image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....As we embark on the festive season, dry bars could offer respite at a time when large amounts of alcohol are consumed. When Redemption opened in 2013, testing out its business model at a pop-up in Hackney, it could easily have been mistaken as a fad. ...
We need to rethink workers’ rights in today’s gig economy | Matthew Taylor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 09:28:58 AM
.... I believe strongly that in achieving a fair, flexible and sustainable framework for employment, there are important roles to be played by employers, trade unions, consumers and entrepreneurs. In America, for example, new business models are combining gig work with employee ownership. ...
Government starts review of 'gig' economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:04:13 AM
GB Energy customers: what happens now? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:30:37 PM
....Many in the industry have been predicting that a small supplier would go bust in exactly this way. It remains to be seen whether any other small suppliers with similar business models will follow suit. ...
Parcel Monkey delivers customs duty bill to Filipino children instead of gift image
.... AW, Colchester, Essex. Parcel Monkey is an agency, meaning its business model involves sub-contracting out to local courier companies – customers are invited to choose which one – but over which it has no direct control. ...
GB Energy's collapse to hit 160,000 households with higher bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:35:39 PM
....ON, Npower, EDF, Scottish Power and SSE . There are now 41 companies competing for British households, but the business models of the smaller entrants are now being tested as electricity and gas prices start to rise – partly because of the devaluation of sterling since the Brexit vote. ...
Lunchtime liaisons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 11:07:54 PM
.... It billed itself as "Tinder for LinkedIn" but evolved into a curated online service that facilitated weekly matches. The business model could not be made "financially viable", the management team said on winding up. ...
Uber drivers stage go-slow protest through central London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:55:59 PM
....”. UPHD also sent a letter to Khan apologising for the disruption of its protest, but suggested Uber’s business model resulted in “abuses that would be more fitting of Victorian era London than a 21st-century global mega city”. ...
Citi and JP Morgan top regulators' list of banks posing systemic risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 06:44:37 PM
.... The rising importance of Chinese banks is also illustrated as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has moved up one ranking. Tomas Kinmonth, a fixed income strategist at ABN Amro, said the changes reflected the revised business models of some of the banks. ...
Amazon v Donald Trump? Jeff Bezos may soon face his biggest challenge yet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 07:13:20 PM
.... The company’s latest annual report, published before Trump’s victory, warns of the threat to its financial performance from “laws and policies of the US and other jurisdictions affecting trade, foreign investment, loans, and taxes”. If Trump pursues a protectionist trade policy with tariffs on imports and exports then Amazon’s business model – which relies on moving goods quickly from warehouses in one country to customers in another and selling them at a low price – will be under pressure. ...
Snapchat's potential $25bn flotation may sink company's appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:45:49 PM
.... It makes no sense. This is a four-year-old company with modest revenues (an estimated $350m for 2016) that is still creating its business model. ...
Labour MP calls for urgent investigation into tax avoidance scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:42:27 AM
....Iain Wright MP, the chairman of the business select committee which is conducting an inquiry into the future world of work and rights of workers, added: “There are two questions with temporary employment agencies. First, is the flexibility used in agencies’ business models when a lot of the workers they employ should be on full time contracts? And secondly, are they just conning a whole range of people, whether that is the individual or the general taxpayer?. ...
More than 7m Britons now in precarious employment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:48:33 PM
....Deliveroo is a multinational company that relies on 8,000 self-employed workers in the UK to deliver takeaway meals by bicycle. By contrast, in the Netherlands and Germany it directly employs 1,500 couriers, which might suggest that its business model, in those countries at least, is not reliant on self-employment. ...
M&S must sell clothes just like it sells food image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:05:30 AM
.... In an online world where marksandspencer. com is the company’s biggest shop, it would be foolish for the retailer to stick with a business model from a previous generation. ...
Why the LSE can serve tech startups better than Nasdaq or the NYSE image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:48:02 AM
....For this is a gateway to bring to market the most exciting research breakthroughs across high technology and life sciences. At Allied Minds, we single out technologies which will disrupt existing large and growing markets and business models. ...
Deliveroo riders seek to unionise and gain workers' rights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:42:10 AM
.... . Shadow business secretary Clive Lewis MP said: "If Deliveroo and Uber want to bring forward these new technological platforms, then they have to ask themselves is their business model sustainable if they have to exploit their workers to be able to make themselves viable. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:07:21 AM
....But the sharing economy also has its critics, with some seeing it as a way of avoiding employment laws and as a source of unfair competition for regulated businesses. Last month in the UK, Uber drivers won the right to be classed as employees entitled to holiday pay and the national minimum wage - a decision that threatens the taxi-hailing app's entire business model. ...
McDonald's claims $20m from Florence over piazza restaurant rebuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:57:30 PM
....“We don’t have any prejudice” against McDonald’s, Nardella said, noting that the company had opened restaurants in other parts of the city. According to several reports in the Italian media, McDonald’s is particularly aggrieved in the case of Florence as it had promised to make major changes to its business model to fit in with local regulations. ...
Sports Direct accused of secretly recording MPs during warehouse visit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 01:54:08 PM
....The visit had come after Wright’s committee had accused Mike Ashley, the billionaire Sports Direct founder, of running the business like a Victorian workhouse in a report published in July. The MPs concluded that Ashley had built his success on a business model that treats workers “without dignity or respect”, after they launched an inquiry following an undercover Guardian investigation last year that exposed how Sports Direct workers were being paid less than the minimum wage. ...
FCA to investigate bank overdraft and loan fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 08:58:44 AM
....Christopher Woolard, executive director of strategy and competition at the FCA, said: “Our role in regulating retail banking markets goes beyond the remedies the CMA has asked us to take forward, and we will continue to look more broadly at how well these markets work, with a particular focus planned on high-cost credit including overdrafts. We will also be looking at wider retail banking business models,” he said. ...
Ed Vaizey calls for minimum wage for 'gig economy' self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 02:22:47 PM
....A senior Conservative MP has called for self-employed workers in the “gig economy” to be guaranteed the legal minimum wage. The call came from Ed Vaizey, who until July was the minister for digital industries, and if heeded would require a major change in business models for fast-growing firms relying on self-employed contractors paid on a piecework basis. ...
Do you want your savings to go into selling cigarettes? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... Investors were left with large losses during the “dot. com boom” of 1999/2000, as tracker funds automatically bought company shares at the point where they entered the index, irrespective of the company’s underlying business model or level of profitability. ...
Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 05:55:11 PM
.... Four courier firms are already facing legal action from cyclists who want similar recognition as staff employees and the rights that go with that status, while delivery firm Hermes is under investigation by HM Revenue & Customs. The Uber ruling could force a rethink of the gig economy business model, where companies use apps and the internet to match customers with workers. ...

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