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....An investment decision in the early 2020s would mean construction starting in the middle of the next decade. As a regulated monopoly, Cadent’s costs would ultimately be borne by energy bill payers, though the regulator Ofgem would have to approve the anticipated £600m capital cost. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Trial to phase in hydrogen as fuel to begin in north-west image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
....An investment decision in the early 2020s would mean construction starting in the middle of the next decade. As a regulated monopoly, Cadent’s costs would ultimately be borne by energy bill payers, though the regulator Ofgem would have to approve the anticipated £600m capital cost. ...
Beckham-backed film funding firm loses fight against £700m tax bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:32:25 PM
....However, HMRC argued such schemes were not legitimate investments but a means of avoiding tax, and last August a court ruled investors should only receive tax relief on 30% not 100% of their investment. The two sides failed to agree on the terms of the ruling, with HMRC believing it meant the production costs associated with making the films were capital costs, and thus the investors were not due any tax relief on this either. ...
South Ribble: the best place to live in the UK – if you’re in your 20s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:25:06 PM
.... Nowhere in the south-east even cracked the top 50. On average, property in the capital costs four times what it does in South Ribble. ...
Scotland needs publicly funded bank, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:00:20 AM
....The Office for National Statistics said four major construction projects, including the Aberdeen bypass and two new hospitals, had to be counted as public sector spending under those rules. As a result, Scottish ministers had to set aside enough public borrowing to cover their capital costs and those of a fifth project, to build a hospital in Orkney. ...
Tech startups to make your life more slick, secure and stylish in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:00:00 PM
....The company has is set on automating low-skilled, repetitive manual labour. Rather than going for scale, however, it’s focusing on smaller companies that would love to automate their business but can’t afford the capital costs. ...
Scottish auditors to investigate £9bn private finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:00:19 AM
....However, the Scottish Futures Trust failed to forecast that new EU rules on private financing for public infrastructure meant that all the NPD contracts which were signed after September 2014 would be counted as public assets. As a result, ministers had to match their capital costs with the equivalent value from public borrowing – a figure which has now reached £932m. ...
EDF investors agree 4bn euros Hinkley Point fundraising image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:20:39 AM
....But it has been hit in recent months by concerns about EDF's financial capacity to handle the project. While one third of the £18bn capital costs of the project are being met by Chinese investors, Hinkley Point would remain an enormous undertaking for the stressed French company and has been criticised by French unions. ...
Hinkley Point expected to 'get go-ahead' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:09:24 PM
....But it has been hit in recent months by concerns about EDF's financial capacity to handle the project. While one third of the £18bn capital costs of the project are being met by Chinese investors, Hinkley Point would remain an enormous undertaking for the stressed French company. ...
The hard-hat chancellor: what kind of Britain is George Osborne building? image
....Osborne’s backing for Mancunian science is matched by his support for the city’s arts. Factory, a “world-beating arts space” designed by the celebrated architects OMA, is receiving £78m of its £110m capital cost from the Treasury, plus £9m in revenue funding from 2018 to 2020. ...
Why are we still waiting for high-speed rail between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane? image
....A high-speed rail project can use a similar financial model. The study by Beyond Zero Emissions showed for the first time that the capital costs of high-speed rail could be repaid over a 40-year time frame, making it a commercially attractive proposition not dissimilar to a toll road. ...
'Whatever we do, shops tell us to be cheaper': the growing crisis in Britain's farms image
.... About half of all farms are in debt, according to Oliver McEntyre of Barclays’ agricultural unit, who has cautioned that debt levels could complicate farmers’ efforts to restructure and diversify. “It’s quite tricky as it’s very high capital costs compared to quite thin margins, and at the moment possibly no margins,” he told the House of Lords recently. ...
BG Group in 'excellent' shape for Shell's £35bn takeover image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....BG chief executive Helge Lund said: “We are pleased to have delivered an excellent operational performance with results in line with, or ahead of, our guidance for the year. “The addition of new low cash-cost volumes in Brazil and Australia and delivery of our operating and capital cost savings has helped to partly mitigate the impact of lower commodity prices. ...
BHP Billiton takes £5bn writedown on US oil assets as price slump takes toll image
....“Oil and gas markets have been significantly weaker than the industry expected. We responded quickly by dramatically cutting our operating and capital costs, and reducing the number of operated rigs in the onshore US business,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said in a statement. ...
BHP Billiton announces $7bn writedown amid oil and gas slump image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 11:49:57 PM
.... BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said: “Oil and gas markets have been significantly weaker than the industry expected. We responded quickly by dramatically cutting our operating and capital costs, and reducing the number of operated rigs in the onshore US business from 26 a year ago to five by the end of the current quarter. ...
Ikano Bank: what to make of new savings account from Ikea image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 02:35:50 PM
.... . • Challenger banks get help on capital costs• Treasy will meet challenger banks four times a year• Our pick of the best fixed-rate savings bonds . ...
Scotland's PFI boom means £1.3bn a year bill is in the post image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 12:02:36 PM
....SFT-funded projects include:. ● The Aberdeen western peripheral route’s current capital cost is stated as £469m, but private operators will charge taxpayers £1. ...
This is the real reason retailers can't cut petrol prices image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 08:49:14 PM
.... But a quick glance at their results over the past few quarters shows they are doing a bang-up job in that regard. The slump in the price of oil has hit them hard, and all the while they have had to keep paying exploration, drilling, operating and capital costs. ...
Two banks warned in annual stress test image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 07:34:35 AM
....1% of gross domestic product after three years. Restraining credit growth is not what this new capital is for, Mr Carney said, but he warned that the extra capital costs will be passed on to customers. ...
Who needs London? Where to work if you're priced out of the capital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 07:22:57 PM
.... Talent and investment attract talent and investment, and before you know it some of the streets are so expensive that they might as well be paved with gold. Today, the average house in the capital costs half a million pounds – more than you could borrow on the prime minister’s salary. ...
Four ways Asia can cut the amount of plastic waste it dumps in the ocean image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 03:36:23 PM
....The required expenditures for waste-system improvements in Asia could largely be met through typical project-financing mechanisms involving the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. Private industry, in particular, can play an important role in catalysing investment by strategically reducing capital costs and investment risk. ...
From Oregon to Johannesburg, micro-hydropower offers a solution for drought hit cities image
.... After 20 years Portland Water Bureau will be given the right to buy the system and own the electricity it produces. While the capital cost is similar to solar and wind per installed kilowatt, Semler says Lucid’s turbines produce electricity three to four times more cheaply because water flows around the clock and at a constant rate. ...
Efficiency up, turnover down: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 09:44:47 AM
....“Staff feel better, there is low turnover and it is easier to recruit new people,” Banck says. “They have a shorter travel time to work, there is more efficient use of the machines and lower capital costs – everyone is happy. ...
Questor share tip: Smart Metering Systems enjoys 37pc jump in profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of September 2015 08:41:50 AM
.... Smart Metering Systems buys smart meters, installs them and then charges an annual fee for their use. The upfront capital cost of the meters is then repaid. ...
Maersk Oil's Culzean gasfield given go-ahead image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 12:29:10 PM
....Maersk Oil, along with its partners JX Nippon and BP (Britoil), will be investing about £3bn in developing Culzean, with at least half of that committed to investment in the UK. The project has been made more attractive to the investors by new tax allowances to offset the higher capital costs for this type of energy extraction, and to encourage further exploration nearby. ...
Biggest North Sea gas discovery in a decade approved image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 09:43:06 AM
.... . "The allowance supports the development of high pressure, high temperature projects - which typically have considerably higher capital costs - and encourages exploration and appraisal activity in the surrounding area" Maersk said. ...
Do you have what it takes to run a B&B? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of August 2015 05:00:38 AM
.... "Comparing the purchase cost with an internet business of similar turnover is misleading, as you are buying a property asset. Most people start a B&B in their own home at little or no capital cost. ...
Zopa lobbies for peer-to-peer loans to go in pension pots image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:19:20 AM
.... . The result is that any SIPP provider who does allow P2P investment will charge the pensioner extra fees to cover the capital cost. ...
Scottish government turning to more private money for public projects image
....7bn – although that total is now set to increase following the EU-mandated changes. There are a further 23 school and health projects in the pipeline which, in April 2014, were expected to have a capital cost of about £494m. ...
Peter Hambro's nightmare when his Russian Gold miner nearly went out of business image
.... “It’s equity shareholders who have taken the beating. What we have got to do now is pay off that debt because we have spent all the money on new plant and equipment and our capital costs going forward are very low,” he said. ...
London house prices: property in suburbs Barking, Brent and Sutton up almost 20% in three months image
....In London, house price growth has matched or beaten that across the UK in the past nine months and the annual rate of growth is the second highest in the country. In a separate report covering the three months to the end of June, Nationwide said the average house in the capital cost £429,711, a 7. ...
Ramez Naam: capitalism is not the enemy of climate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of June 2015 03:13:19 PM
....To rapidly drive the uptake of solar, though, business-model innovation is needed. The US firm Solar City, for example, came up with what in retrospect is a simple idea: finance the upfront capital costs of solar for homeowners and businesses so they can pay-as-they-go and realize immediate savings. ...
Questor share tip: Energy Assets still a buy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 03:00:30 PM
.... Energy Assets buys smart meters, installs them and charges an annual fee for their use. The upfront capital cost of the meters is funded by debt that is paid off over an eight-year period, but the meter can last at least 20 years. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 02:15:00 AM
....First, the Chinese economic model requires keeping the cost of capital low to facilitate its investment strategy. Reform would increase capital costs as credit risk would be priced correctly, undermining the low profitability and solvency of many businesses. ...
Sarah Beeny's top 7 DIY tips as renovations boom image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 12:32:13 PM
.... . James Gold, director of Landmark Lofts, said: “The most prolific home improvers are located in West London, where the cost of upsizing is significantly higher than the capital cost of increasing their existing property. ...
Questor share tip: Energy Assets still a buy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 17th of April 2015 08:19:42 AM
.... The average meter costs £850, and generates £135 a year in rental fees for Energy Assets. The upfront capital cost of the meters is funded by debt that is paid off over an eight-year period, but the meter can last at least 20 years. ...
Is London the most expensive city in which to buy a pint?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 11:06:34 AM
.... At just $77. 50 per night, a Queen or King sized room in the Malaysian capital costs half as much as the second cheapest option, Wellington in New Zealand, where a five star room will set a traveller back $157. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 09:02:14 PM
...."If that does run out in the future, I still think people will buy these cars, but it just makes them £5,000 cheaper," he says. In any case, some of his best customers are businesses, for whom the capital cost is not the only consideration. ...
British productivity is a national disgrace image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 6th of March 2015 06:40:10 AM
.... More controversially, the fall in productivity might have something to do with an apparently inexhaustible supply of cheap workers, both from mass immigration and greater employment participation, particularly among the elderly. Employers have chosen cheap and easy-to-get-rid-of man hours over the capital cost of investment. ...
Eurozone QE gets one thumb up, but it's early days image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 24th of January 2015 05:45:41 PM
.... . The continued dominance of the banks retards the effect of monetary stimulus in Europe, especially as they remain beset by the capital cost of lending. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 12:59:47 AM
.... . In a joint statement yesterday they said: “The decision came after a careful and thorough evaluation of commercial quotations from engineering, procurement and construction bidders, which showed high capital costs rendering it commercially unfeasible, particularly in the current economic climate prevailing in the energy industry. ...
Shell ditches $6.5bn Qatar project as oil price slump deepens image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 01:43:41 PM
.... . In a statement on Wednesday, Shell said the decision to abandon the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project "came after a careful and thorough evaluation of commercial quotations from EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) bidders, which showed high capital costs rendering it commercially unfeasible, particularly in the current economic climate prevailing in the energy industry. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of December 2014 12:16:25 AM
.... However, if it is to be a success it will need a sustained period of collaboration between government and industry, said the cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee. “SMRs could potentially have a key role to play in delivering low-carbon energy and lower upfront capital cost compared to large conventional nuclear reactors,” said Tim Yeo MP, committee chair. ...
S&P warns that ring-fence could turn UK investment banks into 'junk' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:16:09 PM
.... . Banks have already scaled back their investment banks as compliance and capital costs, as well as stubbornly-high wages, make them less profitable. ...
Questor share tip: Energy Assets jumps on npower deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 20th of November 2014 08:00:48 PM
.... The average meter costs £850, and generates £135 a year in rental fees for Energy Assets. The upfront capital cost of the meters is funded by debt that is paid off over an eight-year period, while the meter can last up to 20 years, and often well beyond. ...
What is the 'beer tie'? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:53:17 PM
.... But there is a catch. In return for the lower capital costs, pub companies expect loyalty from their franchisees. ...
Questor share tip: Meter fees make Energy Assets a smart investment image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 1st of November 2014 07:58:47 PM
.... The average meter costs £850, and generates £135 a year in rental fees for Energy Assets. The upfront capital cost of the meters is funded by debt that is paid off over an eight-year period, while the meter can last up to 20 years, and often well beyond. ...
BHP iron ore output rises 17pc image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 09:30:46 AM
.... . “With our focus now on maximising the value of existing infrastructure, we plan to reduce costs and invest judiciously in very low capital cost debottlenecking initiatives,” CEO Andrew Mackenzie said. ...
House prices: the north-south divide is now wider than ever image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 12:02:02 PM
.... The gap between the average prices of property in London and the north-east grew to its widest in history in August, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), released on Tuesday. A home in the capital costs an average £514,000, the monthly analysis showed, compared to just £154,000 in the north-east of England - an area of the country out of reach of the London "ripple" affect. ...
Robots replace humans in mines as commodity slump forces cost cuts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 09:09:01 PM
.... . “The big miners have cut both operating and capital costs and grown production faster than expected. ...
Phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of September 2014 11:04:03 PM
....The other growing rivalry to the high street chains is the internet, where more and more people order not just phones, but also sim cards for handsets they have bought themselves. "Sim-only" contracts benefit the carriers, which don't then have the capital costs of buying handsets, but also are cause for concern, since people can switch away from them without warning. ...
Public may end up paying for obsolete smart meters that save little, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:00:04 AM
....The average impact on bills of the suppliers' net costs was expected to peak at £11 a year in 2017. The £215 represents the capital cost of installing the equipment, which will be borne by consumers between 2015 and 2030. ...
Questor share tip: Smart Metering Services profits jump image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 05:00:15 AM
.... Smart Metering Services buys smart meters, installs them and then charges an annual fee for their use. The upfront capital cost of the meters is then repaid. ...
Is this the top of the London housing market?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of August 2014 09:39:39 AM
....3pc in the 12 months to June. The average home in the capital cost £499,000 in June, up from £492,000 in the previous month. ...
Airbus to launch upgraded A330 to rival Dreamliner image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of July 2014 08:49:58 AM
.... . Introducing the new aircraft, John Leahy, chief operating officer, said the A330neo would have a lower capital cost than its rival 787, but admitted his new aircraft would have a slightly shorter ranges though said this did not concern him. ...
Vince Cable hits out at Bank of England over loans to small business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of June 2014 04:37:28 PM
....The Bank of England believes lending to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is more risky by its nature and requires higher capital to guard against bad loans. But it has previously argued that banks with larger reserves enjoy lower capital costs and can therefore arrange cheaper lending to customers. ...
Britain's economy is dangerously imbalanced just look at the London property bubble image
....Which leads us to the most important point: the crisis isn't primarily to do with property – it's a function of the lopsidedness of Britain's economy. The reason homes in the capital cost so much more than they do outside is because London has the best jobs and the best economic opportunities – and therefore the longest queue of would-be residents. ...
Bank of England Governor issues warning over housing inflation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 17th of May 2014 09:00:04 PM
....” . In London, prices are already 25 per cent above their 2008 peak, and are now rising at a rate of about 18 per a year, with the average home in the capital costing more than £450,000. ...

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