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....Some airlines have already started to seek alternative headquarters, and to examine how they might ensure that their shareholding is majority-EU owned, possibly through the forced disinvesting of British shareholders. But others have appeared, until now, to hold out hope that the European commission would be flexible on the rules in the current aviation agreement. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Faced with new markets, regulatory contexts and social networks, they are often highly innovative, coming up with creative ways to support themselves. A recent study commissioned by the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford and conducted in Uganda – one of few nations that allows refugees to work – shows that they can make a contribution. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... On Wednesday, couriers at DPD’s Edinburgh depot staged a walkout after they were told they needed to work six days a week and in protest against charges. Such charges are to be scrutinised by the Downing Street-commissioned review into modern employment practices led by Matthew Taylor. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . However, there have also been significant retirements of coal plants in Europe and the US over the past two years, with roughly 120 large units being taken out of commission. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . According to Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller, after 22 years Nafta is in need of a "facelift". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Murdoch critics have called for the bid to be blocked. Rival broadcasters are expected to lodge complaints and make representations in the UK and Europe – the European commission is also examining the deal – after expressing concerns that a Fox/Sky combination will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....New roads built in England have almost all failed to either relieve congestion or boost local economies, according to what campaigners claim is the biggest ever independent review of completed schemes. A study of 86 road schemes commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) found most roads increased traffic while destroying the countryside. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of the IWGB, said the union wanted to challenge the industry-wide practice of classing couriers as independent contractors. The widespread use of self-employed workers is the subject of an inquiry by MPs while the prime minister has commissioned Tony Blair’s former policy officer Matthew Taylor to look into the matter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Web forums tell a similar story. Bradford-based Drive Dynamics, which offers 10 beginner lessons for £99, is a franchise with a network of self-employed instructors who pay a monthly fee to use the name, plus a commission for each pupil referred to them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Revenue control officers on many of the big rail franchises earn between 2. 5% and 5% commission on penalty tickets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Now you can forget your railcard (once) without being charged a fortune image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:13:36 PM
.... Revenue control officers on many of the big rail franchises earn between 2. 5% and 5% commission on penalty tickets. ...
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
....Some airlines have already started to seek alternative headquarters, and to examine how they might ensure that their shareholding is majority-EU owned, possibly through the forced disinvesting of British shareholders. But others have appeared, until now, to hold out hope that the European commission would be flexible on the rules in the current aviation agreement. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
.... . However, there have also been significant retirements of coal plants in Europe and the US over the past two years, with roughly 120 large units being taken out of commission. ...
Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
.... . According to Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller, after 22 years Nafta is in need of a "facelift". ...
London cycle courier 'was punished for refusing work after eight hours in cold' image
....Jason Moyer-Lee, general secretary of the IWGB, said the union wanted to challenge the industry-wide practice of classing couriers as independent contractors. The widespread use of self-employed workers is the subject of an inquiry by MPs while the prime minister has commissioned Tony Blair’s former policy officer Matthew Taylor to look into the matter. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....New roads built in England have almost all failed to either relieve congestion or boost local economies, according to what campaigners claim is the biggest ever independent review of completed schemes. A study of 86 road schemes commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) found most roads increased traffic while destroying the countryside. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
.... On Wednesday, couriers at DPD’s Edinburgh depot staged a walkout after they were told they needed to work six days a week and in protest against charges. Such charges are to be scrutinised by the Downing Street-commissioned review into modern employment practices led by Matthew Taylor. ...
The learners who are out of pocket  as Drive Dynamics stalls over lessons image
.... Web forums tell a similar story. Bradford-based Drive Dynamics, which offers 10 beginner lessons for £99, is a franchise with a network of self-employed instructors who pay a monthly fee to use the name, plus a commission for each pupil referred to them. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Kylie Minogue’s name has featured. A Candy commission to redecorate the singer’s apartment was said to have over-run by half a million pounds, but she apparently settled the £1. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Murdoch critics have called for the bid to be blocked. Rival broadcasters are expected to lodge complaints and make representations in the UK and Europe – the European commission is also examining the deal – after expressing concerns that a Fox/Sky combination will dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
....Channel 4 had come to rely on the show, which in its heyday hauled in audiences of up to 8 million and made tens of millions of pounds in profits, but the reality series had become too toxic to fit in with its public service remit. In 2015, the not-for-profit broadcaster spent a record £629m on all programming and content last year, with£455m of that on original content, commissioning hit shows such as Gogglebox and Black Mirror. ...
Germany warns social media firms over illegal content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:20:15 PM
.... . Facebook did not comment directly on the proposal but said tests it commissioned showed it removed a higher percentage of illegal content than Mr Maas claimed. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:33:31 AM
....”. He said the committee would begin work on reviewing the court, which commissioned a review to look at what could be learned from the events surrounding Hogg’s departure. ...
Deal to allow individual Britons EU rights must go both ways, Theresa May told image
....Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s Brexit point-man for the coming negotiations, has said he hopes to persuade European leaders to allow Britons to apply to keep certain rights. Sources close to Verhofstadt said that the European commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, was considering making such a “symbolic offer” by offering Britain the option during the negotiations. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....If Britain leaves the European Union without a replacement trade deal its commercial links with the bloc will overnight become less favourable than any other major industrialised nation, a cross-party campaign has warned as Theresa May prepares to trigger article 50. Research commissioned by the Labour MP Pat McFadden – a supporter of Open Britain, which campaigns for continued ties with Europe in the aftermath of Brexit – found that no members of the G20 group of richer nations currently interact with the EU without some sort of trade arrangement. ...
Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:08:46 PM
....The Ivy Collection, which owns eight restaurants, hands ordinary waiters and chefs only £1. 30 an hour in “commission” on top of the £7. ...
Five minute guide to getting the most form home sale image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 01:48:00 PM
....By contrast, someone paying a typical 1. 8 per cent commission on a £300,000 property would pay £5,400. ...
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. ...
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
....The Brexit ministry is known to be scouting former Canadian negotiators to help get talks started. And more negotiators are crucial after 40 years without any, other than a handful of UK officials at the European commission. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
....To call it 27-dimensional chess understates the geometry: the final divorce settlement will have to be ratified by 38 different national and regional parliaments. To say nothing of the European parliament, commission and council. ...
UK will rejoin European Union some day, says EU commission chief – video image
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Nick Candy paid Katy Perry £1.2m to sing at his wedding, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 05:00:20 PM
....”. Under questioning, Candy said he had been the subject of a kidnapping threat which had been reported to the Metropolitan police via his friend, the former assistant commissioner John Yates. ...
Lloyds Banking Group sets aside an extra £350m for PPI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 02:05:39 PM
....Since the PPI scandal broke, Lloyds has set aside total compensation of £17bn. The relatively high sum of £350m to cover the additional two months added to the deadline follows the FCA's announcement earlier this month that some bank customers could claim if they were not made aware of commission being paid when they were sold PPI. ...
Care homes say extra £2bn from budget must go to frontline services image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:38:27 AM
....The boss of Four Seasons Health Care, the biggest care home group in the UK, said the social care system was at a “tipping point”. Tim Hammond, the chief executive of Four Seasons, said: “It’s good news that the chancellor has committed additional funding to ease pressures on a social care system that is at tipping point, with £1bn to be available in 2017-18, allowing local authorities to act now to commission care packages. ...
Census on 'true state' of UK's live music image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:08:46 AM
....The 24-hour survey began at 12:00 on Thursday in Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, Leeds, Southampton and Brighton. It has been commissioned by UK Music, the campaigning and lobbying group that represents the recorded and live music industry, and is being led by the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....But most of that stuff will cost, which gets us back to the same point: sooner or later, not least because rising self-employment seems to go hand-in-hand with falling tax revenues, the new economy will demand that the great distant behemoths who make so much money out of changing work practices will have to cough up (as much as anything to ensure that the rest of us can afford their services). May has commissioned a review of the new world of work from Tony Blair’s former head of policy, which may yet propose at least some of those changes. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....Dame Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, says: “We don’t know what’s going to happen. We are spending a lot of time working with the commission and the government to say we believe a liberal and deregulated aviation market is in the interest of every single aviation passenger in Europe. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....In his first Budget, Mr Hammond also announced a £2bn cash injection for social care services in England, and £345m in help for firms hit by business rate rises across England. Mr Hammond acknowledged the care system was under pressure with an ageing population, and said the new £2bn for services in England over the next three years would allow councils to "act now to commission new care packages". ...
Prospect of £1.7bn fine looms large over PM's talks with EU leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:30:19 PM
....The demand from Olaf underlines the difficult challenge May is likely to face as she seeks to extricate Britain from the EU without a hefty divorce bill. If the European commission demanded the fine while the UK was still a member, May would come under huge pressure from MPs not to pay up. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
....Since then, there have been several arrests of people selling set-top boxes pre-installed with both Kodi software and additional third-party add-ons that make it possible to watch copyright-infringing film and TV streams. According to a recent survey commissioned by the security firm Irdeto, Kodi boxes are particularly prevalent in the UK. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
....Further information requested includes the hours couriers work per week and how long they have worked for the company. Couriers have become a focal point of concerns about the precarious nature of employment in the gig economy, which is the subject of a review commissioned by Theresa May and led by former Tony Blair adviser Matthew Taylor. ...
Girl statue faces Wall Street bull to fight gender inequality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:19 PM
....A statue of a young girl has been placed in front of Wall Street's iconic bull, to call attention to gender inequality and the pay gap in the corporate world. The statue was commissioned by one of the world's largest fund managers. ...
US businesses warn the UK over loss of access to EU single market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:00:05 AM
. A report commissioned by US businesses in Europe has warned Theresa May ahead of article 50 negotiations that American investment in the UK, worth £487bn in 2015, has been largely based on the country’s EU membership and access to the single market. ...
Budget will hold no big surprises on spending or tax, chancellor says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:33:22 AM
....Self-employmentIn recent years self-employment has become synonymous with low pay and insecure employment, driven by firms seeking to cut their tax bills. Employers pay no national insurance when they commission work from someone who is self-employed and such workers pay a reduced rate of 9%, compared with the 12% paid by PAYE staff. ...
Budget 2017: £2bn for social care and tax rise for self-employed image
....The government has been under pressure to offer more resources for social care budgets, with council leaders warning the entire system stands on the "brink of collapse" without an immediate cash injection and a commitment to a long-term solution. Mr Hammond acknowledged the system was under pressure with an ageing population, and said the new £2bn for services in England over the next three years would allow councils to "act now to commission new care packages". ...
Budget 2017: Chancellor announces North Sea help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:29:53 PM
....In terms of the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK had called for more to be done to "facilitate the transfer of assets" to stimulate additional investment. In its Business Outlook report published on Tuesday, the industry body said it was "continuing to ask the Treasury to revise the tax treatment of decommissioning liability in support of this". ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
.... To start with, increasing the 2030 renewable energy target to at least 35% [up from 27%] will send a strong signal that Europe is back in the solar business,” said Alexandre Roesch, policy director at SolarPower Europe. European solar companies have also been urging the European commission to rethink the anti-dumping tariffs it imposed on Chinese solar panels in 2013. ...
Exercise 'anywhere, anytime' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:06:23 AM
.... . "Companies have realised sport isn't just for guys," says Shannon Walker from the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA), which commissioned the research. ...
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
....”. As well as the five London hospitals that make up the trust, clinical commissioning groups in Harrow, Brent and Hillingdon in north London will also use the service. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... . Their colleague Norman Heatley rigged up a crazy-looking Heath Robinson system involving milk churns, baths, ceramic bedpans commissioned from a local pottery company, rubber tubes, drinks bottles and a doorbell. ...
Hairdressers of the world unite against hidden dangers of the salon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 04:06:07 PM
.... Paddy Lillis, the union’s deputy general secretary, said the government needed to give “proper protection” to barbers and hairdressers, the majority of whom are female and younger than 40. A Europe-wide agreement on health and safety standards for the industry has been blocked by the European commission, under pressure from successive British governments. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
.... The budgets from mostly US companies accounted for 65% of all investment in high-end TV production in the UK, as Netflix and Amazon joined the likes of long-established players like HBO, which has made Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland since 2010. “These platforms are buying for a global audience and commissioning ambitious, high-quality shows,” said Jane Turton, chief executive of All3Media, maker of programmes including Midsomer Murders, Shameless and Skins. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....Karen Bradley, who has 10 working days from Monday to make a final decision on referring the deal to the media regulator, said that she is “minded to” issue an intervention notice to call in Ofcom to examine the deal. “I have, today, written to the parties to inform them that I am ‘minded to’ issue a European intervention notice on the basis that I have concerns that there may be public interest considerations,” she said, in a statement issued minutes after the European commission confirmed that Fox had formally notified it about the takeover bid. ...
LSE chief says he'll stay as EU looks set to block Deutsche Börse merger image
....Xavier Rolet had been expected to step aside to allow his counterpart at Deutsche Börse to take the helm of the combined entity when the deal is completed. However, the tie-up was thrown into doubt on Sunday when the LSE stunned the City by announcing the European commission was “unlikely to provide clearance for the merger” after imposing a demand that the exchange sell its Italian trading arm MTS to ease competition concerns. ...
London Stock Exchange 'working hard' on Deutsche Boerse merger image
....Earlier this week, the LSE said the deal could collapse as it was unlikely to get European Commission clearance. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform. ...
Just one in five complaints about potential mis-sold PPI  made so far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 05:36:47 PM
.... The £42m bill will be paid by the banks. The regulator also said that consumers have new grounds to complain about PPI if they were not told about commission being paid when they were sold the policy, under the “Plevin rule”. ...
Asda imposes harsher terms on suppliers after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:25:36 AM
....Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Poor payment practices by big firms are responsible for killing off thousands of smaller businesses a year and threatening the existence of many others. “This yet again highlights the need for a crackdown on late payments, which I hope will be top of the list for the government’s new small business commissioner. ...
PPI claims deadline is announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:21:58 AM
....Since 2003, about one and a half million people have been so dissatisfied with the PPI offers that were made to them, or the outright rejection of their claims, that they have subsequently gone to the financial ombudsman. The FCA has also confirmed that some bank customers will have new grounds to complain if they were not made aware of commission being paid when they were sold PPI. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....There has already been a downturn in applications from EU students, and the crossbench peer said growing numbers of international students from India and China might take their tuition fees elsewhere. "The Australian high commissioner to India told me in no uncertain terms, 'What are you doing with international students? I need to say thank you, because you're sending them to us,'" said Lord Bilimoria. ...
Tory £1bn inheritance tax cut 'will worsen north-south divide' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:20:48 PM
....A £1bn Conservative inheritance tax cut will exacerbate the north-south divide, an MP has warned, as figures lay bare the winners and losers of a flagship government policy. People inheriting homes in constituencies in London and south-east England will gain the lion’s share of the benefits from the tax cut, according to research commissioned by the Labour MP Rachel Reeves. ...
State pension age will be higher than life expectancy if 'triple lock' not axed, say MPs image
....If pensions were indexed to a "smoothed" earnings link - protecting the value of the pension when inflation outstripped earnings - it would save 0. 8 per cent of GDP a year, according to research commissioned by the committee. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....7bn takeover offer for Sky later this week, after which the UK culture secretary will have to decide whether to launch an investigation into the extent of Murdoch’s control of UK media. From the point the European commission makes Fox’s bid notification public, Karen Bradley will have 10 working days to decide whether to issue a public interest intervention notice, or PIIN. ...
UK’s housing market is broken, and only a radical solution can fix it | Peter Hetherington image
....Significantly, it seems, the focus has now shifted from blaming councils for delaying plans, through a cumbersome planning system, to blaming builders and developers for sitting on large land banks once planning permission has been granted. Why, for instance, when around 270,000 homes are annually given planning permission, are only half that number being built? Why is so much tied up in opaque agreements between owners and developers? Is an artificial scarcity of land distorting the housing market and limiting building? Two years ago an independent commission, chaired by former BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons for the former Labour leader Ed Miliband, spoke of six firms of land agents alone holding strategic land banks of 23,000 acres and warned that owners were holding onto land, sometimes with planning permission, in the hope that it would rise in value. ...
State pension age 'could rise above lifespan' in poorer areas, say MPs image
....In November the committee said the policy should be scrapped. The committee commissioned the Institute for Fiscal Studies to estimate the extra state pension age increases that would be needed to maintain expenditure at about 6% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). ...
Firms urged to publish ethnic breakdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:12:53 AM
....But the government has ruled out legislation on such a breakdown, opting for a voluntary approach instead. "The time for talk on race in the workplace is over, it's time to act", said Baroness McGregor-Smith, whose report was commissioned by the former business secretary Sajid Javid. ...
The Nightly Show: Britain's latest crack at US-style late-night TV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:10:49 AM
....There was a sticky moment in the Clunes chat when Walliams asked him about rumours that the next Doc Martin would be the last. That wasn’t necessarily the case, said the actor, but ITV always waited to see the ratings before recommissioning. ...
Theresa May must block London Stock Exchange bids until after Brexit | Nils Pratley image
....The only surprise is that Brexit wasn’t the immediate cause of the deal’s death, though it may have contributed. The critical event was the last-minute intervention of Margrethe Vestager, the European commission competition commissioner. ...
LSE/Deutsche Börse merger on brink of failure over EU demand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 01:58:11 AM
....A controversial £24bn tie-up between the London Stock Exchange and its German counterpart Deutsche Börse is on the brink of failure after a last-minute demand from Brussels appeared to scupper the year-long merger effort. The LSE stunned the City by revealing it would not sell off part of its Italian business and warned that the defiant move meant the European commission was “unlikely to provide clearance for the merger”. ...
London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:27:20 PM
....5bn) merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse could collapse after the LSE said the deal was unlikely to be approved by the European Commission. The commission had ordered the LSE to sell its 60% stake in MTS, a fixed-income trading platform. ...
EU states back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:06:20 PM
. EU member states are backing a European commission demand that trade talks can only start once Britain has agreed to pay a hefty Brexit bill, despite fears of a backlash from Theresa May. ...
Rate debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:58:04 AM
.... . In making its decision, the commission said Sunday and public holiday penalty rates were no longer a "fair and relevant" safety net for workers. ...
Government intervention has led to higher energy bills, claims Lords report image
. Ministers should establish a new energy commission to spur on construction of power stations because successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK, according to a House of Lords report. ...
Doing the legwork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:55:41 AM
...."We didn't know all this would happen, but we've even had marriages through the movement. "We've had people putting each other up for free in their apartments all over the world, and on the business side we've had photographers get signed up, people have gotten digital work or video [commissions], or even jobs with corporate brands as ambassadors, where they get paid to travel to different cities. ...
Greek debt: will EU and IMF finally offer light at the end of the tunnel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
.... This week eurozone leaders echoed the IMF in talking of the end of austerity, increasing the chances the fund will join the Greek bailout. Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic affairs, reported that 19 finance ministers of the single currency agreed that the Greek people needed to see “light at the end of the tunnel of austerity”. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's did not reply. Morrisons, which says it already sources around two-thirds of its supplies from the UK, has pledged to recruit 200 more British suppliers after a report it commissioned found global uncertainties meant it "makes increasing sense to build up a stronger local food sector". ...
PENSION SCANDAL: 106,000 job-jugglers MISSING OUT on auto-enrolment scheme image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....It will also consider how the growing numbers of self-employed people can be helped to save for their retirement. Citizens Advice also commissioned a survey of more than 1,100 managers from businesses across England and Wales. ...
EDF faces £1m a day bill to keep French nuclear reactor offline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....A second reactor at the plant is still supplying electricity to the French grid. EDF said: “Work on recommissioning the affected equipment has started this week and should last several weeks, with reconnection to the grid planned for the end of March. ...
Betting turf war is torpedoing efforts to help problem gamblers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....The Association of British Bookmakers recently fought back against criticism of FOBTs, latching on to research published by industry regulator the Gambling Commission. Using data compiled from real betting sessions, the commission found there was “no consistent evidence that particular gambling activities are predictive of problem gambling”. ...
Greece standoff over €86bn bailout eases after Brussels deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:44:42 PM
....Senior EU officials promised economic pressures would be lifted. Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic affairs, said: “We need to show [the Greek people] that there is light at the end of the tunnel of austerity. ...
Co-op Bank is up for sale – is it time to leave? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
.... Its standard Flex Account has no monthly fee, although its £10-a-month FlexPlus account is highly rated by MoneySavingExpert. com’s Martin Lewis for its range of extras, such as travel insurance, breakdown recovery and commission-free cash withdrawals abroad. ...
Treasury plan may allow RBS to avoid selling 300 branches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 09:29:15 PM
....McEwan said: “Today’s proposal would provide a path to increased competition in the [small business] marketplace. If agreed it would deliver an outcome on our [European commission] state aid divestment obligations more quickly and with more certainty than undertaking a difficult and complex sale and would provide much needed certainty for customers and staff. ...
Morrisons to 'hedge bets' and recruit more UK-based suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 07:01:03 AM
. Morrisons is aiming to recruit 200 more British suppliers after a report commissioned by the supermarket found that only just over half the food eaten in the UK comes from local sources. ...
Who will the Brexiteers blame when the milk and honey fails to flow? | Rafael Behr image
.... Last week’s housing paper even used a forgotten policy that Labour had launched in 2013 – a “Use it or lose it” threat to developers who hoard land without building on it. Meanwhile, Downing Street has taken a close interest in the commission on economic justice set up by the Institute for Public Policy Research, a thinktank that provided regular policymaking services for Labour in the days before its capture by Corbynism. ...

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