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. Britain’s North Sea oil and gas industry was a net drain on the UK’s public finances for the first time last year, as the slump in the oil price hit company profits. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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North Sea oil and gas industry cost UK taxpayer £396m in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:25:40 PM
. Britain’s North Sea oil and gas industry was a net drain on the UK’s public finances for the first time last year, as the slump in the oil price hit company profits. ...
Australia avoids recession as GDP grows 1.1% in December quarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:43:59 AM
....”. Morrison said that the combination of better prices and higher trade volumes had “a significant impact on company profits, especially in the resource sector”. ...
John Lewis to cut staff bonus after pound’s Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:25:01 AM
....The shift towards online sales hits profits because of the cost of home deliveries and returns. Nick Bubb, an independent retail analyst, said John Lewis’s never knowingly undersold price-matching scheme was also likely to have cost the company profit margin as discounting across the market increased ahead of Christmas. ...
Pound falls to almost $1.20 but UK industrial output recovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:36:06 AM
....20 before it mounted a recovery after figures showed the UK’s industrial sector returned to health in November. Strong figures from Britain’s supermarkets and a boost for mining company profits pushed the FTSE 100 to a 12th consecutive day of rises, making it the index’s longest winning streak on record. ...
UK service sector activity smashes forecasts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:16:21 AM
.... Donald Trump’s victory in the race for the US presidency on an anti-globalisation platform was also a factor weighing on business mood, the report said. David Noble at the survey’s co-publishers, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (Cips), said: “The ongoing battle with currency fluctuations, a weak pound and the impact of inflation will continue to undermine company profits. ...
Mind games image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:17:53 PM
...."We as a team help people understand and gain insight into the way their mind works, and how they can work better in their own unique organisation, and how they can reach their own unique objectives," he tells me. That might not necessarily be about increasing company profits, but could be about creating a happier workforce, or one where there is less churn of staff leaving for other jobs. ...
Axa stops investing in tobacco because of 'tragic' cost to human lives image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 04:16:00 PM
....For those keen to invest ethically, Mr Connolly picks Aberdeen Ethical World Equity, Standard Life UK Ethical, Kames Ethical Equity, Kames Ethical Corporate Bond and Rathbone Ethical Bond funds as good options. Despite the backlash against smoking, big tobacco company profits are still booming - even in the times of turmoil, which have recently been witnessed. ...
America's top CEOs pocket 355 times more than average workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 04:01:22 PM
....8m in 2015. It’s shameful that a CEO can make that type of money and still destroy the livelihood of the hard-working people who make the company profitable. ...
'Independent' pharmacist's letter edited by Boots senior execs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 02:12:11 PM
.... to a profession I love”. In an investigation published earlier this month, the Guardian revealed how managers at Britain’s biggest chain of chemists have been forcing staff to milk NHS schemes to increase company profits. ...
Yours, a stressed pharmacist: Boots article prompts flood of letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 04:27:00 PM
....”. The investigation uncovered evidence that Boots managers were directing chemists to give medicine-use reviews (MURs) to customers who didn’t need them, for company profit. ...
Boots could face regulator's investigation after Guardian report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of April 2016 04:26:09 PM
....Boots faces the prospect of an investigation by the pharmacy watchdog, following a Guardian investigation into the multibillion pound chain. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is calling in evidence on the allegations made in the report, which revealed that managers at Britain’s biggest chain of chemists have been forcing staff to milk NHS schemes, in order to increase company profits. ...
A real profits recession may be on its way – but there's no need to panic image
....“We live in a low-growth world,” says David Lafferty, global market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management. Because corporations weren’t producing much in the way of earnings growth in the first place – and because revenue growth wasn’t so rosy, either – that collapse in the price of crude oil and the slump in energy-company profits were able to cause the damage they did to S&P 500 profits, he says. ...
Oil industry knew of 'serious' climate concerns more than 45 years ago image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 05:59:21 PM
....The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) said hundreds of documents show oil and gas executives met in 1946 to agree that they should fund research into air pollution issues. The subsequent findings were then covered up to protect company profits, according to the environmental law group. ...
Employers shouldn't be scared of paying staff higher wages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 08:41:31 AM
....25, calculated by the Living Wage Foundation. In addition, all staff are on individual performance bonus schemes – tailored to their role and possible value they deliver to the business – and can receive a share of the company profits at the end of the financial year. ...
The big flaw in Warren Buffett's view of climate change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 09:28:26 PM
....Of course, Buffett argues that insurance prices can be adjusted upwards each year to take account of new climate information that emerges. But if climate change is accelerating, even a yearly “true-up” in insurance rates will not be enough to protect insurance company profit margins. ...
Questor share tip: Defensive Reckitt Benckiser shares soar as sales accelerate image
.... The company’s healthcare division, which produces “power brands” such as Nurofen and Strepsils, contributes a third of total group revenue. More importantly, these products have higher profit margins, so they make up around 40pc of company profits. ...
Scrap the tax on profits – but don’t tax turnover  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:17:01 PM
.... We can always count on Lord Lawson, the former Tory Chancellor, to enliven our economic debates. His latest intervention is a case in point: he wants to scrap corporation tax, which tries to target company profits, and replace it with a new tax on firms’ turnover. ...
In charts: what happens to share prices after a dividend cut?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 08:26:46 AM
.... . The managers also sounded a pessimistic note about dividends this year, warning that dividend “cover” – in effect, the safety margin provided by company profits in excess of the dividend payment – was “extremely low”. ...
Profits halve at Indian energy giant Vedanta Resources image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 02:37:29 PM
.... . Indicating just how severely the oil price crash is affecting company profits, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) in Vedanta’s oil and gas division tanked by 72pc. ...
The economy isn’t working. This could be Labour’s chance | Stewart Wood image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 12:35:35 PM
....Put all this together and our mistake on responsible capitalism was paradoxically both a credibility deficit and a radicalism deficit. If we want to reform the way our market economy works – to channel the public’s anger about Google, Fred Goodwin, energy company profits, zero-hour contracts and inequality into real change – we need answers that match the scale of the problems. ...
Why low oil prices hurt the stock market – but won't lead to a US recession image
....Demand for crude has been growing steadily, but that may not last because economic growth in China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer after the US, is slowing. Why do low oil prices hurt the stock market?Oil company profits are plummeting, so oil company shares are plummeting, and that is dragging down the whole market. ...
FTSE 100 predictions: will UK shares reverse their slide in 2016? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 08:00:11 AM
.... . Richard Buxton, who manages the Old Mutual UK Alpha fund, said a year ago that the FTSE 100 would break its previous record, but that a prolonged slowdown of company profits would make gains difficult to achieve. ...
Southern Railway conductors vote to strike over staff shortages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 01:35:03 PM
....Related: Southern Rail fixes least-punctual train route by changing timetable. “This union will not sit back while staffing levels are pared to the bone on rail franchises and our members run ragged, solely in the interests of private company profits. ...
Capture Japan's stock market revival at a 10pc discount  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 08:22:23 AM
.... The trust seems well-placed to cash in on Japan’s much-heralded “Abenomic” reforms. These are the efforts, led by the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to shift the economy from one in which households and companies hoard cash to one where money is spent by consumers and company profits are returned to shareholders. ...
British business is a tale of profit and lost wages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 07:00:43 AM
....What’s rarely mentioned is just how profitable British businesses are. A week before the Family Expenditure Survey, the ONS released figures on company profitability. ...
Petrol and household bills set to plunge in 2016 as Saudi Arabia REFUSES to cut oil supply image
.... But OPEC members Iran and Iraq now want to significantly ramp up supply next year, while Russia does not appear to be willing to drop production, meaning supply will continue to remain high. The Arab kingdom lifted the lid on production and swamped the market with oil over the last year to drive down oil prices, and therefore company profits. ...
Beware squeezing more tax out of companies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 21st of November 2015 04:08:00 PM
Which 'dividend aristocrat' investment trusts could struggle in the income squeeze? image
.... The positive news is that the dividend aristocrats have survived tough times before. The recent financial crisis caused company profits to collapse and some “equity income” investment trusts saw their income fall by as much as a third. ...
Travel firms' shares fall after flights to Sharm el-Sheikh are suspended image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 06:04:46 PM
....52. Analysts said the cost of refunding passengers and finding alternative holidays would hit company profits, although they said Tui routinely set aside provisions for such disruption, so was less likely to face unexpected losses. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 10:59:25 AM
. The costs of managing deficit-ridden defined benefit, or final salary, pension schemes are hitting British company profits, a biennial pensions survey showed on Monday. ...
Don't believe the economic lies from the Left  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:00:49 PM
.... . A whole parade of left-leaning economists and think tanks queued up to explain why a broken system meant that wages were likely to stagnate, as company profits rose and greedy plutocrats sucked what wealth there was out of the system. ...
Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax despite £35m staff bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of October 2015 01:27:43 PM
....The so-called BEPS rules are aimed at cracking down on “base erosion and profit-shifting”: the practices used by many global firms to minimise their tax liabilities by recording profits in low-tax jurisdictions. The chancellor has repeatedly cut corporation tax, which is levied on company profits, but he insists that in exchange all firms must pay their fair share to the exchequer. ...
Questor share tip: Sell Thomas Cook as clouds on the horizon image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:23:39 PM
.... Ticket prices could come under further pressure this winter as airlines take advantage of lower fuel prices. Typically airlines use fuel hedges to remove the ups and downs in the oil price from the company profits throughout a 12-month period. ...
How will the dividend tax change affect you? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:00:12 AM
.... So taxpayers in all bands pay less than they would on earned income. This is because dividends are paid out of company profits that have already suffered corporation tax. ...
Unions protest as rail fares rise three times faster than wages over five years image
....Mick Cash, the leader of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said: “While train companies threaten to throw guards off their services and axe station staff who are essential for safety, turning the network into a paradise for criminals and yobs, they are milking the travelling public for all they can through extortionate fares. “Every penny of the fare rip-off is sucked out of the system in fat company profits, while crucial rail maintenance and upgrade works are shelved for lack of funds. ...
China may have given US Fed an excuse to delay rate rise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 11:40:23 AM
.... In theory, the US is under no obligation to consider the impact of its policies beyond its own shores. But the world is interconnected and it is hard to see how America can avoid importing deflation via the depressing effect of an ever stronger dollar on US company profits. ...
Interserve in line for multi-million pound profit hit from changes to minimum wage image
. Interserve is preparing for a major blow to its earnings, as the new national minimum wage announced in the Budget is expected to wipe £10m to £15m from company profits next year. ...
Tipping point: the restaurants taking money off their staff image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 12:15:35 AM
....Ask Italian, Belgo, Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Giraffe (owned by Tesco), Las Iguanas, Prezzo, Spaghetti House, Strada and Zizzi all subtract admin fees, with some taking as much as 10 per cent of all tips. Many of these groups claim that the fees are not used to boost company profits but are needed to process the electronic tips pool (known as a “tronc”) so that it can be fairly distributed. ...
New dividend tax: how it works – and how to avoid it image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 06:12:47 AM
.... So taxpayers in all bands pay less than they would on earned income. This is because dividends are paid out of company profits that have already suffered corporation tax. ...
Budget 2015: New tobacco company levy ruled out image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:41:11 PM
.... . In December, the Government announced a consultation that examined the potential for a new tax on company profits, a proposal that was strongly supported by anti-smoking groups such as Ash. ...
Britain's big six energy firms face moment of truth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of June 2015 06:30:09 PM
.... Some of the rising public and political heat over fuel poverty was taken out of the situation finally last year when the Competition and Markets Authority began a full industry investigation. But despite the ongoing inquiry, as recently as January Ofgem was complaining that falls in wholesale gas prices were still not being passed on sufficiently to customers and company profits were continuing to rise. ...
Network Rail's decision to shelve rail projects due to failures in modernisation plan provokes furious reaction image
.... Sir Peter Hendy, pictured, has taken over the chairmanship from Richard Parry-Jones (PA) . The General Secretary of the RMT union, Mick Cash, said: “Essential upgrade works are being bled away in private rail company profits. ...
Last-ditch Greek rescue hopes dashed as Alexis Tsipras faces austerity ultimatum  image
.... . The IMF, which has consistently voiced concern about Greece's ability to raise money through tax collection, also threw cold water on plans to hike corporation tax and apply a special levy on company profits over €500,000. ...
UK to reject EU plans to combat multinational tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 08:19:03 PM
....Moscovici’s proposals seek to resurrect a longstanding tax harmonisation policy, which has been blocked by hostile member states since 2011. Known as the common consolidated corporate tax base, or CCCTB, the policy would see countries adopt a common set of rules on where company profits arise – removing many of the national differences that multinationals have been able to exploit to lower their tax bill. ...
Next faces £22m bill after court finds retailer diverted cash to avoid tax image
....Hundreds of companies sought to exploit complex international treaty rules designed to facilitate global trade by making sure profits are not taxed twice in different jurisdictions. Under rules designed to prevent double taxation of company profits, companies can claim credit for tax paid on money they made overseas. ...
Next is hit with £22.4m tax bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of May 2015 03:34:56 PM
....Such schemes are a way in which firms avoid corporation tax on foreign profits that are then paid back to the UK parent firm. Under rules designed to prevent double taxation of company profits, firms were able to claim credit for tax paid on money they made overseas. ...
An economic hiccup could easily derail Hockey's path back to a surplus image
....5bn in the same year. However, in this budget most of the improved revenue is not to come from increased or new taxes, but from growth in incomes, company profits and household consumption. ...
Music to the ears of those who hope Japan’s rally will last image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 25th of April 2015 03:06:35 PM
.... . The second reason to be positive on Japanese shares is the fact that, almost uniquely in today’s low-growth world, company profits are rising strongly. ...
FTSE 100 ends week on record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 05:48:26 PM
....9% higher at 1,645 points, powering past its 2007 peak and taking gains so far this year to 20%. Traders bet that further declines in the already weak euro would support economic recovery and buoy company profits. ...
Global events drive the UK stock market, not voters image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of April 2015 08:30:47 PM
.... The UK stock market bottomed in March 2003 as the FTSE 100 hit a low of 3,287, less than half its current level. For the next four years, UK stocks enjoyed healthy returns, buoyed by greater optimism and growth in company profits. ...
Iran nuclear deal puts oil prices under further downward pressure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of April 2015 01:57:42 PM
....At the same time, low oil prices have led to warnings about jobs and tax revenues from North Sea oil and gas companies already grappling with rising costs. Against the backdrop of oil company profits being hit by the global glut, the chancellor, George Osborne, used his final budget before the election to cut taxes on the industry. ...
Is the UK really the world's fastest growing 'major' economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 11:47:20 AM
....Companies have reacted to this low-wage economy by hoovering up workers, taking unemployment down to its lowest level in years. As the Economist has pointed out, company profits are now back to their pre-crisis levels despite this massive productivity gap between the UK and other developed countries. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 09:24:02 AM
...."The ECB's decision to adopt QE is having very significant effects," said Standard Life Investments. "European equities are one of the asset classes which we are overweight in, reflecting our expectation that QE will force the euro currency lower, which supports European exporters and helps sustain company profits. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of March 2015 11:01:06 PM
....Passengers on direct long-haul flights whose journey begins in Northern Ireland are exempt from APD. The main rate of Corporation Tax - on company profits - is being reduced from 21% to 20%. ...
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of March 2015 10:27:30 PM
....But the paper said five signatories had previously supported New Labour: the entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, the hotelier Surinder Arora, chairman of Dixons Carphone and Talk Talk Sir Charles Dunstone, theatrical producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh and businessman Moni Varma. The headline rate of corporation tax - paid on company profits - has fallen steadily under the coalition government, down from 28% when it came to power in 2010. ...
Weekly Money image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 27th of March 2015 11:35:37 AM
.... “Nothing has changed,” pointed out Laith Khalaf of Hargreaves Lansdown. “The UK stock market still looks close to fair value when you factor in company profits, and that represents a relatively attractive proposition when you consider bonds look expensive, and cash is returning next to nothing. ...
Big Six energy companies' profits 'increased tenfold since 2007' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 16th of March 2015 06:18:05 PM
.... Not all households receive gas as well as electricity. However, for a household that does, company profits increased even more dramatically, from £1. ...
Switches, scams, holiday plans? UK pension industry braces for 'Freedom Day' image
.... . Some insurers have clawed back business through the sale of bulk annuities, insuring companies' defined-benefit - or final salary - pension schemes, but analysts still see insurance company profits falling over the longer-term because of the moves. ...
Mid-sized firms clamour for Conservative win  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:52:20 PM
GlaxoSmithKline bribery scandal led to 13-fold increase in China whistleblower reports image
.... . The bosses' pay cuts were almost entirely down to sharp drops in their bonuses, hurt by a slump in company profits. ...
Australia's central bank cuts rates to record low; currency plunges and stocks spike image
.... . The move was partly aimed at offsetting painful price declines for many of Australia's resource exports which are hurting both company profits and mining investment. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 31st of January 2015 12:00:00 AM
....They're going up again are they?. We won't know about energy company profits for last year until they reveal their latest results over the next month. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 31st of January 2015 12:00:00 AM
.... Two were underlined this week by the accountancy firm EY and leading registrar Capita. EY says company profit warnings have remained high. ...
Only energy giants get rich if customers don’t switch, experts say image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of January 2015 01:12:00 PM
....5 per cent, and many of the big utilities are delaying their rate cuts for weeks or even months to squeeze yet more money out of their customers. This means households shivering in the current big freeze will continue to pay sky-high rates to keep warm, while energy company profits margins widen. ...
Asian shares down as Greece worries weigh on investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of December 2014 02:00:57 AM
....But the index ends the year up 7. 1%, driven by aggressive asset purchases by the Bank of Japan and a weaker yen that boosted company profits. ...

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