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....The email from the boss looked kosher. He said a new supplier needed paying urgently - £50,000 to secure an important contract. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Vodafone has scrapped roaming charges for UK customers in 40 countries, meaning they can use their plans there without additional costs. However, the new terms are being applied initially only to new or upgraded contracts. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . That contraction seems to have been caused by the recent increase in inflation, with prices now increasing at almost exactly the same rate as wage rises. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....These emails purported to be from employees of the Asia-based firm, the DOJ alleged, and were sent from email accounts designed to look like they had come from the company, but in fact had not. The DOJ also accused Mr Rimasauskas of forging invoices, contracts and letters "that falsely appeared to have been executed and signed by executives and agents of the victim companies". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
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. Fast food chain McDonald's is to allow its UK staff a choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:58:27 PM
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.... . The contracts meant that ground rents - which are paid to owners of the property - doubled every 10 years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:45:30 AM
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....Ms Mackie said that she had a right to park in the area as she was living there at the time. Sheriff George Way said the charges were from a "valid contract" and she was liable for them. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, saw it differently: “I am very concerned that Uber may have purposefully worked to thwart the city’s job to protect the public,” he told the Times. Uber has also fought hard against giving drivers, who are categorized as contractors, employment rights such as minimum wage, holiday and sick pay. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
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....". Imagination said in its latest annual report that it has other licensing deals with customers, but described the Apple contract as "essential". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 3rd of April 2017 07:33:52 AM
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....Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association's figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity online. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
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.... The authorities in Monaco for example had forwarded him 4,000 pages of documentation relating to one oligarch in French, Arabic and English, which he had received eight months previously but was yet to read. The official translators had waited for four months to tell him they were too busy to do the job, then an outside contractor proved incapable of managing it, and, he says, his bosses kept blocking the other suggestions he brought them. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
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....More than 100 jobs could go at Diageo bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife, with plans by the drinks giant to move some packaging to Italy. Seventy jobs are expected to go at Shieldhall by the end of the year and 35 at Leven, unless new bottling contracts can be won. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:16:52 PM
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.... They say all that can be done is to manage the decline of ATMs, and cash in general, until they are replaced entirely by a digital wallet found on our phones. This debate is a far cry from the hurried signing of contracts, over a pink gin, between Barclays and John Shepherd-Barron in the UK some 50 years ago. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
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....It won't compare your salary with someone else's. You are already entitled to compare your contract to that of another employee of the opposite sex who is doing similar work under the Equal Pay Act. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
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....In a six-page document seen by the Guardian, Deliveroo says its couriers, who deliver takeaways, should always be referred to as “independent suppliers” – self-employed workers with few employment rights – rather than as employees, workers, staff or team members. The business models of gig-economy companies such as Deliveroo and taxi app Uber are based on using thousands of self-employed contractors rather than employees – a move that saves them millions of pounds in holiday pay, sick pay and tax. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:00:17 PM
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.... It is currently in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation prompted by a blogpost from a former employee, even while it continues to fight regulators when it expands into new cities and services. And ticking under its entire business model is a long-running dispute about the nature of its relationship with its own drivers: whether they are considered employees, contractors, or workers has enormous implications for how long its disruptive model can last in the real world. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
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....Bombardier's rail unit employs 3,500 staff in the UK and has built trains for operators including Greater Anglia, Scotrail and in London. Siemens employs 700 train workers in the UK and its contracts include supplying Eurostar trains. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:17:35 PM
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....Like all other airlines, Ryanair schedules aircraft 12 months in advance, which means it would need to know the probable regulatory regime by next March to ensure continuity. Asked whether it was not flexible enough as a business to move planes back to the UK in the event of a last-minute deal, Sorahan said: “It would be difficult as we would have contracts with airports in Europe” months before. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:01:25 AM
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....The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had accused Mr Reich and Mr Contogoulas of plotting with other Barclays staff between June 2005 and September 2007 to rig Libor. Libor - the London interbank offered rate - plays a key role in the global financial system by setting a benchmark for rates on about $450 trillion of financial contracts and loans worldwide. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:12:09 AM
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....Four of the five biggest internet service providers had "loyalty penalties" as follows, according to Citizens Advice:. Virgin Media's 12 month plan was the only one that didn't impose a loyalty penalty when the initial term of the contract ended. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
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....It decided earlier this year not to withdraw plastic £5 banknotes from circulation and said it would push ahead with production of the new £10 polymer note featuring Jane Austen, which is to be issued in September. But the Bank has postponed signing a contract for the production of the plastic £20 note, which is to be issued by 2020. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 30th of March 2017 03:14:28 PM
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....5bn – is at risk from Brexit. Only simple insurance products will be affected, but not big reinsurance contracts and specialist insurance such as marine and aviation, Beale said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 30th of March 2017 07:04:46 AM
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.... Others have yet to get as far as moving in. One reader exchanged contracts for a Harron house in Meadow View, Barnsley, last April. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 05:59:46 AM
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....In 2015-16 wages accounted for 64% of income, compared with 71% in 2012-13 and 69% in 2009-10. Meanwhile, combined operating profits for 2015-16 - which strip out the effects of player trading, net interest charges and the changing value of player contracts - remained stable at £500m, the same as in the previous 2014-15 season. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
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....President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to review a temporary visa programme used to place foreign workers in high-skilled US jobs. The order directs agencies to enforce government rules on excluding foreign contractors from bids for government projects. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
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....". Mr Corbyn said that if Labour won the next election, it would consider fining late payers and require companies bidding for public sector contracts to pay suppliers within 30 days. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:11:53 PM
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. A committee of MPs has lambasted Uber’s contracts with drivers as “gibberish” and “almost unintelligible” as the company attempts to ensure its drivers remain self-employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
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....67bn for the houses. According to a spokesperson from Annington, the terms of the contract were set by the MoD and the company had no “ability to influence or negotiate the terms of the agreements”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:30:38 AM
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.... Both are markets in which many of us are deeply invested. Recent decades have seen more and more people contract debts to buy a home, and naturally it’s in their interest if house prices continue to scale new heights (read: burst bubble upon bubble). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 30th of March 2017 01:26:11 PM
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.... . And another 28% of warnings cited contract delays or cancellations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
....These emails purported to be from employees of the Asia-based firm, the DOJ alleged, and were sent from email accounts designed to look like they had come from the company, but in fact had not. The DOJ also accused Mr Rimasauskas of forging invoices, contracts and letters "that falsely appeared to have been executed and signed by executives and agents of the victim companies". ...
Barclays profits more than double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:15 AM
....Mr Staley said Barclays planned to hire about 2,000 new staff in the UK in the next three years, focused on technology. He told Bloomberg the bank wanted to bring technology development back in house and reduce reliance on external contractors. ...
'After Brexit people will fall in love with English apples again' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:00:03 AM
.... Today, the tree has been recognised as one of 50 Great British Trees by the Tree Council. In the early 1990s, Bramley tree contracted honey fungus and looked certain to die. ...
No branch?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
.... They say all that can be done is to manage the decline of ATMs, and cash in general, until they are replaced entirely by a digital wallet found on our phones. This debate is a far cry from the hurried signing of contracts, over a pink gin, between Barclays and John Shepherd-Barron in the UK some 50 years ago. ...
Taylor Wimpey to pay up to £130m to settle ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:35:12 AM
. Taylor Wimpey is to pay out up to £130m to buyers of some of its new-build leasehold properties, which were rendered near-worthless after homeowners found themselves trapped in spiralling ground rent contracts. ...
Taylor Wimpey apologises in leasehold dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:45:30 AM
.... . The contracts meant that ground rents - which are paid to owners of the property - doubled every 10 years. ...
Airbus profits fall as technical problems continue to hit projects image
....Problems at Airbus' troubled A400M military aircraft programme are far from over, the company has warned. There are still issues over "meeting contractual capabilities" securing export orders, cost cutting, and commercial exposure, Airbus says. ...
Bovis keeps delaying the completion date for our new home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:00:09 AM
....We reserved a Bovis home in February 2016 and exchanged on 6 June. However, after signing the contract, we were informed the completion date had been delayed from October 2016 to March 2017. ...
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:47:50 PM
....". Austria said in February it would sue French aerospace giant Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium, citing money related to local contracts they said was hidden in the cost of the planes. ...
Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:57:01 PM
.... . "Sports Direct must urgently move to put agency workers onto permanent contracts to bring security to the workforce and certainty to the business," he said. ...
Should you buy euros before the next round of the French election? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:07:00 PM
....With volatility expected, you may want to consider talking to a currency transfer specialist if you want insight into future GBP/EUR movement or guidance on the best transfer options for your requirements. If you need to purchase a large amount of euros you may also want to consider using a forward contract to fix the current exchange rate for up to two years in advance of making a transfer so you can defend your funds against sudden shifts in the currency market. ...
Hard tackling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:25:54 AM
.... . These image rights payments involve deals, which state how the player and his club have the right to use the player's image (as something separate from the normal terms and conditions contained in standard playing contracts). ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of the union Unite, said: “The current uncertainty surrounding Transline’s future is yet more evidence of the need for Sports Direct to wean itself off its over reliance on temporary agency workers at its Shirebrook warehouse. Sports Direct must urgently move to put agency workers onto permanent contracts to bring security to the workforce and certainty to the business. ...
McDonald’s offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:23:29 PM
. McDonald’s is to offer 115,000 UK workers on controversial zero-hours contracts the option of moving to fixed contracts with a minimum number of guaranteed hours every week. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
....US to buy more F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. But chief financial officer Bruce Tanner said on a call with analysts that nothing significant had changed to the programme in the last six months, though talk about F-35 costs was "bundled" with pricing for some of the firm's other contracts. ...
How streaming saved the music: global industry revenues hit £12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:55:19 PM
....Sony, Warner and Universal were still divided on their marketing strategies using streaming. Last year, Universal announced they would be ending exclusive album distribution deals with streaming services, a move thought to be prompted by Frank Ocean independently releasing his album Blonde through Apple, just two days after he contractually released his visual album Endless through Universal imprint Def Jam. ...
McDonald's to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 02:58:27 PM
. Fast food chain McDonald's is to allow its UK staff a choice of working fixed hours or having zero-hours contracts. ...
Virgin, Stagecoach and France's SNCF link up for HS2 bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:47:58 PM
.... Stagecoach is taking a 50% share, SNCF 30% and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin 20%. The RMT, which has long argued the irony of Britain’s rail being contracted to private sector firms that are owned by foreign governments, denounced the news as a French “landgrab”. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
.... Trump has used the bully pulpit (mostly via his Twitter account) to lambast companies including GM and Ford for their plans to manufacture overseas. He wiped $1bn, temporarily, off Boeing’s value after threatening to cancel its contract to build the new Air Force One 747. ...
Automated phone calls to ADT landed me with an alarming bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:59:40 AM
.... I believe my problem might be bigger. In one month (mid-January to mid-February) it called/tested the alarm a staggering 958 times (at a cost of £97), which was clearly an error as I don’t even have a contract with them. ...
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These are the mistakes everyone makes when buying foreign currency - and how to AVOID them image
....However, other providers offer a range of transfer options which might be better suited to your particular requirements. For example, if you were buying a foreign property and wanted to be able to budget effectively, you could use a forward contract to fix an exchange rate for up to two years in advance of needing to make the currency transfer. ...
The Crusader: Couple saddled with debt threats after returning mobile phones image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 04:39:00 PM
.... . The contracts, however, arrived afterwards – and the couple thought they differed from what had been agreed verbally – prompting them to pull out of the deal. ...
Buying a holiday home in Spain? This is how you can make BIG savings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:00 AM
....There is no obligation to make a transfer, so you can decide whether to move your money at that level or wait to see if the rate improves even more. Other services you might want to look into include forward contracts and stop loss/limit orders. ...
Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
.... . And another 28% of warnings cited contract delays or cancellations. ...
Brand Masha image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:27:22 PM
.... . "But I am sure there will have been some sort of penalty clause in her sponsor contracts for incurring a suspension. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
....Royal assent in February gave HS2 Ltd the full legal, financial and planning powers to build the first half of a railway that the government claims will transform travel between London, the Midlands and, eventually, the north of England, create 25,000 jobs and help rebalance the UK’s precarious economy. Yet controversy over contract awards, and now the calling of a snap election, has threatened more uncertainty and delay. ...
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... A large number of people won’t receive the full state pension, and not only people who had career breaks. If you were contracted out at some point (and millions were), then you won’t have the full contributions record. ...
‘Invite a colleague to join you for a drink after work’ – our work expert responds image
....What can I do? How can I break the cycle? I feel like workplaces only want chatty extroverts and I’m doomed to remain a cold fish. Not having friends at work makes me immensely unhappy, and often ­contracts end before anyone can even get to know me by association. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
....”. Simon Wells, chief European economist at HSBC, said the unexpectedly sharp contraction in March showed “consumers are feeling the pinch”, while Victoria Clarke, UK economist at Investec, said it would drag first-quarter GDP growth down to 0. ...
Reactor goes here ... the £18bn Hinkley Point C starts to take shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:05:27 PM
....But he is adamant that they will avoid the problems encountered in Finland and France. “We’ve got the contractor in very early, that’s a lesson we’ve learned from Flamanville,” he said. ...
Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:10:46 AM
....A second way is by buying "put options". A put option on a share or some other asset is a contract which allows an investor to sell the asset at an agreed price. ...
Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:24:52 AM
.... . That contraction seems to have been caused by the recent increase in inflation, with prices now increasing at almost exactly the same rate as wage rises. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
.... . Sports Direct has attracted controversy in the UK after coming under fire over zero hours contracts and the disclosure that staff at a warehouse were paid less than the minimum wage. ...
UK's online shoppers top global spending survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:05:25 PM
....Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association's figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity online. ...
Barbie out of fashion as Mattel slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:30:59 PM
....Mattel has been trying to increase sales in China by striking deals with the likes of online retail giant Alibaba. Meanwhile, arch-rival Hasbro has enjoyed spectacular success after winning the rights to sell toys based on Disney princesses, including Elsa from Frozen, when Mattel's contract expired last year. ...
Jobs threatened at Diageo bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:16:52 PM
....More than 100 jobs could go at Diageo bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife, with plans by the drinks giant to move some packaging to Italy. Seventy jobs are expected to go at Shieldhall by the end of the year and 35 at Leven, unless new bottling contracts can be won. ...
Sadly it was money – not morals – that forced Fox to boot Bill O'Reilly | Lucia Graves image
.... It happened because millions of Americans decided it wasn’t OK. Even after the New York Times reported O’Reilly had paid $13m in settlements to five different women, the network re-upped his $18m annual contract anyway. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....The broadcaster partly blamed the drop on a major increase in Premier League rights payments, which have ballooned to £494m this year in line with the start of its new £4. 2bn three-year contract. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....In 2015-16 wages accounted for 64% of income, compared with 71% in 2012-13 and 69% in 2009-10. Meanwhile, combined operating profits for 2015-16 - which strip out the effects of player trading, net interest charges and the changing value of player contracts - remained stable at £500m, the same as in the previous 2014-15 season. ...
Government cap on energy prices would spark backlash | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:12:57 PM
....Clark will also have to explain the basis on which he will set a standard tariff. One way would be to order Ofgem to construct a pricing model that takes account of reasonable overheads, makes a few assumptions about wholesale purchasing contracts and then allows a small profit margin for the supplier. ...
Burberry's sales growth slows despite 'exceptional' UK performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:23:32 PM
....The deal comes as Christopher Bailey, chief creative and executive officer, prepares to hand over the chief executive role to former Céline boss, Marco Gobbetti, in July. Gobbetti is already at Burberry but has begun by heading up its Asian business because of other contractual commitments. ...
A feel-bad factor as npower break into my late granny’s home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:00:13 AM
.... I had to spend four hours waiting in the unheated house on the first anniversary of her death, only to be told that npower had no note of the appointment, despite me confirming it with them that morning. I’ve also had to chase third-party contractors on npower’s behalf to reinstate the meters. ...
Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
....President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to review a temporary visa programme used to place foreign workers in high-skilled US jobs. The order directs agencies to enforce government rules on excluding foreign contractors from bids for government projects. ...
Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 05:35:57 PM
.... . In Brazil, Latin America's largest construction company was one of a group of contractors alleged to have conspired with politicians and oil company executives to take billions in bribes and kickbacks from Petrobras. ...
Care homes charging for rooms after residents die, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:09:18 PM
....”. In response care homes defended their contracts and said local authorities were not paying enough toward the cost of care. ...
TUC chief calls for changes to post-Brexit trade dispute court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:09:48 PM
....Frances O’Grady said Britain and the EU had a chance to take a different approach to arbitration courts that make judgments on trade disputes. The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), a little-known system for resolving trade disputes that has existed since the 1960s, underpins thousands of European contracts. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... One of the reasons the automation of jobs is happening so slowly at the moment is that, in important market segments, low wages make human employees cheap. Why invest in expensive, dextrous robots if you can have people on zero-hours contracts and pay them the minimum wage?. ...
Tenant charged £835 … to scribble a new name on a contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
....38. That’s right, nearly a grand to scratch out the name on a tenancy contract and scribble in a new one. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
Brazil graft probe focuses on World Cup football stadiums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:34:38 AM
....5bn (£2. 8bn) to the authorities in the US, Brazil and Switzerland after admitting to bribing officials to secure contracts. ...
Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice image
. Businesses who employ people on zero-hours contracts could be forced to pay a premium rate for short-notice work, the government’s employment tsar has said, in an effort to stop “lazy” employers exploiting staff. ...
Toshiba's US nuclear problems could provide cautionary tale for UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....A report published on Thursday highlighted another alternative: a U-turn on the Conservative party’s manifesto commitment to block new onshore windfarms. Analysis for the trade body Scottish Renewables suggested wind turbines on land had become so cheap they could be built for little or no subsidy, compared to the lucrative contract awarded to EDF for Hinkley. ...
I come across as moody at work, but I'm just shy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 06:00:25 AM
....How can I break the cycle? I feel like workplaces only want chatty extroverts and I’m doomed to remain a cold fish. Not having friends at work makes me immensely unhappy, and often contracts end before anyone can even get to know me by association. ...
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Uber allegedly used secret program to undermine rival Lyft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
.... It is currently in the midst of a sexual harassment investigation prompted by a blogpost from a former employee, even while it continues to fight regulators when it expands into new cities and services. And ticking under its entire business model is a long-running dispute about the nature of its relationship with its own drivers: whether they are considered employees, contractors, or workers has enormous implications for how long its disruptive model can last in the real world. ...
What is the cheapest way to send money overseas? How to transfer money abroad image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:55:00 PM
....As they provide such limited options, using a bank means you’re missing out on an array of options that could help make your money go further. A ‘forward contract’ is one of these options; it’s an agreement that allows you to fix the going market rate for up to two years in advance of needing to make the transfer. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
.... The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, saw it differently: “I am very concerned that Uber may have purposefully worked to thwart the city’s job to protect the public,” he told the Times. Uber has also fought hard against giving drivers, who are categorized as contractors, employment rights such as minimum wage, holiday and sick pay. ...
Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:04:10 PM
....Vodafone has scrapped roaming charges for UK customers in 40 countries, meaning they can use their plans there without additional costs. However, the new terms are being applied initially only to new or upgraded contracts. ...
Millions of EDF customers face second price rise this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:36:37 AM
....Price comparison sites showed that EDF’s standard tariff was now more than £300 higher than the cheapest deal on the market, and had become one of the more expensive standard tariffs on offer. Customers on cheaper fixed deals are often stung when those contracts come to an end, because they default on to more expensive standard tariffs. ...
Sports Direct workers' representative faces 'uphill struggle' – union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:37:03 AM
....The union’s Luke Primarolo added: “Unite wishes [Balacki] well and would like to offer to meet as soon as possible so that we can brief him on the experiences of the workforce. “We urge that he makes one of his first acts to persuade the company that agency workers on insecure hire-and-fire contracts are offered permanent appointments. ...
The money machine: how a high-profile corruption investigation fell apart image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:00:26 AM
.... The authorities in Monaco for example had forwarded him 4,000 pages of documentation relating to one oligarch in French, Arabic and English, which he had received eight months previously but was yet to read. The official translators had waited for four months to tell him they were too busy to do the job, then an outside contractor proved incapable of managing it, and, he says, his bosses kept blocking the other suggestions he brought them. ...
Bombardier and Siemens 'in train deal talks' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:17:35 PM
....Bombardier's rail unit employs 3,500 staff in the UK and has built trains for operators including Greater Anglia, Scotrail and in London. Siemens employs 700 train workers in the UK and its contracts include supplying Eurostar trains. ...
Flyer beware: why the customer isn't always right at 40,000ft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:03:37 PM
....Airline passengers beware: when you buy a ticket, you are not only subjecting yourself to the ordeals of security queues, baggage limits and turbulence. You are also signing a near-40,000-word contract with a carrier that, in the extreme case of a United Airlines passenger on 9 April, could have you hauled off an overbooked aircraft – legally – as fellow customers and a global web audience look on aghast. ...
Firms dispute Jeremy Corbyn's claim they pay bills late image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:11:53 PM
....". Mr Corbyn said that if Labour won the next election, it would consider fining late payers and require companies bidding for public sector contracts to pay suppliers within 30 days. ...
Corbyn attacks M&S and other big firms over late supplier payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:13:04 AM
....The FSB has estimated that prompt payments to suppliers could prevent 50,000 small businesses going under each year. Any company bidding for public-sector contracts with a future Labour government would have to pay its own suppliers within 30 days, Corbyn said on Tuesday, and Labour would consider creating a binding arbitration system, with fines for persistent late-payers. ...
It was DFS customer service  that didn’t measure up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... We eventually agreed to a restock fee of 20%, or £80, only to find out the store manager had increased it to 40% (£158). DFS doesn’t communicate in writing, so we have refused to speak over the phone and are seeking to dissolve the contract due to its misleading actions. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....Four of the five biggest internet service providers had "loyalty penalties" as follows, according to Citizens Advice:. Virgin Media's 12 month plan was the only one that didn't impose a loyalty penalty when the initial term of the contract ended. ...
The Crusader: Trader falls victim to debt collector trying to get back money owed image
....“This persuaded me more than their other claims of having inside knowledge about my ex-client, so I signed a form with the basic details. They said it was for ‘admin’ –  so not a contract - and there were no terms and conditions attached on the email chain. ...
Ofcom could decide that 100% of Sky is the limit for Murdoch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Last week, Bill O’Reilly, presiding presence on primetime Fox, found himself deep in the same murky pond. His bosses, the New York Times discovered, had paid a total of $13m to five women making harassment claims against him, just as they were awarding O’Reilly a new $20m-a-year long-term contract. ...
Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....In the standoff, the Greek economy has shown grave signs of slippage. This year was meant to be a year of recovery – instead, the uncertainty has prompted the central bank to revise its growth projection downwards following the economy’s contraction in the fourth quarter last year. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... After passing, I’m rewarded with a link to download the app, and a flurry of text messages urging me to saddle up and get on with my new career. Joining companies like Uber is straightforward because workers are not classified as employees but self-employed contractors. ...
Malaysian Grand Prix: Sepang to drop off F1 calendar after 19 years of racing image
....It was confirmed in November that the race would end after the 2018 staging, but that decision has now been brought forward. The country's prime minister, Najib Razak, said: "The Cabinet has agreed to end the contract after considering lowering returns to the country compared to the cost of hosting the championships. ...
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Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....It won't compare your salary with someone else's. You are already entitled to compare your contract to that of another employee of the opposite sex who is doing similar work under the Equal Pay Act. ...
Two Barclays traders found not guilty in Libor retrial image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:12:09 AM
....The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had accused Mr Reich and Mr Contogoulas of plotting with other Barclays staff between June 2005 and September 2007 to rig Libor. Libor - the London interbank offered rate - plays a key role in the global financial system by setting a benchmark for rates on about $450 trillion of financial contracts and loans worldwide. ...
Ryanair 'will have to suspend UK flights' without early Brexit aviation deal image
....Like all other airlines, Ryanair schedules aircraft 12 months in advance, which means it would need to know the probable regulatory regime by next March to ensure continuity. Asked whether it was not flexible enough as a business to move planes back to the UK in the event of a last-minute deal, Sorahan said: “It would be difficult as we would have contracts with airports in Europe” months before. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
. A committee of MPs has lambasted Uber’s contracts with drivers as “gibberish” and “almost unintelligible” as the company attempts to ensure its drivers remain self-employed. ...

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