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....Democrats condemned the proposals. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who is facing re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump won, said in a statement: “This scheme is a massive tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations at the expense of middle-class families in Pennsylvania. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Warrington site will be one of two, along with Tilbury, due to open this autumn, which will be equipped with advanced Amazon robotics technology. “The Amazon teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfilment centres to increase efficiency of delivery while enabling greater selection at lower costs for our customers,” said Stefano Perego, director of UK customer fulfilment at Amazon UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Media reports on Wednesday had suggested Mr Trump was drafting an executive order to end the pact. During his election campaign Mr Trump called Nafta the "single worst trade deal ever" and a "killer" of US jobs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“The UK pension is pretty low,” he said. The state pension has become a key focus in the early stages of the general election campaign, with a refusal from Theresa May on Wednesday to rule out that a re-elected Conservative government would scrap the so-called “triple lock”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It is unclear whether President Donald Trump will follow through and strike down the deal, which eliminated tariffs between the US, Mexico and Canada. In the election he vowed to withdraw from the 23-year-old pact, calling it a US job killer. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A commission spokesman said Juncker had a “constructive meeting” with May, where they discussed the article 50 process, as well as “the broader geopolitical agenda and issues of strategic interest to both”. The visit was arranged before the prime minister called a snap general election last week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . The promise of a massive tax cut has been at the core of the post-election rally, which has driven Wall Street's indexes to record highs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Between 1909 and 1914 the landed gentry, in the form of the House of Lords, effectively sabotaged an attempt to introduce LVT by the then Liberal government’s chancellor, David Lloyd George. In the most polarised election for decades, his words should inspire the Liberal Democrats and Labour now: “a fully-equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two dreadnoughts, but is much less easy to scrap”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Pensions triple lock: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 01:39:07 PM
. Theresa May is considering replacing the “triple lock”, which guarantees a minimum increase in the state pension each year, with a less generous “double lock” commitment in the Conservative party’s general election manifesto, and spending some of the money saved on social care. ...
Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at warehouse equipped with advanced robotics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:34:55 AM
.... The Warrington site will be one of two, along with Tilbury, due to open this autumn, which will be equipped with advanced Amazon robotics technology. “The Amazon teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfilment centres to increase efficiency of delivery while enabling greater selection at lower costs for our customers,” said Stefano Perego, director of UK customer fulfilment at Amazon UK. ...
UK should axe state pension for rich people, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:15:15 AM
....“The UK pension is pretty low,” he said. The state pension has become a key focus in the early stages of the general election campaign, with a refusal from Theresa May on Wednesday to rule out that a re-elected Conservative government would scrap the so-called “triple lock”. ...
Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:40:25 AM
....Media reports on Wednesday had suggested Mr Trump was drafting an executive order to end the pact. During his election campaign Mr Trump called Nafta the "single worst trade deal ever" and a "killer" of US jobs. ...
CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:14:03 PM
....A commission spokesman said Juncker had a “constructive meeting” with May, where they discussed the article 50 process, as well as “the broader geopolitical agenda and issues of strategic interest to both”. The visit was arranged before the prime minister called a snap general election last week. ...
Wall Street edges down after Trump tax plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 08:19:48 PM
.... . The promise of a massive tax cut has been at the core of the post-election rally, which has driven Wall Street's indexes to record highs. ...
Trump under fire over 'huge tax cut for the rich' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:35:17 PM
....Democrats condemned the proposals. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who is facing re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump won, said in a statement: “This scheme is a massive tax giveaway to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations at the expense of middle-class families in Pennsylvania. ...
Trump 'considering draft order to scrap Nafta' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:10:08 PM
....It is unclear whether President Donald Trump will follow through and strike down the deal, which eliminated tariffs between the US, Mexico and Canada. In the election he vowed to withdraw from the 23-year-old pact, calling it a US job killer. ...
Reform property laws to reduce inequality | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:59:37 PM
.... Between 1909 and 1914 the landed gentry, in the form of the House of Lords, effectively sabotaged an attempt to introduce LVT by the then Liberal government’s chancellor, David Lloyd George. In the most polarised election for decades, his words should inspire the Liberal Democrats and Labour now: “a fully-equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two dreadnoughts, but is much less easy to scrap”. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
.... Consequently, the tax take will be no different at 15% than it was at 35%. George HW Bush had a description for this approach when Reagan first floated it during the 1980 election campaign. ...
Car insurance model will not help energy market, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:52:40 PM
....An energy company’s proposal to scrap default electricity and gas deals in favour of car insurance-style annual renewals could amount to a rebranding exercise and not help billpayers, a consumer group has said. Scottish Power, one of the big six energy suppliers, said the Conservative election pledge to cap standard variable tariffs may harm competition. ...
Twitter revenues decline for first time as advertising falls away image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:48:14 PM
.... But he said the issue for investors was: “When do things get less worse?”. Twitter, which was touted for sale last year but failed to find a buyer, has been pushed into the spotlight as President Trump has used the service to get his message across directly to the electorate bypassing what he regards as the “dishonest” media, both before and after the presidential election. ...
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
. Earlier in April the GBP/EUR exchange rate surged after Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly announced the intention to hold a snap general election in June. ...
Barack Obama to be paid $400,000 for speech at Cantor Fitzgerald event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:28:37 AM
....UK politicians also command hefty fees for speeches. The former chancellor George Osborne – who is not standing for re-election in June – disclosed that he had received more than £500,000 from speeches in the US, including two events for JP Morgan at £81,174 and £60,578 each, last year. ...
Will London survive as a financial centre after Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:08:45 AM
....Brexit has set a hungry cat among the financial pigeons of the City of London. No one yet knows what kind of access to the European Union’s single financial market UK-based firms will have, and Theresa May’s call for a general election to be held on 8 June has further clouded the picture, at least in the short term. ...
Millions could reclaim CASH on energy bills after an unexpected mild winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Osborne said they should shop around rather than rolling over to their supplier’s expensive standard variable tariff. Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be considering a cap on energy bills as part of the Conservative election manifesto. ...
'I see colour' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:08:21 PM
.... . Similarly during the 2012 US presidential election, undecided and neutral states began to be identified as purple by the media - a blend of the Democratic blue and Republican red colours. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
. World markets have hit new peaks, pushed higher by continuing optimism about the outcome of the French presidential election, a series of positive US company results and growing anticipation over Donald Trump’s promised tax reforms. ...
Andrew Tyrie to stand down as Conservative MP after 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:33:38 PM
....”. Tyrie took over as chair of the Treasury committee after the 2010 election after not getting a ministerial job in Cameron’s coalition government. ...
Tax raid postponed as ministers rush through finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:42:20 PM
. A planned tax raid affecting more than two million people is one of several measures that have been dropped by the government as the general election draws near, it emerged today. ...
UK government borrowing at lowest level since 2008 financial crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:39:40 AM
....Howard Archer, the chief UK economist at IHS Markit, said the lower deficit would be welcome news for Hammond. “This is helpful for the chancellor’s and government’s credibility, which is all the more welcome given the looming snap general election,” he said. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
.... Repealing Obama rules is one thing Trump has done effectively, but drafting and passing his own – not so much. Talk of tax cuts last week did little for stock prices which rallied after his election (the Trump Bump), but peaked in March and have drifted down ever since. ...
Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 09:21:26 AM
....3bn this year, nearly 3% of GDP, as self-assessment tax receipts fall back. "The chance that the Autumn Budget contains net tax rises - like all of the last six post-election Budgets have done - is very high," Mr Tombs said. ...
London share prices edge higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:57:49 AM
....London share prices rose slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 11 points higher at 7,276. The market paused after Monday's 2% rise in the wake of the French presidential election vote. ...
Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:07:41 AM
....The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has said some people at the heart of the Conservative government "don't believe in free markets". Iain Conn, Centrica's chief executive, was defending the energy industry after the Tories indicated they planned to include a cap on some household energy bills in their election manifesto. ...
The doom-mongers got it wrong: the centre is holding in Europe | Joris Luyendijk image
. How many more European elections before Brits and Americans stop projecting Brexit and Trump on to Europe? Ever since British voters stunned the country, the world and – probably – themselves by voting to leave the EU, the British press has all but reduced politics in Europe to the “who’s next?” question. ...
General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals image
....Unlike the Lib Dems, it has ruled out offering a second referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal, but suggested Parliament could stop a so-called "hard Brexit". In Labour's first major policy statement of the election campaign, the party is signalling it would take a different approach to the two-year process of negotiating the EU's exit - expected to start in earnest in June. ...
Tories pinched Labour's energy price cap – but now we need detail | Nils Pratley image
. The Conservative party’s proposed price cap on energy bills is “very different” from the price freeze advocated by Ed Miliband at the last general election, according to Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary and former energy minister. ...
Minister makes U-turn over £300m business rates relief fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:16:40 PM
....The government appears to have performed a weekend U-turn on business rates and says a £300m relief fund to help small businesses worst hit by the shakeup is now available for councils to share out. On Friday the Guardian was told by the Department for Communities and Local Government that although the consultation on how to distribute the money was complete it would require the approval of the new government – signalling a hiatus of several months until after the 8 June general election. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
. What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response. ...
Energy price cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:31 AM
Pensioners’ election REBELLION: Demands for May to look at pension issue for UK's 5MILLION image
. And campaign groups are getting set to tackle the Conservative party and Labour Party on the doorsteps as campaigning for the June 8 election gets ready to step up a gear. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
....“Unfortunately, the US Chamber of Commerce is doing everything it can to block efforts to combat both climate change and anti-smoking laws and regulations. It opposes the Paris Agreement that you publicly support, is suing to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, consistently lobbies against legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and spends millions of dollars in money on elections ads urging voters to back candidates who support the fossil fuel industry and oppose efforts to combat climate change,” they write. ...
Stock markets surge after French election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:34:27 AM
. Stock markets surged and the euro jumped sharply after centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the weekend’s French presidential election, easing fears of a victory by the far-right Front National. ...
FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
....UK shares joined in a European rally in equities following the first round of France's presidential vote that also sparked a jump in the euro. The FTSE 100 index clawed back some of the losses triggered by last week's announcement of a general election, closing up 2% at 7,264. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
....com said that previous interventions in the energy sector had led to lower switching rates and higher prices. If the Conservatives win the election, how might energy regulator Ofgem go about introducing a cap?. ...
Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
....Rightmove said strong numbers of house sales being agreed – at levels not seen since before the credit crunch – have helped to keep pushing asking prices upwards. Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said there were signs of a “strong spring market”, which should help to offset any jitters in the market before the general election on 8 June. ...
Inflation puts the brakes on Britain's economic activity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... The Office for National Statistics is due to publish its initial estimate for first quarter GDP on Friday. Brexit and the health of the economy will form a central part of the general election campaign waged in the run-up to the snap poll on 8 June. ...
Bill sets out plan to tackle 'extortionate' UK overdraft fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 04:51:46 PM
....The household debt to income ratio has grown by 6% in the past year and is now at 145%, which she said “poses a serious risk to our economy”. With the election looming, the bill will not make it into law in this parliament, but if she is re-elected, Reeves wants to reintroduce it either as a private members’ bill or through amending a Treasury or Department for Business, Energy & Industry strategy bill in parliament. ...
Sir Philip Green could still lose knighthood, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:54:50 PM
....“Sir Philip Green remains on the hook,” he said. “When parliament comes back from the election we need to pursue the charge sheet from the Pensions Regulator against him and what the Pensions Regulator got in return,” said Field. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
. Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election. ...
Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott image
.... Liberal democracy is firmly on the back foot. There has been an increase in the number of people who like the idea of a strong leader who does not have to bother with parliament and elections. ...
What does the snap election mean for your finances? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:10:00 PM
.... . Kathleen Brooks, research director at City Index Direct, says holidaymakers should look forward to further strengthening: “The pound looks good as we head towards the election and could have further to go on the upside. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
Packing a punch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:58:24 AM
.... . At the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado last summer, when asked whom he planned to vote for in the presidential election, he dismissed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in favour of someone closer to home. ...
A hasty election before Britain sees the hard truth of Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
....Sadly, he wasn’t. Theresa May’s repeated denials of an intention to call a snap election had gone the way of so many of her inconsistent and often fatuous pronouncements. ...
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. ...
Snap election delays £300m relief package for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:48:24 AM
. Thousands of small businesses hit hardest by the recent changes to business rates in the UK have been dealt a fresh blow after a £300m relief package promised in the budget was waylaid by the general election. ...
UK bank launches cheapest ever mortgage rate at 0.89% but there's a MAJOR catch image
....Aside from the hefty lump sum to secure it, there is a chance the SVR could rise which could leave borrowers at risk from higher repayments. David Hollingworth, Associate Director Communications, at L&C Mortgages, said: “It’s so hard to tell what will happen with interest rates as there are other things in the mix with an election and Brexit on the horizon. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
....A dry spell for the housing market – which has had almost a year of lacklustre sales, according to surveyors’ body Rics – was blamed for a steep fall in sales of household goods and furniture. The slump comes as the political parties fire their opening salvoes in the general election campaign. ...
General election: May says Tories will keep 0.7% aid target - politics live image
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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
....Politics. The unexpected election of a Labour government would likely have little impact – the party supports new nuclear power stations – but the French presidential election could. ...
Philip Hammond signals ditching of Tory 'no tax rise' pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 12:58:04 PM
....But they could help the Conservatives attract centre-ground voters. Insiders told the Guardian that senior Tories believe they could lose 10 to 15 seats to the Liberal Democrats in the snap June general election. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....An investigation by the UK media regulator into Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover of Sky has been delayed until after the general election. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
....The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox. The Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, said she had extended the deadline because of the forthcoming general election. ...
High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:29:08 AM
....". Ms Miller said she hoped the next government, which will be voted in at the election on 8 June, would "monitor how this changes women's experiences of the workplace". ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
. The chief executive of one of China's biggest companies has accused the US of discrimination and protectionism since the election of President Donald Trump. ...
UK government drops plan to raise probate fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:17:01 AM
. The government has dropped plans to sharply increase probate fees before the election, raising the possibility that the proposals could be dropped altogether. ...
M&S share rise fails to lift FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:14 AM
...."The FTSE has obviously had a terrible week - although corporate earnings have been somewhat of a mixed bag. The snap election, while providing medium term stability for Brexit negotiations, has created some short term market uncertainty," said Mark Ward, head of execution trading at Sanlam Securities. ...
How can I bring back some joy to my lunches for under £2.50 a day? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
. Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. ...
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Nasdaq hits new high on tax cut hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:46:41 PM
....8 points. US stocks have been under pressure over the past month or so as the Trump economic agenda has languished and fears about Syria, North Korea and the French presidential election have mounted. ...
Car insurance premiums jumped by 8% in past year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:06:56 PM
....That change came into effect a month ago. Rob Cummings of the ABI said called on whichever party wins the election to take steps to cut the cost of car insurance. ...
Yorkshire Building Society launches record low 0.89% mortgage rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:01:02 PM
....Mohammad Jamei, the CML’s senior economist, said there had been a shift in lending towards first-time buyer and remortgage customers in recent months, and away from home movers and buy-to-let landlords. He added that the general election in June was not expected to have a marked effect on the mortgage market. ...
The Guardian view on the IMF: a global institution in an age of protection | Editorial image
.... It thinks that the economy surfed through the second half of 2016 on a wave of consumer credit, but will still suffer longer-term damage. This will be reflected in the fund’s annual health check on the UK, which was due to take place next month but has been delayed by the general election to later in the year. ...
World Bank chief echoes Bill Gates's warning to Theresa May on aid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:22:34 PM
....May is under pressure from the Tory right, Ukip and Conservative-supporting papers to cut aid spending. She pointedly refused this week to say she would keep to the commitment in the event of winning the forthcoming general election, prompting strong speculation that it will be abandoned. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
....”. Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat secretary for energy and climate change, said: “Selling the Green Investment Bank is environmentally irresponsible, and on the eve of an election is politically dubious. ...
ENERGY PRICE WARNING: Fury as firms hit customers with sneaky £400 HIKES  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:36:00 AM
....And she is said to have a plan to introduce measures that would force the big six to stop with their expensive tariffs. Mrs May told the Conservative party spring conference in Cardiff on March 17 that she was going to clamp down - in what many see as an early election pledge. ...
Euro hits three-week high and French shares jump as election looms – as it happened image
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London shares stagnate in shade of UK election campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:38:55 AM
UK gas and electricity customers face price rise double whammy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:59:19 AM
....In March Theresa May said her government was preparing to intervene in Britain’s energy market to weaken the influence of the big six providers and to stop the poorest families being forced on to the most expensive tariffs. Experts had expected a move on Monday, but the calling of the general election means that it will have to be part of the Conservative election manifesto instead. ...
Green Investment Bank to be sold off in £2.3bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 08:54:43 PM
....The privatisation of the bank was expected in January but signoff was delayed in the face of stiff political opposition and wrangling over the final price. Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election and political concerns that the deadlock could become a campaign issue may have broken the stalemate. ...
IMF shifts from dismal to pessimistic, but has a sharper message about inequality | Greg Jericho image
....”. Governments ignore inequality at their peril – not only because of the harm it will do to their own election prospects, but also the prospects to the economy. ...
George Osborne: history will not be kind to a man whose flaws led to Brexit image
....Had things turned out differently, George Osborne would now be counting down the days to becoming prime minister. His close friend David Cameron had pledged to stand down before the next general election and a smooth transition was planned. ...

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