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....Labour's Jeremy Corbyn said the U-turn showed a government "in chaos". Mr Hammond had faced a backlash by Conservative backbenchers last week, who accused him of breaking a general election manifesto commitment not to put up National Insurance, income tax or VAT. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:30:48 PM
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.... . Mrs May's spokesman also rejected reports an early election may be held, saying: "It's not going to happen. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Two kinds of AI are required for Claire to do this: natural language processing to converse with the traveller as another human being would, and a trip selection algorithm that personalises the booking experience within the employer's policy constraints. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Last month Aberdeen reported big outflows from its funds following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Earlier this month, Dutch Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp of the governing VVD Party - known as the most pro-business party in the country - said a PPG takeover would not be "in the interest of the Netherlands". That was shortly before elections on 15 March in which national identity and anti-foreign sentiment played a prominent role. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:01:56 AM
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....” Penrose will propose a new “relative price cap”, under which customers cannot be transferred to a new deal more than 6% more expensive than their expired one. A recent report into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority, commissioned by David Cameron before the 2015 general election, found customers had paid £1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
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....The global population of billionaires, now put at a record 2,043, marks the biggest annual increase in the 31 years since the magazine began compiling the list. The number of US billionaires on the list was 565, which Forbes attributed to the recent stock market surge since Mr Trump's November 2016 election. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....For example, students work on projects that serve the elderly, reach out to migrant workers and read to latch-key children in day-care centres. There have also been calls for more flexibility over admissions to local top schools and universities to encompass selection based on character traits such as drive, resilience and passion. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
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....7bn. Gilbert said “investor sentiment stalled” following Donald Trump’s election as US president. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
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. Interest in travel to the US has “fallen off a cliff” since Donald Trump’s election, according to travel companies who have reported a significant drop in flight searches and bookings since his inauguration and controversial travel ban. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
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....• Job specifications should be drafted in plain English and provide an accurate reflection of essential and desirable skills to ensure applications from a wider set of individuals. • Larger employers should ensure the selection and interview process is done by more than one person, and should ideally include individuals from different backgrounds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
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....”. Chris Leslie, a former shadow chancellor, asked in the Commons: “On the point about the increase in national insurance contributions for the self-employed, don’t you think that the chancellor needs to explain why he’s breaking a manifesto promise made in the 2015 general election manifesto on that?”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
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....The Federation of Small Business is warning than half of those facing hikes will reduce, postpone or cancel investment, with nearly a fifth considering closing down or selling up. Revaluations happen every five years, but the 2015 reset was postponed ahead of the last general election - hence the severity of the moves. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
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.... Tesco, Toyota and Volkswagen became the latest major brands to suspend advertising, joining the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Audi, Channel 4 and the Guardian on a list that now features some 250 firms. The company’s role in funding extreme content has come under scrutiny, in part prompted by the victory of Donald Trump in 2016’s US election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
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....When he was elected in 2014 President Joko Widodo pledged to prioritise closing the wealth gap ahead of blindly pursuing growth. “Economic growth is very important for my administration, for my people but it’s more important to narrow the gap,” Widodo said in an interview with Bloomberg shortly after his election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:01:50 AM
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....The White House said publishing the tax return was against the law. Mr Trump refused to release his tax returns during the election campaign, breaking with a long-held tradition. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:38:18 AM
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....2m) in net assets. Last year saw political surprises and economic uncertainties from the UK's Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, but many developed economies still performed well. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:52:50 AM
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Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:27:24 PM
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....60 smartphone too good to be true?. Donkeys, Trump and an Indian election. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 24th of February 2017 05:59:23 AM
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....The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. This means that campaigns create precisely targeted ads for individuals – as many as 50,000 variations each day on Facebook during the 2016 US election, he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:01:08 AM
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.... Singapore has had the same party in power since 1959. Jersey, meanwhile, has never had a general election, the members of its parliament (the States) being subject to re-election at varying times. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
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....”. Sorrell made the comments as WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, said that it was lowering its growth forecast for this year below City expectations as advertisers remain jittery in the face of market uncertainty, following the election of Donald Trump as US president and the UK’s vote to leave the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:33:39 AM
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....Wales minister Guto Bebb told BBC Radio Cymru he believed the party should apologise to voters for breaking their manifesto pledge. He said, speaking in Welsh, "I will apologise to every voter in Wales that read the Conservative manifesto in the 2015 election. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
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....However, if they won't contemplate Section 30 meantime, then the time needed for legislation, consultation and official preparation would suggest that - by that calendar - any referendum would be deferred until 2020 or possibly later. Possibly after the next Holyrood elections. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:01:03 PM
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....But he did praise "a tide of talented and ambitious immigrants" in helping the US economy to prosper. Mr Buffett, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, did not address Donald Trump's policies. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:22:32 AM
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....But Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, described the appointment as “a joke” and “yet another example of the establishment revolving door, a closely knit clique who are holding back the British people … [it] is an insult to the electors he is supposed to serve. We are looking forward to an early byelection so the people of Tatton are properly served in parliament. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
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.... . However, chief executive Veronique Laury warned of future uncertainty caused by Brexit and the French presidential elections. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
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....The prime minister is expected to trigger article 50, the formal starting point for Britain exiting the EU, as early as Tuesday, depending on how quickly MPs can remove amendments to the bill authorising the process imposed last week by the House of Lords. If a Tuesday deadline proves impossible, the start of exit proceedings could be delayed until the end of the month, to avoid clashing with this week’s Dutch election. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....China has given US President Donald Trump the chance to expand his brand, after approving dozens of applications to register the Trump trademark. Many of the requests, for industries from hotels to security, were made during the US election campaign. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Pension protection shake-up: Retirees FURIOUS over plans to cut scheme image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
...."He has clearly asked the right questions, but come up with the wrong answers. “There can be little doubt that the future of the triple lock will now become a key election issue in 2020 for all generations. ...
Next shares leads FTSE 100 higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:31:43 AM
....4% as investors continued to react to the Screwfix and B&Q owner's results on Wednesday. Kingfisher reported a big rise in annual profits but gave a cautious outlook because of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the French presidential elections. ...
Why becoming a tax haven would be bad news for Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:30:42 PM
.... Singapore has had the same party in power since 1959. Jersey, meanwhile, has never had a general election, the members of its parliament (the States) being subject to re-election at varying times. ...
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott image
....Shares, oil and the US dollar were all under pressure as global financial markets took fright at the prospect that Donald Trump would fail to deliver on his growth-boosting promises. In the most nervous conditions since the immediate aftermath of the president’s shock victory in last November’s elections, stock markets in Asia and Europe fell in response to Tuesday’s sharp decline on Wall Street. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
.... . However, chief executive Veronique Laury warned of future uncertainty caused by Brexit and the French presidential elections. ...
Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won't deliver on promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
....Wall Street suffered its biggest fall for five months on Tuesday and the selling frenzy continued in Asia with Japan and Australia the biggest losers. Australia stocks just had their worst day since the US elections. ...
Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
.... . Mr Steen says he and his partner have been fielding dozens of calls since President Trump's election, from ranchers desperate to know how changes to trade deals could affect their businesses. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
....8. For the S&P 500 it was the steepest one-day sell-off since before Mr Trump's election victory. ...
Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
.... Tesco, Toyota and Volkswagen became the latest major brands to suspend advertising, joining the BBC, L’Oréal, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Audi, Channel 4 and the Guardian on a list that now features some 250 firms. The company’s role in funding extreme content has come under scrutiny, in part prompted by the victory of Donald Trump in 2016’s US election. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
....This year, politics has muscled its way onto the stage, as well. Matt Scheckner, the Advertising Week event's founder, says this is not surprising as advertising is "a mirror of the times", whether that's the US presidential election or Brexit. ...
AkzoNobel wins Dutch political support against possible bid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:01:56 AM
....Earlier this month, Dutch Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp of the governing VVD Party - known as the most pro-business party in the country - said a PPG takeover would not be "in the interest of the Netherlands". That was shortly before elections on 15 March in which national identity and anti-foreign sentiment played a prominent role. ...
Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:17:00 PM
....The global population of billionaires, now put at a record 2,043, marks the biggest annual increase in the 31 years since the magazine began compiling the list. The number of US billionaires on the list was 565, which Forbes attributed to the recent stock market surge since Mr Trump's November 2016 election. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
.... Whether their doubts are vindicated will matter for both the US and the world economy. Donald Trump’s election as US president has triggered a surge in positive economic sentiment, because he pledged that his administration would aggressively pursue the policy trifecta of deregulation, tax cuts and reform, and infrastructure construction. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....Kerry Dolan, co-editor of the Forbes billionaires list, published on Monday, said the gains are mostly the result of booming stock markets and the rising price of oil over the past 12 months. Global markets have hit record highs due to the so-called “Trump bump” following Trump’s election, with the Dow Jones soaring above 20,000 points for the first time and the UK’s FTSE 100 closing at a record 7,415 points last week. ...
Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:39:42 AM
.... . Mrs May's spokesman also rejected reports an early election may be held, saying: "It's not going to happen. ...
Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:43:24 AM
....Osborne’s case raised the “issue of how much time MPs have to devote to their parliamentary work,” Bew said. Labour’s elections chief, Andrew Gwynne MP, has written to the Cabinet Office to raise concerns about the potential conflict of interest in Osborne taking the role while remaining an MP. ...
Should I get power of attorney over my mum’s finances? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 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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George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
....But Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, described the appointment as “a joke” and “yet another example of the establishment revolving door, a closely knit clique who are holding back the British people … [it] is an insult to the electors he is supposed to serve. We are looking forward to an early byelection so the people of Tatton are properly served in parliament. ...
Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
. Stock markets across Europe soared as traders reacted to the defeat of an anti-EU candidate in Dutch elections and the latest interest rate announcement from the US central bank. ...
Scottish independence: Referendum demand 'will be rejected' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:01:03 PM
....However, if they won't contemplate Section 30 meantime, then the time needed for legislation, consultation and official preparation would suggest that - by that calendar - any referendum would be deferred until 2020 or possibly later. Possibly after the next Holyrood elections. ...
FTSE 100 closes at record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:47:19 PM
....The London market hit new record highs on Thursday as investors reacted to Wednesday's interest rate rise by the US Federal Reserve. Analysts also said there was some relief in the market at the defeat of the anti-immigration Freedom party in the Dutch election. ...
Letter bomb that exploded at Paris IMF office was sent from Greece image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:48:58 AM
....” The suspicious parcel was intercepted by German authorities before it reached its intended recipient. France, which is in the middle of a presidential election campaign, is still in a state of emergency with army units on patrol in Paris. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....She said the mine proposal was closely scrutinised and “offered the potential for thousands of new jobs across regional Queensland”. Palaszczuk said her government had remained true to its 2015 election commitment to protect the reef and sensitive wetlands from dredging as part Adani’s planned port expansion. ...
U-turn over Budget plan to increase National Insurance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:30:48 PM
....Labour's Jeremy Corbyn said the U-turn showed a government "in chaos". Mr Hammond had faced a backlash by Conservative backbenchers last week, who accused him of breaking a general election manifesto commitment not to put up National Insurance, income tax or VAT. ...
Donald Trump's 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:38:18 AM
....The White House said publishing the tax return was against the law. Mr Trump refused to release his tax returns during the election campaign, breaking with a long-held tradition. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....There is the suspicion that part of the money from the overcharged contracts with Petrobras was used for bribes and to pay for campaigning. Brazil's electoral court is looking into donations to the Rousseff-Temer campaign in the 2014 election. ...
Q&A: What will happen if the Federal Reserve raises US interest rates? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:08:31 PM
....The Fed is betting businesses will shrug off the extra cost of borrowing, continue to invest in the US economy and create jobs. Setting aside concerns about Brexit and a string of potentially destabilising elections on the continent, Fed policymakers have judged that the strength of the economy is enough to override a series of rate rises, possibly taking the base rate to almost 2% by the end of next year. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... We heard from a variety of people, including professors and doctors, who expressed concern that workers are already leaving. Here are a selection of your stories. ...
Budget deficit beyond 2025 warns spending watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:26:55 PM
....Even if benefits were held down, he argued, pressure would come from the rising social and health care costs resulting from an ageing population. The previous coalition government, which came into office in 2010 originally set a target of clearing the deficit by the time of the 2015 general election. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....The prime minister is expected to trigger article 50, the formal starting point for Britain exiting the EU, as early as Tuesday, depending on how quickly MPs can remove amendments to the bill authorising the process imposed last week by the House of Lords. If a Tuesday deadline proves impossible, the start of exit proceedings could be delayed until the end of the month, to avoid clashing with this week’s Dutch election. ...
We will all need a stiff drink to swallow Hammond’s austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
....Now, although there was barely a reference to Brexit in his speech, Hammond scotched a lot of wishful speculation in his subsequent interview on the Today programme, when he baldly stated that, yes, we are leaving the customs union. What about the single market? Wasn’t staying in part of the Conservative election manifesto? Yes: but so was no increase in national insurance contributions, the subject which caused the most fuss in the immediate aftermath of a (mostly) leaked-in-advance budget. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....” Penrose will propose a new “relative price cap”, under which customers cannot be transferred to a new deal more than 6% more expensive than their expired one. A recent report into the energy market by the Competition and Markets Authority, commissioned by David Cameron before the 2015 general election, found customers had paid £1. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....The 61-year-old British computer scientist described how political advertising has become a sophisticated and targeted industry, drawing on enormous pools of personal data on Facebook and Google. This means that campaigns create precisely targeted ads for individuals – as many as 50,000 variations each day on Facebook during the 2016 US election, he said. ...
Democrats question Trump 'conflict of interest' with Deutsche Bank investigation image
....She cited the testimony of Jeff Sessions, the US attorney general, who swore under oath during his confirmation hearing that he had never had any contact with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, even though it was subsequently revealed that he had two meetings with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Sessions has recused himself from the DoJ’s investigation into allegations that Russia meddled in the US election, possibly with the help of Trump campaign officials. ...
Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:22:56 AM
....Chancellor Philip Hammond's "tax raid" on the self-employed in the Budget has been described as a "rookie error" by former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont. He told the BBC the Conservative election pledge not to increase National Insurance, income tax and VAT was a "mistake". ...
What’s the best way to teach my daughter to drive? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 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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MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....David Cameron was also dragged into the row, after a video clip from Thursday’s Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling appeared to show him saying to the defence secretary, Michael Fallon: “Breaking a manifesto promise, how stupid can you get?”. But some MPs blamed Cameron and his chancellor, George Osborne, for making the sweeping pledge not to raise national insurance and income tax, come what may, as they approached the 2015 general election. ...
Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
....Although he was sacked as chancellor following the Brexit vote, Osborne is still a sitting MP and drawing a £74,962 salary a year. He has been MP for Tatton, where he won 59% of the vote at the last election, since 2001 when he became the youngest Conservative MP in the Commons. ...
Forget Brexit: housing is the key issue for Labour | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:04:31 PM
.... Labour should be the ones to push for reform, but the party is still trapped in its internal crisis. The middle classes they are relying on to avoid being wiped out at the next general election are exposed to a lot of downside risk if house prices flatten or drop. ...
Libor requests need not break rules, court hears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:08:42 PM
.... . "Or the highest one or any other arbitrary selection from among them?". ...
May and Hammond face serious Tory revolt over tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:59:51 PM
....Defending the plan to raise the rate on class four NICs paid by the self-employed from 9% to 10% next year, with a further increase to 11% in 2019, Hammond argued it was fair to unify the rate with that paid by employees. Speaking on BBC1’s Breakfast show, Hammond rejected the idea he had broken a promise and said the issue was dealt with in legislation after the Tories’ election victory. ...
Hammond went where Osborne feared to tread with tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:41:03 PM
.... That’s the news. Dipping into the pockets of sole traders would have been bad enough, without the fact that the policy appeared to contradict a clear promise in the Tory general election manifesto – not to raise national insurance rates. ...
Sports Direct's move to put worker on board branded 'PR exercise' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:38:42 AM
....Theresa May has promised a crackdown on boardroom excess at large privately owned businesses, last year unveiling proposals intended to hold corporate Britain to account. Candidates for the worker representative’s role who make it through an assessment process will be invited to stand in an election, in which 23,000 Sports Direct staff will be eligible to vote. ...
Hammond: Budget National Insurance rise due to 'new challenges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:44:28 AM
....Wales minister Guto Bebb told BBC Radio Cymru he believed the party should apologise to voters for breaking their manifesto pledge. He said, speaking in Welsh, "I will apologise to every voter in Wales that read the Conservative manifesto in the 2015 election. ...
Budget 2017: manifesto row clouds chancellor's attempt at low-key package image
....The chancellor’s attempt at a low-key package threatened to be overshadowed by a row over whether the plan to bring NICs for the employed and self-employed into line would both stifle enterprise and break a commitment made by David Cameron in 2015. The Conservatives vowed there would be no increases in income tax, VAT or NICs for the duration of the 2015-2020 parliament and during the last election campaign senior Tories accused then Labour leader Ed Miliband and his shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, of plotting to raise NICs, “hitting hard-working taxpayers and costing jobs”. ...
Philip Hammond's budget is a long way from tackling future challenges | Larry Elliot image
....The low-key nature of the budget was deliberate. Chancellors only embark on major giveaways during the mid-term of a parliament for one of three reasons: they are awash with cash and need to run down a budget surplus; the economy is in recession and needs stimulating; or the government is planning a snap election. ...
Philip Hammond breaks manifesto pledge with budget tax grab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:05:32 PM
....”. Chris Leslie, a former shadow chancellor, asked in the Commons: “On the point about the increase in national insurance contributions for the self-employed, don’t you think that the chancellor needs to explain why he’s breaking a manifesto promise made in the 2015 general election manifesto on that?”. ...
Budget: Does NI rate rise break a pledge? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:04:52 PM
....Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced increases in the rate of National Insurance paid by self-employed workers. But in the Conservative Party's manifesto for the 2015 general election, it promised: "We will not raise VAT, National Insurance contributions or income tax". ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....”. Chris Leslie, former Labour shadow chancellor, said during the Commons debate on the budget: “On the point about the increase in national insurance contributions for the self-employed, don’t you think that the chancellor needs to explain why he’s breaking a manifesto promise made in the 2015 general election manifesto on that?”. ...
Trump trademarks approved by China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:56:30 PM
....China has given US President Donald Trump the chance to expand his brand, after approving dozens of applications to register the Trump trademark. Many of the requests, for industries from hotels to security, were made during the US election campaign. ...
China sees first monthly trade deficit in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:19:40 AM
....Carrie Gracie: Could China's Trump tactics actually be working?. China's trade balance was thrust back into the spotlight by Donald Trump during the US presidential election campaign. ...
More than exams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:38:55 AM
....For example, students work on projects that serve the elderly, reach out to migrant workers and read to latch-key children in day-care centres. There have also been calls for more flexibility over admissions to local top schools and universities to encompass selection based on character traits such as drive, resilience and passion. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Amid continued threats by the SNP in Edinburgh for a second independence referendum Scotland has received an extra £350 million as part of an overall investment of £1 billion north of the Border. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland, where the recent election saw a surge in support for the Irish republicans Sinn Fein, there is an extra £120 million while Brexit voting Wales will get £200 million. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....". Two kinds of AI are required for Claire to do this: natural language processing to converse with the traveller as another human being would, and a trip selection algorithm that personalises the booking experience within the employer's policy constraints. ...
Peugeot sale is an 'opportunity', says Clark. An opportunity for pigs to fly | John Crace image
.... And what they had told him was that the production of the current models were more or less guaranteed – subject to the usual provisos of Peugeot unilaterally changing its mind and closing one of the plants – until 2021. But that was absolutely fine because it was after the next election so there was nothing to worry about till the next parliament. ...
Car deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:49:19 PM
....1 million vehicles last year, according to European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, which is the highest level since a peak in 2007. However, the association predicts growth will slow to 1% this year, with elections in Germany, France and the Netherlands adding to uncertainty. ...
Trump could end global trade and force choice between US and China, says economist image
....With agricultural growth surging in Australia according to the latest national accounts, Every will suggest that, as Trump pushes a more protectionist trade policy, Australia and the world will face a very different global trade landscape. While Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union caused shockwaves, Every believes the election of Trump could fundamentally change the trade landscape because of the world’s reliance on the US currency for trade. ...
Greece desperate for growth strategy as public mood darkens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:54:18 PM
.... Unemployment at 23% – and close to 50% amongst Greek youth – is by far the greatest obstacle to optimism. “Of course no one knows what will happen in Europe after Brexit and after the election of [US president] Trump,” said Dragasakis, speaking on the sidelines of the annual Delphi economic forum. ...
Standard Life and Aberdeen in talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:42:59 PM
....". Last month Aberdeen reported big outflows from its funds following Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. ...
Sorry, Brexit doomsayers, the outlook is good on global growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:00:20 PM
....There is the prospect of destabilising political rows between the west and Russia, terrorism is still a lurking danger and China remains wild card that could drag the global economy under. Greece could yet go bust, there have been dire warnings about the state of Italian banks and the elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany could change the complexion of Europe for the worse. ...
Should I buy travel insurance for European weekend breaks? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:01:08 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. ...
Sorrell: companies that offend good governance tend to perform better image
....”. Sorrell made the comments as WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, said that it was lowering its growth forecast for this year below City expectations as advertisers remain jittery in the face of market uncertainty, following the election of Donald Trump as US president and the UK’s vote to leave the EU. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
.... encourage true market competition". The new president's election campaign featured sharp criticism of US trade agreements and the conduct of some of the US's trading partners. ...
Agent Provocateur founder brands Mike Ashley's purchase 'a stitch-up' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:46:56 PM
.... He said Ashley will “pick at a carcass” and plans “to the keep the brand and the stock and nothing much else”. However, sources close to 3i insist it had played no role in the selection of the buyer and that the sale process had been taken over by AlixPartners on behalf of Barclays after the failure to attract new investment into Agent Provocateur. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....Bill Clinton attempted to remake America’s healthcare system. He failed, leading to a stunning loss for Democrats in the 1994 midterm congressional elections. ...
Dow Jones breaks through 21,000 mark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:48:45 PM
....03. Shares have been climbing since Mr Trump's election victory after investor optimism about deregulation. ...
Whisper it: small towns need a Waterstones | Fay Schopen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:40:00 AM
.... Yes, it’s small, and a large part of it is given over to greetings cards and tchotchkes that are clearly more profitable than actual books. And its contemporary fiction selection could be better. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....In support, he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as YouTube; and research from Cardiff University last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters, for example. Cardiff University research on coverage of the 2015 general election “demonstrates the influence of national newspapers – and News UK titles in particular – over the issue agenda of broadcasters including the BBC”, it said. ...
UK's ultra-rich set to rise rapidly in 10 years, report says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:52:50 AM
....2m) in net assets. Last year saw political surprises and economic uncertainties from the UK's Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, but many developed economies still performed well. ...

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