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....The documents include details of about 70,000 banking transactions, including 1,920 that went through UK banks and 373 via US banks. The data is understood to be part of the evidence gathered in a three-year money-laundering investigation led by police in Latvia and Moldova. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . That is a shame, because there is growing evidence that insurance doesn't just provide peace of mind, but is a vital element of a healthy economy. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Deutsche refused to comment on its internal review. Sources say the bank discovered no evidence of any Moscow link. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....This view is backed by research by Gartner, which found "resistance" to the use of humanoid robots in elderly care. People were not comfortable with the idea of their parents being cared for by robots, despite evidence it offers value for money, says Kanae Maita, principal analyst in personal technologies innovation at Gartner Research. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Among them are JBS, the world's largest beef exporter, and BRF, the world's top poultry producer. Brazilian federal police said they have evidence of at least 40 incidents. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... are working with BT, the Department for Work and Pensions and other organisations to raise awareness," Ofcom said. Elsewhere in its report, Ofcom detailed new evidence for the increasing uptake of internet access among elderly people and people with disabilities. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Having a measurable target will help focus government and business attention on the need to increase spending, the CBI says, citing evidence from other bodies, including the House of Commons science and technology committee, arguing for 3% as a level proven to boost growth and jobs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. In a statement, the FCA, said: “Clearly these are serious allegations and we will investigate any evidence that we receive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A weaker pound also boosted its overseas profits by £52m. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital said: "Solid enough results for Kingfisher, with a good performance from Screwfix, but evidence of a slight slowdown in the second half of the year might be cause for concern, while a lot of the gains seem to be down to the weak pound. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... There were hints in the latest set of minutes that other policymakers could join Forbes this year in voting for a rate rise. The minutes said: “With inflation rising sharply, and only mixed evidence on slowing activity domestically, some members noted that it would take relatively little further upside news on the prospects for activity or inflation for them to consider that a more immediate reduction in policy support might be warranted. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But the more radical switch is to actually reduce the hours in the working week – either a five days week with six hours or a four days week of eight hours. While there is evidence of individual firms going down that route and being successful, it’s a great deal different to shift to it being standard for all workers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “People want it to be that robots create the possibility for human beings to have fulfilled work, not that we end up serving the machines,” he said. Taylor’s review has found evidence of companies asking employees to incorporate themselves as sole traders, rather than go on the company payroll, enabling them to avoid benefits such as statutory maternity pay or sick pay, according to the Times. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The crisis was triggered by a huge federal police operation on Friday. It found evidence that meat-packers had been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary," the study said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Ofcom is an independent regulator. It is for Ofcom to decide what evidence they want to look at. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“These fisheries are in a more exposed position than previously thought and we want people to make the most responsible decision when choosing fish, and go for green-rated fish,” said Samuel Stone, head of fisheries and aquaculture at the MCS. “But the haddock population hasn’t suddenly crashed and there is in fact evidence that the stock will increase by a meaningful amount this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A prosecution witness called by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as an expert on trading has admitted texting friends in the middle of his trial evidence to ask basic questions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Researchers found that traffic increased much more rapidly in areas with new roads, putting pressure on adjoining roads and giving negligible reductions in journey times. Only one in five road schemes promoted as a boost for local economies demonstrated evidence of any such benefit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The legal statute covering disputes over wills is the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, although this is about making sure financially needy dependants get access to an inheritance. Challenging a will because you suspect “undue influence” from someone else, or that your mum or dad was mentally incapable, comes under common law, requires powerful evidence, is rarely successful – and can be ruinously expensive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....There is nothing, either logically or legally, to suggest that “workers” can’t work flexibly. In fact, all of the evidence suggests the opposite. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....MPs were told that all four major ticket resale sites – Viagogo, StubHub, GetMeIn and Seatwave – are routinely flouting laws designed to protect consumers. But MPs and witnesses reserved their sharpest barbs for Viagogo, which was summoned to give evidence after revelations about the company in The Guardian. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."The Chinese government may not admit that they took retaliatory measures against the Thaad decision, but we have to point out the possibility," Mr Joo said according to Yonhap news agency. "We are collecting evidence and will also deal with issues that South Korean companies are treated unfairly in China. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Philip Shaw of Investec is also expecting evidence of upward pressure on inflation from food as well as fuel. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But the company was roundly criticised by MPs and other expert witnesses for its practises, with Nigel Adams MP saying it made "Stan Flashman look like Mother Theresa". Ed Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp and gig promoter Stuart Galbraith did give evidence and talked about a Sheeran show at the O2 arena in London in June. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The latest flurry of excitement was caused when Kristin Forbes broke ranks with her monetary policy committee colleagues and said something should be done about rising inflation. The 8-1 vote was a surprise, as was the evidence that Forbes was not alone in her concerns. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The reluctant witness soon changed his mind. In the case of Viagogo, the need for an appearance was underlined by evidence from promoters who specified that tickets for their events should not be re-sold and that entry would be refused if rule-dodging was detected. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Brexit vote: Single market benefit 'largely imaginary' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:13:02 AM
.... . "The evidence shows that the disadvantages of non-membership of the EU and single market have been vastly exaggerated and that the supposed benefits of membership, whether for exports of goods and services, for productivity, for worldwide trade, or for employment, are largely imaginary," the study said. ...
Libor expert witness texted for help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:37:35 PM
. A prosecution witness called by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as an expert on trading has admitted texting friends in the middle of his trial evidence to ask basic questions. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....A weaker pound also boosted its overseas profits by £52m. Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital said: "Solid enough results for Kingfisher, with a good performance from Screwfix, but evidence of a slight slowdown in the second half of the year might be cause for concern, while a lot of the gains seem to be down to the weak pound. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....There is nothing, either logically or legally, to suggest that “workers” can’t work flexibly. In fact, all of the evidence suggests the opposite. ...
Viagogo should be forced to face a grilling over ticket resale abuse | Nils Pratley image
.... The reluctant witness soon changed his mind. In the case of Viagogo, the need for an appearance was underlined by evidence from promoters who specified that tickets for their events should not be re-sold and that entry would be refused if rule-dodging was detected. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
....Deutsche refused to comment on its internal review. Sources say the bank discovered no evidence of any Moscow link. ...
The woman taking on ticket website Viagogo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:40:43 PM
....But the company was roundly criticised by MPs and other expert witnesses for its practises, with Nigel Adams MP saying it made "Stan Flashman look like Mother Theresa". Ed Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp and gig promoter Stuart Galbraith did give evidence and talked about a Sheeran show at the O2 arena in London in June. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....MPs were told that all four major ticket resale sites – Viagogo, StubHub, GetMeIn and Seatwave – are routinely flouting laws designed to protect consumers. But MPs and witnesses reserved their sharpest barbs for Viagogo, which was summoned to give evidence after revelations about the company in The Guardian. ...
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:39:48 PM
....The crisis was triggered by a huge federal police operation on Friday. It found evidence that meat-packers had been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
....The documents include details of about 70,000 banking transactions, including 1,920 that went through UK banks and 373 via US banks. The data is understood to be part of the evidence gathered in a three-year money-laundering investigation led by police in Latvia and Moldova. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
...."The Chinese government may not admit that they took retaliatory measures against the Thaad decision, but we have to point out the possibility," Mr Joo said according to Yonhap news agency. "We are collecting evidence and will also deal with issues that South Korean companies are treated unfairly in China. ...
Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....”. Having a measurable target will help focus government and business attention on the need to increase spending, the CBI says, citing evidence from other bodies, including the House of Commons science and technology committee, arguing for 3% as a level proven to boost growth and jobs. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....Researchers found that traffic increased much more rapidly in areas with new roads, putting pressure on adjoining roads and giving negligible reductions in journey times. Only one in five road schemes promoted as a boost for local economies demonstrated evidence of any such benefit. ...
PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:25:37 AM
.... “People want it to be that robots create the possibility for human beings to have fulfilled work, not that we end up serving the machines,” he said. Taylor’s review has found evidence of companies asking employees to incorporate themselves as sole traders, rather than go on the company payroll, enabling them to avoid benefits such as statutory maternity pay or sick pay, according to the Times. ...
Blurred lines? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:25 AM
.... . That is a shame, because there is growing evidence that insurance doesn't just provide peace of mind, but is a vital element of a healthy economy. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....But the more radical switch is to actually reduce the hours in the working week – either a five days week with six hours or a four days week of eight hours. While there is evidence of individual firms going down that route and being successful, it’s a great deal different to shift to it being standard for all workers. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....There have been tales of unpaid bills, on-the-spot sackings, bullying, blackmail, intimidation and extortion – all of which the Candys deny. More seriously perhaps, the brothers have had to rebut detailed evidence that witnesses said points to an artificial business structure designed to enable them to evade millions in tax on flagship projects like their One Hyde Park development near Harrods in Knightsbridge. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....The legal statute covering disputes over wills is the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, although this is about making sure financially needy dependants get access to an inheritance. Challenging a will because you suspect “undue influence” from someone else, or that your mum or dad was mentally incapable, comes under common law, requires powerful evidence, is rarely successful – and can be ruinously expensive. ...
Servicing Stop charges can start to add up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... The first garage said the car hadn’t been touched – they said the part was dirty but in a good condition. The second garage said it did not appear to have been touched as ‘there was no evidence of grease, fingerprints or residue of oil’. ...
Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:35 PM
.... Among them are JBS, the world's largest beef exporter, and BRF, the world's top poultry producer. Brazilian federal police said they have evidence of at least 40 incidents. ...
Haddock from UK waters removed from sustainable seafood list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:01:02 AM
....“These fisheries are in a more exposed position than previously thought and we want people to make the most responsible decision when choosing fish, and go for green-rated fish,” said Samuel Stone, head of fisheries and aquaculture at the MCS. “But the haddock population hasn’t suddenly crashed and there is in fact evidence that the stock will increase by a meaningful amount this year. ...
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Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
....This view is backed by research by Gartner, which found "resistance" to the use of humanoid robots in elderly care. People were not comfortable with the idea of their parents being cared for by robots, despite evidence it offers value for money, says Kanae Maita, principal analyst in personal technologies innovation at Gartner Research. ...
Interest rate rise is further away than MPC vote suggests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:50:07 PM
....The latest flurry of excitement was caused when Kristin Forbes broke ranks with her monetary policy committee colleagues and said something should be done about rising inflation. The 8-1 vote was a surprise, as was the evidence that Forbes was not alone in her concerns. ...
Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold as it warns on inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:10:58 PM
.... There were hints in the latest set of minutes that other policymakers could join Forbes this year in voting for a rate rise. The minutes said: “With inflation rising sharply, and only mixed evidence on slowing activity domestically, some members noted that it would take relatively little further upside news on the prospects for activity or inflation for them to consider that a more immediate reduction in policy support might be warranted. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
.... are working with BT, the Department for Work and Pensions and other organisations to raise awareness," Ofcom said. Elsewhere in its report, Ofcom detailed new evidence for the increasing uptake of internet access among elderly people and people with disabilities. ...
US interest rate rise signals end of ultra-low borrowing costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:31:25 PM
Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk image
....’. “Our study adds to the evidence about the adverse cardiovascular effects of NSAIDs and confirms that they should be taken seriously and used only after consulting a healthcare professional. ...
Christian Candy's finance chief denies 'good cop, bad cop' game image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:51:04 PM
....The finance director of Christian Candy’s property firm CPC played a “good cop, bad cop” game with the businessman Mark Holyoake, the high court has heard. Tim Dean, the finance director of CPC, appeared in the high court in London on Tuesday to give evidence against claims brought by Holyoake, a former university friend of Nick Candy. ...
Charlotte Hogg was right to resign, but the departure is cause for concern image
....The report from the Treasury select committee that sent Hogg on her way could hardly have been more damning about her failure to disclose the fact her brother worked for Barclays – a bank regulated and supervised by Threadneedle Street. There was no evidence, according to the committee, that Hogg deliberately concealed her brother’s role from the Bank. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
.... The ONS uses it to collect about 180,000 individual prices each month from shops across the UK and online. It then uses weights for each item – their relative importance in calculating inflation – based on survey evidence of people’s spending, and comes up with an inflation figure for the whole economy. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:40:11 AM
....Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, backed her until one minute to midnight. Which, after the evidence laid out by the committee today, is likely to be questioned by MPs when Mr Carney next appears before them. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:33:31 AM
....”. The MPs said her evidence to their committee had caused them concern, and they would not have issued a report on 2 March concluding she had the professional competence for the role had they had later known about her breaches of the Bank’s code. ...
Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:00:16 AM
....In 2014, following a stream of complaints, the government strengthened protections against aggressive bailiffs, but there has been little improvement and abuses are still “widespread”, according to the group which includes StepChange Debt Charity, the Children’s Society, Christians Against Poverty, Citizens Advice and the Money Advice Trust (MAT). The charities, which have compiled evidence of ongoing problems in the industry, have written to justice secretary Liz Truss urging a fundamental reform of bailiff law. ...
UK economy will grow more strongly than expected, says BCC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:01:15 AM
....The upside to the weak pound for the economy would be some support for exports, he added. Sterling’s sharp depreciation since the referendum has helped make UK goods cheaper in overseas markets and there has been some evidence that exports have picked up as a result. ...
Some bailiffs 'still abusing powers', debt charities say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:59 AM
....Claire Kober, chairwoman of the Local Government Association's resources board, said that anyone who felt that a bailiff working on behalf of a local authority had acted illegally or been intimidating should contact the council concerned immediately to raise their concerns. Vernon Phillips, director general of the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA), which represents private sector agents, said: "It is clear from the most recent local authority survey evidence that the system is working better than before the new regulations came into force, but we are keen to ensure any continuing concerns are tackled effectively. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....And while the potential benefits of the smartphone "pocket doctor" are indisputable - remote monitoring by doctors being a major one - there is also the danger of mis-diagnosis and incorrect self-treatment if the apps are not proven. This is why regulatory approval and an evidence-based approach is so important. ...
Budget deficit beyond 2025 warns spending watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:26:55 PM
....The Government may struggle to meet its target of clearing the deficit in public finances by 2025 according to the official spending watchdog. Robert Chote, chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility, was giving evidence before the Commons Treasury Committee. ...
'LED street lights are disturbing my sleep' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:41:48 AM
....Seth Miller Gabriel says the report does not contain original research and is "more of a literature review of what's been published elsewhere". "We would really like to see more concrete evidence of what's going on with these lights," he says. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....”. GambleAware said there was not sufficient evidence to suggest that problem gambling was being caused by FOBTs. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....3bn in Ofcom’s auction of 4G spectrum just a few years ago in 2013. However, Ofcom argues that the evidence backing the case for 5G expansion now is clear. ...
Call to boycott Tesco over 'endangered' white men claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:31:13 PM
....“There is always resistance to change, but I have met many men who are completely open to changes that may be happening,” she said. More evidence of white men being an endangered species in Tesco's boardrooms pic. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....”. Bouderun’s theory is supported by the anecdotal evidence of an elusive British Pret employee who contacted the Guardian. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
.... . You Me At Six singer Josh Francheschi gave evidence to the committee last year calling for bots to be made illegal saying the fans were the "main losers". ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....”. Mark Farmer, a former partner at international consultancy EC Harris, who now runs his own construction consultancy, says: “In Germany, if there are evidenced problems with build quality the regulatory authorities can rescind the licence. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
....Many managers openly express the wish that their employees would treat company money as if it were their own. You have the evidence to show that, having learned the hard way, you undoubtedly would. ...
Banker Charlotte Hogg’s error is a cautionary tale for the privileged | Deborah Orr image
....British people have been railing against such privilege for nigh on a century now. It has not, the evidence suggests, taken us much closer to mutual understanding. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
.... Volkswagen at first denied the use of the so-called defeat device but finally admitted it in September 2015. Even after that admission, company employees were busy deleting computer files and other evidence, VW’s general counsel Manfred Doss acknowledged to US district judge Sean Cox. ...
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:35:05 PM
.... . The judge said he accepted Ms Monroe's unchallenged evidence that "as a proud member of a military family and a feminist" she was "sickened" by the graffiti. ...
Forget the fuss – bumper paydays go on for UK's best-paid boss Sorrell | Nils Pratley image
.... That is possible. By way of circumstantial evidence, note that Standard Life’s fund managers weren’t in a position to rebel or conform at Aberdeen’s annual meeting this year because they had sold their holding. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . This digs out evidence of web attacks from the massive amounts of queries the company handles every day - queries seeking information about the location of UK websites. ...
Libor requests need not break rules, court hears image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:08:42 PM
....". Representing Ryan Reich, Adrian Darbishire QC presented Mr Ewan with evidence from 2006, 2007 and 2008 of banks putting in submissions not based purely on the cost of borrowing cash. ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
....“I took the decision that I would stand by Keith,” Smith said. His voice cracking with emotion, he continued: “One very good reason was that when I needed some help a year previous, the day I was attacked, by the time I came out of my operation which lasted some 13 hours, Mr Hunter had got on a plane and flown to Nice and had already started working with the French police to secure the crime zone, to help them secure forensic evidence. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
....In a letter, the firm rejected the minister's concerns about media plurality and broadcasting standards. It also said she had based her view on "seriously flawed" evidence. ...
Hammond was a picture of relaxed swagger – because he was in the ring alone image
.... Raising the taxes of the self-employed was only the most obvious illustration. But there was evidence throughout the speech, in both what was said and not said. ...
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
.... Overall, state schools will see a small drop in in their rateable values following the recent revaluation. “The solar sector has expanded considerably over the past few years, and we are confident that the Valuation Office Agency has sufficient evidence available to pursue a robust and reasonable approach to assessing solar installations for the revaluation. ...
Bank of England deputy governor gets warning over conflict of interest image
....Carney took the disciplinary action just days after Hogg took up the role as deputy governor for markets and banking on 1 March, replacing Minouche Shafik. Hogg apologised for giving inaccurate evidence to MPs on the Treasury committee when she appeared at a hearing about her appointment on 28 February. ...
Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:03:24 AM
.... . "Although there is anecdotal evidence on higher accident rates for dark-coloured vehicles, few studies have empirically established a strong causal link between colour and accident risk," said Professor Ho Teck Hua of the National University of Singapore, who led the research. ...
Philip Hammond urged to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:00:38 AM
....Harrington said that a societal shift in which women were more likely to work meant it was right to reduce the time over which payments were made. He justified not covering unmarried couples by saying it might be too upsetting for them to provide evidence that they lived together while grieving. ...
Rethink rates now or face retail disaster, shops tell chancellor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 07:01:35 AM
....A report from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG found that the spurt in consumer spending seen in the run-up to Christmas had come to an abrupt halt, with the result that non-food sales are falling for the first time since the economy was flirting with a double-dip recession in November 2011. Further evidence that consumers are becoming more cautious was provided by the the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which released figures on Monday showing a drop of more than 4% in private car sales last month. ...
Sick Parcelforce couriers can be charged up to £250 if they can't find cover image
....”. The details of Parcelforce’s contract with self-employed workers comes amid political pressure over the status of gig economy workers, with employment lawyers due to give evidence before MPs on the Commons business, energy and industrial strategy select committee on Tuesday. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....When a problem arises, however, a nimble entrepreneur will spot an opportunity. Demand is growing for products that could reduce our exposure to air pollution, evidence suggests. ...
Chancellor's budget to build up Brexit reserves, not tackle NHS crisis image
....Recent reports appear to show that the economic strength seen after the Brexit vote, which put the UK’s GDP growth in the front rank of developed nations, may be faltering. The financial data provider Markit, which compiled a survey of the services and manufacturing sector, said on Friday that the slowing of business activity growth last month added to evidence that the economy had lost momentum. ...
Greece desperate for growth strategy as public mood darkens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:54:18 PM
....In navigating the country’s economic collapse, every one of Athens’ post-crisis governments has at some point attempted to change the narrative by diverting attention to development and growth. But the latest shift comes amid evidence that prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s two-party administration has gone a step further, approaching the World Bank for a €3bn (£2. ...
Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse image
.... In the UK, between 1997 and the beginning of 2017, prices for the richest fifth rose 40% but for the poorest fifth they increased by 51%. As the cost of food and other essentials start to pick up again, a government vowing to help everyone would do well to consider Donovan’s evidence on inflation inequality. ...
Snap and Sorrell are wrong: powerful bosses can become untouchable insiders image
....com reckons that in half of all cases in the last 12 months where a PPI claim has been rejected by a bank but then taken to the independent ombudsman, the rejection had been overturned. Read these words Andrew Tyrie, chair of the Treasury select committee, uttered some characteristically choice words last week when he took evidence from Charlotte Hogg, a newly appointed deputy governor of the Bank of England. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....Well-placed sources offer three possible explanations for why the UK authorities allowed the transfer to go through. Either they saw no problem with it; or they were aware of the money’s provenance but, because the Nigerian government itself saw no corruption, there was little that could be done to secure evidence for a freezing order; or they wanted to track how the funds were disbursed to help gain intelligence. ...
‘I want a career rather than a series of jobs’ – our work expert responds image
....Don’t fret about your “stigma” concerns. The open and intelligent way you’ve gone about telling them of your treatment and its implications should be all the evidence they need that you’re in good mental health. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
.... The number of employees without any guaranteed hours grew by 13% last year to hit 910,000. “The gig economy is producing wave after wave of evidence on the grim reality of life at the bottom of Britain’s labour market,” said Field, whose committee is holding a parliamentary inquiry into the gig economy. ...
Christian Candy tells high court: ‘I don’t deal with shady people’ image
....”. The billionaire was giving evidence for a third day in a £132m claim for damages brought by the entrepreneur Mark Holyoake, who alleges Candy and his brother used threats and blackmail to extort repayments totalling £37m on a £12m loan. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
....Competition concerns and broadcasting standards were among the issues of concern, she said. Ms Bradley has asked for evidence from the two companies and will decide later this month whether to intervene. ...
UK economy cooling after post-Brexit vote growth, surveys show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:12:26 AM
....Britain’s economy is cooling fast, according to the latest surveys of the services, manufacturing and construction sectors, bolstering expectations that the Bank of England will leave interest rates at their record low for the rest of this year and beyond. Coming days before Philip Hammond’s spring budget, the figures add to evidence that the economic strength seen in after the Brexit vote, which put the UK’s GDP growth in the front rank of developed nations, is now faltering. ...
UK economy 'loses momentum' as services growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:08:51 AM
....Earlier in the week, a similar survey of manufacturers had also suggested a slowdown last month. "A further slowdown in UK business activity growth in February adds to evidence that the economy has lost momentum after the impressive expansion seen at the end of last year," said Mr Williamson. ...

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