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.... the increase in atmospheric CO2 is due to fossil fuel combustion,” an internal memo from that year read. A peer-reviewed study by Exxon scientists 17 years later concluded that “the body of evidence. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... All the indications are that growth in the G7 economies and emerging markets will continue for the rest of the year, but then the 10-year recovery from the crash looks to be running out of steam. Wall Street analysts at HSBC, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley said there was evidence global markets had entered the last stage of their rallies before the current business cycle comes to an end. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Exxon deliberately misled public on climate science, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:04:29 AM
.... the increase in atmospheric CO2 is due to fossil fuel combustion,” an internal memo from that year read. A peer-reviewed study by Exxon scientists 17 years later concluded that “the body of evidence. ...
Why ECB president is still flooding the system with cheap money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:17:13 PM
.... All the indications are that growth in the G7 economies and emerging markets will continue for the rest of the year, but then the 10-year recovery from the crash looks to be running out of steam. Wall Street analysts at HSBC, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley said there was evidence global markets had entered the last stage of their rallies before the current business cycle comes to an end. ...
Putting the fun in functional: will Arket revitalise the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:00:05 AM
....Arket is aimed at the style-conscious, sustainability-aware, minimalist consumer who is already shopping at Cos, which is owned by Arket’s parent company, H&M. During my pre-opening store tour, the team were much in evidence, putting finishing touches to the store, and their look was distinctive: curated facial hair and slightly cropped trousers for the men; messily topknotted Scandi-blond locks and interesting shirting for the women. ...
Thousands still unable to claim free childcare after HMRC site problems image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
....”. Morgan said the Treasury select committee, one of parliament’s most influential committees, would question representatives of HMRC on the technical issues with the childcare service website when they are called to give evidence. ...
I have evidence of fraud but Santander won’t act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
.... It told me I needed to raise a complaint through my own bank, HSBC, but it could not as no money had been transferred. So we are left with the ludicrous situation of Santander knowing the details of a bank account used for criminal purposes – I have the email evidence to back it up – but refusing to do anything about it. ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
....However, the issue is a live one – in the past week, Unilever have sought to terminate the EBA for its Street Ice Cream factory workers in western Sydney. On the employers’ side, the Ai Group has argued that the increase in terminations is not evidence that the enterprise bargaining system is broken. ...
Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class | Larry Elliott image
.... Employment in total might be going up, but with higher-paid jobs being replaced by lower-paid jobs. Is there any hard evidence for this?. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
....Any graduate who goes abroad to travel or work must inform the SLC and complete an overseas assessment form, or risk a fine. “They should provide details of their circumstances, any income and provide evidence of this – or current means of support,” says a spokesman for the SLC. ...
BHP’s shale sale could happen: this is not a drill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
....3% GDP rise reported last month. Any downward revision will be seized upon by Brexit naysayers as evidence of icebergs ahead. ...
Women have every right to refuse treatment in childbirth | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:26 PM
.... Second, what is safest is not always obvious. Short-term risks and benefits sometimes conflict with evidence on optimal health in the longer term and women’s mental wellbeing is important as well as the mother and baby being alive and physically well. ...
TalkTalk scam victims move closer to class-action lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... We informed our customers at the time and launched a thorough investigation, which has led to us to withdraw all customer service operations from India. We continue to take our customers’ data and privacy incredibly seriously, and while there is no evidence that any of the data was passed on to third parties, we apologise to those affected. ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... In 2015, following a Europe-wide investigation, the biggest rental firms agreed to improve how they notify customers of this, and how they deal with disputes. Ask the hire company for detailed evidence of damage and costings. ...
Why haven't politicians learned from the financial crisis? | Mohamed El-Erian image
....Policymakers in the advanced world lagged in internalising the relevant insights from emerging economies. But they now have the evidence and analytical capability to do so. ...
Will 2017 be Rupert Murdoch's summer of despair? | Jill Abramson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 10:00:36 AM
.... But Fox host Sean Hannity promoted a conspiracy theory that Rich was killed by Democratic operatives because he had leaked emails that were harmful to the Clinton campaign. If Rich and the Democrats were responsible for the hacked emails, then Russia and Trump backers could not be blamed, despite all the evidence pointing to them. ...
Trains are too expensive. But transport’s real problem is subsidies for London | Wanda Wyporska image
.... We remain too likely to see investment that disproportionately benefits the most affluent households as a net positive, because there is no assessment of its impact on inequality. This is despite the large and growing evidence base of the harmful social and economic effects of inequality. ...
Young graduates reluctant to move for new jobs, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....The thinktank said the decline was only partly the result of the deep financial and economic crisis of 2007-09 and came despite a number of factors – an increase in renting, a rise in the number of graduates and higher immigration – that would tend to make the country more mobile. It said the evidence was that the decline was being driven by the young, particularly young graduates, many of whom were giving up the chance of getting a pay rise by their reluctance to move. ...
Sainsbury’s is right to delay Nisa deal after Tesco-Booker concerns | Nils Pratley image
....The Telit Communications tale is simply bizarre. The chief executive, one Oozi Cats, has resigned after the board cited evidence allegedly showing him to be the Uzi Katz indicted in a US wire fraud case dating from 1992. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
....Uber should “change its marketing messages which currently discourages tipping to encouraging it so that drivers are not caught between a good tip and a good rating”, the union added. But IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, said the new terms provided further evidence that Uber was committed to providing a fairer deal for its “partner drivers”. ...
Telit Communications chief fired after fraud allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:30:14 AM
....“It is a source of considerable anger to the board that the historical indictment against Oozi Cats was never disclosed to them or previous members of the board and that they have only been made aware of its existence through third parties,” Telit said in a statement. The company, which supplies technologies for the Internet of Things, where items such as fridges and cars are connected to the internet, said investigators at the law firm CMS had found that the evidence showed “an indictment was issued against Oozi Cats in the US and this fact was knowingly withheld from advisers”. ...
Woman awarded $151,000 after slipping on grape at Woolworths loses on appeal image
....Woolworths denied negligence, breaching its duty of care or that staff had failed to keep a proper lookout for grapes on the floor, and the appeal judges agreed. They found there was no evidence of any activities by Woolworths staff before 10am likely to have dislodged a single grape; the grape was unlikely to have been on the floor before 10am; and staff looking for grapes on the floor could have been impeded by customers, trolleys and baskets before McQuillan fell. ...
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How the crash discredited the Anglo-US democratic model | Will Hutton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
.... Ten years on, it is clear that the anti-state ideologues were defending the indefensible. It was not just that a bad idea about how to organise capitalism has survived despite the evidence of its failure, it is that a cluster of western liberal values, closely and mistakenly interlinked with the rise of finance capitalism, got sucked into the general condemnation. ...
Tourist areas need investment in jobs, not just better roads | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:05:01 PM
.... The essence was always: there is never an obvious right and wrong. Opinions grow from considering and challenging all the available evidence. ...
David Davis linked to City trader fined for insider dealing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 07:45:41 PM
.... A spokeswoman said it would not comment on individual cases but confirmed that the committee was exercised by the issue of MPs holding second jobs. The spokeswoman said: “We are currently collecting evidence and will feed our findings into the review of the MPs’ code of conduct in due course. ...
A tale of two housing markets: booming Burnley and stagnant Kensington image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 03:00:48 PM
....When last summer’s referendum sent the pound tumbling against other currencies, some analysts predicted a house price bubble in London, as foreign investors took advantage of the exchange rate to snap up properties. A year on, Allen has not seen much evidence of that: “It’s not just a question of currency gains on exchange rates - it’s about confidence in the UK and its future. ...
TalkTalk fined £100,000 for not protecting customers' personal data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:27:22 PM
....The investigation was launched after TalkTalk received complaints from customers who were receiving what they described as scam phone calls. However, the ICO said it did not find direct evidence of a link between the compromised information and the scam call complaints. ...
Contaminated eggs scare grows as UK supermarkets pull products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:38:40 PM
.... The number of eggs involved is small in proportion to the number of eggs we eat, and it is very unlikely that there is a risk to public health. “Based on the available evidence there is no need for people to change the way they consume or cook eggs. ...
The experts strike back! How economists are being proved right on Brexit | Barry Eichengreen image
.... “People in this country have had enough of experts,” Gove testily explained, referring to “experts from organisations with acronyms, saying they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong”. The early post-referendum evidence suggested, to the surprise of many – or at least to many of the experts – that Gove was right and they were wrong. ...
Monsanto sold banned chemicals for years despite known health risks, archives reveal image
.... Chiron Return contributed some documents to the library. Bill Sherman, the assistant attorney general for the US state of Washington – which is suing Monsanto for PCB clean-up costs potentially worth billions of dollars – said the archive contained damning evidence the state had previously been unaware of. ...
Pay is finally edging up, says Bank of England report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 05:39:17 PM
. Long-awaited signs of pay growth have been detected by the Bank of England amid evidence that a steady fall in unemployment is making it harder to find staff. ...
Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 04:25:55 PM
....But the prospect of hefty losses on Wall Street stocks was averted when US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said there was “no imminent threat of war” and that Americans could “sleep well at night”. US investors saw Tillerson’s comments as evidence that the stand-off between Washington and Pyongyang would be settled by diplomacy rather than by military means. ...
L&G profits rise as UK population dies earlier than expected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 02:09:08 PM
....An L&G spokeswoman said the company had changed its assumption for current mortality rates but had not made any changes to its “improver tables” – its longevity assumptions for the future. “If we were to adjust them, we’d have to have lots and lots of evidence that it is more than just a few blips,” she said. ...
Murdoch’s Sky takeover bid delayed as Ofcom is asked for further input image
....7bn deal. On Tuesday the DCMS said it had received submissions that raise “new evidence and/or comment” about Ofcom’s assessment of the takeover and was “seeking further clarification” from the regulator. ...
House prices fall for FOURTH quarter in a row but here’s why homeowners shouldn't panic  image
....co. uk, Russell Quirk, added: "Yet more promising signs for the UK housing market with further evidence of a marginal uplift in prices on a monthly basis. ...
Eggs contaminated with insecticide may have entered UK, EU warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:52:56 PM
....The statement added: “We are working closely with the businesses that have received eggs from affected farms. Investigations to date indicate that any affected products are no longer on the shelves … We have no evidence that eggs laid in the UK are contaminated or that fipronil has been used inappropriately in the UK. ...
The strange case of Fox News, Trump and the death of young Democrat Seth Rich image
.... Here he stands, charged with egging on Fox News to publish a fabricated story in order to draw public attention away from his own travails over Russia. Douglas Wigdor, the New York-based lawyer behind the bombshell lawsuit from which this week’s revelations come, points to key evidence contained in the complaint involving Ed Butowsky, a Fox News contributor and wealthy Texan Republican donor. ...
UK consumers cut spending on clothes, cars and foreign travel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
....“Consumer spending fell for the third month in a row in July, the first time overall spending had fallen for three consecutive months since February 2013,” said Kevin Jenkins, Visa’s UK and Ireland managing director. “The figure provides further evidence that rising prices and stagnant wage growth are squeezing consumers’ pockets. ...
Employment statistics tell skewed story about UK jobs market Katie Allen image
.... But as the TUC points out, some of that is down to bad publicity around zero-hours arrangements and companies are finding other ways to employ people on insecure terms. It cites evidence that businesses are employing staff on short-hours contracts, guaranteeing as little as one hour a week. ...
The president tweeted it – but is the US economy really great again? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 03:00:15 PM
....Albert Edwards, the famously gloomy global strategist at Société Générale, is convinced that the loose monetary policies preferred by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, and endorsed by Trump, are encouraging a debt bubble that will burst with similar consequences to the 2008 financial crash. Edwards said in a recent note to investors: “I’m genuinely getting tired of bashing the major central banks, but every day more evidence mounts that almost exactly the same debt excesses that caused the global financial crisis in 2008 are present today. ...
Leaseholds are not the problem – abuse of them is | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:53:08 PM
....This scandal simply shows how normal it has become to expect to “earn” totally exploitative rewards, without risk or commensurate investment. This is just more evidence of the damaging commodification of land, and how, since financial deregulation, global capital flows graze effortlessly on our local housing markets for the risk-free excess profits they so willingly give up. ...
The Bank keeps hinting at a rate rise. Markets will only listen for so long image
....At some point, workers will be able to exploit a tighter labour market to bid up wages, but there is not much to suggest that point has been reached. As the minutes of the MPC meeting noted, “there was not yet evidence of the sustained pick up [in wage growth] incorporated in the central projection”. ...
Brexit is putting firms off giving pay rises, says Bank of England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 11:13:47 AM
.... The governor drew criticism in the run-up to the EU referendum when he said there was a risk a vote for Brexit could spark a recession and raise unemployment. But remain supporters seized on Carney’s comments as evidence that the government’s approach to Brexit was not working. ...
Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
....”. Wade said the evidence showed “couriers need to be responsive and work quickly during a tightly controlled working day” and pointed to recruitment material on its website saying “we are proud of our couriers – we’d love you to be part of that”. ...
A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 06:01:39 AM
....“The falls in household incomes caused by the reform have pushed income poverty among 60- to 62-year-old women up sharply,” said the IFS analysis, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council. “On the other hand we found no evidence of any change in measures of material deprivation (that is people saying that they cannot afford a range of important items). ...
AA shares plunge after boss is fired for 'gross misconduct' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
....“Some of the key metrics are generally encouraging, although that may be lost today. The transformation may have taken longer but there is tangible evidence of improvement. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 09:34:35 AM
. Allegations that British American Tobacco was involved in bribery and corruption in Africa are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office, despite the cigarette company’s attempts to downplay the significance of a whistleblower who handed over a dossier of evidence. ...
HSBC shows what happens when a bank stops shooting itself in the foot | Nils Pratley image
.... There has not been significant extra use of other high-cost loans. And there is “no evidence” that those turned down for a payday loan are more likely to use illegal moneylenders. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... In May, the Caldera Palace opened a countersuit against the Bondarenkos for defamation. It had evidence from hotel cameras, it said, of the pair actively enjoying their holiday. ...
UK buyers 'pay 22% premium' to live in national park image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 01:58:21 PM
....Nationwide found that the premium was not limited entirely to homes located within the boundaries of a national park. There was also evidence of a “fringe benefit” for properties located close by. ...
Can money buy you happiness? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:00:39 AM
. According to a growing body of evidence, it seems that it can. ...
Slow economic growth is not the new normal, it's the old norm | Larry Elliott image
....The underlying performance of the UK economy is probably not quite as bad as that, but the trend has been poor enough for long enough to consider whether the really strong growth in the period after the second world war was the exception. There is plenty of supporting evidence for this notion. ...
Big tobacco ‘manipulating cigarette prices’ to thwart taxes on smoking image
....The practice is known as “over-shifting”, whereby cigarette companies use their premium products to in effect subsidise cheaper alternatives. The researchers argue that the widening gap between the cheapest and most expensive products is evidence that the industry deliberately introduced a wide variety of brands to meet smokers’ declining budgets. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... It has enabled inefficient farms to stagger on and, as a result, blocked a new generation of entrepreneurial farmers from coming into the sector. There is anecdotal evidence that single farm payments based simply on acreage have encouraged the rise of the “slipper farmer”, which is to say farmers who put their feet up, slippers on, and simply do not farm but collect the subsidy. ...
Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... She had also gone abroad, in this instance only for a few months, but then faced a year-long battle to get the SLC to rectify the mistake and provide proof it had done so. Only Money’s intervention finally delivered evidence that her loan wasn’t growing at a higher rate, she says. ...
Brexit likely to create a rise in UK megafarms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 12:00:18 PM
.... A joint investigation by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has found 789 farms in the UK that would meet the US definition of a megafarm, and a rise of more than a quarter in the number of intensive farms, which are now widespread throughout the country. People living near such facilities have complained of overpowering smells, noise and heavy traffic on small rural roads, while researchers have found evidence of superbugs in the vicinity of intensive farms. ...
Libor interest rate to be phased out after string of scandals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:47:23 PM
....The problem, said Bailey, was that the market Libor was trying to measure – the price banks lend to each other – was no longer active in the way it was before the 2008 crisis, when banks funded their business by borrowing from one another. Bailey said regulators did not “suspect further wrongdoing or have any evidence of such”. ...
Housing market still reeling a decade after financial crisis, Savills says image
.... Over one in three mortgages in 2007 were interest-only – some 343,200 – but they have now all but disappeared, down to just 8,000 in the past year,” Savills says. A separate report also released on Thursday claims that only 37% of homes put on the market in London are actually selling, providing further evidence of a slowdown in the property market. ...
THIS is how much savers are taking from pensions: How do YOU compare? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:42:00 PM
.... However, the number of payments has increased, suggesting people are taking regular income rather than one-off lump sums. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “The pension freedoms continue to be hugely popular, with evidence suggesting most people are accessing their retirement pot in a sensible way rather than ravaging their savings to splurge on fast cars. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... But because fees were so high as to deter people from submitting claims all together, the government didn’t recoup anywhere near the amount of money necessary to transfer a significant portion of the costs from taxpayers to “users”. The evidence shows that the proportion of successful claims has actually gone down since the introduction of fees. ...
Horsemeat scandal: businessman found guilty of fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:52:58 PM
....In 2013, the UK Food Standards Agency asked the City of London police to investigate the fraud, following the discovery of horsemeat in high street beefburgers by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. During searches of FlexiFoods offices in Hull and Denmark, emails and other documents were uncovered which provided evidence of the conspiracy. ...
Mike Ashley wins high court battle over '£15m pub deal' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:30:42 AM
. Newcastle United owner and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a high court battle over a £15m deal allegedly made in a London pub, calling time on a case that will be long remembered for days of evidence concerning excessive alcohol consumption. ...
Hammond admits UK consumers hurt by pound's fall as GDP grows by 0.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:19:12 AM
....A spokesman said the boost to film production was the biggest factor, but added that ticket sales for Wonder Woman and the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise also played a part. Despite buoyant survey evidence, the hard economic data from the ONS showed manufacturing was struggling. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....“The Conservatives repeatedly blocked my requests for action to redress this in coalition, and then stuck their heads in the sand when official research on pregnancy discrimination showed how much tribunal fees are a problem,” she said. “The evidence has been mounting for years that employees, including many women facing discrimination at work, have been denied access to justice because of these exorbitant fees. ...
Noel Edmonds increases compensation claim for HBOS fraud to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 06:56:42 PM
....Edmonds described a review being carried out by the bank into the scandal as a “cynical ploy to keep victims’ compensation payouts to the bare minimum”, while claiming the fraud took place on an “industrial scale”. “The trial judge and the police have always maintained that the criminal activities went far beyond the ‘Reading Six’ and we have documentary evidence to support their views. ...
The return of office music: is it better than silence – or much, much worse? image
....PRS for Music, which gathers royalties for the industry, granted 27,000 licences to workplaces to play music last year – 8% more than in 2015. Anecdotal evidence is rife of the widespread streaming of Spotify playlists across desks (doing so without a licence is technically illegal, because it counts as broadcasting). ...
Leasehold houses and the ground rent scandal: all you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:05:21 PM
.... Lots of new-build flats as well as houses have doubling ground rent clauses, and so face the same problem when they come to sell. There is also evidence that the owners of older leasehold properties, such as those above shops, have seen steep ground rent figures inserted into their contracts. ...
Quarter of personal loan applicants 'seeking half their annual salary' image
....Households in the UK are increasingly relying on borrowed money with one in four people seeking a loan applying for at least half of their annual income, according to new figures that will add to worries about Britain’s mounting personal debt burden. The latest evidence of a rise in borrowing to fund new car purchases, holidays and to help clear older debts follows a stark warning from the Bank of England that lenders offering money on easy terms risked sparking a fresh financial crisis. ...
Toddlers dragging suitcases – this is passengers’ Ryanair revenge | Anne Perkins image
.... I think she may never have gone further than Rhyl. The comments below the Guardian report on Ryanair’s pathetic lament provide all the evidence necessary to understand the complex nature of the relationship between the airline and its passengers, and between passengers and the psychological allure of the cheap flight. ...
Shrinking sweets? 'You're not imagining it,' ONS tells shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 11:30:41 AM
....But it said there was “no discernable effect” on inflation because food and drink was a relatively small part of the basket of goods and services that is tracked to gauge overall changes in the cost of living. But the ONS said that so far there was no evidence that the Brexit vote was to blame for size changes, and pointed out that shrinkflation pre-dated the EU referendum. ...
Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax? | Abi Wilkinson image
....It’s sometimes claimed that the prospect of leaving an inheritance motivates people to work harder, but I’m sceptical that self-interest isn’t enough. Where’s the evidence that people without children are less productive, on average? And those who are motivated by a desire to help their family will presumably still want to do so while they’re alive. ...
Get Laid Beds and Tuffnells are giving me nightmares over my creaky bed image
.... Tuffnells is denying it ever picked it up. It was a tablet sign-off so I am unable to provide evidence of collection, as I was not given a paper receipt. ...
'Britain is fast becoming the sick man of Europe' – experts debate Brexit data image
....Senior economic adviser at the PwC consultancy and member of the Bank’s MPC from October 2006 to May 2011. The evidence from business surveys and other economic indicators is consistent with continued slow growth in the UK economy in the second quarter. ...
Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade image
....The sharp fall in sterling triggered by the EU referendum result is having an adverse effect on Britain’s already weak public finances but has yet to bring about the expected improvement in the trade deficit, a Guardian analysis of the economic news of the past month shows. In a period in which business confidence took a hit from the government’s loss of its overall majority in the general election, the Guardian’s monthly tracker found little evidence that the impact of a more competitive currency was offsetting a slowdown in consumer spending caused by dearer imports. ...
State pension changes will cost 7 million people £10,000 each image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 11:01:20 PM
.... The analysis said the sum was roughly what might be expected, given that one year’s state pension is around £8,300. Debbie Abrahams, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said the government was asking “millions of people to work longer to pay for their failing austerity plans”, and said recent research that showed increases in life expectancy were slowing proved there was no evidence-based reason for the change. ...
Yes, the gender pay gap rules are flawed. But they’re the best hope of making things better image
.... In 2011, a report by the former trade minister highlighted the lack of women in top jobs and recommended that FTSE 100 companies should double the proportion of women in boardrooms to 25% by 2015. The target was exceeded, even if more recent evidence suggests progress has stalled – but Davies definitely provoked debate and scrutiny. ...
Tenpin alleys boom as Britain is bowled over by retro vibes of 1950s America image
....”. That rather odd mix of suits and buggies is in evidence at the Hollywood Bowl in Brighton, one of the country’s growing number of refurbished bowling alleys. ...

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