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....Sir John Vickers, who was asked to construct a safety plan for Britain's banks in the wake of the financial crisis, has warned regulators over hasty bank asset sales. Parliament is investigating whether UK banks have the capital means to keep going during a shock and Sir John and the Bank of England gave evidence. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It caused an uproar after a local paper said it had served as cover for officials to embezzle public funds. The report did not find any evidence of wrongdoing by any officials. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Defra estimates that a quarter of the 1,200 EU’s laws relate to the sector, and £3bn of EU money is distributed each year in subsidies to farmers and land managers. Pig farmers have echoed Suzannah’s concerns that access to seasonal EU labour is essential, but there is evidence there’s already been a drop in interest from workers because of the declining value of the pound. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:54:04 PM
....It caused an uproar after a local paper said it had served as cover for officials to embezzle public funds. The report did not find any evidence of wrongdoing by any officials. ...
'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:26:12 PM
....Sir John Vickers, who was asked to construct a safety plan for Britain's banks in the wake of the financial crisis, has warned regulators over hasty bank asset sales. Parliament is investigating whether UK banks have the capital means to keep going during a shock and Sir John and the Bank of England gave evidence. ...
'After Brexit people will fall in love with English apples again' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:00:03 AM
.... Defra estimates that a quarter of the 1,200 EU’s laws relate to the sector, and £3bn of EU money is distributed each year in subsidies to farmers and land managers. Pig farmers have echoed Suzannah’s concerns that access to seasonal EU labour is essential, but there is evidence there’s already been a drop in interest from workers because of the declining value of the pound. ...
​Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses image
.... However, this standard hasn’t always proven robust. There’s some evidence that wealthy individuals will use the pass-through business form to re-categorize income already from wages and salaries to business income. ...
Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:01 PM
.... Australia brought in plain packs in 2012. Analysing the evidence from Australia, the team found a reduction in smoking of 0. ...
Theresa May weighing up cheaper 'double lock' for pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:00:47 PM
.... It was introduced by the coalition government to tackle pensioner poverty and prevent retired households from falling behind. But recent evidence suggests that on average, retired people have tended to fare better than low-income working households since the onset of the financial crisis. ...
Sports Direct staff supplier Transline faces administration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:57:01 PM
.... . MPs criticised the agency after it gave evidence at a Commons committee inquiry in 2016, saying their testimony "lacked credibility". ...
In the small print image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:35:41 PM
Lloyds appoints ex-high court judge to review handling of HBOS fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:03:08 AM
....Nikki Turner said Dobbs and Griggs were not independent and that Lloyds was not paying out enough to the victims. “The compensation estimate is far too low, as it is predicated on 64 victims and there is clear evidence that over 250 businesses lost out because of this fraud,” she said. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....The March parliamentary hearing was the second time Transline had been called to appear in front of MPs in less than a year, with the first hearing ending disastrously for the company when its finance director, Jennifer Hardy, was accused of misleading parliament. Her evidence provoked Iain Wright, Labour MP and chair of the House of Commons business, innovation and skills select committee, to call on Sports Direct’s founder and majority shareholder, Mike Ashley, to consider axing Transline, which he said had not been candid about the reasons for its lack of an operating licence from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, an industry watchdog. ...
Andrew Tyrie to stand down as Conservative MP after 20 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:33:38 PM
....Tyrie took over as chair of the Treasury committee after the 2010 election after not getting a ministerial job in Cameron’s coalition government. Witnesses called before the committee soon learned to respect Tyrie’s relentless approach and he was particularly severe on bankers when they gave evidence to the parliamentary commission on banking standards, set up to help create a sounder and safer financial system after the near-meltdown of 2008. ...
Duke of Westminster's £12bn property firm hit by London slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:42 PM
.... Preston said the sale of expensive London homes was “well-timed” as the company expects the top end of the market to decline further. “At the top end of the market, we saw (and made sales ahead of) more evidence of falling prices, caused in part by higher stamp duty and a mood of general uncertainty in the run-up to the UK’s EU referendum in June and thereafter,” Preston said. ...
Hornby directors defend chairman Roger Canham image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:23:45 AM
...."We believe the current strategy is ineffective, will continue to destroy value and is not aligned with creating wealth for all shareholders," the group said. Mr Anton added: "Hornby is old-fashioned, and that's part of the problem, but there is evidence of a shift from screens to physical toys, such as Scalextric. ...
The doom-mongers got it wrong: the centre is holding in Europe | Joris Luyendijk image
.... But this is all the harder when politicians have to work without a solid party base. Italy was the first country to see its traditional parties collapse in the early 1990s, and the country’s instability and political paralysis ever since is clear evidence of what can come next. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....Carmichael welcomed recent moves by the government to guarantee funding and loan access to EU students planning to start courses in the UK in 2018, but said ministers should now act urgently to address the uncertainty over EU staff, who constitute 16% of the UK’s university workforce. The report follows a six-month inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the UK’s higher education sector, during which MPs visited three different universities and took evidence from almost 40 different higher education institutions. ...
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:50:10 PM
.... "I'm very concerned by the advertising-funded model, which is creating a lot of clickbait", he told me. And third, mounting evidence that people are willing to pay for high-quality news. ...
Offer for Dulux owner AkzoNobel raised again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:08:17 AM
....The latest offer is critical of AkzoNobel's own plan, announced on 19 April, to split the Netherlands-based group into two: one part concentrating on paint and the other on chemicals. PPG said: "As evidenced by the decline in AkzoNobel's stock price since its investor update, the capital markets have not recognized any additional value from its new standalone plan, including the enhanced regular dividend and special dividend that AkzoNobel has proposed for 2017. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
....Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. Capping utility bills was a key policy in Labour’s 2015 general election manifesto, but was rubbished by David Cameron as evidence that Ed Miliband wanted to live in a “Marxist universe”. ...
A hasty election before Britain sees the hard truth of Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
.... But, again, “Asia’s big three economies (China, Japan and India) are less important still”. All the evidence is that the free-trade agreements that the Brexiters promise us will take many years to negotiate. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
....But Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics, was more upbeat and said the figures most likely overstated the weakness in overall household spending growth that was typical in the first quarters. “Retail sales only account for about a third of household spending, and the recent evidence on other areas of spending has been more encouraging. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....“With scandal engulfing Fox in the US and the history of phone hacking in Britain, the government knows the Murdoch brand is politically toxic,” said Bert Wander, director at campaigning group Avaaz. “Ofcom should use the extra time to consider new evidence of why the Murdochs are not fit to own Sky. ...
Sadly it was money – not morals – that forced Fox to boot Bill O'Reilly | Lucia Graves image
....On Tuesday, O’Reilly’s lawyer said his client was the subject of a harassment campaign coordinated by liberal pressure groups: a “smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons,” he said. The statement offered no evidence for its claim but promised such evidence would be “put forth shortly”. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
.... Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan are the joint executive chairs of 21st Century Fox while James Murdoch, Rupert’s other son, is chief executive. Maggie Chao at campaign group 38 Degrees, which opposes the Sky deal, said: “There’s a mountain of evidence that the Murdochs are not fit or proper to own Sky. ...
Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:41 AM
....Walking cut the odds of developing heart disease but the benefit was mostly for people walking more than six miles per week. "This is really clear evidence that people who commute in an active way, particularly by cycling, were at lower risk," Dr Jason Gill, from the University of Glasgow, told the BBC News website. ...
Government cap on energy prices would spark backlash | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:12:57 PM
.... Under Wright’s leadership, the committee has done what it’s supposed to do: selected a few juicy bones and chewed for all it’s worth. The grubby tale of Green’s sale of BHS to a thrice-bankrupt retailing novice was illuminated when the business committee, alongside Frank Field’s work and pensions committee, summoned the main players and called for documentary evidence. ...
IMF says global financial stability has improved image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:31:28 PM
.... The downside of that was the extent to which it was fuelled by a faster expansion of credit. The report says there is evidence that credit booms of this scale are "often dangerous". ...
It's good to talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:00:53 AM
....And whether positive or negative, this time in school will have a profound influence on these young people. The evidence of countries such as Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland shows that it is not a case of choosing between high academic standards and high levels of satisfaction with life - it is possible to have both. ...
Force India F1 team boss Vijay Mallya arrested in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 12:31:31 PM
.... The Indian government revoked his passport last April, and the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation filed formal fraud charges against him. Indian investigators said last year Mallya had ignored their summons to give evidence three times. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
....Adam Marshall, the BCC director-general, said: “Cyber-attacks risk companies’ finances, confidence and reputation, with victims reporting not only monetary losses, but costs from disruption to their business and productivity. While firms of all sizes, from major corporations to one-man operations, fall prey to attacks, our evidence shows that large companies are more likely to experience them. ...
Guardians of the home image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
....Parents working late can receive alerts when their kids arrive home, for example, and will receive an "unknown face seen" alert if someone breaks in. The French company says evidence collected by its smart cameras has led to the successful prosecution of burglars. ...
Care homes charging for rooms after residents die, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:09:18 PM
....In a statement, the CMA said: “We are very keen to hear from care home residents and their relatives who have experienced issues such as unexplained or ‘hidden’ charges, unexpected fee increases or occasions when they feel that complaints have not been handled fairly. “As part of our review we are looking at whether care homes are complying with consumer law so we’re encouraging people to come forward with any evidence of unfair terms or practices. ...
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
....Swift has not confirmed it was compromised. "We have no evidence to suggest that there has ever been any unauthorised access to our network or messaging services," it said in a statement on Friday. ...
Libor rigging: chancellor urged inquiry into Bank of England allegations image
....John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, is calling on Philip Hammond to hold an urgent public inquiry into whether Bank of England officials colluded in the rigging of the Libor rate. The senior Labour politician said Hammond’s silence on the issue was unacceptable after a BBC Panorama programme said it had evidence of pressure exerted by Threadneedle Street on the setting of Libor – the London interbank offered rate, which is the interest rate banks charge each other for short-term loans. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....More than 10m jobs in the UK – a third of the total – are thought to be at risk from automation within the next two decades and the IPPR said the scale of the challenge required urgent action. There was also evidence to suggest that the impact of automation would be geographically concentrated and so widen the north-south divide. ...
Brazil graft probe focuses on World Cup football stadiums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:34:38 AM
....Rio's historic stadium. At least five executives out of the 77 who gave evidence confirmed that payments were made to secure what they described as "an unfair advantage associated with work on the Maracana". ...
Bernard Matthews seller 'lined own pockets' by rejecting pension offer image
....BPO, which also wrote to Field last month, said: “BPO made an offer to acquire the whole of the share capital of Bernard Matthews which would have entailed BPO taking on the Bernard Matthews pension scheme and its deficit, but this offer was rejected by Rutland and its advisers. “Mr Boparan takes his responsibilities with regard to pension commitments extremely seriously and this can be evidenced by the way that he has increased his funding to the Northern Foods pension scheme since its acquisition by BHL [Boparan Holdings Limited, another family vehicle]. ...
Trade agenda image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:17:15 PM
.... . President Trump considers these figures to be evidence that the US has done badly, that it has been treated unfairly. ...
BA pilot who feared toxic cockpit air died of overdose, inquest told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 02:29:28 PM
....“The airlines cannot categorically say that air in these aircraft is safe. They refuse to monitor and test for toxins, so of course they have no evidence because they will not look for it. ...
Banks cracking down on lending after borrowing binge, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:53:17 PM
.... Consumer spending has been the main driver of the robust growth that has defied gloomy forecasts from economists since the EU referendum. But there is growing evidence that the engine of growth is losing steam, with retail sales slowing. ...
United Airlines to refund tickets for all customers on infamous flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:40:06 AM
....The passenger was identified as Dao, a 69-year-old physician from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Attorneys for Dao filed court papers Wednesday asking the airline and the city of Chicago to preserve evidence in the case. ...
What is an ordinary working person? PM's grammar schools report has the answer | Larry Elliot image
.... Harold Wilson teased the blue-blooded Alec Douglas-Home about his inability to connect with ordinary working people ahead of the 1964 election. Margaret Thatcher cited her policy of allowing council tenants to buy their homes as evidence that the Conservatives, not Labour, represented ordinary working people. ...
US senator presses Deutsche Bank for details of Trump loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:29:14 PM
....Deutsche has conducted a close internal examination of the US president’s personal account to gauge whether there are any suspicious connections to Russia. It was looking for evidence of whether loans to Trump, which were agreed in highly unusual circumstances, may have been underpinned by financial guarantees from Moscow. ...
Final salary pension warning: Savers risk ruining retirement with transfers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:24:00 PM
.... "In this post pension freedom world, and with pension transfer values at record levels, it is very easy to be persuaded by the lure of short-term cash. "There is mounting anecdotal evidence that not all this activity is robust: for example we are seeing and hearing evidence of targeted sales operations seeking out defined benefit scheme members to persuade them to transfer. ...
Millions of EDF customers face second price rise this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:36:37 AM
....Dermot Nolan, the regulator’s chief executive, said: “Ofgem and the government are working on a raft of reforms to ensure fairer treatment for consumers and to make the market smarter and more competitive. Today’s announcement is further evidence of the need for change. ...
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:55:39 AM
....The suggestion came in their report at the end of their inquiry into Lessons learned from the EU Referendum. The report, and published evidence with the report, does not appear to quote anyone saying that the voter registration site had been targeted. ...
EDF raises electricity prices for second time this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:24:45 AM
....Ofgem was highly critical of the increases. Dermot Nolan, its chief executive, said: "EDF's second price rise in four months, when there has not been a dramatic rise in wholesale energy prices since it last put up prices, is difficult to justify and is further evidence that the energy market is not working in all consumers' interests. ...
Shell admits dealing with money launderer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:36:26 PM
....Representatives of Peter Voser declined to comment. ENI said there was no credible evidence any of its staff were involved in wrongdoing. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
. Britain’s retailers suffered a third consecutive month of falling sales in March, according to industry figures that add to evidence that a post-referendum rise in living costs is denting consumer spending. ...
BBC to air recording that implicates Bank of England in Libor scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:45:56 PM
....Revelations that the rate was rigged at the height of the financial crisis have led to banks being fined hundreds of millions of pounds from a variety of regulators, while bankers from Barclays and UBS have been jailed. The BBC said its investigations added to evidence the Bank of England had pressured commercial banks to push their Libor rates down and that the transcript of the phone conversation at Barclays called into question evidence to the Treasury select committee in 2012 by the former Barclays boss Bob Diamond and Paul Tucker, former deputy governor of the Bank of England. ...
Trump tax cut plan will be as big a flop as failed healthcare reforms | Nouriel Roubini image
.... This is a socially progressive populist idea that a pseudo-populist plutocrat like Trump will never accept. So, it looks like Republicans will continue to delude themselves that supply-side, trickle-down tax policies work, in spite of the overwhelming weight of evidence to the contrary. ...
The secret recording implicating the Bank of England in Libor rigging image
....A secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in Libor rigging has been uncovered by the BBC. The 2008 recording adds to evidence the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their Libor rates down. ...
Bank of England implicated in Libor recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 08:50:52 AM
....A secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in Libor rigging has been uncovered by the BBC. The 2008 recording adds to evidence the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their Libor rates down. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
.... . The 2008 recording adds to evidence the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their Libor rates down. ...
Price rises and pay figures to underline Brexit strain on Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
.... “We anticipate further upward pressures from food, clothing and utilities – the latter reflecting the fact that two major utility companies raised prices, electricity prices in particular, on the month,” said Investec’s Chris Hare. A separate report from Lloyds added to evidence that companies were passing on some of their rising costs to customers. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
....5bn from the company’s running costs by seeking to make its stores and distribution network more efficient. There was evidence of this programme last week when Tesco said 3,000 jobs were at risk as part of a shakeup that involves cutting night shifts for shelf stackers in some of its biggest supermarkets. ...
Zero house price inflation is to be welcomed not feared | Larry Elliott image
.... The correlation holds true across the developed countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and in individual US states. There is no evidence that buying a house means you personallly lose your job a couple of years down the line, which suggests Britons will not easily be turned on by the idea of becoming a nation of renters. ...
Brexit hasn’t happened yet – and it is changing all the time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... Last week saw inspired reports that, on her trip to Saudi Arabia, Theresa May was softening her tone from the earlier approach towards a “hard Brexit”. As more evidence becomes apparent of the consequences of abandoning the single market that the heroine of the Tory right, one Margaret Thatcher, did so much to help create, the unfortunate truth must have dawned on May that no deal is the worst possible outcome. ...
Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:34:17 PM
....Worries that the UK economy is losing steam have been strengthened by news of a housing market slowdown, a drop in industrial output and the weakest performance for a year by the construction industry. Economists on Friday said there was growing evidence that the UK economy slipped down a gear as it entered the new year, following a strong finish to 2016 that had confounded the doomsayers predicting a post-Brexit-vote slump. ...
US gained only 98,000 jobs in March, putting a chill on Trump's promises image
....The jobs market had got off to a flying start in 2017, adding an average of 236,500 jobs a month. February’s jobs report was the first under Trump and was seized upon by the president as evidence that his promise to bring back US manufacturing jobs was coming true. ...
Vaping shops selling to non-smokers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 03:46:49 AM
....Another piece of footage showed a retailer telling a non-smoking customer he would not "want to get you hooked to something" and advising him against buying the product. Chief executive of the RSPH, Shirley Cramer, said e-cigarettes should be treated as "evidence-based quitting aids, rather than lifestyle products", and therefore should be aimed at smokers. ...
Fertile ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:58:18 PM
.... . "There are probably many examples of new tech companies and technologies in the fertility space that bring the promise of benefits to patients and users, but they must be properly assessed before they are used in a healthcare setting," says Alexia Tonnel, director of evidence resources at Nice. ...
Two Barclays traders found not guilty in Libor retrial image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:12:09 AM
...." . Mr Reich's lawyers said the jury heard evidence from senior managers at Barclays, who accepted that between 2005 and 2007 communications with the Libor submitter were permitted which created conflicts of interest, and that there was insufficient clarity and training as to what was and was not allowed. ...
Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 09:31:39 AM
.... As before, headteachers have the ability to decide when exceptional circumstances allow for a child to be absent but today’s ruling removes the uncertainty for schools and local authorities that was created by the previous judgment. “The evidence shows every extra day of school missed can affect a pupil’s chances of achieving good GCSEs, which has a lasting effect on their life chances. ...
Network Rail’s knotweed policy is undermining my house sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:00:33 AM
....However, without a written guarantee that the agency will get rid of the weed and foot all future bills, you are stuck. The Council of Mortgage Lenders confirms that banks will want to see such evidence before parting with their money. ...
Criminal gangs use UK ports to defraud EU customs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:02:51 PM
....They are angry that the same Chinese importers are evading VAT as well as under-declaring the value of goods at customs. Richard Allen, from the business pressure group Retailers Against VAT Abuse (RAVAS), says his members had gathered plenty of hard evidence of widespread tax avoidance by Chinese criminal rackets. ...
Sir Elton John among 63 new phone-hacking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:13:31 PM
....More than 1,000 people have already settled with the company, which denies the practice took place at the Sun. The latest claims include stories published by the Sun, after a High Court judge ruled in April 2016 there was enough evidence for claims against the paper to be heard. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
.... In May it will begin the case by deciding whether riders should be classed as self-employed or workers. Jason Moyer-Lee, the general secretary of the IWGB, said: “This document is further evidence of what the IWGB has been saying all along. ...
Scottish economic output falls by 0.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:20:57 PM
....Read more from Douglas here. Scottish Labour's economy spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said the figures provided "further compelling evidence that the last thing Scotland needs is another divisive independence referendum". ...
UK services sector expands at fastest rate this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:50 AM
....The latest health check of a sector that accounts for more than 75% of the economy’s output showed the pace of activity picking up to a three-month high in March. Despite evidence that higher inflation was taking its toll of spending in hotels, restaurants, gyms and hairdressers, exporters of services were boosted by the fall in the value of the pound. ...
UK services sector beats forecasts buoyed by new work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:28:30 AM
....2478 after the survey found that business activity expanded at the quickest rate since December. Respondents were also optimistic about the year ahead, while there was evidence that the fall in the value of sterling since the Brexit vote had led to new sales inquiries from abroad and demand for overseas clients, especially in the US. ...
UK new car sales speed to record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 09:14:46 AM
.... From 1 April all new cars, apart from those with zero emissions, have to pay an annual flat rate charge. A total of 244,263 diesel cars were sold in March, a record, but there was also some evidence that the controversy surrounding emissions and the damage these vehicles are causing to the environment is starting to hit demand. ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
....Abolition of LTIPs, however, will be the real test of seriousness. The evidence says LTIPs are distrusted, don’t work within their own narrow logic and have grown like weeds. ...
MPs urge crackdown on excessive pay to rebuild public trust in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:30:12 AM
.... “No new LTIPs should be agreed from the start of 2018 and existing agreements should not be renewed,” the report concluded. It said that gathering evidence for the report, MPs were told by one witness “pay was now so complex that executives themselves do not always understand their own remuneration”. ...
Few fathers can afford to take shared parental leave, say campaigners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:01:04 PM
....Maria Miller, the chair of the women and equalities committee, said the introduction of SPL was “very welcome”. She added: “However, as the written evidence to our inquiry shows, fathers are questioning whether it works for them in practice and that is a concern. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
.... The 1,100-flat “X1” scheme is aimed specifically at buy-to-let investors who will likely never even visit, hence the build quality and the towers’ tacky grey livery in keeping with the Carbuncle Cup-winning MediaCityUK complex nearby. A little further east, north Manchester has been rebranded as NOMA, an £800m 20-acre lifestyle concept that claims to be “where the modern world began” – although any evidence of that heritage will soon be trampled beneath “Manchester’s most exclusive and iconic landmark” in the form of a 36-storey slab of luxury flats. ...
The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let’s start planning now | Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley image
....There are plenty of reasons to argue for extra time off and more flexible working arrangements. For a start, there is strong evidence it makes people happier and healthier – giving them more time to do what they love, while reducing stress levels. ...
Sharp rise in UK food prices inflates household shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:14 AM
....”. Supermarkets have been cutting multi-buy deals and other special offers, after mounting evidence that they confuse shoppers and increase food waste. ...
Wildlife travel agent drops zoo trips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:58:11 AM
....Mr Francis said none of the tour operators whose holidays had been dropped had objected to his decision. "They told us they hadn't thought things through but now they have been presented with the evidence they agree", he said. ...

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