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....The Royal Society describes itself as the UK's independent scientific academy. More details about its work and its funding can be found here. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
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....Boss Simon Bazalgette said UK racing can now "kick-on, matter to more people in this country, and ensure the sport has a healthy future at all levels". He also welcomed "reforms to racing's funding", namely the introduction earlier this week of a reformed version of the bookmakers' levy system. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Disney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. A coalition of pressure groups including Action on Smoking and Health, Greenpeace, Public Citizen and the Sierra Club have written to the CEOs of the three companies asking them to stop funding the powerful business group. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A second poll of academics found that 53% of non-UK nationals were actively looking to leave the UK and the Guardian has heard reports of staff from other EU countries pulling out of job offers before they even arrive because of concerns about Brexit. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Capital is considered vital to a bank's safety, as it serves to protect it from sudden losses. It comes in many forms, but the most common is funding from shareholders, who expect a hefty return on the risk they are taking. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available,” said a spokesman. “The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 10:30:16 AM
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.... . At the moment, 200,000 people rely on district heating, but the government is championing the system and has put up £320m in seed funding to encourage more heat networks to be built in towns and cities across England and Wales. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The cost to the Treasury has been about £6bn a year more in 2015–16 compared with uprating in line with earnings alone, and £4bn more than uprating in line with inflation. Senior Tories argue that the policy has become increasingly unaffordable, and that reform could be presented alongside a more generous system of funding social care for the elderly – a key concern for many older voters. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:00:47 PM
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....A DCLG spokeswoman confirmed the relief fund was now being rolled out. “Councils should establish their own schemes to distribute funds to local firms and can claim the funding from DCLG as soon as their schemes are up and running,” she said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 24th of April 2017 06:16:40 PM
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.... Last month, he became managing director at the Big Lemon, a 10-year-old, eco-friendly bus operator in Brighton, where its single-deckers run on cooking oil – 112 tonnes of fat was used to fuel 16 buses and coaches for nearly 220,000 miles last year. Partly through crowdfunding and two-year bonds of £100 each to the local community, the Big Lemon last year raised £250,000 to convert two 25-seater buses to run on electricity deriving from solar power. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
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....5bn a year to compensate for the loss of EU funds after Brexit. Terry O’Neill, the alliance’s chairman, said: “The ways we go about regenerating our areas, and the sources of funding we draw on, all need rethinking. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 28th of April 2017 06:44:57 AM
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. A proposal from the boss of the AA for drivers to receive an annual “road miles” allowance is among the ideas shortlisted for a £250,000 competition to find new ways of funding the UK road network. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Trump has also promised personal tax cuts, which will further add to the deficit. So one of three things is going to happen: first, Trump’s plan may indeed lead to a doubling of the US growth rate and be self-funding, although recent economic history suggests otherwise. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
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.... TSB, now owned by Spanish bank Sabadell, reported a 40% drop in first quarter profits t0 £32m after a £30m increase in fees it pays to Lloyds following the split. Lloyds has benefited from being able to borrow cheaply on the wholesale markets, the Bank of England’s funding schemes, and attracting deposits from commercial customers, which has helped bolster its profitability. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Coffeeisgood. I’m a mid-50s employee working for a company that has terminated a successful internal coaching programme due to “lack of resources and funding”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I’m in my mid-50s and work for a company that recently terminated a successful internal coaching programme due to “lack of resources and funding”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Green heating system accused of causing 'fuel poverty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:47:23 AM
.... . At the moment, 200,000 people rely on district heating, but the government is championing the system and has put up £320m in seed funding to encourage more heat networks to be built in towns and cities across England and Wales. ...
‘I would be cautious about CV writing services’ – our work expert responds image
.... Coffeeisgood. I’m a mid-50s employee working for a company that has terminated a successful internal coaching programme due to “lack of resources and funding”. ...
'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:26:12 PM
....Capital is considered vital to a bank's safety, as it serves to protect it from sudden losses. It comes in many forms, but the most common is funding from shareholders, who expect a hefty return on the risk they are taking. ...
UK economy is being sucked into London and south-east, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:44:57 AM
....5bn a year to compensate for the loss of EU funds after Brexit. Terry O’Neill, the alliance’s chairman, said: “The ways we go about regenerating our areas, and the sources of funding we draw on, all need rethinking. ...
Lloyds profits double to £1.3bn despite PPI and fraud payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:33:22 AM
.... TSB, now owned by Spanish bank Sabadell, reported a 40% drop in first quarter profits t0 £32m after a £30m increase in fees it pays to Lloyds following the split. Lloyds has benefited from being able to borrow cheaply on the wholesale markets, the Bank of England’s funding schemes, and attracting deposits from commercial customers, which has helped bolster its profitability. ...
AA boss shortlisted for economics prize for ‘road miles’ allowance plan image
. A proposal from the boss of the AA for drivers to receive an annual “road miles” allowance is among the ideas shortlisted for a £250,000 competition to find new ways of funding the UK road network. ...
Theresa May weighing up cheaper 'double lock' for pensions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:00:47 PM
.... The cost to the Treasury has been about £6bn a year more in 2015–16 compared with uprating in line with earnings alone, and £4bn more than uprating in line with inflation. Senior Tories argue that the policy has become increasingly unaffordable, and that reform could be presented alongside a more generous system of funding social care for the elderly – a key concern for many older voters. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
....Trump has also promised personal tax cuts, which will further add to the deficit. So one of three things is going to happen: first, Trump’s plan may indeed lead to a doubling of the US growth rate and be self-funding, although recent economic history suggests otherwise. ...
Jockey Club horse racing posts record annual turnover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:05:46 AM
....Boss Simon Bazalgette said UK racing can now "kick-on, matter to more people in this country, and ensure the sport has a healthy future at all levels". He also welcomed "reforms to racing's funding", namely the introduction earlier this week of a reformed version of the bookmakers' levy system. ...
Brexit brain drain threatens UK universities, MPs warn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:00:39 AM
....A second poll of academics found that 53% of non-UK nationals were actively looking to leave the UK and the Guardian has heard reports of staff from other EU countries pulling out of job offers before they even arrive because of concerns about Brexit. 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. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....The Royal Society describes itself as the UK's independent scientific academy. More details about its work and its funding can be found here. ...
Minister makes U-turn over £300m business rates relief fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:16:40 PM
....A DCLG spokeswoman confirmed the relief fund was now being rolled out. “Councils should establish their own schemes to distribute funds to local firms and can claim the funding from DCLG as soon as their schemes are up and running,” she said. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
....Disney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. A coalition of pressure groups including Action on Smoking and Health, Greenpeace, Public Citizen and the Sierra Club have written to the CEOs of the three companies asking them to stop funding the powerful business group. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
.... “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available,” said a spokesman. “The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
I want to put coaching at the heart of my work – how can I do that? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I’m in my mid-50s and work for a company that recently terminated a successful internal coaching programme due to “lack of resources and funding”. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
.... Last month, he became managing director at the Big Lemon, a 10-year-old, eco-friendly bus operator in Brighton, where its single-deckers run on cooking oil – 112 tonnes of fat was used to fuel 16 buses and coaches for nearly 220,000 miles last year. Partly through crowdfunding and two-year bonds of £100 each to the local community, the Big Lemon last year raised £250,000 to convert two 25-seater buses to run on electricity deriving from solar power. ...
Family matters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:51:12 AM
....The IFS describes itself as an independent research institute which aims to inform public debate on economics. More details about its work and its funding can be found here. ...
Record low rate signals mortgage battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:48:53 AM
....Launching its 0. 89% mortgage, the Yorkshire Building Society said it had been able to offer the record low rate owing to the cost of funding having fallen in recent weeks. ...
UK government drops plan to raise probate fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:17:01 AM
.... This would have replaced a current flat rate of £215 if an application is made by an individual. The ministry said the charges were “fair and proportionate”, and that those who could afford to use the courts should make a greater contribution to their overall funding. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
....But Juicero has now given customers the chance to return the machine and get their money back, including those who bought it at its launch price of $699. The San Francisco firm raised around $120m in funding ahead of its launch last March. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... It will report on progress in honouring GIB’s green investment principles. It will aim to invest £1bn a year in green energy projects, more than the £700m-ish that GIB was achieving via taxpayer funding. ...
Yorkshire Building Society launches record low 0.89% mortgage rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:01:02 PM
....A spokesman for the Yorkshire, which announced in January that it was shutting 48 branches, said: “We are very pleased to offer borrowers the lowest mortgage rate ever available. The cost of funding has fallen in recent weeks and, as a financially strong building society with no external shareholders to satisfy, we have the ability to pass this on to borrowers. ...
With a whiff of sulphur, George Osborne was gone – but for how long? | Polly Toynbee image
.... That’s an image people understand all too well, though he knew it to be nonsense on stilts when applied to the national economy. In an echo chamber, he hammered in the message: you know Labour always borrows and spends recklessly; you know we could never afford all that extra funding for the NHS and education, all those 3,500 children’s centres, all those splendidly revived proud city centres. ...
Reality Check image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:31:06 PM
....The claim: Low and middle earners are bearing the burden of the tax take. Reality Check verdict: The government is very reliant on richer people for its funding. ...
Room for improvement with Accor’s pricing policy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....“I have taken this up with the person responsible for bedroom pricing at our head office and he has apologised and confirms it is an oversight – we would never normally lower our prices; we always reward those who book earliest with our lowest rates,” he claimed. He has agreed to charge you £65 and is refunding you £33. ...
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Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Labour MP Steve Rotherham, the frontrunner to win the mayoral race, has suggested his priorities are affordable housing, transport and skills. The WEP said it would fund the £100m plans through a combination of the Liverpool City Region single investment fund – £30m a year for the next 30 years (a total of £900m) to be used “to unlock the economic potential” of the region – pilot project funding from central government, local businesses and six local authorities. ...
Drivers could be paid 'up to £2,000 to scrap diesels' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:17:34 AM
....Neil Parish, chair of the Commons environment committee, supports the scrappage plan and will use a parliamentary debate on Wednesday to raise the proposal. He is expected to tell MPs that government funding of £500m would take nearly 10% of the five million dirtiest diesels off the road. ...
How the beery vision of brewing a small fortune can fall flat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 08:59:21 AM
....”. Hawke is also concerned about the increasing number of wannabe brewers crowdfunding their way into the industry. ...
Care home fees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:03:01 AM
....But with the financial squeeze on local authorities growing, Mary Butler says, it's getting harder to slip such trusts under the radar. "We've got a social care crisis on our hands now, a local authority funding crisis, so they're using every possible means to get money in. ...
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]. ...
Germany's new train firm on track image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:15:15 AM
....Launched in December of last year, Locomore runs services between Berlin and Stuttgart. Locomore was set up thanks to a 1m euro ($1m; £850,000) crowdfunding campaign. ...
Students face sharp rise in interest on tuition loans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:02:18 AM
...."Graduates wanting to access the housing market, save and start pensions after university are already struggling to do so and this step will only disadvantage them further," she said. A Department for Education spokeswoman said: "Our student funding system is sustainable and fair, with affordable loan rates based on income. ...
BrewDog toasts £213m US private equity investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 02:08:58 PM
.... . Close to £13m will be available to smaller investors who responded to BrewDog's earlier crowdfunding efforts. ...
'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:40:17 PM
....Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie are understood to have made £100m between them as a result of the deal, a decade after they used a £20,000 bank loan to start brewing in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. BrewDog’s army of nearly 50,000 “Equity Punks”, its name for investors in four previous rounds of crowdfunding, will be able to sell up to 15% of their shares from this week, the company said. ...
Which charity website should you use? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 05:59:00 AM
....”. At the time of writing the crowdfunding site had raised £736,093 to support PC Palmer’s family, which means that its fees will run towards £40,000. ...
Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....As the union’s soft underbelly, Greece is unlikely to be spared. Entirely reliant on the European Central Bank for funding, its banks would automatically become the biggest transmission mechanism for a spreading crisis. ...
‘I’m not asking you to put on an act’ – our work expert responds image
.... itunbridge. • Competition is fierce as funding is under pressure, especially for the non-STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and you will need to accept that the first steps will be a series of post-doc research grants and will be insecure and may require travel/relocation. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 10:58:18 PM
.... . "We're seeing really significant growth in funding to femtech start-ups," says Zoe Leavitt, tech analyst at CB Insights. ...
People with dementia to receive devices to block nuisance calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 08:57:28 AM
. The UK government is to fund high-tech call-blocking devices to protect people with dementia and vulnerable people from nuisance phone calls, although only around 1,500 people will be given the gadgets under the initial funding. ...
Truss’s plan to increase probate fees may not be legally enforceable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 05:00:32 AM
.... A report by the joint committee on statutory instruments has suggested that the Ministry of Justice may not have the authority to introduce the charges of up to £20,000 per estate. The MoJ has defended the charges on the grounds that its is “fair and proportionate” that those who can afford to use the courts should make a greater contribution to their overall funding. ...
RBS plan faces European Commission investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:42:35 PM
....This is to boost switching of small and medium-scale enterprise (SME) customers away from RBS, while the bigger bank would give branch facilities to those smaller rivals. RBS funding would also help develop financial technology for the wider banking sector. ...
Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel and Juncker ally warns on euro clearing image
....The Liberal Democrats’ treasury spokesperson, Susan Kramer, said: “The hard Brexit chosen by this government is set to take a wrecking ball to the UK financial sector, threatening thousands of jobs and billions of pounds of tax revenue. “That will mean more public sector cuts and hospitals and schools not getting the funding they need. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
.... Now that Brexit brings the prospect of tighter immigration controls, many employers see a pressing need for all sectors to tackle skills gaps. The idea of the levy is to force employers to take training more seriously in return for government help with funding. ...
US withdraws funding for United Nations Population Fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:39:15 AM
. The US says it is withdrawing funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries. ...
Tory donor Lycamobile in £26m tax dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
....“When the Tories are not handing out £70bn in tax giveaways to big business and the super-rich they are blocking action to clamp down on tax avoidance, threatening to turn Britain into a tax haven and taking donations from companies that have questions raised over their tax arrangements. “If Philip Hammond and Theresa May want to be taken seriously on tax avoidance and party funding, then they need to get their house in order. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
.... Overall, though, the letter reported that local businesses believed exporting would be hit because new trade deals were unlikely to be as good as existing conditions, that local industries, particularly food processing and agriculture, which are big employers, “are heavily reliant on eastern-European labour” to do often difficult work. Haskins also voiced a worry that EU structural funds, for which Hull has consistently qualified as a deprived area, would not be replaced by equivalent British government funding. ...
Arcadia plan sees pension woe pile up for Philip Green image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
....”. The schemes’ funding levels slipped after Arcadia agreed to pay £9. ...
Potholes 'the talk of the canteen' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:11:58 PM
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UK banks given new stress test scenarios image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:43:00 AM
.... . Setting out the stress test scenarios, the Bank of England said: "As highlighted in recent financial stability reports, the United Kingdom's large current account deficit creates a vulnerability to a reduction in foreign investor appetite for UK assets and increases in funding costs for real-economy borrowers. ...
Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
.... It is clear to see that young people outside of London and the south-east face a much harder time finding a first job or training opportunity – particularly those not going on to university. “It is extraordinary then that the government has not analysed the regional impact of its new apprenticeships policy, which is likely to boost investment in training precisely in those areas where employment is higher, such as in London and the south-east, leaving unemployment hotspots in the north-east or Yorkshire with proportionately less funding. ...
Council tax bills to rise in nine out of 10 English local authorities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....”. The chancellor, Philip Hammond, used his budget speech in March to announce a further £2bn additional funding for social care for councils in England between 2017-18 and 2019-20. ...
Consumer advocates call for crackdown on irresponsible payday lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:35:58 PM
. Consumer advocates have urged the government to stamp out irresponsible payday lending by strengthening financial counselling services, funding no-interest loan schemes and urgently acting on a promise to better regulate the sector. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... And pressures will only grow, because a third of doctors plan to retire by 2020. Care homes, where underfunding and recruitment problems have reached crisis levels, are also hugely reliant on EU-born workers. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:07:35 AM
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... In the Uber case it was acknowledged that the drivers turned the app on and off when they liked – it is hard to imagine a more flexible working arrangement – and they were still found to be workers. Indeed, were an employer to deny workers this flexibility we would instead argue that they were employees, as we do in our most recent test case on behalf of in-house couriers at The Doctors Laboratory (for which we are currently crowdfunding). ...
London Taxi Company's new Ansty Park plant opens in Coventry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:04:13 AM
....The company also announced that a second vehicle will also be built - an electric light commercial van. AA president Edmund King said: "After some of the misinformation and conflicting fiscal incentives for diesel vehicles, it is good to see the Government putting their money where their mouth is by supporting the new electric taxi plant in Coventry with £64 million of funding. ...
Google to overhaul advertising policies after growing boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:48:57 AM
....”. Many of the companies involved in the boycott had discovered that their advertising spend was being used to place banner adverts over YouTube videos from groups such as Britain First, indirectly funding extremists and damaging the prestige of their brands. ...
Lord King: Scotland 'could be independent' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:34:16 PM
....But he said it could be a challenge to borrow on the international markets. On Brexit, he said his "biggest worry" was "obsessed" politicians ignoring the trade deficit and NHS funding. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
.... It vastly improves the long-term future financial ability to meet her needs for the rest of her life, which is expected to be long. Her parents are comforted to know that there is funding to ensure that her needs are properly met when they are no longer around. ...
YouTube is like the wild west – why won't Google pay to clean it up? image
.... The merged Vodafone/Idea entity will be the market leader with almost 400 million customers. There is scope to cut costs and both principal shareholders expect the new business to be self-funding. ...
Residential care costs 'can soak up over 50% of property values' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....The cost of an average stay in a residential care home can swallow up more than half the value of an individual’s house in some parts of the country, according to new research. The findings, which show that the typical person entering residential care will face a total bill of £50,000-£93,000 depending on where they live, will fuel the debate about social care funding. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
....A study of 86 road schemes commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) found most roads increased traffic while destroying the countryside. The research, drawing on the government’s published evaluation of completed road schemes, was published as Highways England begins consultation over funding new roads. ...
G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:22:36 PM
....The communique, which was published at the end of the meeting in Baden-Baden with the agreement of all attending delegates, also failed to include a vow on climate change. Mr Trump has already promised to slash environmental funding. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
.... It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. “We’re starting to get a lot of résumés from [software engineers at] companies where the business model isn’t working and they can’t get funding, so they are closing down or cutting back,” said Mark Dinan, a software recruiter based in the Bay Area, who keeps track of companies’ hirings and firings. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....Van Zyl said: “This upgrade of Toyota Motor UK is a sign of confidence in our employees and suppliers and their focus on superior quality and greater efficiency. We welcome the UK government funding contribution for this activity. ...
Toyota to invest £240m in UK plant at Burnaston image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:39:48 AM
....The government is providing £21. 3m in funding for training, research and development, and improving the Burnaston plant's environmental performance. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....Cousins said that “polls show the majority of Australians are appalled that Adani [would get] a $1bn handout of public money to finance a project banks won’t touch”. The rail company Aurizon has lodged a rival bid for NAIF funding for a railway line to the Galilee basin, it was reported on Thursday. ...
Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:20 AM
. The Trump administration has laid out plans to boost US defence spending by $54bn (£44bn) while slashing funding for foreign aid. ...
Good riddance to the unfair NIC tax rise. Now what about that £2bn black hole? | John McDonnell image
.... But clarity is needed before then. The additional money was intended to pay for additional social care funding. ...
UK government should help companies targeted by foreign bids, says Unilever image
....Greg Clark, the business secretary, said last month: “We have taken the opportunity to look at our arrangements to make sure they are kept up to date. We have said we would do that in the context of mergers, particularly if it relates to critical infrastructure, as outlined by the Hinkley Point C decision [to build a new nuclear power station with funding from China]. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
....When Abraham, the former chief executive of Gold and Dave owner UKTV, was appointed chief executive in 2010 Channel 4 was facing something of a crisis. His predecessor Andy Duncan, now chief executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, had predicted that Channel 4 would face a funding deficit of as much as £150m a year by 2012. ...
'Lots of nurses have already left': EU workers head for exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:26:28 PM
.... In addition, many of our students come to the university to study from abroad. The European Union’s framework funding programmes including Horizon 2020 have been key to ensuring that the UK punches well above its weight in research and development. ...
Too many firms game the system. They should be transforming lives  | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....In desperation, Wilkes and Doherty texted everyone in their contacts book to help Colin – councillors, business people, charity groups. Within hours, Dawn Tolcher, an executive from local football team Tranmere Rovers, was in touch: she could apply for public funding for an apprenticeship for Colin, then put him on secondment to Neo. ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
....In terms of trading it said it had not noticed a material impact on UK revenues since the Brexit vote, and higher costs of raw material imports – a result of sterling weakness – were being offset by the cheaper cost of exports. It also confirmed it would be paying the living wage, as set by the Living Wage Foundation, for all UK permanent staff from April 2017, and would be increasing parental leave and childcare funding benefits. ...
Labour must learn to win if it wants to shape the UK's economic future image
....Fifth, years of austerity and economic under-performance are now taking a toll on public services. Prisons are a volcano waiting to erupt, funding per pupil in schools is being cut, the NHS and social care are facing funding crises, and the police say repeated budget cuts mean crime will start rising. ...

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