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.... Investments by major developing countries alone are projected to be $23tn by the end of the next decade, with green business’s supporters arguing that the UK is well placed to take a share of the burgeoning market. In a letter to the Guardian, a group representing more than 30 of the UK’s green and low-carbon companies forecast that the low-carbon economy would rocket from 2% of the UK’s GDP today to 13% in the next three decades, boosting both manufacturing and services, but only with government support. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... Investments by major developing countries alone are projected to be $23tn by the end of the next decade, with green business’s supporters arguing that the UK is well placed to take a share of the burgeoning market. In a letter to the Guardian, a group representing more than 30 of the UK’s green and low-carbon companies forecast that the low-carbon economy would rocket from 2% of the UK’s GDP today to 13% in the next three decades, boosting both manufacturing and services, but only with government support. ...
TUC urges government to help boost pay as debt nears record levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:01:19 AM
.... The figures for average household debt disguised the true picture since some households had no unsecured debt. O’Grady said: “A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. ...
TUC warns household debt will rise to £15,000 by 2020 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
.... They must boost the minimum wage, and end pay restrictions for public servants like nurses, firefighters and midwives. "A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
. Oil executives whose industry is promised further government support if the Conservatives are returned to power have given more than £390,000 to the party since Theresa May became prime minister. ...
Italy's ​Alitalia to enter administration after staff reject rescue deal image
.... Low cost carriers have opened bases in Italy and started operating on domestic routes, and have long surpassed Alitalia in terms of passenger numbers – and profits. The airline is counting on government support to keep operating, with a short-term loan of up to €400m likely to see it through the bankruptcy process and enable it to keep flying during the lucrative summer months. ...
Niger 'cleared' over Areva uranium deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 04:54:04 PM
.... . Niger's first commercial uranium mine began operating in 1971, with a strong government support for expanding uranium mining. ...
Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:52:18 PM
....Ministers are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least. The business secretary, Greg Clark, visited the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles on Monday to discuss the possibility of government support for turbines off the mainland. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....There has been progress on that front already, says Linsey Temple, who runs Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), providing apprenticeship programmes and other bespoke courses for companies. “I think the government supporting apprenticeships and really promoting it has driven people,” she says. ...
Industrial heartland is in no fit state to pump up UK exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Jaguar Land Rover and the aerospace firm Moog boast stellar productivity rates, while areas such as Sutton Coldfield are solidly wealthy and stuffed with highly paid graduates. It’s certainly true that the average figures for the region are dragged down by the districts of Sandwell and neighbouring Dudley, which have struggled for years with little private investment or government support. ...
UK film industry 'needs government support' after Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:29:58 AM
...."Culturally, it's very important British independent reforms are supported perhaps in a greater way," he said. In 2015, government support for the UK film industry through tax relief was £251m. ...
Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:42:17 AM
....Samsung Group boss Jay Y. Lee is accused of bribing a friend of the former president in return for government support in a deal. ...
Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
....He is accused of giving donations worth 41bn won ($36m;£29m) non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park. Prosecutors have alleged this was done to win government support for a big restructuring of Samsung that would help a smooth leadership transition in favour of Mr Lee. ...
Rents are 'out of step' with incomes, housing body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:01:21 AM
....Rics said around a third of members it had polled thought homeless people and those on housing benefits had seen their access to rented properties fall. A key reason cited by respondents was cuts to government support for housing costs. ...
Brexit means taxpayers need to support supply chain, says Nissan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:56:52 PM
....Colin Lawther, the company’s senior vice-president of manufacturing supply chain, told MPs on Tuesday that Nissan’s Sunderland plant consumes 5m parts a day for a production line that produces two cars every minute. Lawther said the automotive industry has made a “strong request” for government support for £100m to £140m of investment for a supply development fund to “repower the supply base” and build an indigenous, high-tech car components sector in the UK. ...
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:14:00 AM
....Prosecutors accused Mr Lee of giving donations worth 41bn won ($36m; £29m) to organisations linked to Ms Choi. They alleged this was done to win government support for a big restructuring of Samsung that would help a smooth leadership transition in favour of Mr Lee, who is standing in as chairman for his ill father, Lee Kun-hee. ...
Samsung head arrested over South Korean Choi-gate corruption scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:27:38 AM
....The acting head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, has been arrested in connection with the corruption and influence-peddling scandal that threatens to topple the country’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Special prosecutors investigating a scandal that has rocked South Korea’s political and business worlds accuse Lee Jae-yong of bribing a close friend of Park to secure government support for a business deal that would propel him to the top of the Samsung group. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
....The industrial strategy, unveiled in Warrington, Cheshire, shows the prime minister is prepared to take a more interventionist approach in British industry than previous governments. The green paper states that five sectors will receive special government support because of their potential: life sciences, vehicles with low CO2 emissions such as electric cars, industrial digitalisation, the creative sector and the nuclear industry. ...
Theresa May’s industrial plan signals shift to more state intervention image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:28:07 AM
....Theresa May is to signal an era of greater state intervention in the economy as she launches her industrial strategy with a promise of “sector deals”, a new system of technical education and better infrastructure. The prime minister will publish the strategy at a cabinet meeting in the north-west of England, naming five sectors that could receive special government support: life sciences, low-carbon-emission vehicles, industrial digitalisation, the creative sector and nuclear industry. ...
Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce car sales rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:24:06 AM
.... . Chief executive Dr Ralf Speth said last year that the company wanted to double production from 500,000 to one million cars a year, but that it would depend on government support. ...
The train companies pocket millions in compensation for delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:01:21 AM
....”. Unfortunately Loughton’s bill was introduced under the 10-minute rule and without official government support will go nowhere. ...
Italian cabinet gives green light to Monte dei Paschi di Siena bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:09:24 PM
.... it will eventually be decided by Brussels,” Piccoli said. Once MPS is saved, a number of other banks could also require government support. ...
Five-minute guide to the rising cost of care homes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Just one in 10 believes they should pay from their own pockets, but that is exactly what most of us will end up doing. Jonathan Bruce, managing director of Prestige Nursing+Care, says it is worrying that so many people do not know how they will pay for care: “More and more people are likely to have to fund care privately without relying on government support. ...
Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:28:00 PM
.... . The report urges better government support for the Careers and Enterprise Company as well as the promotion of apprenticeships. ...
Unpaid internships could be banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 01:58:21 PM
.... . "I'm confident that this government is serious about building a Britain that works for everyone and not just the privileged few so I look forward to government support for my bill. ...
Maternity leave sackings cost £280m a year, says equality watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:34:17 AM
....“The self-employed also need support,” he said. “In particular, we are campaigning for the maternity allowance to be increased more into line with statutory maternity pay to help our self-employed members and help ensure fairness in government support. ...
Rail freight firm DB Cargo plans to cut 900 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:19:21 AM
....It said between January and September it saw a 78% reduction in the number of coal trains it ran and a drop of 33% in the number of steel trains. Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said: "This is devastating news brought on through a combination of cut-throat practices in the UK rail freight industry and a shocking lack of government support for this key section of our transport infrastructure. ...
Fracking in Lancashire given go-ahead by government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 12:00:35 AM
....In response to the decision, LCC has called on the government to do more to address people's concerns about fracking. "It is clear the government supports the development of a shale gas industry, but I would ask them to do more to address the concerns of local communities and the councillors who represent them by supporting the best environmental controls," it said. ...
Free land image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:03:35 PM
...."We decided to get this land when we heard about the law because it really allows people to do whatever kind of business they want," he says. "Of course there will be people who refuse to do it but there is strong government support, so those who believe in their powers will use this project and will move to the Far East. ...
Help to Buy mortgage guarantee not needed, says Bank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:00:00 AM
....A major scheme designed to prop up the UK housing market is no longer needed, the Bank of England has told the government. The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme allows lenders to offer loans to people offering a deposit as low as 5% thanks to government support. ...
UK growth forecast cut by BCC after Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:02:23 PM
...."After the immediate Brexit scare, businesses are becoming more confident as they start to find that, for most of us, it's back to business as usual," said Peter Hemington from BDO. "But ongoing uncertainty and the likely longer-term damage if we exit the single market, are concerns which continue to justify government support for growth. ...
An unlikely story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 11:09:13 PM
....". While the continuing overseas success of Turkish TV shows is undoubtedly welcomed by the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, because it boosts the country's international image and reputation, the industry stresses that it is completely independent and free of any government support. ...
UK's biggest housebuilders shrug off Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 04:57:17 PM
....In July, Barratt warned that it might slow its housebuilding rate as a result of the Brexit vote, triggering a slump in its share price. But it also said the housing sector was fundamentally strong thanks to government support, good mortgage availability and undersupply of new homes. ...

Indonesian officials call for ban on 'pornographic' noodle packaging
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 11:51:13 AM
....According to  a report in The Jakarta Post, the Bikini snack ban was part of a growing “moral panic”. “The [food agency’s ]reactionary move is the latest example of government support for a conservative agenda, clamping down on anything it deems hazardous to the nation’s ‘moral fibre’,” the newspaper reported. ...

Six die at China elderly home which ‘banned air conditioning’ during heatwave
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....An investigation has been launched after six elderly people died at a Chinese care home during a severe heatwave, with reports saying the residents were not permitted to use air conditioners in the state-run facility. The deaths have sparked a wave of criticism, along with concern for the growing ranks of often childless elderly Chinese who are forced to rely on government support. ...
Housing sales forecast to fall sharply this summer after Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 11:01:03 PM
....However, Thomas said Barratt and the housing industry in general were in good shape. “The sector continues to receive focused government support, mortgage availability is good and there remains an undersupply of new homes,” he said. ...
Tata board meets to discuss UK steel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:11:59 PM
....It is expected to "pause" the sale of the main Port Talbot plant, but go ahead with the sale of its speciality business, which employs 2,000 people in Hartlepool, Rotherham and Stocksbridge. Tata is thought to be in less of a hurry to sell because of rising steel prices and signs of government support. ...
Tata Steel close to deal with government to keep UK business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:35:11 PM
....A spokesperson for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills declined to comment on talks, saying it was a commercial sales process. But the department reiterated that any government support for a buyer would be on commercial terms in order to comply with European state aid rules. ...
Tata Steel pension chief backs controversial cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:22:21 AM
.... He said: “The trustee of the British Steel pension scheme welcomes the government’s decision to consult on changes to the law applying to the scheme. “The trustee will be writing to members over the coming days to make clear its belief that, with government support, it should be possible to modify benefits so as to allow the scheme to remain outside the Pension Protection Fund indefinitely and on a low-risk basis. ...
Why financial regulators are always fighting the last war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 01:39:15 PM
.... As panic rose among the public, the federal government, fearing a major run on other money market funds, guaranteed all such funds for one year, starting 19 September 2008. The reason why this run was so alarming as to require unprecedented government support stems from the narratives underlying it. ...
Strawberry fields for ever? UK wage laws 'will kill off fruit farming' image
.... Some are predicting the closure of British farms as strawberries become an unprofitable operation, replaced in supermarket by cheaper imports. The warning echoes a recent National Farmers’ Union (NFU) report which revealed that the impact of the new minimum pay threshold could cost growers 58% of their profits immediately while over the next four years it could cost fresh food businesses up to 158% of current business profit, making strawberry growing completely unprofitable for British farmers without extra government support. ...
UK's attractiveness for renewables investment plummets to all-time low image
.... For the first time, however, it has slid to 13th in the global rankings. Investors in renewable energy are being put off the UK by political posturing hostile to renewables and green efforts, and the slashing of government support for clean power supplies, in favour of potentially more expensive alternatives such as shale gas and nuclear power. ...
UK's attractiveness for renewables investment plummets to all-time low image
.... For the first time, however, it has slid to 13th in the global rankings. Investors in renewable energy are being put off the UK by political posturing hostile to renewables and green efforts, and the slashing of government support for clean power supplies, in favour of potentially more expensive alternatives such as shale gas and nuclear power. ...
Brexit ‘will put UK access to cutting-edge medicines at risk’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of May 2016 07:50:14 PM
.... The sector employs over 222,000 people across the UK. It spends £4bn on R&D, and also attracts high levels of inward investment – government support has led to some £6bn in the last five years alone. ...
Excalibur management buyout is frontrunner to rescue Tata Steel UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:15:13 PM
....The future of Tata Steel UK is unlikely to be decided until after the EU referendum on 23 June, although a preferred bidder could be named before then. A source said Excalibur had submitted a detailed plan for the business, but added: “It really needs a lot of money and a lot of government support. ...
A Port Talbot buyout could transform industrial relations in the UK | Ian Greenwood image
. A management buyout at the ailing Tata Port Talbot steelworks will depend on a financial package requiring, in all probability, not only private but also government support. ...
Tata Steel: government offers to part-nationalise UK plants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 12:36:01 PM
.... The government later backtracked and said all possibilities were still on the table. One Conservative source said he believed there had been a change of heart about the extent of government support because David Cameron feared being blamed for the collapse of British steel like Margaret Thatcher and the coal industry. ...
Senior Port Talbot staff ‘to announce buyout plan for Tata Steel plant’ image
....Senior staff from Tata Steel’s Port Talbot factory are expected to announce a management buyout plan for the plant. Stuart Wilkie, the managing director of Tata Strip Products UK, was named as the leader of a group of managers who are looking for private investors and government support for their plan, which they are tipped to unveil on Wednesday. ...
‘Steel runs through the veins’: Teesside suffering profound loss of identity image
.... We have got to strengthen and diversify our economy. We’ve got to use this opportunity of having government support at the moment to make that happen so that we are more sustainable in the future. ...
China's economic growth slows to 6.7% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of April 2016 02:32:13 AM
.... . Some provinces and companies are said to exaggerate their production figures to push themselves to the top of the pile but there are also those who are thought to under-estimate their performance so they can attract greater central government support. ...
Tata Steel rules out any dowry to attract potential buyer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 05:25:13 PM
....The Tata boss refused to criticise the UK government’s handling of the crisis and said it was up to any buyer of its steel business to reach an agreement over state aid. “We hope the government supports the business in whatever form that the new buyer actually asks,” he said. ...
UK may 'co-invest' to save Tata plant image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:38:36 AM
....Tony Burke, assistant general secretary of Unite, said the union would be holding Mr Javid to his commitment to co-invest if necessary. "The penny appears to have dropped that there should be an active government supporting steel and manufacturing as the best best hope of securing the future of the industry. ...
Arrium and the future of the Australian steel industry – four key questions image
....The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union wants the government to take a more interventionist approach. “Minister Pyne could do something right now by committing to procure Australian-made steel for all government supported projects, by levying emergency safeguard tariffs on imported steel and by starting to get serious about creating a level playing field which supports regional industries and the families and communities which rely on it,” the SA state secretary of the union, Aaron Cartledge, said. ...
Port Talbot MP says lower Tata losses improve chance of deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 08:58:42 AM
....The business secretary, Sajid Javid, arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday to meet Tata’s bosses a week after Kinnock travelled to the city to lobby the Indian conglomerate when Javid was on a trip to Australia. Javid is now trying to help broker a purchase of the business, possibly with government support for the buyer. ...
With £40bn for the taking, SMEs are venturing into space image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 06:51:47 AM
....The space sector is reaching a tipping point where the market understands the potential for smaller satellites, says Brian Aitken, a partner at Nevis Capital, one of the investors in Clyde Space. “[The combination of] technical expertise, UK government support for export and the growth rate of the market should create a healthy environment for UK companies to flourish. ...
'Substantial support' needed for steel image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 02:20:51 AM
....Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of having an "ideological allergy to public ownership". The union plan involves securing the customer base by guaranteeing production at Tata sites, not allowing Tata or other buyers to "cherry pick" parts of the business, and offering government support for two to three years while the industry gets "back to self-sustainability". ...
British Steel name could return as part of Tata Scunthorpe deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 07:57:44 AM
....A source familiar with Greybull said the firm was not in explicit talks about Port Talbot and was concentrating on completing the Scunthorpe deal. Any involvement in rescuing Port Talbot could depend on finding investment partners and the level of government support on offer. ...
Unions urge backing for steel plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 02:16:09 AM
....Beforehand he is due to meet union representatives, when he will be urged to back their plan for the future of the Tata sites. It involves securing the customer base by guaranteeing production at Tata sites, not allowing Tata or other buyers to "cherry pick" parts of the business, and offering government support for two to three years while the industry gets "back to self-sustainability". ...
Tata steel: Sajid Javid under pressure after admitting Port Talbot crisis was unexpected image
....Once the number of jobs at risk became clear, Javid was forced to cut short the visit and abandon plans to stay on for a holiday with his teenage daughter. Defending his handling of the crisis, Javid held out the prospect of government support for potential buyers of the Tata’s UK steel assets, suggesting help with pension liabilities and power costs could be on offer. ...
Port Talbot steel plant could be rescued by German company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of April 2016 08:35:55 PM
....5m a day in the UK, up from the reported £1m, and that it will lose at least £100m in running a sales process until the end of April. Tata is understood to have been close to announcing the closure of its UK business but decided to make a final attempt at finding a buyer and winning government support. ...
Port Talbot workers urge government to rescue site and save jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 07:04:24 PM
....2bn to the Welsh economy. At another Tata site in Rotherham, government support will come too late for hundreds of workers who will now lose their jobs. ...
No nationalisation for steel, says Javid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 04:07:28 PM
....A Labour Party call for Parliament to be recalled early has been rejected, but the prime minister will chair a meeting of key ministers on Thursday. Mr Javid is cutting short a trip to Australia - and says he is looking at some kind of government support. ...
Would Brexit help Britain’s steel industry? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 11:16:03 AM
.... Labour agrees, but claims the government is trying to use the EU to hide its inaction over the crisis. Angela Eagle, the Labour business spokeswoman, has questioned why the government supports handing China market economy status within the WTO, which would severely limit the ability to introduce new tariffs. ...
'All options' considered for Port Talbot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 07:17:59 AM
....She wants the company to take enough time to find a buyer for the plant. Failing that, other options being considered include government support. ...
Liberty House tycoon vows to revive British steel industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 05:15:53 PM
....”. Gupta said Liberty House, which employs about 1,500 people in the UK, could increase its headcount to 5,000 with government support. ...
Looking for ethical investments? Here are a few that could be worth your energy image
....4m cost of the solar farm, which was granted planning consent in July 2015. It has also been pre-accredited for the feed-in tariff and, says a spokeswoman, will be one of the last community solar schemes to be guaranteed the subsidy since government support was slashed at the start of the year – but it is on a tight deadline: construction must be completed by 31 August this year. ...
Indigenous opponents of Adani's Carmichael mine to intensify court battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 07:00:03 PM
....Adani on Wednesday announced it had finalised compensation agreements with landholders on the site, overcoming another hurdle to gaining a mining lease from the Queensland government. Queensland’s mining minister, Anthony Lynham, cited the importance of securing those agreements in parliament on Tuesday, where the Palaszczuk government supported a motion by the Liberal National opposition calling for approval of the $21. ...
Environmental and economic impact of British energy policy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 07:01:22 PM
....The government has slashed support for wind and solar energy, costing thousands of jobs. Yet its free-market rationale does not apply when it comes to the oil and gas industry, which has received continued government support even in times of super-normal profits. ...
Hinkley Point is a costly mistake, but only France can pull the plug | Simon Taylor image
....Two EPRs being built in China are also behind schedule, despite China’s expertise in nuclear construction. As the evidence grew that the EPR for Hinkley would be far more costly than expected, the talk of allowing private investment was replaced by promises of government support. ...
Osborne faces up to tough choices in an altogether bleaker budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 04:00:21 PM
....He is also known to be mulling over cuts to national insurance relief on employer pension contributions: the exchequer spends almost £14bn in tax relief on pension contributions made by employers. A cut could raise the cost of staff salaries by 1-2% as employers find they need to put more cash into staff pensions to make up for the withdrawal of government support. ...
Energy bills: Inertia the big enemy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 08:24:44 AM
....There are other proposals, including one potential can of worms. The CMA wants to ensure that government support for low-carbon technologies which is passed through to customers - the "green" bits of the bill - should be assessed for impact on customers beforehand. ...
Goodbye Westminster, more power to the people? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 12:00:21 AM
...."Manchester in the 19th Century raised the money it needed and spent the money it raised. And did so without any government support. ...
Under cover of storm clouds, Osborne plans stealth tax subterfuge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of February 2016 01:02:34 PM
....They will probably keep putting away the same proportion of their salary month-in-month-out, not realising that the contribution from the government has been cut. Over time, savers will come to realise what a poor deal pensions offer without huge amounts of government support, but Osborne will be long gone. ...
Ofcom review to decide future of BT Openreach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 10:57:52 AM
.... A softer alternative would be to impose more restrictions separating Openreach from the rest of BT with higher “Chinese walls” and a separate management board. Ofcom could also call for government support for rival “last mile” networks, such as the one being developed by CityFibre. ...
Barratt Developments sees profits soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 08:25:00 AM
....Chief executive David Thomas said a 9% increase in completions had been done without compromising on quality. He also said the housing market remained strong thanks to improved mortgage availability and government support for first time buyers. ...

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