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.... That was rejected by Mr Boxer. IWGB General Secretary Dr Jason Moyer-Lee said the tribunal's judgement was "yet further evidence of what we have known to be true all along: courier companies are unlawfully depriving their workers of rights. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Cycle courier wins holiday pay battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
.... That was rejected by Mr Boxer. IWGB General Secretary Dr Jason Moyer-Lee said the tribunal's judgement was "yet further evidence of what we have known to be true all along: courier companies are unlawfully depriving their workers of rights. ...
'No sex, no politics' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:47 AM
....Even without alcohol, conversations over a business lunch can all too easily go awry. Ms Flintoft says: "Some people launch very quickly into diatribes about a particular hot [political] potato, and there's a lot of those around at the moment, which makes me question their judgement. ...
Slow burn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:27:47 PM
May defends 'fair' National Insurance rise amid criticism image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:28:31 PM
....". The prime minister said the "full effects" of the change would be set out in a paper in the summer alongside "some changes we plan to make on rights and protections for self-employed workers and people would be able to look at the paper and "take a judgement in the round". ...
UK growth forecast for 2017 revised up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:12:25 PM
...."Facing many economic and political uncertainties around Brexit and other geopolitical events, it was prudent for the chancellor to protect the £26bn headroom he left himself in meeting the new fiscal target he set out in the Autumn Statement," he said. "But, given the OBR's view that the underlying economic position has not changed materially since November, the chancellor was not able to add to this headroom despite his cautious overall Budget judgement. ...
Jaguar ad 'encouraged unsafe driving' rules watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:19:58 AM
....But it noted that the UK's Highway Code states that the use of hands-free kit can be a distraction, and that motorists should stop to make or take calls. "The advertorial featured the headline claim that 'drive time is no longer downtime'," it said in its judgement. ...
French court fines easyJet over refusal to let disabled passenger board image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 03:58:48 AM
....Etcheveste was an associate of former Basque separatist leader Philippe Bidart and was partially paralysed when he was shot in the spine as he was being arrested by French police in 1987. EasyJet lawyer Maud Marian told AFP she was not surprised at the court judgement while stressing that the airline “never intended to discriminate against the plaintiff” and was unlikely to appeal the decision. ...
EU negotiator wants 'special' deal over access to City post-Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:15:54 PM
....He made clear that the UK would have to follow EU law if it wished to remain a member of the single market during the transition period. This reinforces comments by Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, who said this week that the European court of justice would be “dishing out judgements” to the UK during any transition period. ...
Mark Carney signals Bank of England may raise forecast for UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:34:33 PM
.... I think just like when you play Jenga and you start early on, there are some pretty obvious pieces you can take out without imperilling the tower,” he said. “At some point, losing elements of that has outsized – could have outsized – effects, and these are some of the judgements that the government will have to make,” he added. ...
Bike courier wins 'gig' economy employment rights case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:37:39 PM
....By John Moylan, BBC industry correspondent. This CitySprint case and the Uber judgement last year get to the heart of the debate around the "gig economy". ...
We contribute billions to US economy, Toyota politely tells Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 06:54:40 AM
.... “We think the impact on business performance is limited,” said Akira Kishimoto at JP Morgan. “A cool judgement is needed. ...
Career tips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:04:06 AM
.... . "People do make judgements based on our online profiles," says Darain. ...
Crash 'was crisis moment for economists' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:13:41 PM
....". Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told the Treasury Select Committee last year that the Bank's advice before the EU referendum had been "analytically based and objectively given", adding: "It is not a political opinion, it is an economic opinion - it's a judgement, it's a judgement based on analysis. ...
Procrastination? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:20:13 AM
....1) Practice techniques of mindfulness and meditation to gain control over negative thoughts. "Using mindfulness techniques, we can acknowledge that we do not feel like doing something without making a judgement on this feeling, then remind ourselves why the task is important, and commit to making a start," says Prof Pychyl. ...
Doom-mongers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 11:09:48 AM
....There were particular challenges in making these forecasts, which we have discussed before, involving having to make forecasts for the economy post-Brexit without having any idea of the government's negotiating position. As such, while some aspects of economic forecasting just involve sticking numbers into economic models, there are also some judgements to be made, so it's worth looking at the OBR's record so far to see if it has been gloomy. ...
Autumn Statement: Hammond defends post-Brexit economy forecasts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:13:49 AM
....4% lower than forecast in March, according to the OBR who also admitted producing a forecast was "far from straightforward", as it had not been given any extra information from the government about its negotiation plans. It said: "We have made a judgement - consistent with most external studies - that over the time horizon of our forecast any likely Brexit outcome would lead to lower trade flows, lower investment and lower net inward migration than we would otherwise have seen, and hence lower potential output. ...
Autumn Statement: Big increase in borrowing predicted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 01:29:37 PM
....The OBR warned that there was greater uncertainty than usual surrounding these forecasts, especially for the last two years of the period, because it does not know the terms on which the UK will leave the European Union. "Our economy forecast is not based on a precise prediction of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, but rather on broad-brush judgements consistent with a range of possible outcomes," the OBR document said. ...
Sixty Conservative MPs back call to leave single market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 09:39:32 PM
....". A final judgement from the Supreme Court is not expected until January. ...
Rubik's Cube shape not a trademark, rules top EU court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:12:55 PM
....As part of the Simba Toys challenge, in 2014 the European Union General Court decided the three-dimensional trademark was valid, and ordered Simba to pay costs. Alex Brodie, a partner at Gowling WLG, said that the judgement was "no surprise" given the ECJ handed down a similar decision regarding Lego bricks in 2010. ...
Mike Ashley asked to explain 'secret filming'  of MPs' Sports Direct visit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:58:57 PM
.... Ashley added that Sports Direct was being used as a political football. Wright said Sports Direct’s statement was “wholly unsatisfactory”, adding: “I will assume your initial suggestion to me during our telephone conversation that the device was planted by a committee member was a spur of the moment misjudgement rather than what would be a very serious allegation. ...
MPs demand Sports Direct 'bugging' explanation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:54:14 PM
....He said the committee wanted an explanation of "how and why the camera came to be placed in the room, who authorised its placing and what steps you have taken as a result". Mr Wright added that he assumed Mr Ashley's suggestion that one of the MPs had planted the device was "a spur of the moment misjudgement". ...
Brexit must happen on time, Theresa May insists image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 05:03:47 PM
....She added: "We believe the government has got strong legal arguments. We'll be putting those arguments to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court will make its judgement. ...
Gawker settles Hulk Hogan privacy case for $31m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 06:14:08 PM
....Mr Hogan's legal bill was paid by tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who said he wanted to curb Gawker's "bullying". Gawker shut down in August following the judgement. ...
Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:45:49 AM
....Under the planned trial, thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, Admiral was planning to offer a "first car quote" to young motorists - specially aimed at 17 to 21-year-olds - via an app. It wanted to use computer analysis of likes and posts to make a judgement about the driver's level of risk, aimed at "creating a reputational track record in the absence of a driving history or no claims bonus". ...
Nissan deal 'won't persuade others to invest' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 06:00:17 PM
....He said he believes Nissan is "a very special case". In terms of his advice to companies, Mr Ohmae said: "We don't have enough information to make a prudent judgement. ...
Uber is misleading drivers about its legal defeat, claims union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of October 2016 05:59:58 PM
....An Uber spokesman said: “The ruling would affect the two drivers that were the test cases in the tribunal. However, while we appeal this judgement drivers that use the Uber app remain independent and able to choose when and where they drive. ...
Uber employment tribunal: Ruling due in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:05:02 PM
....In November, an employment tribunal will hear a similar case that has been taken against courier firm City Sprint by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. "I think anyone who runs a business which is putting labour demand in touch with labour supply will need to look very carefully at the judgement today to determine whether that will also have implications for their businesses," says Ms Mizzi. ...
Falling behind? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 11:09:46 PM
.... The fall in exchange rates reduces its value in US dollar terms, but the substance of the economy hasn't really changed. Professor Diane Coyle, author of GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History, explains: "Making a judgement about international rankings based on one quarter of currency movement is not meaningful, although it has certainly made consumers worse off. ...
Airport expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:07:50 PM
....However, this £6m-a-day figure is not so much a "cost" as an estimate of the opportunities the UK could lose out on if it doesn't have a runway - and a prediction of what these might be worth. In its examination of the figures, the independent fact-checking charity, Full Fact, says it is "better to treat the estimates as judgements. ...
StubHub breached ASA’s code – but nothing has changed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:00:35 AM
.... Undeterred, AG took her case to the small claims court and, as a result, StubHub has been required to refund her the £60 fee plus court costs and interest. StubHub insists AG can’t be said to have “won” her case, because it was unaware of the legal claim: “It is disappointing to receive a default judgement where StubHub did not have the opportunity to defend or represent itself in court, and more importantly where our site is fully compliant with applicable laws,” says a spokesperson. ...
Oil rallies after Opec ministers announce output cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 09:57:00 PM
....2 million barrels per day, although Iraq questioned on Wednesday how Opec measures the oil production of its members. Some oil traders remain sceptical about the deal, saying they want to see the full terms, including the cuts agreed by individual member states, before passing judgement. ...
Concentrix: 'Suicidal calls' made to tax credits firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:57:45 PM
.... . "There has to be a process and our staff are not there to apply a discretionary judgement, or implement their own exemptions as this would lead to further issues," it said. ...
EU rapped by WTO for $10bn a year Airbus subsidies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 04:11:48 PM
....For now, though the big stuff is a duopoly. There are two players with state backing, according to WTO judgements. ...
UK interest rates left unchanged at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:32:34 AM
....But it said that it still expects the pace of economic activity in the July-September period to have halved from the growth rate recorded earlier in the year. The Bank's internal judgement is that growth in Q3 (that's July to September) will now be between 0. ...
Britain 'too lazy and fat', says Trade Secretary Liam Fox image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 12:29:52 PM
....Business bibles such as Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg all have special features about golf and its importance to sealing a deal. People do business with other people and golf is a game which relies on honesty, temperament and sound judgement. ...
School for mayors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 11:48:16 PM
.... "It isn't obvious, they're not 'no-brainers'. So it's your judgement," he told the BBC. ...
Theresa May: UK will be 'global leader in free trade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 01:45:25 PM
.... . "It is a judgement call that will show how open and dependable Britain really is. ...
What if? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 05:16:20 PM
....". If you are lending to strangers, he goes on, you would need someone to take an informed judgement on their suitability as borrowers, which is why an institution needs to be involved, whether a bank or building society or peer-to-peer lender. ...
I’m moving down the road and Virgin Media is demanding £240 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of August 2016 06:00:24 AM
....As you feel you were mis-sold the contract, you should raise a formal complaint with Virgin. If the complaint is not resolved you can escalate it to CISAS – an alternative dispute resolution scheme – which will assess the case and reach a fair and impartial judgement. ...

Blow for Jeremy Corbyn as court overturns earlier decision and blocks 130,000 new members voting for next Labour leader
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.... . “It was right that the Party appealed the judgement on the freeze date, just as we would have appealed if the Court in the previous case did not uphold the NEC decision that the incumbent Leader of the Labour Party did not require nominations. ...

Electoral fraud is a blight across the political spectrum – and my review can help to stamp it out
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.... Despite years of warnings about Tower Hamlets, the Commission previously gave the Borough’s electoral system a gold-star rating for electoral integrity in its inspection reports. No follow-up prosecution has been brought following the court judgement, the Metropolitan Police maintaining that there was “insufficient evidence that criminal offences had been committed”. ...

Romanian murderer could receive £500,000 payout for being unlawfully detained at an immigration centre 
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....After the judgment, a Home Office spokesman said: "Any foreign national offender who poses a threat to the UK should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them. "Going forward, this latest judgement does not affect our ability to deport foreign national offenders who have a pending appeal. ...

Is the ignorant Leave voter just a comforting myth?
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:28:59 PM
....“Those who are the most knowledgeable are more likely to view the democratic performance of the EU with scepticism,” they wrote. Whether voters in Britain exercised good judgement - whether it was all worth it - is the debate for the coming decades. ...

Rising numbers could face 'crippling pain' as NHS rationing spreads
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
....  But he also said too much money was being spent on bureaucracy – including on long wrangles over which patients would be funded.  “We are seeing decisions now being made purely on a financial basis, when these should be clinical judgements, made in the interests of patients,” he said. ...

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Tom Watson of ‘peddling baseless conspiracy theories’ as relationship between pair hits rock bottom
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.... Labour members want a politics of hope, reflecting the fact that our party's membership has grown to become the largest of any left of centre party in Europe under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. "We regret that Tom Watson also forced through the decision yesterday at Labour's NEC meeting to challenge the court judgement to restore the right to vote in the leadership election. ...

John Swinney to consider removing 16 and 17-year-olds from SNP state guardian scheme
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....John Swinnney has said he will consider removing 16 and 17-year-olds from the SNP’s plan to assign every child a state guardian after the UK’s highest court ruled parts of the scheme were unlawful. The Deputy First Minister said he would examine the move as part of an overhaul aimed at “addressing concerns” about the Named Person scheme in the wake of a damning judgement from the UK Supreme Court. ...

Jeremy Corbyn's allies plot to oust Labour's General Secretary after accusing party's ruling body of trying to rig leadership election
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...."This is just an attack on the basic democratic rights of members in our party. Due this decision, we are now in the absurd position that Labour HQ is wasting members' money to prevent members having a democratic vote on the leader of their choice, which has already been firmly upheld by a High Court judgement. ...

Owen Smith offered Labour a route back into power - but are Corbynites ready for it?
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....Character is the key component by which the electorate judge leadership. Until a politician is a minister, or even Prime Minister, there are few chances for voters to assess their judgement and character but how they treat their colleagues is one. ...
HMRC claims victory in film tax battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 11:35:12 AM
....HMRC said both schemes saw users claim more in tax relief than they had invested, something disputed by Ingenious. It is thought Ingenious will appeal against the decision, contained in a judgement running for more than 300 pages. ...

Britain sent millions to African charity controlled by 'cult' whose leader is wanted by Interpol
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....Mr Peterson was tried for fraud over the group he set up in his native Denmark in the 1970s but found not guilty in 2006. However prosecutors appealed the judgement and he is now wanted by Interpol. ...

High-flying barrister acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in his chambers amid judge's concern that complainant's 'memory was impaired by alcohol'
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...."However, she didn't appear visibly drunk at that stage and she says she was aware of what was going on - she felt safe and she trusted you. "I accept you were not drunk, I note that you say you made a misjudgement in taking the defendant to chambers that night and I do not disagree. ...

David Cameron is right to reward his friends with honours
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 10:41:40 AM
....That was inevitable from the moment when in a blind fury at the referendum result he and George Osborne decided to punish their political chums Gove and Johnson. Anger fogs the mind and impairs judgement, as Cameron will have leisure on the backbenches to reflect. ...
Under scrutiny  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 09:01:27 PM
.... . At the heart of Ms Mayer's comments is the idea that women are judged in the media on their appearance, attitudes or families and that this in turn leads to judgements about their leadership. ...

People smugglers caught in sinking dinghy jailed for more than four years each
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.... For easy money it was for what seemed to be a short trip in a vessel, taking no more than so you said to them, half-an-hour to an hour. “That you had no experience or limited experience of a seafaring kind is not a mitigating factor but in my judgement an aggravating one because it shows just how much at risk these people were. ...

Supreme Court blocks SNP's controversial 'named person' scheme
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:12:17 AM
....The judges said the Children and Young People Act 2014 was "unquestionably legitimate and benign", but key proposals about information-sharing were “not within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament". The court has invited ministers to address the issues raised in its judgement through written submissions and has given them 42 days to do so. ...

IndyCamp protestors lose eviction court case 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:22:17 PM
....  Lord Turnbull ruled after a seven-month court battle that they were no longer allowed to hold a vigil for independence and said evicting them would not breach their human rights.   He added in a written judgement that the parliament’s corporate body had made clear to the campers that there were other opportunities for them to exercise their rights of freedom of speech and assembly. ...
HBOS: City regulation 'outdated and unfair' say MPs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:10:25 PM
....". The Treasury said: "Since 2010, we have dismantled the failed tripartite system and put in place a more focused system of judgement-led supervision by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. ...

Labour leadership contest: Legal documents reveal depth of split between Jeremy Corbyn and party’s general secretary
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.... . A judgement from last Tuesday about whether Mr Corbyn should be allowed to be a co-defendant seen by this newspaper reveals how split the two camps have become. ...

Nicola Sturgeon unveils five key Brexit tests to protect Scotland's relationship with the EU
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....Meanwhile, Gordon Wilson, a former SNP leader, warned the candidates for the post of deputy leader of the party against an early push for another vote. Mr Wilson, who led the party in the 1980s, said it would show a lack of mature judgement if they based their campaigns on another referendum. ...

British Government performs embarrassing U-turn over its claim Saudi-led Coalition has not breached humanitarian laws in Yemen
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....In January Mr Hammond had told MPs: “I regularly review the situation with my own advisers and have discussed it on numerous occasions with my Saudi counterpart. “Our judgement is that there is no evidence that IHL has been breached, but we shall continue to review the situation regularly”. ...

'Go away and bomb somewhere else' nursery worker told a toddler she called a 'terrorist'
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....She has been struck off the register of Practitioners in a Day Care of Children Services. The council's published judgement read: "The council considers that a removal order is the most appropriate sanction being both necessary and justified in the public interest and to ensure the continuing trust and confidence in the social service profession. ...
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Lied on an insurance claim? Your insurer may be forced to pay up regardless, court rules
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....". Kevin Pratt, a consumer affairs expert at MoneySuperMarket, an online comparison service, said the judgement overturns "centuries of insurance practice". ...
'Collateral' lies need not spoil insurance claims, rules Supreme Court image
. Lying on an insurance claim should not necessarily invalidate it, the Supreme Court has said, in a judgement likely to affect all household policies. ...
Philip Hammond: Financial markets 'rattled' by Leave vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 07:27:04 AM
.... He said he would be meeting the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and other experts and leading players in the economy today "to take stock". However, he said: "My initial judgement is that the immediate impact on the economy has come from business pausing decisions that they otherwise would have taken, investment decisions. ...
Wetherspoon's boss decries Brexit 'doom-mongering' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 09:39:45 AM
.... . Tim Martin, who was a vocal supporter of Brexit, called into question their "honesty" and economic judgement. ...
'Speak out' plea as rogue lettings agent is jailed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 09:23:34 PM
...."It was harrowing and very worrying," she said of the whole experience. "The upshot is that I will never trust my own judgement now. ...
McDonald's wins EU 'Mac' ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:41:51 AM
....It said the use of the "Mac" by Future Enterprises in its products would "associate that trademark with the McDonald's "Mc" family of trade marks and mentally establish a link between the trade marks at issue". "It is highly probable that MacCoffee rides on the coat-tails of McDonald's in order to benefit from its power of attraction, its reputation and its prestige, and exploits, without paying any financial compensation," the judgement said. ...
Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 04:23:29 PM
....HP was split into two in 2015 with HPE taking over the running of its servers and services business. In court, HPE argued that although the 2012 legal judgement meant Oracle had resumed making software for the powerful chips, its business had suffered harm. ...
Osborne: UK economy in a position of strength image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 06:33:42 AM
....On the process of the UK's departure from the EU, he said: "Only the UK can trigger Article 50. And in my judgement, we should only do that when there is a clear view about what new arrangements we are seeking with our European neighbours. ...
House prices in pockets of Britain falling amid growing market uncertainty image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of June 2016 05:42:00 PM
.... Jeremy Leaf, a former RICS chairman and north London estate agent, said: "Although the annual price growth is not unexpected in view of other surveys, it shows that the property market has suffered a correction as it got caught between an upsurge in activity prior to the stamp duty change and uncertainty created by the EU Referendum. "The findings do reflect a change in mood on the ground but these are completions in April so it is very early to make a judgement on the market. ...

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