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....5in (14cm) 1080p "full definition" screen and includes the Google Assistant helper - the search engine's rival to Apple's Siri. It is priced as a mid-tier device at €229, alongside a glossy black special edition that costs €299. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
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.... Yet that is surely naive. If Kraft, egged on by banks willing to lend colossal sums, had pushed the premium to 35%-40%, Unilever’s 100-year-long independence would probably have been over. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM
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....There is the embarrassment factor - that an agency whose job is to steal other people's secrets has not been able to keep its own. Then there will be the fear of a loss of intelligence coverage against targets who may change their behaviour because they now know what the spies can do. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
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....Executives at major carriers have been reminded during recent private meetings with officials that to continue to operate on routes across the continent – for instance, from Milan to Paris – they must have a significant base on EU territory and that a majority of their capital shares must be EU-owned. The development, coming days before the triggering of article 50, potentially makes it more likely that the carriers will act to restructure, with economic consequences for the UK, including a loss of jobs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
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....9bn) deal to buy General Motors' European unit, including Vauxhall. GM Europe has not made a profit since 1999 and the deal has raised fears about job losses at Vauxhall. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
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....The firm, which famously started life in a Palo Alto garage in California in 1939 and which is credited with founding Silicon Valley - the beating heart of the hi-tech world - has now declared a new era: that of the nimble start-up. By 2014, when Ms Whitman announced HP's decision to separate its computer and printer business from its corporate hardware and services operations, the company had grown into a lumbering colossus. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
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.... I am delighted to become a shareholder in Anglo American," Mr Agarwal said. Anglo reported a huge pre-tax loss of $5. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
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....The chancellor defended the revaluation, although he said he said it "undoubtedly raised some hard cases". He announced a £300m "discretionary fund" to be used by councils to help companies that are badly hit, and a £50-per-month cap on increases for firms facing the loss of small business relief. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:33:24 PM
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....”. Espinosa, who visited Shell’s headquarters in the Hague in December, said: “They are clear that this [climate change] agenda has to do with the future of their company and that business as usual, not doing anything, will lead to crisis and losses in their business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
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....BBC Scotland business and economy editor Douglas Fraser said the logic of putting the firms together was to build investment clout, so they can compete with US-based giants such as Blackrock. But he said analysts were predicting the merger could mean around 1,000 job losses - representing about one in 10 of the current employees. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 6th of March 2017 07:24:03 AM
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....Snap Inc, the company behind disappearing messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44% on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28bn. The market debut of the loss-making tech enterprise on Thursday catapulted its twentysomething co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy into the top tier of the tech billionaires. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:48 PM
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....She continues: "Add in a glass or two and you might be at risk of relaxing too much, and saying or agreeing to do something you might regret. "It is important to stay sharp and maintain your professional gloss. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:47 AM
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. Sir Howard Davies, chair of Royal Bank of Scotland, described the £7bn loss the bank rang up last year as “stark”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 24th of February 2017 06:23:52 PM
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....Agent Provocateur has 10 stores in the UK and employs around 600 people. It is not known if there will be job losses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:27:32 PM
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....Various devices claim to measure heart rate, sleep, activity and count calories. Counting steps is probably the most common use of wearable devices - but recently experts have questioned whether the golden goal of walking 10,000 steps a day is actually worthwhile, and a US study concluded that health trackers did not aid weight loss. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
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....”. That correction could lead to job losses and single- rather than double-digit millionaire founders but is unlikely to lead to a dotcom-style crash. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 07:02:02 AM
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. Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a £7bn annual loss as past problems continue to dog its performance. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 24th of February 2017 07:32:39 AM
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....Union officials said on Sunday that Vauxhall staff had endured a "nerve-wracking" few weeks. Buying GM's loss-making European operations will make PSA the continent's second-biggest car maker after Volkswagen and ahead of French rival Renault. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
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.... . News that the two companies were in talks emerged last month raising fears that the deal could lead to job losses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:26:34 PM
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.... Canada Goose, whose “Arctic luxury apparel” is worn by scientists at the South Pole, offers a “Kensington” Parka priced at £850. There is something undeniably alluring about the lengthy descriptions of the technical merits of all this cutting-edge gear: the insulation that traps air for reduced heat loss and increased warmth, the underarm vents, the wrist accessory pocket, the reminder that your jacket is coming with a lifetime warranty, even if it isn’t destined to leave the borough of Manhattan. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:00:34 AM
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....Councillor Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, described it as "worrying news". He said: "The loss of so many jobs would have a massive impact, not just on individuals and their families but also the wider economy and future prosperity of the area. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:56:07 PM
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....Sources close to the deal insisted at the weekend that Standard Life and Aberdeen were looking to merge in order to grow, not shrink, and create a flagship business for Scotland. They said that job losses could be offset by new opportunities created by the expansion of the enlarged company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
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....Japan’s investment in the UK also includes Hitachi Rail Europe’s £82m train manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. However, Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi warned before June’s EU referendum that a Brexit vote could result in a reduction of investment and job losses at the Newton Aycliffe site. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
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....The buyer is private equity firm Apposite Capital, which will also receive £9. 45m from Mitie to fund the business's trading losses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:35:09 AM
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.... The European Commission-funded Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) has already trialled platooning on three motorway routes in northern Europe. But - automation might lead to the loss of many jobs in the transportation sector, notably in low-wage positions such as taxi and bus drivers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
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. The City of London has warned that the loss of banking jobs to EU countries due to Brexit could threaten British and European financial stability. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
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. A chain of 34 Budgens stores has failed to find a buyer and will close, with the loss of more than 800 jobs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:31:22 AM
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. The supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn a range of slimming meals after a disagreement with weight loss organisation Slimming World. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 11:10:47 AM
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....US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked partial tax return shows. The two pages of tax return, revealed by US TV network MSNBC, also showed he wrote off $103m in losses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:38:18 AM
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....While the population of UNHWIs in the UK, which has increased by 28% over the past decade, is expected to keep rising, the number of superrich on the continent is expected to remain flat or decrease. “Here growth will be constrained by growing religious tensions, a combination of rising taxes and higher state pension obligations and public healthcare costs, and the loss of high-skilled jobs to Asia,” said Andrew Amoils, head of research at New World Wealth, a market research firm. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Investors urge Dulux owner to hold takeover talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:10:12 AM
....On Monday, four provincial governors spoke out against an Akzo takeover, saying it would hurt Dutch jobs. Akzo said the latest PPG proposal did not address its initial concerns, which included the valuation, risks that the deal might not be accepted by regulators, the leverage of the merged company, and job losses. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Executives at major carriers have been reminded during recent private meetings with officials that to continue to operate on routes across the continent – for instance, from Milan to Paris – they must have a significant base on EU territory and that a majority of their capital shares must be EU-owned. The development, coming days before the triggering of article 50, potentially makes it more likely that the carriers will act to restructure, with economic consequences for the UK, including a loss of jobs. ...
London's leading shares lose ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:45:47 AM
. London's leading shares ended the day lower, extending Tuesday's losses, after Wall Street suffered its worst day this year. ...
Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
.... . But now he is gearing up for a new threat - the potential loss of trade deals that could cut off a huge slice of his ranch's yearly sales. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
....US shares had started the day higher, but soon followed a sell-off in Europe that saw the main markets in London, Paris and Frankfurt all close down. Wall Street has fallen for four days in a row, although the previous losses were small. ...
Viagogo should be forced to face a grilling over ticket resale abuse | Nils Pratley image
.... He accused Viagogo of flouting the Consumer Rights Act by failing to list block, row and seat numbers and display the ticket’s face value prominently. He said its “glossy but sneaky” website doesn’t inform customers clearly that tickets bought on the secondary market would be invalid. ...
Oil theft 'provides billions for terrorists and drug cartels' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:12:54 PM
.... And in some cases, yes, you have criminality that aids the energy poor, but at what cost, at what consequence?” said Ralby. That cost comes in direct economic losses to the energy industry and governments, the environmental impact of spilled oil and in the instability caused by oil money reaching terrorist groups and insurgents such as Nigeria’s Niger Delta Avengers, according to the analysis. ...
MP warns of housing strain caused by holiday lets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:22:50 PM
....Labour's Karen Buck said renting out properties for short holiday lets can produce up to three times the income of more traditional flat rentals. Growth in the industry is also contributing to a loss of residential accommodation, she told the Commons. ...
Sir Philip Green 'could get £15m refund from £363m BHS payout' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:30:06 AM
.... The pension settlement was agreed with the regulator, the PPF and the BHS trustees, they added. The collapse of BHS last year led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and left a £571m pension deficit. ...
Asda withdraws Slimzone meals amid row with Slimming World image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:10:47 AM
. The supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn a range of slimming meals after a disagreement with weight loss organisation Slimming World. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
.... UK Mail also charged Ibrahimov when a doctor signed him off work for two weeks with acute back pain and sciatica caused by carrying heavy parcels. He went back to work after two days to avoid losses. ...
Unilever is safe, but we need better defences against short-term capitalism image
.... Yet that is surely naive. If Kraft, egged on by banks willing to lend colossal sums, had pushed the premium to 35%-40%, Unilever’s 100-year-long independence would probably have been over. ...
Discovering holes in my Skoda Yeti… and in my £729 Mapfre warranty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....The dealer told us that the problem you experienced is well-known in the motor trade as affecting VAG (Volkswagen group, which owns Skoda) cars. He also says that when it contacted you to see if it could be find a cost-effective solution you had since sold the car, leaving you with a £4,000 loss. ...
Gucci, Versace, D&G ... now top brands target fashion for kids image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
....“I realised how much mums enjoy buying dresses for their daughters,” said London designer Roksanda Ilincic, mother to six-year-old Efimia. Ilincic counts Cate Blanchett, Melania Trump, the Duchess of Cambridge and Samantha Cameron among her grown-up clientele, and launched her Blossom junior range in 2012. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....Europe’s busiest heliport, which ferries offshore oil workers between north-east Scotland and North Sea rigs, is normally one of the most active parts of Aberdeen. But the oil industry’s two-year slump and thousands of job losses mean some residents say the food banks are the now the busiest place in the “energy capital of Europe”. ...
SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... “We have seen significant increases in electricity costs, which are outside our control,” he said. “Without an increase we would have been supplying electricity to domestic customers at a loss. ...
‘Corrupt firms can make troublemakers’ lives intolerable’ – our work expert responds image
....Jeremy says. How much do you value this job and what sense of loss would you feel if you left? It’s important you be clear in your own mind about this, because some of the actions you might take could put your job in jeopardy. ...
Bob Diamond in deal to buy stockbroker Panmure Gordon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:45:59 AM
. Bob Diamond has joined forces with the Qatari royal family to buy Panmure Gordon, the loss-making stockbroker and investment bank. ...
BT Infinity broadband claims about speed are on the line image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....However, it offered £363. 50 for loss of service and promised it would be paid within five days. ...
Philip Green's lavish party for his 65th ends exile from social circuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:27:49 PM
.... The guest list for the event to mark his 65th birthday included the model Kate Moss, the Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly and Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley. Green’s reputation has been battered since the collapse of retail chain BHS, which led to 11,000 job losses. ...
Stock markets soar across Europe as FTSE clocks up new high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:58:16 PM
....“A cloud of uncertainty has been blown away overnight,” said Joshua Mahony, a market analyst at the online trading company IG. “The loss of Dutch populist Geert Wilders comes as a huge boost to the EU and eurozone, which will now begin to shift its attention to the enactment of article 50, followed by next month’s French election. ...
UK interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:38:45 PM
....The Bank caught "markets off guard" as it "was expected to be a dud of a meeting," he added. The surprise was reflected in the currency markets, where the pound turned losses against the dollar into a 0. ...
Eurostar makes loss after Paris and Brussels attacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:04:54 AM
. The channel tunnel train service Eurostar said it made an operating loss of 28m euros (£25m, $30m) in 2016 following a drop in passenger numbers. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
.... I am delighted to become a shareholder in Anglo American," Mr Agarwal said. Anglo reported a huge pre-tax loss of $5. ...
Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
. UK engineering giant Balfour Beatty has returned to profit after two years of losses. ...
Argument with Ikea about its strange logistics come to a head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....”. In fact its contrition – or could that be fear of bad publicity – ends up far outweighing your loss. ...
'No sex, no politics' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:00:47 AM
....She continues: "Add in a glass or two and you might be at risk of relaxing too much, and saying or agreeing to do something you might regret. "It is important to stay sharp and maintain your professional gloss. ...
E.On clears up the past with €16bn full-year loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:16:40 AM
....On claims it has left "the burdens of the past" behind after reporting a record €16bn (£13. 9bn) full-year loss. ...
Single market exit: UK construction 'could lose 175,000 EU workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:30:23 AM
....Jeremy Blackburn, head of UK policy at Rics, said: “These figures reveal that the UK construction industry is currently dependent on thousands of EU workers [around 176,500]. “It is in all our interests that we make a success of Brexit, but a loss of access to the single market has the potential to slowly bring the UK’s £500bn infrastructure pipeline to a standstill. ...
Cathay Pacific sees first annual loss in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:47:20 AM
. Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific has reported its first annual loss since the global financial crisis. ...
Donald Trump's 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:38:18 AM
....US President Donald Trump paid $38m (£31m) in tax on more than $150m (£123m) income in 2005, a leaked partial tax return shows. The two pages of tax return, revealed by US TV network MSNBC, also showed he wrote off $103m in losses. ...
Marked down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:14:06 AM
.... . These ranged from fines and loss of jobs to prison sentences; students caught cheating would be banned from re-sitting the exam as a minimum sanction. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
.... The European Commission-funded Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) has already trialled platooning on three motorway routes in northern Europe. But - automation might lead to the loss of many jobs in the transportation sector, notably in low-wage positions such as taxi and bus drivers. ...
Seaton Delaval Coty closure could mean 400 jobs axed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:56:07 PM
....Councillor Grant Davey, leader of Northumberland County Council, described it as "worrying news". He said: "The loss of so many jobs would have a massive impact, not just on individuals and their families but also the wider economy and future prosperity of the area. ...
'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
.... It comes amid news that EU citizens working in the NHS are thinking of leaving in the next five years. We asked you about how the loss of European workers may affect, or is already affecting, your sector. ...
Charlotte Hogg resigns as Bank of England deputy governor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:33:31 AM
....It is a dramatic fall from grace for Hogg, who was once cited as a potential successor to the Bank governor, Mark Carney, to whom she was a key ally and a linchpin of his effort to overhaul the staid institution. Her departure was criticised by former chancellor George Osborne who tweeted: “Charlotte Hogg is a real loss to public life. ...
French Connection reports loss for fifth year running image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:20:04 AM
. Struggling fashion chain French Connection has reported a loss for the fifth year running. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....However, that side of the business has not made a profit since 2013 and nuclear services globally are struggling since the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Toshiba had initially alerted investors in December 2016 that it faced a heavy one-off loss linked to a deal done by Westinghouse. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....There is an "invisible epidemic" afflicting the world, but it's not contagious or infectious, and there are often no outward symptoms. It is hearing loss - a condition that can still have profound consequences, experts say. ...
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
.... About a third of those employed in Poole and 20% of its UK employees (782) are not British citizens. Immediately following the vote, co-founder Mark Constantine expressed “grave concern” and a “sense of sadness at the loss of opportunity”. ...
VW diesel compensation stalls in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:52:52 AM
....It says, for example, it "does not accept that a defeat device prohibited under UK law was fitted to any of the affected UK vehicles". It also insists: "This issue has not caused any loss of engine performance or any increase in running costs. ...
SSE to raise electricity prices next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:52:44 AM
.... we have seen significant increases in electricity costs, which are outside our control," he said. "Without an increase we would have been supplying electricity to domestic customers at a loss. ...
Martin Lewis: ALL Big 6 standard energy bills are RIP OFF after SSE hike image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:16:00 AM
...."This is the first increase since 2013 and we’ve worked hard to keep them down for as long as possible by cutting our own costs, putting in place a winter price freeze and holding gas prices, but we have seen significant increases in electricity costs which are outside our control. Without an increase we would have been supplying electricity to domestic customers at a loss. ...
Gamblers 'lost more than £10,000' on fixed-odds betting terminals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:49:55 PM
....Seven gamblers lost more than £10,000 in a day while using controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) during a 10-month period, it has emerged. The losses, revealed in a submission to the government’s gambling review by the GambleAware charity, has sparked renewed criticism of FOBTs. ...
Rolls-Royce calls its first staff AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:02:59 PM
....The annual meeting will be held in May in Derby, England, where the company has 14,000 staff. The board will take questions on a variety of topics after a year in which the fraud charges and sterling’s plunge drove the company to a loss of £4. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
....The lack of regulation in political advertising online was one of three trends that threaten the openness of the web that Berners-Lee has become “increasingly worried” about over the past year. The others are the loss of control over our personal data and the spread of misinformation online. ...
Brexit and Bochum haunt Vauxhall in the new battle for Ellesmere Port image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
.... Last week’s £1. 9bn sale of GM’s loss-making European operations, comprising Vauxhall and Opel, to Groupe PSA of France has thrown Vauxhall’s future into fresh doubt. ...
Citywing 'virtual airline' goes out of business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:53:12 PM
....It also operated a route between Cardiff Airport and Anglesey under a public service contract with the Welsh Assembly Government. Citywing said it had suffered "considerable losses" and had found it difficult to source alternative aircraft after Czech-registered Van Air lost its licence. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....The drama has forced the government to rethink its strategy. Fears are mounting that if the banks fail to recover losses, a Cypriot-style bail-in could follow and the government has announced that it will pushed ahead with electronic auctions. ...
Self-employed? See if you'll pay more in national insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
. The bottom 40% of self-employed workers will be spared any income losses from the changes to national insurance contributions (NICs) – if they go ahead – according to an analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, but the top 10% will be paying around £430 a year extra. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
....I do look for other jobs, but it would mean travelling and would add to my time at work. I can retire on a full pension in three years so I could just cut my losses and carry on until then. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... Shopping and banking are increasingly expensive for the minority who can’t afford to do them online. Just as with the last century’s spread of car-ownership and supermarket shopping, greater opportunities and convenience for the majority who can take advantage of them go hand in hand with an absolute loss of both for the minority. ...
Banker Charlotte Hogg’s error is a cautionary tale for the privileged | Deborah Orr image
.... Really, if the class warriors of the UK want to make a more equitable society, making their powerful quarry feel justified in defending themselves against all comers, in any way they can, is not the most sensible way to go about it. It’s wiser to assume that Hogg would genuinely be a huge loss to the Bank of England, then take a look at some of the reasons why she might have felt comfortable in failing to declare her brother’s position. ...
Striver? Tory architect of austerity George Osborne banks £1m fortune image
....Osborne last year earned £44,647 in dividends from Osborne & Little, the wallpaper firm co-founded by his father, Sir Peter Osborne, through direct ownership of shares and as a life tenant of a family trust whose assets include shares in that company. Osborne received the windfall dividend payment despite the family firm having paid no corporation tax since 2008 because it has rolled over losses from previous years. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
....The company can’t pass the cost on to Openreach. And if independence fosters better competition and lower prices across the industry, BT’s ability to bid colossal sums for future football rights must be in doubt. ...
VW and Tata agree partnership to boost sales in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:27:03 PM
.... . In November last year Volkswagen announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses to be borne in Germany. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... He can invoke the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, restricting imports on the grounds that they threaten US “material interests”. He can invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 on the grounds that the loss of jobs to Mexico and China constitutes an economic emergency. ...
Pay boosts for Shell and Rolls-Royce bosses despite profits slide image
....Warren East, the boss of aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce, will be handed a pay rise and a £916,000 bonus. It comes after Rolls-Royce posted its biggest ever loss last year, although underlying profit beat expectations. ...
Budget tax rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:40:23 PM
....The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that, overall, any self-employed person with profits of less than about £15,570 will be better off. The maximum loss, affecting those with profits of more than £45,000, will be £589 per year. ...
Institute for Fiscal Studies backs National Insurance increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:13 PM
.... . It said the maximum loss, affecting those with profits over £45,000, would be £589 per year and that the tax advantage to being self employed would still run into thousands of pounds. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's £42m payout takes earnings to £210m in five years image
.... The oil company is not yet doing this because of the lack of agreement among shareholders. Rolls-Royce, which recently reported the biggest annual loss in its history – £4. ...
Trump's border tax could damage the US a lot more than a wall | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... And, despite the tax subsidy, some exporters would lose, because, as a recent New York Federal Reserve note points out, they rely on imported intermediate goods to produce their products. Another problem is that a stronger dollar would mean a massive wealth loss for Americans, because the value of many foreign assets would go down, as my colleagues Emmanuel Farhi, Gita Gopinath, and Oleg Itskhoki have discussed. ...
Co-op Bank warns of more branch closures as it reports £477m loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 11:25:19 AM
. Co-operative Bank has reported its fifth consecutive year of losses and warned of more branch closures and job losses as its struggles to restore its fortunes following its tie-up with Britannia Building Society. ...
No pay rise for 15 years, IFS warns UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:57:23 AM
.... This is completely unprecedented,” he said at the IFS’s traditional post-budget day briefing. Johnson said the latest economic outlook from the government’s independent forecaster, the Office for Budget Responsibility, implied that in the wake of the financial crisis the UK had suffered permanent losses to productivity – a measure of output per hour. ...
Co-op Bank reports loss as suitors circle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:37:46 AM
. The Co-operative Bank has reported another a loss of £477m, one month after it put itself up for sale. ...
Should we hand all our house money to our conveyancer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:29 AM
.... That way, if the business were to go bust, the money in the client account would be off limits to any creditors of the business. In addition, licensed conveyancers – again like solicitors – are required to have professional indemnity in place to protect against possible losses. ...
RBS awards nearly £16m of bonuses in shares to nine top executives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:57:42 PM
....The announcement by the Edinburgh-based bank also included details of £6m in bonuses that have been paid out after being awarded in previous years. Last month, when RBS reported losses of £8bn for 2016, the bank’s chairman, Sir Howard Davies, had attempted to justify the need to pay bonuses by saying staff should not be penalised for the “sins of the past”. ...
Lack of pension equality for same-sex couples 'is sexual discrimination' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:05:48 PM
....Supporting the claim, the equal rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: “It is appalling that John has to go to court to remedy this clear-cut discrimination against same-sex couples in pension inheritance rules. His partner, and thousands of other gay people in a similar situation, will suffer huge financial losses under the current regulations. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....There is the embarrassment factor - that an agency whose job is to steal other people's secrets has not been able to keep its own. Then there will be the fear of a loss of intelligence coverage against targets who may change their behaviour because they now know what the spies can do. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....But at the end of a one-year £1m trial in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire – the first in the UK to engage consumers and find new ways to reduce their waste – it has been abandoned as it is unlikely to be met. The goal is in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development target of halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....But at the end of a one-year £1m trial in the market town of Swadlincote, Derbyshire – the first in the UK to engage consumers and find new ways to reduce their waste – it has been abandoned as it is unlikely to be met. The goal is in line with the United Nations’ sustainable development target of halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains by 2030. ...
Budget will hold no big surprises on spending or tax, chancellor says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:33:22 AM
.... Also, a new category of technical qualifications called T-levels will be introduced in an effort to improve skills in the British workforce and boost productivity. Hammond said an extra £500m would be made available by 2022 to improve the quality of training in schools and colleges and offset the loss of foreign workers after Brexit. ...
Hopeful Britons counting on 2017 property boom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....uk, said the UK housing market is bouncing back after a seasonally slow start to 2017. “It will continue to blossom as we enter spring, traditionally the busiest time of the year. ...

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