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Uber loses legal test case over language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:31:56 PM
....The proposals would have a disproportionate impact on drivers from countries where English was not generally spoken and give rise to "indirect discrimination on grounds of race and nationality". TfL argued that the requirements were vital to ensure passenger safety and to raise standards. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
.... London currently has about 118,000 private hire licensees. But he ruled that TfL, which argued that the requirements were vital to ensure passenger safety and raise standards, had the right to impose the test. ...
Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs image
....He said the lack of complaints about Uber drivers’ written English meant the issue was “the dog that did not bark”. In a statement, TfL said: “The changes to regulation of the private hire industry being challenged in this case are vital, to ensure passenger safety and to raise standards. ...
Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling image
.... The industry’s trade body, the Association of British Bookmakers, said it welcomed any efforts to uphold high standards of integrity. “As a sector, we are always ready to work with the commission to raise standards and adhere not just to the regulatory and legal frameworks in place, but to the commitments in our responsible gambling code which go beyond that. ...
Brexit wasn’t a ‘Michael Fish moment’: but economics does need to change image
.... He apologised for “serious shortcomings” in working practices in the Shirebrook warehouse and launched a governance review. He pledged to raise standards, to offer all retail staff guaranteed hours instead of zero-hours contracts and that an elected workers’ representative would join the board. ...
Will banning letting agency fees lead to higher rents? We ask the experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 06:59:25 AM
.... He tweeted: “Bad idea – landlords would pass cost to tenants via rent. We’re looking at other ways to cut upfront costs & raise standards”. ...
Letting agent fees banned in Autumn Statement in ANOTHER assault on UK's small landlords image
....@insidehousing Bad idea - landlords would pass cost to tenants via rent. We're looking at other ways to cut upfront costs & raise standards. ...

Theresa May to end ban on new grammar schools
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 08:30:00 PM
.... . Graham Brady, who quit the party’s front bench in 2007 over Mr Cameron’s grammar schools stance, said the change would help “raise standards in state education”. ...
Building firm Oakleafe clicks with more customers thanks to new online efficiency system image
....“We can do it all here under one roof whether it is works or professional services, something that distinguishes us from competitors,” explains Goodwin, 37. He is a firm believer in trade organisations and quality assurance schemes as ways to raise standards and deliver a better deal for customers. ...
New rules ‘will crack down’ on exploitation of gambling addicts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of April 2016 03:00:19 PM
....4bn, according to the latest available figures, and claims to support 38,000 jobs. Sarah Harrison, who took over as head of the commission last year, certainly talks a good game: “My message has been that if you do not learn the lessons of recent cases and raise standards, we will intervene further, and this is likely to mean taking much tougher enforcement action. ...
Banks 'must do more to serve customers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 09:59:28 PM
....A BBA spokesman said: "Banks are committed to treating their customers fairly and providing them with a first-class service. Major reforms designed to raise standards across the industry have been introduced in recent years. ...
A capital way to clear all debts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....That sum continues to rise as house prices grow, with pensioners who own their homes outright seeing its value rise on average by £1,000 a month. Industry body the Equity Release Council has worked hard to raise standards with its code of conduct and most reputable lenders are now members. ...
Lord McFall quits Banking Standards Board after mobile phone row image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 03:24:49 PM
.... . Dame Colette Bowe heads the BSB, which aims to raise standards of behaviour in banking  Photo: Daniel Jones. ...
The world’s most hated company: can NGOs help turn around Shell’s reputation? image
.... During that time, drilling still has to be conducted in a safe and considerate manner. “This is an area where NGOs can help enormously with technical advice and working with oil companies to raise standards, but it’s no longer happening because of this impasse,” he added. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 12:05:29 PM
.... Britain's financial regulator has identified five wealth managers whose investment portfolios are so out of line with client needs that they could be fined and a third party appointed to restructure them, it said on Wednesday. Announcing the results of a review of wealth management firms and private banks, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the five unnamed firms may be required to undertake "significant remediation programmes" to raise standards and ensure they can consistently demonstrate the suitability of investment picks in future. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 10:37:13 AM
.... Britain's financial regulator has identified five wealth managers whose investment portfolios are so out of line with client needs that they could be fined and a third party appointed to restructure them, it said on Wednesday. Announcing the results of a review of retail wealth management firms and private banks, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the five unnamed firms may be required to undertake "significant remediation programmes" to raise standards and ensure they can consistently demonstrate the suitability of investment picks in future. ...
Rented homes are desperately needed, so why are landlords demonised? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 08:18:51 AM
.... . It is crucial that the Chancellor uses his forthcoming Autumn Statement to support the country’s landlords to invest in the new rental homes the country desperately needs to meet demand and raise standards. ...
Government proposes minimum bedroom size for rental properties image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 06:17:37 PM
....The housing minister Brandon Lewis said: “It is simply unacceptable that people are living in cramped, unsafe accommodation provided by landlords who are more interested in a quick profit than the safety or welfare of their tenants. “The government is determined to crack down on rogue landlords … The proposals intend to make it easier for local authorities to raise standards in houses used as shared homes by setting a minimum size of rooms in line with existing overcrowding standards. ...
Online schools 'worse than traditional teachers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:15:55 AM
....". How do you inspect standards in such a different type of school? What should be the admissions rules for virtual schools, so they can teach the type of pupils who would benefit? And how can for-profit providers be incentivised to raise standards rather than recruit more students?. ...
TPP or not TPP? What's the Trans-Pacific Partnership and should we support it? image
....“In fact, this agreement fixes some of what was wrong with Nafta by making labor and environmental provisions actually enforceable,” he said. He argued the agreement will not cost US jobs and will raise standards for workers in countries like Vietnam, where many large US companies currently outsource work. ...
Which way now for Uber? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of October 2015 11:01:42 PM
....And Transport for London's new proposals, including rules that would mean all cab bookings must be confirmed five minutes before pick up, and would ban the visualisation on the app of available cabs for current hire, are a direct challenge to the company's business model. TfL says all it wants to do is raise standards across the industry, ensuring drivers are properly insured and their rights protected. ...
What is Uber and why does TfL want to crack down on it? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 04:57:03 PM
.... . TfL, meanwhile, says that no final decisions have been made but that the proposals could raise standards. ...
London taxi rules would 'end Uber' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:37:15 PM
.... . TfL says the consultation seeks to "raise standards across the industry" following an "exponential" growth in the private hire industry and technology. ...
The bitter story behind the UK's national drink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 08:27:56 PM
....Unilever, which owns PG Tips and Liptons, says it takes the issues the BBC has raised seriously, but that progress has been made. However, the company recognises "there is still more to be done to raise standards" and says it is "working with our suppliers to achieve responsible and sustainable practices". ...
Sir Adrian Cadbury obituary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 02:54:35 PM
....Authoritative but permissive, they reflected Cadbury’s own beliefs. By the time the report appeared, BCCI (the Bank of Credit and Commerce International) and the Maxwell empire had collapsed and Cadbury commented coolly: “Unexpected though this attention may have been, it reflects a climate of opinion which accepts that changes are needed and it presents an opportunity to raise standards. ...
The rise of public advocacy in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:53:18 PM
.... But more often than not, it’s because they’ve got an exposure on it long term. Take child rights or labour standards: they know that, as a business acting alone, they will struggle to resolve [these issues] completely in their own supply chain, and so they become a vocal advocate for global, concerted action to raise standards. ...
Bringing the voices of children into the Sustainable Development Goals image
....Much has been made of the need for an “enabling environment for business” in the SDGs. Perhaps companies advocating for regulation to raise standards around some of the most intractable rights issues in global supply chains suggests that businesses have a role in shaping that environment for the better. ...
Boris Johnson's good landlord scheme branded a flop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 11:01:04 PM
....While larger-scale agents, such as Foxtons and Winkworth, have previously blogged about joining the scheme, the Greens pointed out that it was not mentioned in their ads for rented properties. A Foxtons spokeswoman said: “As one of the initial agents to sign up to the London Rental Standard, Foxtons fully supports any initiative that helps to raise standards within the private rental sector and with the backing of the mayor of London, it’s gained great momentum. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Thursday 25th of June 2015 06:19:41 AM
...."These changes will introduce a more risk-based and flexible regime for credit unions, with prudential standards that reflect the diverse business models they now operate. The new rules will raise standards where required," the central bank's Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said in a statement. ...
Credit unions need more freedom to rival payday lenders and banks, says Bank of England image
.... "These changes will introduce a more risk-based and flexible regime for credit unions, with prudential standards that reflect the diverse business models they now operate. The new rules will raise standards where required," the central bank's deputy governor, Andrew Bailey, said. ...
Flexibility plan for credit unions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 12:25:19 PM
...."These changes will introduce a more risk-based and flexible regime for credit unions, with prudential standards that reflect the diverse business models they now operate. The new rules will raise standards where required," said Andrew Bailey, head of the PRA. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 09:15:27 AM
...."These changes will introduce a more risk-based and flexible regime for credit unions, with prudential standards that reflect the diverse business models they now operate. The new rules will raise standards where required," the central bank's Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said in a statement. ...
Berry research projects win funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 20th of June 2015 11:06:05 PM
....She said: "Scottish berries are up there with Scottish beef and lamb as a top quality UK product and this research will only enhance our reputation for producing good food both here and abroad. "These projects demonstrate that by investing in the most cutting-edge techniques, and working collaboratively across the UK to raise standards, we can boost productivity and help more Scottish and UK producers to compete in international markets. ...
Facebook to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour for contractors and vendors image
.... “Facebook’s decision is a direct result of security officers and shuttle drivers joining together for a stronger Silicon Valley,” said SEIU United Service Workers West president David Huerta. “We see this as a great first step and we will continue to work with good corporate citizens like Facebook who are heeding the call to raise standards and respect service workers’ right to organize a union. ...
You down with TPP? An explainer on Obama's 'secret' trade pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of May 2015 08:42:45 PM
.... “In fact, this agreement fixes some of what was wrong with Nafta by making labor and environmental provisions actually enforceable,” he said. He argues the agreement will not cost US jobs and will raise standards for workers in countries like Vietnam, where many large US companies currently outsource work. ...
Let us applaud Sturgeon and Bennett’s input, but not give them our vote image
.... “If you asked any economist what the aim of government policy should be,” Wren-Lewis wrote, “he or she would probably say it was to increase the welfare of the public, or . to raise standards of living. ...
Asean economic growth 'to outdo EU' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 03:06:46 PM
....Malaysian budget airline AirAsia's chief executive, Tony Fernandes, told participants at the WEF that by the end of 2015, integration would not solve all of the region's issues, but it would have created a platform. "It will simplify business, it will raise standards and it will bring prosperity," he said. ...
Renters: How to get your landlord to pay for home improvements image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of December 2014 08:03:36 AM
.... There are millions of tenants across the UK living in houses and flats that are in need of work, though. According to Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) analysis a third (33pc) of privately rented homes would fail to meet the government's decency standards which are designed to raise standards in socially rented homes. ...
Sainsbury’s loses appeal over Tesco's Price Promise image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 10th of November 2014 02:38:36 PM
.... “What’s more, an important part of Sainsbury’s case against Price Promise was about our supply chain. At Tesco, we work incredibly hard with our suppliers to raise standards and to be able to deliver great products to our customers. ...
Spying on carers risks damaging the trust we need to raise standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:30:02 PM
.... The great carers are the ones whose rewards are more than financial, but decent conditions and pay would retain them and recognise their personal values as socially important values. In trying to raise standards, trust is more important than distrust. ...
Letting agents' fees should be scrapped to help private tenants, report says image
....Meanwhile, the percentage of private tenants aged 25 to 34 rose from 31% in 2008-09 to 45% in 2012-13. The CIH chief executive, Grainia Long, said: "With more and more people living in the private rented sector – including more older people, more families with children and more vulnerable people from the housing waiting list – it's vital that we look at new ways to raise standards. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 2nd of May 2014 11:00:00 PM
....What was the Tories' response?. Well, the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles actually announced a similar Tenants Charter last autumn to encourage longer fixed-term, family-friendly tenancies and raise standards in the private rented sector. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of April 2014 11:00:00 PM
.... Colin Matthews, who has been chief executive of Europe's busiest airport for six years, said he would remain in post until its new Terminal 2, the Queen's Terminal, opens in June. "With a strong leadership team, the company continues to raise standards of passenger service, improve efficiency and reduce costs," Mr Matthews said. ...

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