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.... Despite signs of resurgence – at 0. 7%, Greece recorded two consecutive quarters of growth this year for the first time since 2006, and made a successful test return to the markets – foreign sell-offs have been plagued by red tape and political resistance. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
.... Despite signs of resurgence – at 0. 7%, Greece recorded two consecutive quarters of growth this year for the first time since 2006, and made a successful test return to the markets – foreign sell-offs have been plagued by red tape and political resistance. ...
UK will 'mirror' much of EU customs system for Brexit, plans reveal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:31:05 AM
....The other option envisaged by the government after the interim stage would be a form of the current customs arrangements with countries outside the EU but rely heavily on new technology, such as number plate recognition, to try to avoid physical checks at the border. Officials conceded that both these options would entail significant new red tape for business as they would entail shifting the reporting burden on to exporters at the point of departure rather than building new lorry parks and border posts. ...
Labour softens stance on staying in single market after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 10:49:04 AM
....Two senior Labour figures, Keir Starmer and John McDonnell, have indicated they want to keep open the options of the UK staying in the single market and customs union in comments that appear to soften the party’s stance on Brexit. Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, stressed that the party’s objective was tariff-free access to the single market and no new red tape at the border for customs, as well as a deal that works for services as well as goods. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
. Theresa May will promise to avoid piling any additional red tape on to companies at the launch of a major government-commissioned report into the world of work, which sets out new protections for workers in the gig economy. ...
Brexit breaks breakfast? Hard Brexit could mean hard luck for fry-up fans image
....KPMG said that if no deal was struck on or before March 2019, two years after the UK triggered article 50, imported food and drink items would be among those hardest hit by increased tariffs. “If the UK leaves the EU without a trade deal or transitional agreement, we can expect both higher prices and a huge spike in red tape at the borders,” Jones said. ...
Improve the Brexit offer to EU citizens, or we’ll veto the deal | Guy Verhofstadt image
....The EU has a common mission to extend, enhance and expand rights, not reduce them. It also seems that Britain wants to become the new champion of red tape. ...
France steps up effort to woo London banks planning Brexit move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 02:05:15 PM
....Bankers’ bonuses will no longer be considered when labour courts decide on unfair dismissal compensation under the proposals, easing the cost of labour disputes for French financial institutions. The document also pledged to change the way EU financial regulations are absorbed into French law to make sure red tape is not more burdensome than in other countries. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
....”. In a preview speech to the London School of Economics on Thursday, Fairbairn added: “The prospect of multiple cliff edges – in tariffs, red tape and regulation – is already casting a long shadow over business decisions. ...
Ken Loach thinks Brexit will be bad for British films image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 12:03:52 PM
....". Loach predicted that "a lot of producers and distributors" would "just not bother" with making co-productions if there was too much red tape. ...
Hard Brexit has been confounded by some harder realities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... Unwin echoes the warning of Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, about potential costs, queues and delays, citing an estimate that “this could quadruple the number of documents needing to be processed – from some 90 to 390 million”. (Nothing like an assault on red tape, eh?). ...
India's slowing growth blamed on 'big mistake' of demonetisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:31:26 PM
....7%. India is preparing to introduce a national goods and services tax in July that is expected to make the country a more attractive destination for foreign investment, cut red tape for business and increase trade between states. ...
Labour pledges 'tougher' standards for rented houses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:41:38 AM
....Mr Barwell said: "This is just another misjudged and nonsensical Jeremy Corbyn idea: a town hall 'tenants' tax' that would hit every tenant in the pocket with higher rents. "We want to help people have good quality housing, which is why we have taken targeted action against the small minority of rogue landlords, without hitting every single home with expensive municipal red tape that will force up costs and reduce supply. ...
Flyer beware: why the customer isn't always right at 40,000ft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:03:37 PM
.... According to industry lore, it came into fruition when MEPs grew exasperated with being bumped from flights to Brussels and Strasbourg. But airline passenger compensation could be one of the items of red tape that will be lobbed into the Brexit bonfire come EU independence day. ...
Firms dispute Jeremy Corbyn's claim they pay bills late image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:11:53 PM
....". Mr Corbyn also pledged to cut red tape for small businesses with a turnover of less than £83,000 per year by dropping the requirement to issue quarterly financial reports. ...
Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:56:41 PM
. The head of the International Monetary Fund has issued a stark warning that living standards will fall around the world unless governments take urgent action to increase productivity by investing in education, cutting red tape and incentivising research and development. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
.... The financial crisis of 2008 led to sustained austerity for millions but few severe penalties (and no loss of liberty) for the banking executives who oversaw it. Nick Varney, chief executive of leisure company Merlin Entertainments, complained to the Sunday Telegraph last week that “red tape” was stifling business. ...
Please bring back my old British Airways | Victoria Coren Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:15 AM
....Earlier this month, apparently, a flight to Barbados was delayed at London Gatwick for nearly six hours while ground crew restocked the plane due to a shortage of toilet roll. Why so long? That hasn’t been made clear, but no doubt you could wipe your arse on the amount of red tape required to re-stock anything at a big company. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....4 million basic-rate taxpayers. And last year Hammond announced that he was making changes to how sole traders and small businesses use the VAT system: specifically, the so-called “flat-rate” scheme introduced by Gordon Brown over a decade ago to relieve people of a great deal of paperwork (“red tape”, you might call it). ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
.... Their share prices were hammered by the referendum: easyJet’s dropped by a third, wiping £2bn off its value in four days. They face, at the least, uncertainty, bureaucratic headaches and a runway of costly red tape. ...
'It's getting tougher' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:17:26 AM
.... He swapped Brighton on England's south coast for Australia's Pacific seaboard when he was recruited on a 457 visa by a company in Sydney in 2011. He now runs a digital marketing firm here and says that engaging essential staff overseas was increasingly being bogged down by red tape. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
.... Now it has with Trump’s election. The new president has insisted that America has been harming itself with borders that are too porous, trade rules that are too lax, taxes that are too high, and red tape that is too onerous. ...
Trump presidency poses threat to global economy, warns Fitch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 04:37:52 PM
....“The materialisation of these risks would provide an unfavourable backdrop for economic growth, putting pressure on public finances that may have rating implications for some sovereigns,” the ratings agency added. It joined other commentators in predicting a possible boost to economic growth from Trump’s planned infrastructure spending, his plans to cut red tape and promised tax cuts. ...
Overhaul of UK train ticket pricing to be trialled in May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:05:35 AM
.... This also makes it more difficult to give passengers the right, simple options on ticket machines. “Working with government, we are determined to overhaul the system to cut out red tape, jargon and complication to make it easier for customers to buy fares they can trust, including from ticket machines. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
....National secretary Jude Brimble said employee rights should be at the heart of any industrial renewal. “As we face an uncertain future and economy outside the EU, a new ‘active’ role for government cannot mean actively attacking rights and protections at work under the guise of deregulation and cutting red tape – we’ve been there before,” she said. ...
Boxing clever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:26:28 AM
.... . The sector was tightly bound with red tape, with separate sets of regulations determining how much that shipping and trucking companies could charge. ...
Auto industry's Trump fear: 'Everyone dreads being subject of a tweet' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
.... The stakes might be different but the it’s a similar sort of thing,” Ikenson said. So far, corporate reaction to Trump’s election has been bland; business leaders like that he’s is “pro-growth” and wants to cut red tape. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
....“This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” Trump said at the time of Barra’s appointment. “My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating and expanding right here in America. ...
UK firms 'face more, not less, red tape if Britain exits customs union' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 02:30:58 PM
....This contradicts the arguments of pro-Brexit campaigners made before the June referendum, namely that leaving the EU would save businesses from EU-related bureaucracy, said the Labour MP Chris Leslie, who backs the group. “Brexit isn’t a liberation from red tape but the beginning of an avalanche of paperwork for businesses trading with Europe,” he said. ...
Japan's third-quarter growth rate revised down sharply image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:01:36 AM
....Japan's economy has been struggling for several years, raising questions about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to revive the Japanese economy. Mr Abe took office in late 2012, launching a growth plan that included three main elements - pumping more money into the economy, boosting government spending and cutting red tape. ...
Cars could cost £1,500 more after single market exit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Addressing industry leaders and government officials at its 100th annual dinner in London, the SMMT’s president, Gareth Jones, said: “We must make the right decisions on trade, on regulation and on business competitiveness. [The industry wants] membership of the single market, consistency in regulations, access to global talent and global markets, and the ability to trade abroad free from barriers and red tape. ...
Chancellor to close tax avoidance loophole exposed by Guardian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:31:10 PM
....”. The flat-rate VAT scheme is designed to free very small businesses with revenues of less than £150,000 a year from red tape. ...
CBI to make plea to Theresa May for a ‘smooth Brexit’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
.... This is not true for goods that enter the EU via the EEA or via other countries with which the EU has a free or preferential trading relationship, because they do not share the EU’s common external tariff. Anna Soubry MP, a leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: “Brexit is supposed to herald a bonfire of bureaucracy, but leaving the Customs Union would leave British firms mired in expensive additional red tape. ...
Labour and unions demand action on temp agencies’ tax avoidance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:12 AM
.... That small tax bill can be effectively eradicated by each mini company claiming a £3,000 government subsidy called the employment allowance, which can only be claimed once by a company and was designed to help very small businesses create more jobs or increase wages. The mini employment companies can also generate an additional windfall by charging VAT at 20% but paying it back to the government at about 12%, exploiting arrangements designed to free very small businesses with revenues of less than £150,000 a year from red tape. ...
Revealed: temp agencies' avoidance scheme costs taxpayers 'hundreds of millions' image
....That small tax bill can be effectively eradicated by each mini company claiming a £3,000 government subsidy called the employment allowance, which can only be claimed once by a company and was designed to help very small businesses create more jobs or increase wages. The mini employment companies can also generate an additional windfall by charging VAT at 20% but paying it back to the government at about 12%, exploiting arrangements designed to free very small businesses with revenues of less than £150,000 a year from red tape. ...
Corporate winners from Donald Trump’s election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:13:59 PM
.... Shares in hospital groups Centene, HCA Holdings and Universal Health Services were some of the biggest losers on the stock market, as they could once again face treating millions of uninsured patients. Trump has pledged to make America energy independent, tear up red tape and allow oil and gas exploration in new areas of the country. ...
India sets rates in major sales tax reform image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 03:07:07 AM
.... . A central plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda, the centralised tax is intended to cut through the red tape and corruption generated by the swathe of state taxes currently in force. ...
Trade options image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 02:22:29 PM
....If, for instance, a business is based here because it has complete access to the single market with subsidiaries and component plants across the EU, a free trade deal might not give it the same complete freedom to move money, people and products around the EU. Other companies might prefer a free trade area, where they don't have to implement EU regulations and laws, saving them money in red tape and administration, although they might have trouble selling in the EU if they don't agree to its rules. ...
Liam Fox predicts free EU trade post-Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:47 AM
.... He said: "Liam Fox is delusional about the impact of Brexit on British trade with the rest of the world. Unbelievably, he claims to be 'taking an axe to red tape across borders'. ...
Erupean Union ruling traps homeowners image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 09:49:00 AM
.... . Unfortunately, the directive still applies despite the Leave campaign’s referendum victory in June and experts say it adds another layer of red tape that Brexit Britain would be much better off without. ...
Allow Brexit to slice through EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:53:00 PM
....Any change would be unlikely to drive up insurance costs for older male motorists as they present a similar insurance risk to women of the same age. EU red tape also hits Britons when buying or selling a home by forcing vendors and buy-to-let landlords to pay for a costly energy assessment. ...
Campaigners urge Government to slash costly EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Any change would be unlikely to drive up insurance costs for older male motorists as they present a similar insurance risk to women of the same age. EU red tape also hits Britons when buying or selling a home by forcing vendors and buy-to-let landlords to pay for a costly energy assessment. ...
UK staycations grow in strength as pound weakens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:01:03 PM
. The government is to launch a tourism action plan including cutting red tape for B&Bs and ready-made train tours as an increasing number of Brits take bank holiday breaks in the UK. ...

Wake up, London! Why the capital's clubs must stay open longer
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:00:00 AM
.... The nightlife industry is said to contribute up to six percent of the UK’s GDP annually and eight percent of its employment. Imagine what it could be without the red tape. ...

Donald Trump promises tax-free childcare to jump-start US economy
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 10:54:54 PM
....". Setting out an "America first" economic vision during a speech in Detroit the billionaire promised a slew of tax cuts for working families and companies, a "massive" slashing of red tape, and a fundamental overhaul of international trade deals. ...

Chinese tourist loses wallet and becomes refugee in Germany for two weeks by mistake
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....Instead of signing a stolen item form for his wallet at the local police station, the man, known as Mr L, unwittingly filled out an asylum request form. The mistake triggered a chain of events as the hapless tourist became mired in bureaucratic red tape. ...

Fathers shunning shared parental leave offer, research shows
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 05:00:00 AM
.... . But some business groups worried that it would heap red tape on employers and add extra disruption for small firms. ...

Banks say 'no’ to a bonfire of red tape
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 05:24:14 PM
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Theresa May says Britain needs new trading relationship with EU as she vows to respond to immigration concerns 
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....It comes after Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, wants Britain to pull out of the EU's "customs union", which sets EU-wide tariffs on good traded with non-EU countries. Leaving the union would give Britain greater freedom to negotiate new trade deals but could also see businesses exporting to the EU facing higher tariffs and more red tape. ...

Millions will be condemned to 'dire' broadband after regulator refuses to break up BT, MPs warn
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....“There is nothing to suggest they will not continue to do so in the new system. Structural separation is cleaner, with less red tape. ...
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:17 PM
....Entry level wine sells for €32-40 per hectolitre (100 litres) in Spain compared to around €75 per hectolitre in France. Many feel that French wine does not receive enough protection on the home market, and are angry that lower social charges and less red tape in Spain an Italy enable producers to sell their goods more cheaply. ...
What is India's GST and why does it matter so much? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:58:10 PM
.... . A central plank of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda, it proposes a centralised tax to cut through the red tape and corruption generated by the swathe of state taxes currently in force. ...
'In limbo' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 12:02:50 AM
....". Now, Mrs Stodtko adds: "Everything will be very difficult, especially the bureaucracy, red tape and administrative burden. ...
Personal finances post Brexit: Keep calm and carry on until Britain settles down image
....Although billions of pounds were immediately wiped off the nation’s pensions, they could quickly recover when stock markets stabilise. One benefit of leaving the EU is that our pensions industry will now avoid the wall of EU red tape that was heading its way, which Professor David Blake, director of the Pensions Institute at the Cass Business School, warned could cost an astonishing £500billion. ...
Labour needs to seize the day and make a powerful case for Remain | Andrew Rawnsley image
.... That vision is of a shrunken-state Britain inhaling the fumes from a bonfire of regulation. What they disparage as “red tape” are the hard-won employment, anti-discrimination, safety and social rights that millions of people rely on to protect them from rapacious, capricious and incompetent bosses. ...
Black tie and Brexit: Osborne takes the Remain case to Mansion House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of June 2016 03:00:14 PM
.... Purdah rules will prevent him from saying more on the subject before the vote, but Osborne will want to project an image of the governor standing next to him both physically and in the fight against a Leave vote that would launch a voyage into the unknown. There are plenty of hedge-fund managers and private-equity investors, most of them based in London’s Mayfair, that welcome any chance to cut regulations and bureaucratic red tape. ...
Brexit to give jobs BOOST: 200,000 MORE people in work if Britain leaves EU, MEP claims image
....Hundreds of thousands of jobs would be created in financial services by 2020 if the UK frees itself from the shackles of Brussels, former Tory Cabinet minister John Redwood and Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe said today. Voting to stay in next month's referendum would result in a bureaucrat and red tape "siege" on the City of London, which would put Britain's prosperity at risk, the pair said as part of the Grassroots Out campaign. ...
The super-rich blackmail us with threats to leave the UK. We should call their bluff image
.... But when the super-rich hold the rest of us to ransom, they do it through headlines. Comb through the newspapers and you see the pattern: any imposition on the wealthy – every tax rise or sliver of red tape or opposition policy – will apparently cause the poor souls to fly, faster than pigeons in Trafalgar Square. ...
Blow for George Osborne: 300 top business leaders SUPPORT Brexit image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 12:49:00 PM
....Respected figures including, Peter Goldstein, a founder of Superdrug; Steve Dowdle, a former vice-president Europe of Sony; David Sismey, a managing director of Goldman Sachs, and Sir Patrick Sheehy, the former chairman of British American Tobacco are among those who have called on Britons to vote out, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph. They said: "Brussels's red tape stifles every one of Britain's 5. ...
Brexit would cost UK households £2,200 by 2020, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 09:30:01 AM
.... Curbs to the free movement of labour from the EU and, more importantly, a weaker UK economy after exit, would gradually reduce the incentives for economic migration to the UK and would be a cost to the economy,” it said. The report said there would be gains to the UK from Brexit, including the saving made on payments to the EU budget and the ability to reduce red tape. ...
Brexit is a risk to UK growth, says Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 06:44:51 PM
....He added that a question mark over the freedom of workers to travel between the UK and the rest of Europe would create uncertainty in the job market, while different arrangements governing foreign trade and capital flows could hit “the rate of technology adoption”. The Treasury has come under fire from the Vote Leave camp for failing to include in its calculations the costs of remaining inside the EU, which supporters have argued imposes huge amounts of red tape and restrictive rules on the UK and restricts its ability to be competitive in the global economy. ...
Lloyds warns of Brexit 'uncertainty' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 02:19:57 PM
....John Longworth, chairman of the official Out campaign Vote Leave, said: "What right do multinationals have to lecture us? . "The EU may work for the handful of large multinational banks that can afford the reams of red tape, but it will be the dynamic SMEs that will benefit if we Vote Leave on 23 June. ...
Labor plans boost in use of Australian steel for government projects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 02:32:14 AM
....”. Shorten denied the steel policy amounted to an increase in red tape: “I believe our policy of maximising Australian steel will see great value for projects using Australian steel. ...
IMF joins PROJECT FEAR: Fund warns Brexit Would damage UK economy  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:10:00 PM
...."The IMF was wrong when it supported the Euro, wrong when it failed to predict the global recession and is wrong now it is trying to scare the British people. "The best way for the UK to protect its economic interests is by taking back control from Brussels, cutting burdensome EU red tape and start trading with the wider world - all things the EU bans us from doing as a member of their undemocratic and diminishing club. ...
IMF says Britain leaving the EU is a significant risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:00:10 PM
.... “The IMF supported the failed euro – and now supports the UK remaining in the EU at the request of the British government,” Bone said. “The real risk to the UK economy is remaining in a failing EU club that will tax our financial services, depress wages via mass migration and continue to impose burdensome red tape on our small and medium-sized businesses. ...
Would a vote for Brexit help to cut red tape (including VAT MOSS) for SMEs? image
.... This week’s question is:. If the UK were to vote for Brexit, what red tape (including VAT MOSS) might be reduced for small businesses?. ...
UK finance chiefs delay hiring and investment as Brexit tops risk list image
....When CFOs were asked how they thought EU membership had benefited the UK economy and UK businesses, 89% said it had helped UK export performance and 86% said it had attracted foreign direct investment. Chiming with business groups’ complaints over red tape, the survey showed the legal, regulatory and compliance framework aspects of UK membership ranked lowest with just 15% of CFOs saying they benefit the UK. ...
Brexit campaigners accused of trying to exploit steel crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 03:55:43 PM
....Her view was backed up by a former Labour trade minister under Tony Blair. Nigel Griffiths argued that during his time in government the most common complaint was “Brussels red tape strangling enterprises, of high energy prices and the lack of protection from dumping. ...
How would Brexit affect EU patent protection? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 09:36:09 AM
.... Once the unitary patent scheme begins, classical patent holders will also have their patents litigated under the UPC (unless they opt out during the transitional period) whether Brexit occurs or not. Ironically, Knight says, while the UPC presents one of the main benefits of the unitary patent system by reducing legal red tape, it’s also where it could present a potential danger for SMEs. ...
Most UK manufacturers are struggling to recruit skilled workers – report image
.... It also demanded more help on skills from the government, which has pledged a “march of the makers” and less reliance on consumer spending to fuel economic growth. Responding to the report, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the government was working closely with manufacturers to raise productivity and had already cut red tape and invested £6. ...
'1.7m miss out' on National Living Wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 12:02:26 AM
....The government said the increase would help over one million low paid workers. "This government is committed to backing enterprising self-employed people through initiatives like start up loans, tax allowances and by cutting red tape by a further £10 billion. ...
Rainwater harvesting and rooftop solar: world's greenest shopping centre could be Australian image
....”. Bevilacqua suggests other measures that could help green the retail property sector could include implementing a mandatory declaration of energy efficiency, raising the energy efficiency requirements of the building code, and removing red tape to allow retail centres to become “significant sources of renewable energy generation for the grid” (for example, by installing solar panels on roof space). ...
Shoreham show 'unaware' of pilot's plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of March 2016 02:00:03 PM
....But it will have big implications for air shows up and down the country. It'll mean tougher rules, more red tape, higher costs, better safety and it could also spell the end for dozens of the smaller shows. ...
Did you hear the one about Paddy Power Betfair? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of March 2016 09:00:30 AM
....On Friday the hunt for these precious treats kicked off again – with a yarn explaining how this year’s production might be disrupted by 200 striking Cadbury workers. Expect follow-ups this week about other factors set to contribute to a dearth this year, including tales of cocoa shortages, production blips and, probably, something about the Easter bunny being so frustrated by EU red tape that he’s relocating to Switzerland. ...
UK future 'may be brighter outside EU' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 12:21:41 PM
....The German car maker highlighted the "significant benefit" the company derived from the free movement of workers within the EU in the email. Mr Osborne was asked about issue of red tape facing small and medium-sized businesses. ...
Refugees' move to US was 'the happiest day' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:10:30 AM
.... . In 2014, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder set up the Michigan Office for New Americans (Mona) to help remove some of the red tape that can make it difficult for immigrants to stay in the state or find work. ...

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