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....Naif has said the request for the loan has been progressed all the way through to the “due diligence” stage. The company has also received a tax break from the Queensland government on potential royalties due from the mining activity, the details of which the government has kept secret, despite saying the deal is “open and transparent”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Adani $900m rail line loan should be ruled out after fraud allegations, opponents say image
....Naif has said the request for the loan has been progressed all the way through to the “due diligence” stage. The company has also received a tax break from the Queensland government on potential royalties due from the mining activity, the details of which the government has kept secret, despite saying the deal is “open and transparent”. ...
Britain’s young suffer as austerity continues to take its toll | Letters image
.... Debt with insufficient income impacts on health indirectly through increased stress, depression and anxiety, and suboptimal coping behaviours – such as increased rates of smoking and drinking. After the crash in 2008, the Queen asked: “Why did no one see it coming?” Ten years later, she might well ask the same question about the rise of early deaths among young people. ...
Executive wages may have fallen, but the case for pay ratios is even stronger image
.... That 2016 pay ratio of 129:1 was estimated to be 47:1 back in 1998. Margot James, the business minister, says the government will publish its proposals “shortly”, which at least addresses the suspicious silence in the Queen’s speech. ...
Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 06:30:29 AM
....Being able to know what rules you are being governed by, and how to challenge them, is a fundamental part of democracy. For the purposes of the map, other privately owned public spaces have been excluded, among them sites which are privately-owned by public bodies (such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, which is managed as a private site by the London Legacy Development Corporation) and those owned or managed by charitable trusts (including Jubilee Gardens in Southwark and the large area of land under the control of the Canal & Rivers Trust), as well as locations where users would not reasonably expect to be on public land – such as churchyards, school fields and indoor shopping centres. ...
Peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter hit by £80m of struggling loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 07:37:39 PM
....The City grandee Paul Manduca, chairman of Prudential, has just taken over as Ratesetter’s chair. Details of the website’s efforts to correct past mistakes come just weeks after the business’s co-founder and chief executive, Rhydian Lewis, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. ...
Karren Brady to chair firm that owns Philip Green's Arcadia group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 02:40:37 PM
.... She negotiated the club’s move to London’s Olympic Stadium, a move that has proved controversial among some fans. Brady joined the House of Lords in 2014 and received a CBE from the Queen for her services to business, entrepreneurship and women in business. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
....May has already been forced to make a series of concessions to accede to backbenchers’ demands, little more than a month after the election. The government pledged that the NHS would fund abortions for women from Northern Ireland, after Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy won cross-party backing for an amendment to the Queen’s Speech. ...
New energy price cap considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 01:04:50 PM
....This could be extended to about two million others on certain benefits. The proposals come after a much wider cap in the Conservative manifesto was absent from the Queen's Speech. ...
Millions betrayed by Tories’ energy price cap U-turn, says Labour image
....Labour has accused the government of betraying millions of households after the energy regulator published proposals to extend a price cap for vulnerable customers that fell well short of the Conservatives’ election promises. Theresa May had pledged a price cap on energy bills for 17m families during the general election campaign, but the policy was missing from the Queen’s speech. ...
One in seven UK private tenants pays more than half income in rent – study image
.... One rental index last month showed that average UK rents had fallen for the first time since 2009, with the biggest declines in London. Tenants will also benefit from a long-awaited ban on fees imposed by letting agents that was confirmed in the Queen’s speech, and a new cap on deposits limiting them to just one month’s rent. ...
Britons booking breaks online to get same protection as package holidays image
.... In the end LowCost’s administrators predicted that holidaymakers would each receive compensation of less than £10. The Atol bill, which is getting its second reading in parliament on Monday is the first to be debated in the House of Commons since the Queen’s speech. ...
Hard Brexit has been confounded by some harder realities image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... I was particularly struck by Unwin’s point that, if the UK is forced to follow the hard Brexiters’ path towards dependence on World Trade Organisation rules, “it will find itself subject to substantial tariffs on its exports to and imports from the EU and possibly no deal for finance and services at all”. As Lord Adonis pointed out in the Lords debate on the Queen’s speech last week, more than 60% of our trade is with the EU or with other countries with which we enjoy free or preferential access as members of the customs union and single market. ...
Barclays sees the beak about the bailout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 05:59:20 AM
....8bn emergency fundraising conducted by the bank in 2008 that allowed it to avoid a bailout by the taxpayer. The decision to charge the four came after a series of postponements and amid plans in the Conservative manifesto for the Serious Fraud Office to be abolished – a threat that now appears to have been dropped after it did not feature in the Queen’s speech, which sets out the government’s agenda for the coming year. ...
Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers over single market vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 09:33:48 PM
....Three Labour frontbenchers have been sacked for defying Jeremy Corbyn and backing a call for the UK to stay in the single market after Brexit. Ruth Cadbury, Catherine West and Andy Slaughter had supported Chuka Umunna's amendment to the Queen's Speech. ...
Tenant fees ARE a rip-off, says letting agent that welcomes ban  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 02:47:00 PM
. Hefty charges on renters will soon be banned in a bid to relieve the pressure on people who don't own their home, it was confirmed in the Queen's Speech. ...
Life swap … landlords are being given the chance to live like their tenants image
....• The first episode of The Week the Landlords Moved In airs on Wednesday 28 June on BBC1 at 9pm. Landlords and letting agents will only be able to demand a deposit equal to one month’s rent when tenants move into a new property, if the tenants’ fees bill proposed in the Queen’s speech this week gets the go-ahead. ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
. Plans for commercial spaceports outlined in the Queen’s speech this week will not cancel out the economic threat of Brexit, industry leaders have warned. ...
Triple lock on pensions will go eventually, says pensions secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:15:54 PM
.... Tory MPs said that, when coupled with the so-called “dementia tax”, it proved to be toxic to core Conservative voters. Asked if the Tories could in two years’ time introduce manifesto pledges that were left out of the Queen’s speech, including abolishing the triple lock, Gauke said: “We will reflect on those measures and we haven’t ruled anything out. ...
Tory pledge to cap energy bills missing from Queen's speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 03:57:48 PM
....Millions of people are unlikely to see their energy bills capped after Theresa May appeared to make a U-turn on one of her flagship election promises – to the delight of big energy companies. The prime minister had pledged to cap bills for 17 million families on the worst-value energy tariffs, but the plan was missing from the Queen’s speech and No 10 would not confirm a cap would go ahead. ...
Energy price cap likely to go ahead despite warnings of 'timebomb' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 03:36:14 PM
....Theresa May is expected to forge ahead with an energy price cap this week despite misgivings among Tory ranks and warnings it could prove a “political and consumer timebomb”. If the prime minister opts for the wide-ranging intervention promised during the election – which she said would save 17m households up to £100 on bills – such a measure would require primary legislation and feature in the Queen’s speech on Wednesday. ...
Big business leaders press Theresa May to rethink hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 03:48:03 AM
....“We will soon introduce bills for new immigration and customs arrangements, and the great repeal bill will transpose all EU law into UK law,” he said. The bill, which could be hit by a series of parliamentary rebellions, will be introduced as part of the Queen’s speech on Wednesday. ...
Debt bubble returns millions to days of 2008 crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 11:05:51 PM
. Charities and financial advisers are calling on the government to use the Queen’s speech to address the “bubble” of unmanageable debt that households are rapidly accumulating. ...
Britons feel the squeeze as inflation rises to four-year high of 2.9% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:37:27 AM
....Tim Roache, the general secretary of the GMB union, said: “Too often there is more month than money left after pay day. Ending the public sector pay freeze and making sure all workers are paid a decent wage is an absolute must and it needs to be on the agenda for the Queen’s speech. ...
PENSION CHAOS: Election leaves retirees in the dark over pension tax rules image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:00:00 PM
....The Government should now consider pushing the rules back until 2018, say experts. Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, said: “While clearly Brexit is the dominant issue as the minority Conservative Government formulates its focus ahead of the Queen’s Speech, there is some serious unfinished business on pensions policy. ...
Deposit-free renting sounds good – or could tenants lose out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....A leading private landlord is scrapping rental deposits and even returning money to its 3,000 existing tenants. The move is by Get Living, which owns and rents out more than 1,400 homes in East Village – the former London 2012 athletes’ village on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. ...
Diamond ring bought for £10 at car boot sale goes for £657,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:21:32 PM
.... It was recently confirmed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as a genuine diamond. Another highlight of the Sotheby’s sale was a Cartier diamond brooch worn by Margaret Thatcher on a number of high-profile public occasions, including the day she offered her resignation as prime minister to the Queen. ...
Adani gives 'green light' for controversial Australia coal mine image
....The company described the announcement on Tuesday as a "green light". It followed a mining royalties deal struck between Adani and the Queensland state government last week. ...
Taking his own path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
....But if anyone has ever got lost in a maze and panicked, Mr Fisher can empathise. When his yew tree maze opened at Leeds Castle in Kent in 1988 he was leading a royal party including Princess Alexandra (a cousin of the Queen) around when he couldn't find his way out. ...
Adani royalty rate akin to 'rent free' period in Galilee Basin, Matt Canavan says image
....Matt Canavan has attempted to revive a plan to give a $320m royalty concession to the Adani Carmichael mine, arguing it would be akin to a “rent free” period when a tenant moved into a new commercial building. The resources and northern Australia minister said there was a “serious question mark” over the Adani Carmichael coalmine because the Queensland government has deferred a plan to give it a royalty concession. ...
Revealed: Rarest coins of 2016 – see if YOUR change is worth a fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:56:00 PM
....95 million struck and released into circulation - but rhe design was also released in 2015 and 2008 so not too rare. However, keep an eye out for £2 Britannia coins from 2015, with around 650,000 that have the Queen's head upside down on the opposite side. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....50 a week. In 2015 the accountant Deloitte kicked off a scheme offering graduates joining the company a special deal if they opted to rent a flat at East Village, the former athletes’ village on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. ...
£5 note: Deadline looms for digging out old paper fivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:05:36 PM
....Shops may refuse them from Saturday, although banks should exchange them. The change to polymer £5 notes marks a temporary absence of women, apart from the Queen, on the Bank's banknotes. ...
Galliford shares hit by £100m project blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:30:48 AM
....7% after rising costs on two Scottish infrastructure projects took their toll. The FTSE 250-listed firm has taken a one-off charge of nearly £100m on the cost of the Queensferry Crossing bridge and the Aberdeen West Peripheral Route. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
. Andrew Tyrie is “a man who would insult the Queen if he thought she deserved it,” the late Simon Hoggart wrote in this paper after the Conservative member for Chichester gave one of his characteristically acerbic performances in committee. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
.... However, the company backed down within hours of the Guardian reporting its plan. Fashion house Paul Smith, whose founder was knighted by the Queen in 2000, offers at least three unpaid positions, including a six-month placement in its press office, for which only travel and lunch expenses are paid. ...
Gandhi stamps sell for £500,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:56:41 PM
....Stanley Gibbons previously sold one of these singles for £160,000 to a client in Uruguay last year. A block of four is in the Queen's stamp collection, which is believed to be the world's largest and most valuable in private hands. ...
Abbot Point coal port spill causes 'massive contamination' of Queensland wetland image
....A vast swathe of the Caley Valley wetlands has been blackened by coal-laden water released from nearby Abbot Point port after Debbie’s torrential rains inundated its coal storage facilities last month. Satellite imagery of the coal spill last week prompted an investigation by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), which said the port operator appeared to have acted in line with a temporary licence to release the excess water. ...
'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:40:17 PM
....1% ABV Nanny State, and produced another, The End of History, at a staggering 55% ABV, which was presented inside dead animals. In 2016 the Queen’s birthday honours list included MBEs for the pair. ...
Let’s move to Kirkcaldy, Fife: a beautiful bay and an excellent farmers’ market image
....Sarah Bellis “When the Forth road bridge is shut it can be a nightmare to get anywhere. It should be better once the Queensferry crossing is complete. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....Nigel Adams MP said Viagogo “makes Stan Flashman look like Mother Teresa”. Flashman was a renowned tout who claimed he could even get tickets for the Queen’s Garden Parties. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....”. At the town hall, where the barometer outside points to “change” and the Queen’s portrait hangs in the lobby inside, city council leader Jenny Laing says Aberdeen has experienced downturns before but “nothing on this scale”, and that the prospect of another referendum is disastrous. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....” But then, this was a case that was never meant to come to trial. At the centre of the dispute is a listed building in Belgravia, a period mansion block whose famous residents are said to have included the Queen Mother and actor David Niven. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....”. Cousins is leading an “alternate delegation” to India, where the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and six regional Queensland mayors are on a trade mission to build support for Adani’s mine. ...
Oxford once again tops list of UK's least affordable places to live image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:01:06 AM
....Over the past five years, London has experienced the fastest house price growth, with average prices up 57%. Chelmsford, the county town of Essex that was granted city status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, had the second highest gains, with prices up 55%. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham Hospitals face a £322m or 21% increase in their business rates bill over the next five years. The worst affected is the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham, where the rates bill will more than double to £6. ...
Government urged to stop property tax hikes for 1,249 NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:37:31 PM
....The cross-party group of politicians who have already expressed concern about the tax rise for hospitals include Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen, and Annie Wells, Conservative and Unionist MSP for Glasgow. The hospitals facing the most severe increases include the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, which will see its business rates bill more than double, from £2. ...
‘A horrendous notion’: small firms object to tourist tax proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:15:00 AM
....” That’s how one vexed owner of a 29-bedroom hotel in Bath described the Bath and North East Somerset council’s proposals to introduce a tourist tax in the area. Laurence Beere, co-owner of the Queensberry Hotel wasn’t the only hotelier frustrated by the potential tax. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
....• In Russia, Rolls-Royce won a contract to supply equipment to the state-owned energy company Gazprom by making payments to a senior Gazprom official. Sir Brian Leveson QC, the president of the Queen’s bench division of the high court, said the case raised questions about whether it would ever be in the public interest to prosecute a company as big as Rolls-Royce. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
.... It will also pay $169m (£140m) in penalties to the US Department of Justice and $25m to the Brazilian authorities. The terms of the agreement with the SFO are to be examined on Tuesday by Sir Brian Leveson QC, the president of the Queen’s bench division of the high court. ...
Economists have completely failed us. They’re no better than Mystic Meg | Simon Jenkins image
.... It not only failed in its purpose of instilling fear, it appeared to validate a bogus reason for voting Brexit – that all experts are mendacious toffs. After the debacle of 2008, academic economists made a few half-hearted attempts to answer the Queen’s famous LSE question, “Why did nobody notice?” But there was no official or professional inquiry. ...
Ultra-rare Jane Austen £5 note found in Christmas card in Scottish Borders image
....Graham Short, a specialist micro-engraver from Birmingham, said he came up with the idea of engraving a 5mm portrait of Austen on the transparent part of the new plastic Bank of England £5 notes to mark the 200th anniversary of her death next year. Short’s most recent work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000. ...
Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:09:43 PM
.... Digital downloads are shrinking so rapidly that I’d say they will almost certainly be gone in a couple of years”. Jane Third, senior vice-president of Because Music, whose artists include Metronomy, Christine and the Queens, Major Lazer and Django Django, said revenue from streaming had ensured profits more than doubled on last year. ...
UK's biggest wrapping paper maker: 'It can be Christmas every day' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:13:37 PM
.... Upmarket crackers, under the Tom Smith brand, sell for up to £500 and will be adorning the royal Christmas dinner table. In October, IG sent a selection of four specially selected cracker designs to Buckingham Palace so that the Queen could choose one to grace her Christmas table. ...
Trench coat maker Aquascutum to be sold for £97m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:51:57 PM
....Reports suggest Chinese buyers are acquiring the clothing retailer, which started in London in the 1850s. Its illustrious fans have included the Queen Mother, Margaret Thatcher and actors such as Cary Grant. ...
£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:09:31 PM
....Three more notes will be spent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this week. Mr Short's last work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000. ...
Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:25:14 AM
.... . ZL: Take Christine and the Queens - she was only recognised in France when we started playing her and all of a sudden she is regarded as one of the breakout artists of the last 12 to 18 months. ...
Australian GDP: economy shrinks by 0.5% in September quarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:00:59 AM
....When the economy previously contracted in a single quarter, in March 2011 (by 0. 2%), it had suffered from the Queensland flood. ...
Whitechapel Bell Foundry to ring in new era as owner sells site image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 03:57:24 PM
....More recently, the Whitechapel team designed the bell used at the start of the 2012 London Olympics but the 23-tonne structure was too big for its furnaces and was cast in the Netherlands. The foundry cast the bells used on the lead barge for the Queen’s Jubilee pageant on the Thames, also in 2012. ...
Revealed: Coutts managed tax haven firms for controversial clients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:01:45 AM
....Coutts, the taxpayer-owned bank, provided offshore services to controversial clients including a member of the Brunei royal family accused of stealing billions from his own country, and a banker charged with assisting the sons of Egypt’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, in financial crime. Known as the Queen’s bank after its most famous customer, Coutts is revealed to have managed secretive tax haven structures for the Sultan of Brunei’s younger brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, and the investment banker Hassan Heikal. ...
Experts get it wrong again by failing to predict Trump victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:41:02 PM
....The inflation report by the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee in August 2008 did not even contain the word “recession”. As the Queen said at the London School of Economics in November 2009, why did no one see this coming? Ex-Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean astonishingly argued in a speech in October 2010 that “no one should expect to be able to predict the timing and scale of these sorts of events with any precision”. ...
UK house prices: East and South driving rises, says ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 09:13:09 AM
....Property prices in August were typically at £236,000 in England, £145,000 in Wales, £145,000 in Scotland, and £123,000 in Northern Ireland. Locally, prices rose fastest over the course of the year in the London borough of Newham, home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where prices increased by 23. ...
Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:25:57 AM
....A compromised reform process - the so-called "greening" of the Common Agricultural Policy - resulted in farmers mostly being paid depending on how much land they own. The UK's top beneficiaries include estates owned partly or wholly by the Queen (£557,706. ...
'I sold three new fivers for £460' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:24:44 AM
.... About one million have AA01 serial numbers, but some are not in general circulation. The very lowest serial number notes are handed to the Queen. ...
'Buckingham Palace lookalike' flats snapped up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 10:59:41 AM
....". However she denied that the architects, Quinlan and Francis Terry, had based the design on the Queen's London residence. ...
New Sir Winston Churchill five pound plastic note enters circulation TOMORROW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... The new note is part of a new generation of British cash that is harder to counterfeit. Security measures include a see-through window featuring the Queen's portrait, as well as Big Ben shown in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back. ...
Bank of England's Minouche Shafik leaves to run the LSE image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 10:38:49 AM
....Ms Shafik previously held academic appointments at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University's economics department. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list last year. ...
Once it was touch and go, now contactless is a new-wave revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Research from Mintel showed that cheques were used by less than one-third (31%) of Brits during the three months to April, putting them well behind contactless debit cards (39%) and contactless credit cards (34%). Some 97% of Britons used cash during the period - which does make you wonder how the other 3% managed to get through three months without paying for anything with notes or coins (presumably this 3% includes the Queen and others too posh to carry cash). ...
Britain’s biggest cash revolution in decades, all yours for a fiver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 02:14:59 PM
.... Armoured vehicles have collected much of the £2bn-plus worth of new money from the Bank’s cash centres in Debden, Essex, and Leeds, and ferried them to more than 30 high-security vaults across the country to begin distribution to the high street banks – and on Tuesday morning the public will have the first chance to handle and use them in person. With the Queen on one side, Winston Churchill is the other face of the new fiver, which will be made out of a thin and flexible plastic material – including a see-through window – and will be 15% smaller than the current cotton-paper £5. ...
Plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill to enter circulation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:42:05 AM
....The £5 note paves the way for a new generation of security features, making the note even harder to counterfeit. They include a see-through featuring the Queen’s portrait as well as Big Ben depicted in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back. ...
Under fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:09:07 AM

Princess Charlotte could be going on her first royal tour next month 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 04:20:03 AM
....Canada is still regarded as a key member of the Commonwealth by the Royal Family, but a poll last year showed the country was divided on the future of the monarchy. The study, by Forum Research, showed that 39 per cent favoured abolishing the monarchy on the Queen’s death and 54 per cent said they did not want the Prince of Wales to become head of state. ...

Hard-Left activists to help pick who gets gongs as Jeremy Corbyn plans radical shake-up of honours system
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....However, Mr Corbyn’s allies are now expected to return to the plans after Left-wingers claimed all six places on the 33-person body up for election this week, increasing his majority. The Labour leader submits names for gongs twice a year, for the Queen’s birthday and New Year honours, each time picking half a dozen candidates. ...

Britain must channel the Olympic spirit and expand Heathrow
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 11:45:00 AM
....It's hard to believe we're four years on from that glorious summer of London 2012. Inevitably, I'm reminded of the journey that took us from our exhilaration at the IOC’s decision in 2005 that our capital city would host the Games, to the lighting of the Olympic flame in the Queen Elizabeth stadium seven years later. ...

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