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....US authorities have secretly required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
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.... . Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, said the fall in the pound against the dollar had been pushing transport costs higher since last summer. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
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....Under the new arrangements, co-ordinated by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, banks will be able to clear cheques by exchanging pictures of them. At the moment, all cheques have to be physically transported back to the bank that issued them. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:34:53 AM
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....Electric cars are putting increasing pressure on the UK’s power grids, making it vital they are recharged at the right time of day, a minister has said. John Hayes, transport minister, said it was important that such battery-powered cars were topped up in smart ways to avoid unduly stressing the energy system. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 07:20:30 PM
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....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
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.... His visit immediately followed an outpouring of public support for refugees after the image of a drowned three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, went viral after appearing on the front page of newspapers across Europe. It prompted the UK government to initiate a resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees, providing official transport direct from the haven countries so that they need not take their chances with the people-smugglers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:00:27 AM
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.... The money will be used to offer taxi drivers a £7,500 discount on the cost of an electric vehicle and pay for more charging points across the UK. John Hayes, the transport minister, said: “This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people’s health and the environment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
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....Oil giant BP is in talks with chemicals group Ineos over the sale of the North Sea's largest pipeline. BP's Forties Pipeline System (FPS) transports about 450,000 barrels of oil per day on average - about 40% of UK production. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
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....Apps collect and share lots of personal information and, in its privacy guide, Waze states that it will collect periodically "all of the phone numbers which are stored on your device's phonebook", as part of a feature to connect you to your friends. And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
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.... January’s industrial strategy called on all construction, infrastructure and capital investment projects worth £10m-plus to take into account apprenticeships and skills development as part of tender evaluation. Sources close to Grayling say he believes this emphasis on apprentices can be used to help British firms win major domestic transport contracts or, at least, make sure overseas groups build the infrastructure and vehicles in the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
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....3 million people, operated in the gig economy, lower than the 5 million estimated in some studies, though these include people on zero-hours contracts, eBay traders and people who rent out their homes through online apps lsuch as Airbnb. The CIPD said gig economy workers were individuals “who have used an online platform at least once in the last 12 months” to provide transport using their own vehicle, rent out their own vehicle, deliver food or goods, or perform short-term jobs using online platforms such as TaskRabbit, Upwork or PeoplePerHour. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 17th of March 2017 12:01:02 AM
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.... A large loaf of bread is around 70p, petrol is 40p a litre and cigarettes are 80p. The EIU compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including food, drink, clothing, rents, transport and utility bills. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
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....”. John Hayes, the transport minister, has promised to support the legal action being taken by consumers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
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.... Grant, head of trading at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in New York. Another sector that was hit was transportation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
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.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Apps collect and share lots of personal information and, in its privacy guide, Waze states that it will collect periodically "all of the phone numbers which are stored on your device's phonebook", as part of a feature to connect you to your friends. And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. ...
Cheque next-day clearance system to start from THIS year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:36:00 PM
....". At present, the cheque clearing process involves paper cheques being transported around the country. ...
Bank cheques to be cleared within a day image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:34:53 AM
....Under the new arrangements, co-ordinated by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, banks will be able to clear cheques by exchanging pictures of them. At the moment, all cheques have to be physically transported back to the bank that issued them. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
.... The money will be used to offer taxi drivers a £7,500 discount on the cost of an electric vehicle and pay for more charging points across the UK. John Hayes, the transport minister, said: “This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people’s health and the environment. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... His visit immediately followed an outpouring of public support for refugees after the image of a drowned three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, went viral after appearing on the front page of newspapers across Europe. It prompted the UK government to initiate a resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees, providing official transport direct from the haven countries so that they need not take their chances with the people-smugglers. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
.... Grant, head of trading at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in New York. Another sector that was hit was transportation. ...
UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... A large loaf of bread is around 70p, petrol is 40p a litre and cigarettes are 80p. The EIU compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including food, drink, clothing, rents, transport and utility bills. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....US authorities have secretly required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
....Electric cars are putting increasing pressure on the UK’s power grids, making it vital they are recharged at the right time of day, a minister has said. John Hayes, transport minister, said it was important that such battery-powered cars were topped up in smart ways to avoid unduly stressing the energy system. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....”. John Hayes, the transport minister, has promised to support the legal action being taken by consumers. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
.... January’s industrial strategy called on all construction, infrastructure and capital investment projects worth £10m-plus to take into account apprenticeships and skills development as part of tender evaluation. Sources close to Grayling say he believes this emphasis on apprentices can be used to help British firms win major domestic transport contracts or, at least, make sure overseas groups build the infrastructure and vehicles in the UK. ...
BP in talks with Ineos over Forties pipeline sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
....Oil giant BP is in talks with chemicals group Ineos over the sale of the North Sea's largest pipeline. BP's Forties Pipeline System (FPS) transports about 450,000 barrels of oil per day on average - about 40% of UK production. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....3 million people, operated in the gig economy, lower than the 5 million estimated in some studies, though these include people on zero-hours contracts, eBay traders and people who rent out their homes through online apps lsuch as Airbnb. The CIPD said gig economy workers were individuals “who have used an online platform at least once in the last 12 months” to provide transport using their own vehicle, rent out their own vehicle, deliver food or goods, or perform short-term jobs using online platforms such as TaskRabbit, Upwork or PeoplePerHour. ...
Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
....Balfour said it was upbeat about prospects as the "trading environment in the group's core UK and US markets remains positive". "In the UK, government policy is helping to drive a strong pipeline of major infrastructure projects in transport and energy. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
....“These standards are costly for automakers and the American people,” said the EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt. “We will work with our partners at the department of transport to take a fresh look to determine if this approach is realistic. ...
Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:06:15 AM
....Ikea said it was "saddened by the testimonies" of the drivers. The drivers the BBC spoke to were employed by haulage companies based in Eastern Europe, which are paid to transport Ikea goods. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Other possible uses of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Aerial, marine, public transport, including metro and rail services, space, military, warehousing, ambulance services, inspection and monitoring of resources, working in dangerous and hazardous environments (such as nuclear facilities) and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
....Ikea said it was "saddened by the testimonies" of the drivers. The drivers the BBC spoke to were employed by haulage companies based in Eastern Europe, which are paid to transport Ikea goods. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....The DfT has launched a 10-week consultation to hear views of passengers in south-east London, Kent and East Sussex, with the new franchise to be let from 2018. However, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has already ruled out the one change favoured by many, including Conservative MPs along the route, of transferring responsibility for inner London services to Transport for London. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
.... . Her maternal grandfather, John Boyd-Carpenter, was transport minister then minister of pensions and national insurance under both Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... Another approach is to use the waste heat from a ship’s diesel engines to produce electricity. The German company SkySails uses large kites to provide wind power to modern shipping, while another, Enercon, fitted four rotor sails to a transport ship in 2010, though Norsepower’s rotor sails will be larger. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....So to avoid rising inequity, where fewer and fewer PAYE workers and legitimate companies are paying more and more of the tax, we need a rethink. That must start with a serious crackdown in the exploiting sectors: construction, transport, private social care – on the understanding that it will hike labour costs and make some current business models impossible. ...
Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:55:36 AM
....Management at all three affected rail companies have said they want a negotiated solution and deny jobs will be lost. Analysis: Richard Westcott, BBC transport correspondent. ...
Diesel emissions: the clues were there image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:30:14 PM
.... To be really effective this means a petrol or electric replacement. Alternatively, the London Mayor suggests, the scrappage grant could pay for mobility and not a new car; many years of car club membership, cycle hire or a public transport pass. ...
Rolls-Royce calls its first staff AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:02:59 PM
....Employee access to the boardroom at major companies has been on the agenda since Theresa May, the prime minister, raised the idea of putting workers on boards, although a green paper published last year stepped back from demanding this. Rolls-Royce is not committing to appoint a worker to its board in the way that the transport group First Group has done. ...
Rail strikes hit passengers in north of England as Southern dispute spreads image
....The strikes on Northern and Merseyrail are a pre-emptive move by the RMT, with neither train operator expecting to change the roles of guards for several years. Merseyrail has confirmed that new trains, ordered by the region’s transport authority, will no longer require guards to open and close doors when they come into service in 2020. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
....3bn in civil and criminal penalties – the largest ever levied by the US government against an automaker –although VW’s total cost of the scandal has been pegged at about $21bn, including a pledge to repair or buy back vehicles. As recently as 20 February, the company’s executives insisted they had “misled nobody” in testimony before the British House of Commons’ transport select committee. ...
Chocolate price hike if Brexit deal fails, warns Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:52:27 PM
.... . Mars has factories in the UK and across Europe, with ingredients being transported between sites in France, Germany, Poland and other EU countries. ...
UK manufacturing output falls in January image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 10:30:57 AM
....7bn to £6. 4bn on rising exports of oil, machinery and transport equipment. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
.... According to Brussels, that is deeply wishful thinking. The EU’s highest-ranking mandarin for transport, Henrik Hololei, told the Guardian: “There will be no separate deal. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for education - £500m boost paves way for new grammar schools image
....It includes £320 million for extra state-funded “free schools” which could become the first new grammar schools in half a century if the Tories overturn Labour’s 1998 ban on new ones. There will be free transport from home for an estimated 1,500 poorer pupils at selective schools. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:00:00 AM
....He also announced he has reached an agreement with London Mayor Sadiq Khan on further devolution to the capital. Mr Hammond said productivity barriers across the Midlands would be addressed by the publication of the Government's Midlands Engine Strategy and promised help for Manchester on transport schemes. ...
Yellow taxis 'have lower accident rate than blue ones' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:03:24 AM
....The analysis, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used speed monitoring data to rule out other causes of accidents, including the possibility that safer drivers preferred yellow cars. Researchers said they were keen to "further validate their findings" by looking at the use of yellow in other types of public transport, such as school buses. ...
Oil price will soar without investment in capacity, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 04:00:17 PM
....The impact of electric cars, which some analysts have predicted will seriously erode future growth in oil demand, is seen as negligible by the IEA. “While the much-discussed growth in the electric vehicles fleet is a very important longer term issue for oil demand, by 2022 we estimate that only limited volumes of global transport fuel demand will be lost to electric vehicles from conventional fuels,” the report said. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
....The firm will use UberAssist disabled access cars and the UberWav service for wheelchair users. Carers will also be able to use the system alongside traditional forms of transport to determine the most efficient method for moving people, Cera said. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....Fixing the situation is not going to be a simple task, as is amply demonstrated by a quick look at how infrastructure financing landed in its current predicament. Stuck in political gridlock over the last six years Congress has passed 33 short-term measures rather than funding transportation for the long term. ...
Every time we take an Uber we’re spreading its social poison | Laurie Penny image
.... A great many people feel they have no option but to be complicit. Uber grew in the social sludge of American cities with patchy and precarious public transport provision and high unemployment. ...
Uber loses court case to block English-language written test in London image
. Drivers applying for a minicab licence in London will have to pass a written English exam, including a 120-word essay, after Uber lost a high court battle with the capital’s transport authority. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....Fortunately, Trump has a strong team in place to help navigate complex foreign-policy issues. He has made some excellent cabinet choices, including three I know well: secretary of defense James Mattis, secretary of state Rex Tillerson and secretary of transportation Elaine Chao. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union said more than 600 jobs were at risk at nine Greggs bakeries around the UK. Walkers, which is owned by US food and drink group PepsiCo, is planning to close its manufacturing plant in Peterlee, County Durham, by the end of the year, which will affect 355 manufacturing jobs and a further 25 in transport. ...
Taxi drivers and business leaders call for diesel scrappage scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:22:46 PM
....“It’s common knowledge that air pollution is a big problem in the capital, but it’s also a significant public health problem in other British towns and cities,” Parish said. He added the capital was, in many ways, better equipped to deal with air pollution – with a “world-class, integrated transport system” and falling car ownership. ...
Uber v TfL: court hears written English test will cost 33,000 drivers their jobs image
....A plan to force London minicab drivers to pass written English tests would put nearly a third of them out of business, the ride-hailing app Uber has argued. In a high court battle with Transport for London, lawyers for Uber said the transport body’s estimates suggest 33,000 drivers would either fail the test or be deterred from trying to renew their licence. ...
Go-Ahead profits hit by Southern strikes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
. Shares in transport group Go-Ahead have dived 15% after it warned full-year profits would be lower than expected because of strikes at Southern rail. ...
Moneysupermarket shares hit as revenues dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:27:26 AM
....5m that the company reported for 2016. Another big faller in the FTSE 250 was transport group Go-Ahead. ...
Innovation, Ikea style image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:20:58 AM
.... . Even bigger savings come from precisely the problem that inspired Gillis Lundgren: transport. ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
.... This deal, signed last year, secured 1,000 engineering jobs at the factory over the next decade. During a visit to Japan in September, ostensibly to encourage investment in Britain’s roads, railways and ports, Grayling told transport minister Keiichi Ishii that the Derby trains were superior to Tokyo’s. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... The company has ploughed more than £4m into packing technology since 2013, and this has enabled it to expand without taking on additional workers. Apples are now bagged by robots and loaded on to pallets ready to be transported to retailers. ...
On your bike: the best and the worst of city cycle schemes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....”. This is probably a toss-up between Hangzhou in China and Dublin in Ireland, although Vienna’s and Washington DC’s schemes win plaudits, while the Netherlands wins on transport integration. ...
East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:40:58 PM
.... Officials will be able to monitor journeys on a map and be able to immediately detect any detours. About 90% of goods through the region are transported by road with the risk of cargo being targeted by criminals. ...
Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:47:43 AM
.... . Often the products have to travel long distances increasing the emissions associated with their production and transport. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss: 'The Tories are the insurgents in the West Midlands' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM
.... If elected in May, he plans to turn back to his former employer in an attempt to revolutionise public services. Street is looking to bring the company’s employee-owned partnership model into vital local services such as transport, social care and skills training, handing workers a stake in their performance. ...
Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:26:42 PM
...."It will. enable consumers in the United Kingdom to be amongst the first in the world to reap the rewards that improved transport technology will bring," the bill states. ...
Brexit economy: can consumers keep shoring up the UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 10:41:44 AM
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....Appealingly low-tax Luxembourg, home to 143 banks with assets of some €800bn and the EU headquarters of companies such as Skype and Paypal, bills itself as “the only country that still loves bankers” and has also reported strong interest from international financial services firms exploring post-Brexit options. Also in the race is Amsterdam, home to the EU offices of Uber, Tesla and Netflix as well as one of the world’s largest data transport hubs. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
.... “That narrative that HMRC doesn’t really want to discuss is incredibly damaging to people’s perceptions of the fairness of the society they live in,” Maugham told the Guardian. Uber, which describes itself as a platform that connects riders and drivers, insists it is not providing a transportation service and so it does not pay VAT. ...
Volkswagen boss says firm in Europe 'misled nobody' over emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:09:54 AM
....MPs have reacted with incredulity after the boss of Volkswagen told them the company in Europe had done nothing wrong and “misled nobody”, despite having agreed a multibillion-dollar settlement in the US over the emissions-rigging scandal. Paul Willis, giving evidence to the transport select committee on Monday, insisted there was “no legal basis” for compensation claims because there was “no degradation” to the vehicles. ...
Baby boomers don’t deserve to be punished | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 06:31:16 PM
.... People paid their taxes – basic tax rate of 33% in the 1960s – and national health insurance. These taxes paid for libraries, hospital care, swimming pools, parks, schools, good transport and infrastructure. ...
Uber exploiting loophole to 'spread tentacles' across UK, union says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 05:55:20 PM
....Despite this, they were able to get new cab licences from Transport for London, which permitted them to work legally using the Uber app in Southend, where Uber does not have an operators’ licence. Tony Cox, Southend council’s cabinet member for transport, said the legislative loophole had left the local authority “impotent to protect the public”. ...
Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:31:12 PM
....”. The Liberal Democrat transport spokeswoman, Jenny Randerson, said: “The government must stop dithering and act rapidly to take direct control of this failed rail franchise. ...
Britons spend more on food and leisure, less on booze, smoking and drugs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:03:11 AM
....”. Overall, transport was the single biggest weekly cost for households, averaging at £72. ...
Sadiq Khan: government must pay drivers £3,500 to scrap diesel cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:05:00 AM
....But policymakers have become increasingly concerned about emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesels. Under the mayor’s proposed scrappage scheme, van drivers in London would be given £3,500 towards the cost of a cleaner model, and low-income households could receive a credit worth £2,000 that they could use on alternative transport, such as joining a car pool, or on a new vehicle. ...
Fancy some sun, sea and sand? Brexit means it will cost you 15% more image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
.... The cost of a two-night break, including flight and a three-star hotel, has fallen by half to around £108 a person, Coulthurst says. The Post Office city costs barometer rates Warsaw as the best value for accommodation, meals, drinks, city transport and sightseeing, followed by Vilnius, Budapest, Riga, Kraków, Lisbon, Dubrovnik and Prague. ...
Osborne’s bleak Brexit forecast ‘has undermined the Treasury’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:04:29 AM
.... “It is now clear the Treasury, and indeed the rest of the UK government, is unprepared and under-resourced for the tasks it faces in the immediate future and for some years to come,” he said. Under Gordon Brown and Osborne – and to a lesser extent Alistair Darling – the Treasury’s influence extended right across the government, not just controlling the purse strings, but shaping policy in a range of other areas, from welfare reform to transport. ...
Pay-as-you-go car insurance – perfect for the low-mileage driver? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:09 AM
.... The driver pays for each journey made, with it all being managed through a mobile phone app on a rolling monthly contract. These policies will be aimed at city dwellers who take public transport to work and use their car infrequently at evenings and weekends for leisure activities – those typically driving 3,000 to 5,000 miles a year. ...
Fifth of rail passengers buy wrong ticket from machines, says regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:01:36 AM
....Passenger groups said the report demonstrated that buying the correct ticket from a machine could be “far too hit and miss”. Anthony Smith, chief executive of the transport user watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Ticket vending machines need to operate more like a human ticket clerk, steering people to buy the ticket that they want, rather than baffling them with too many options. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
.... Or recall the misadventure in Mozambique. A $4bn purchase in 2011 produced a $3bn write-down in 2013 when the expected permits to transport coal along the Zambezi river did not turn up. ...
UK supreme court backs woman's right to receive late partner's pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:31:29 AM
.... The five justices said that the refusal to pay her the pension was unlawful. McMullan had worked for 15 years for Translink, which runs Northern Ireland’s public transport services. ...
We have the laws for a fairer gig economy, we just need to enforce them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:11:25 PM
. What will the recent court cases involving Uber and CitySprint mean for the future of the gig economy in the transport sector?. ...
'UK could be fastest-growing G7 economy if it gets trade deals right' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:30:07 AM
....“After a year of major political shocks with the Brexit vote and the election of President Trump, it might seem brave to opine on economic prospects for 2017, let alone 2050,” he said. “But a long-term view is crucial for considering areas like pensions, healthcare, energy and climate change, housing, transport and other infrastructure investment. ...
Councils to be told to build thousands more new homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:01:22 AM
....The housing minister, Gavin Barwell, also promised over the weekend that the white paper would include incentives for older people to sell big family homes and plans for more sheltered housing schemes. Building more homes, close to city centres and transport hubs, is the only way to halt the decline in affordability, Javid will say. ...

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