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....". Independent watchdog Transport Focus said SWT passengers had told them they wanted more reliability, more space to sit and stand and modernised stations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The purpose is to keep people safe, provide more efficient services and prevent overcrowding or other disasters but has anyone ever asked its citizens whether they want to be part of the urban efficiency experiment or offered them ways to opt out of the networked city?. "Very few of us have any real concept of what data smart cities are gathering," said Renate Samson of privacy watchdog Big Brother Watch. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It also includes a fleet of 90 new trains, refurbished existing trains, faster journeys across the network and more Sunday services. Anthony Smith, the chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Passengers using trains on the South West network told us their main priorities for a new operator are boosting reliability and more space to sit and stand in some comfort. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . The group of former energy watchdog executives warned that previous high-profile interventions, including banning doorstep selling and simplifying the number of available tariffs, had not resulted in consumers being more engaged in the market. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers for landline and broadband after they had cancelled services. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. About 10,000 investors in Tesco will share £85m in compensation agreed with the financial markets watchdog. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Broadband and landline customers who suffer poor service could get millions of pounds of money back automatically under a scheme proposed by Ofcom. The telecom watchdog has published proposals to make providers pay for slow repairs and missed deadlines and appointments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. At least £3bn in child maintenance payments ordered by the former Child Support Agency (CSA) may never be paid, the Whitehall spending watchdog has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....99 a minute. Telecom2 is the only operator to have taken advantage of that price band, according to the premium rate watchdog Phone-paid Services Authority, which is investigating complaints. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “That is why we are carefully monitoring the impact of the adoption of these new higher charges by a minority of specialist 118 providers, and are actively considering whether further action is justified,’ a spokesperson says. The premium rate watchdog, the Phone-paid Services Authority, meanwhile, says that following complaints it is investigating the 118 004 service. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is introducing new regulations designed to nudge people into moving on. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Watchdog finds £3bn in child support arrears may never be collected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:01:19 AM
. At least £3bn in child maintenance payments ordered by the former Child Support Agency (CSA) may never be paid, the Whitehall spending watchdog has said. ...
Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
....It also includes a fleet of 90 new trains, refurbished existing trains, faster journeys across the network and more Sunday services. Anthony Smith, the chief executive of the independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: “Passengers using trains on the South West network told us their main priorities for a new operator are boosting reliability and more space to sit and stand in some comfort. ...
South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise image
....". Independent watchdog Transport Focus said SWT passengers had told them they wanted more reliability, more space to sit and stand and modernised stations. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... “That is why we are carefully monitoring the impact of the adoption of these new higher charges by a minority of specialist 118 providers, and are actively considering whether further action is justified,’ a spokesperson says. The premium rate watchdog, the Phone-paid Services Authority, meanwhile, says that following complaints it is investigating the 118 004 service. ...
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Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is introducing new regulations designed to nudge people into moving on. ...
£500 bill for one inquiry leads to call for cap on 118 charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:17:33 PM
....99 a minute. Telecom2 is the only operator to have taken advantage of that price band, according to the premium rate watchdog Phone-paid Services Authority, which is investigating complaints. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....Broadband and landline customers who suffer poor service could get millions of pounds of money back automatically under a scheme proposed by Ofcom. The telecom watchdog has published proposals to make providers pay for slow repairs and missed deadlines and appointments. ...
Energy price cap implications ominous, former regulators say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 06:49:47 AM
.... . The group of former energy watchdog executives warned that previous high-profile interventions, including banning doorstep selling and simplifying the number of available tariffs, had not resulted in consumers being more engaged in the market. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....The purpose is to keep people safe, provide more efficient services and prevent overcrowding or other disasters but has anyone ever asked its citizens whether they want to be part of the urban efficiency experiment or offered them ways to opt out of the networked city?. "Very few of us have any real concept of what data smart cities are gathering," said Renate Samson of privacy watchdog Big Brother Watch. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
....Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers for landline and broadband after they had cancelled services. ...
Labour demands answers over George Osborne's Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 08:00:16 PM
.... “I am demanding that the government tell us just how much the Evening Standard earns in advertising revenue from them, and especially from the former chancellor’s old department, the Treasury. “There are a real questions to answer, but Osborne has brazenly flouted the rules by applying for, accepting and announcing a new job before the ethics watchdog could investigate and sanction it. ...
Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:43:24 AM
. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has questioned George Osborne’s vow to remain as an MP after he becomes editor of the London Evening Standard, as the chair of the parliamentary standards watchdog pledged to review rules on MPs’ second jobs. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Osborne’s new job must be agreed by parliament’s advisory committee on business appointments, which is meant to regulate the jobs taken up by former ministers. This is the same watchdog that allowed Gove to go back to work for Rupert Murdoch, former health secretary Lansley to take money from drugs firms and the ex-water minister, Richard Benyon, to take on £1,000 a day in the water industry. ...
Over-55s urged to wise up on pension advice image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:43:00 PM
....”. Brown called on City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority to do more to promote advice, by pointing out that it leads to better outcomes. ...
Budget deficit beyond 2025 warns spending watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:26:55 PM
. The Government may struggle to meet its target of clearing the deficit in public finances by 2025 according to the official spending watchdog. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... But even those cheaper, fixed deals are heading north: in March 2016 the site said the best fix was £751, which has jumped to £834 at present. But the main problem with switching, as an investigation by the competition watchdog concluded last year, is that not enough people do it. ...
Budget 2017: Squeeze on family finances 'extended until 2020s' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:40:05 AM
....The Treasury says it has helped poorer workers by increasing the Living Wage. The Budget watchdog - the Office for Budget Responsibility - forecast that government borrowing for 2016-17 would be £51. ...
Prospect of £1.7bn fine looms large over PM's talks with EU leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:30:19 PM
....The prospect of a £1. 7bn fine imposed on the UK by the EU’s fraud watchdog is expected to cast a shadow over Theresa May’s summit with European leaders on Thursday. ...
Osborne to earn £650,000 a year advising US financial firm image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:31:00 PM
....He has already earned close to £800,000 for speeches made to banks and other firms since leaving office in July . The MP for Tatton said he had consulted the business appointments watchdog before taking on the Blackrock job. ...
Self-employed hit by national insurance hike in budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:24:49 PM
....5 percentage points, with the changes coming into effect in April 2016. In the OBR’s economic and fiscal outlook, which is published alongside the budget, the watchdog estimated that such action cost the exchequer £800m. ...
John Lewis broke advertising rules by pulling Apple Watch deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
. John Lewis has been reprimanded by the advertising watchdog for running a Black Friday promotion offering the Apple Watch on sale, only to pull it from its website until the next day when it was marked up to full price. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
....2bn Champions League rights victory putting its business back on track after a torrid 12 months. A boost is needed after the financial and reputational damage of an accounting scandal at its Italian operation and the protracted battle with the industry watchdog over the future of its broadband division. ...
Gina Miller urges FCA investigation into fund management 'price fixing' image
....Her accusations come at a time when the fund management industry is under the FCA’s spotlight. The financial watchdog is currently undertaking a market study into the industry, and interim findings published in November found weak price competition in a number of areas. ...
Chancellor's budget to build up Brexit reserves, not tackle NHS crisis image
....”. Last autumn, Hammond was expecting to borrow £68bn in 2016-17, but the fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, is now expected to reduce this by at least £10bn, close to the level predicted before the Brexit vote. ...
Budget 2017: Hammond to tell us the Brexit vote could have been worse image
....The picture for the public finances is also looking rosier compared with Hammond’s maiden autumn statement in November. Back then, the fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), overhauled its forecasts to show that the impact of the Brexit vote on the economy would force the government to borrow £122bn more than hoped over coming years. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....However, within days the bulk of the money was transferred through JP Morgan in London to a convicted Nigerian money launderer – a man with whom both Shell and Eni had been negotiating. “The UK authorities have some serious explaining to do,” said Barnaby Pace, a campaigner with the anti-corruption watchdog Global Witness, which has investigated this case for several years. ...
UK pharma firms accused of illegal deals to hike price of life-saving drug image
. Two drugs firms have been accused by the competition watchdog of making illegal deals in order to inflate the price for life-saving hydrocortisone tablets in the UK. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
....“We expect the meeting this year to confirm a shift in policy towards reining in risks and away from supporting short-run growth,” Capital Economics said in a report. In perhaps a preview of NPC discourse, China’s new banking watchdog Guo Shuqing warned Thursday of threats posed by debt-strapped state-owned firms, inflated real-estate markets, and massive unregulated lending. ...
Just one in five complaints about potential mis-sold PPI  made so far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 05:36:47 PM
. Britain’s financial watchdog has admitted that only one in five potential complaints about mis-sold payment protection insurance had been made so far, as it set a final deadline of August 2019 for filing claims. ...
Scam warning: How investment fraudsters are adopting THESE tactics to target over-55s image
....Older savers are the prime target for fraudsters because they have more money to invest, often after using new pension freedoms to cash in their pots. City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging the over-55s to check out investment opportunities they are offered. ...
Samsung's acting head indicted on bribery charges as scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:22:14 AM
.... However, Chung Sun-Sup, the head of chaebol. com, a private watchdog forum on conglomerates, said: “It is yet to be seen whether this is another cosmetic measure aimed to divert public criticism. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....Ofcom said the customers, who tend to be elderly people who have been with BT for decades, were getting “poor value for money”. The watchdog aims to force BT to cut its standalone line rental by £5 to £7 a month which means customers with only a landline, who currently pay £18. ...
Spring budget 2017: drop in government borrowing predicted image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:01:13 AM
....The budget on 8 March comes just over three months after Hammond’s autumn statement. Forecasts from the fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), published at the statement in November suggested a blow to the economy from the Brexit vote would force the government to borrow an extra £122bn over the next five years compared with the outlook before the UK voted to leave the EU. ...
City watchdog sounds alarm bells over hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:06:00 PM
.... It is deeply worrying that the people responsible for that in this country are saying they will not be able to do their job properly if Britain crashes out of the EU without a transitional deal in place. “When the financial watchdog are themselves saying they will not be able to properly protect consumers following a hard Brexit, the government needs to sit up and take notice. ...
Energy bills: are UK customers finally starting to switch supplier? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
. The competition watchdog’s decision not to impose price caps on energy bills has received backing from new data showing that the number of gas and electricity customers switching to a different provider rose by almost 30% in 2016. ...
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
....Vaunting an enviable quality of life and a sizeable finance sector of 180,000 workers, Paris, home to some of Europe’s largest banks and the Euronext Paris stock exchange, hopes to snaffle 20,000 City jobs, its lobby group Europlace said. France’s finance watchdog and securities regulator have done their bit: London-licensed operators can now get “pre-authorisation” to open in Paris within a fortnight and even do the paperwork in English. ...
UK borrowing and growth better than expected for budget, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
....The economic forecasting group EY Item Club said stronger-than-expected tax receipts meant the Office for Budget Responsibility was likely to cut its borrowing forecast for the current year by £3bn to £65bn on budget day. The fiscal watchdog was also likely to revise its GDP forecast up from 1. ...
Heineken may not refresh the pubs other beers could reach, landlords fear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:23:59 AM
. The competition watchdog is to scrutinise Heineken’s planned £305m acquisition of 1,900 pubs from Punch Taverns, a deal that will make the Dutch brewer the UK’s third-largest pub group. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
.... The law was a bipartisan initiative between Democratic Senator Ben Cardin and former Republican Senator Richard Lugar, and formed an amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the law designed to clean up Wall Street after the financial crisis. The Cardin-Lugar law compelled America’s financial watchdog – the Securities and Exchange Commission – to draw up tough transparency rules for energy and mining companies. ...
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. ...
Britain’s rail franchise model unfit for purpose, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 10:07:02 AM
....Fewer companies have bid for franchises, while major players such as National Express have withdrawn from the market, meaning ever less competition. According to the national passenger survey run by watchdog Transport Focus, satisfaction with services has suffered a significant decline over the past year, with commuters in the south-east particularly unhappy. ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....There is nothing illegal about these numbers, which typically begin with “09”. Known somewhat less than snappily in the industry as Information, connection and/or signposting services (ICSS), they market themselves as call connection services and are permitted by the premium rate phone watchdog, the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA), provided they follow rules. ...
npower to raise energy bills by £109 - here’s how you could SAVE more than £200 image
....npower customers have now been urged to beat prices rises by switching to a better deal. Recent data from energy watchdog Ofgem showed around 1. ...
Npower prices hike sparks crackdown threat against energy providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:09:47 AM
.... But energy companies have so far escaped a severe regulatory crackdown. Concluding an inquiry into the sector last year, the competition watchdog declined to cap bills and instead opted to help customers switch to cheaper deals. ...
Struggling households urged to ACT NOW to beat April water bill RISES image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:25:00 PM
.... Some customers will see increases that might be more or less than the average for their water company. Tony Smith, chief executive of the consumer watchdog CCWater, said: “Most customers will see their bills rise from April. ...
Energy companies have 'abusive relationship' with customers, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:21:30 PM
....”. In a lively session with consumer groups and energy providers, MPs were focused on the findings of a two-year investigation into the energy market by the competition watchdog, which concluded last summer. ...
Is equity release a good way to pay off your home loan? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 07:00:48 AM
.... But is signing up for an equity release plan a good idea? And what are the other options for those who took out an interest-only deal perhaps 20-25 years ago who are now staring down the barrel of a hefty shortfall?. The City watchdog has identified 2017-18 as the first of three “peak periods” when large numbers of interest-only mortgages will mature. ...
UK's super rich appear to get special deal from HMRC, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 12:01:11 AM
. Britain’s wealthiest people appear to get preferential treatment from HM Revenue & Customs and are not being properly pursued for outstanding tax bills, parliament’s spending watchdog has concluded. ...
Post Office launches 'biggest expansion of face-to-face banking in a generation'  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:32:00 PM
....Under the partnership the Post Office, banks and the Government are to work to raise awareness of the services available to customers who require face-to-face branch services. More than 1,000 high street bank branches have closed over the past two years, according to recent research by consumer watchdog Which?The British Bankers' Association (BBA) said in December more people now use online and mobile banking to manage money and this meant fewer people are using of bank branches, which was leading to closures. ...
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK's worst-performing rail firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:58:11 PM
....Southern’s status as Britain’s worst-performing train operator has been confirmed by the national rail passenger survey, which shows growing dissatisfaction across the country. According to research from the independent watchdog Transport Focus, 66% of Southern’s passengers were satisfied with their last journey, compared with an overall figure of 81% nationwide, down 2% from the previous year. ...
Ticket touts rebrand as investigations put them in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:16:42 PM
. Some of the UK’s most prolific and successful ticket touts appear to be rebranding their organisations as the industry braces for investigations by the competition watchdog and the taxman in the UK. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
. A lone whistleblower has won a 13-year “David and Goliath battle” against HSBC and Britain’s chief financial watchdog, resulting in a multimillion-pound compensation payout to thousands of people. ...
Moneysupermarket grabs most complained-about ad top spot again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....The ad, which features original Bronx breakdancer Mr Wave, who appeared in the 1984 film Beat Street, prompted 1,063 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority that it was overtly sexual and not suitable to be seen by children. Despite the level of complaints, the watchdog cleared it of any breach of the UK advertising code, ruling that most people would view it as humorous, not distasteful. ...
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:22:07 AM
.... “It’s time for ministers to give public employers the freedom to negotiate with unions for pay in their sectors,” she said. Responding to the analysis, the government said the pay restraint was helping to protect jobs and it pointed to analysis from the fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility. ...
HMRC criticised over spiralling payments to outsourcing firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:01:23 AM
. Tax officials ignored chaos within the outsourcing firm Concentrix and nearly trebled payments to the company despite overwhelming evidence of failure, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has disclosed. ...
Samsung boss faces arrest as South Korea corruption scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:18:48 AM
....Lee’s possible prosecution is a fresh source of embarrassment for Samsung, whose reputation has already been damaged by fire accidents involving its faulty Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. “The public demand that chaebol, especially Samsung, should not be an exception and that everyone should be equal before laws has become stronger,” said Kim Sang-jo, executive director of Solidarity for Economic Reform, a private business watchdog. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
....A charity worker buying his first home has had his £67,000 life savings stolen after fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. Howard Mollett’s case will send a shiver down the spine of anyone who is in the process of buying a home, or planning to do so, and comes hard on the heels of a warning from the solicitors’ watchdog that “conveyancing theft” involving hacked emails is now the most common cybercrime in legal circles. ...
'It's a financial cliff edge': how Britain fell back in love with credit cards image
....If you look under the surface of the credit card market, debt built up in the freewheeling days before the last recession never really went away. Last year, the UK’s financial watchdog attacked credit card providers for squeezing profits out of consumers who were stuck in the trap of making monthly minimum repayments for years rather than actually paying off their debts. ...
Cuadrilla starts work on Lancashire fracking site image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:06:04 AM
....”. Cuadrilla and Friends of the Earth have clashed before, and this week the green group informally agreed with the advertising watchdog not to repeat claims it had made in an anti-fracking leaflet about the effects of fracking on the health of local populations, drinking water or property prices. ...
Alibaba cracks down on counterfeiters on their platform image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:16:26 AM
. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has sued two vendors for selling counterfeit goods, weeks after being blacklisted by a US industry watchdog. ...
Rex Tillerson eyes $180m payout to cut Exxon ties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:19:02 PM
....TRead more on Rex Tillerson - the wild card diplomat. Confirmation of the compensation arrangement came as Mr Trump said he would nominate Walter "Jay" Clayton, a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, who advises clients on major Wall Street deals, to head the US financial watchdog, the US Securities and Exchange Commission. ...
CMA voices concerns over Mastercard's Vocalink deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:29:56 PM
. The competition watchdog has raised concerns that a takeover of a payments system by Mastercard could have an impact on the Link cash machine network. ...
Mastercard's Vocalink buyout questioned by CMA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:22:09 AM
. The UK's competition watchdog has raised concerns over Mastercard's takeover of UK payments firm Vocalink. ...
Campaign group rapped over fracking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:35:12 AM
. Friends of the Earth (FOE) must not repeat misleading claims it made in an anti-fracking leaflet, the advertising watchdog has said. ...
Chancellor failing to cancel ‘tax giveaway’ to banks, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 02:18:10 PM
....”. Britain’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), warned that the shift to the corporation tax levy would reduce the advantages of the tax system for smaller banks trying to break into the market. ...
Gambling firms charmed MPs ahead of betting review in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:37:37 PM
....They accepted nearly £20,000 of hospitality, including tickets to Ascot, the Derby and the Grand National. The two biggest beneficiaries were Conservative MPs Laurence Robertson, and Philip Davies, who was referred to the MPs’ ethics watchdog in 2013 over his links to the gambling industry. ...
Lost billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 04:13:54 AM
....Nearly £2bn in redress was paid to consumers of financial services in the first half of the year. While the industry watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority, holds data on the success of compensation schemes in reaching those entitled to payouts, it does not publish all of it. ...
Monte dei Paschi sees funding gap grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 08:24:18 AM
....Previously, it had said it had enough funds to stay afloat for 11 months. Italy's market watchdog said last week the bank's shares and securities would be suspended from trading until the conditions of a state bailout became clear. ...
China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:16:33 AM
....Taobao said earlier this year it had tightened controls on its sale of luxury goods, requiring sellers to show proof of authenticity. In May though, Alibaba was suspended from the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) watchdog over piracy concerns. ...
Ticket resale websites run risk of fines after CMA launches inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 12:23:00 PM
. Ticket resale websites and the touts who use them could be fined after the competition watchdog launched an investigation into how the best seats are harvested and then sold on at huge mark-ups before fans can buy them at face value. ...

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