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RSA: Tax Facebook to fund universal basic income

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:12
The RSA think-tank (led by Matthew Taylor, pictured) said that a growing number of Britons face losing their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the coming years.

Cifas fraud marker left me with do not employ status

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:04
The black mark had been put on his records following a failed mortgage application a year earlier. It only came to light after the reader failed background checks for two jobs, leaving him unemployed.

New plans to punish car makers found using defeat devices

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:49
Fines would be issued to all elements of the supply chain - including dealers - though no penalties will be issued to consumers who purchase or sell on the vehicles, the DfT said.

Act fast to get your hands on childcare vouchers

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:39
The childcare voucher scheme is set to close to new entrants on 6 April 2018 - if you miss the deadline to register with your employer it could cost you thousands in tax-free benefits.

Post Office check and send passport service cost to rise

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:32
The cost of a British passport is set to rise next month - and travellers using the Post Office for their application are among the hardest hit.

Old £10 notes no longer legal tender from 1 March 2018

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:51
They will no longer be legal tender from midnight on 1 March 2018. Unspent notes from then on can only be exchanged at the Bank of England either in person or by post.

In Year of the Dog is China a good bet for investors?

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:49
It may be the 'Year of the Dog' for China, but for investors looking to avoid the bite of market falls and economic turmoil – is the Asian nation a good bet for 2018?

Rocketing food prices dragged down UK sales in January

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:16
Growth in sales last month was at its slowest since April 2017 according to the Office for National Statistics with the amount bought in January rising just 0.1%.

Balfour Beatty scoops part of a £1.4 billion contract

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:02
FTSE 250 construction firm Balfour Beatty is part of a joint venture that has scooped a £1.4 billion contract to build a train network at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

MARKET REPORT: Indivior hammered by legal woes

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:41
The firm is gripped in a scuffle with various US drug makers to stop them creating copycat versions of its flagship drug to fight opioid addiction, Suboxone.

Home ownership rates among young people have 'collapsed'

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:42
House prices have increased seven times faster in real terms than the average annual salary of a young worker, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Airbus writes off another £1bn on its A400m cargo plane

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:00
The aircraft, which can carry 116 fully equipped troops, has been beset by problems, including a fatal crash in 2015. Europe’s largest aerospace group, posted a profit of £3.7bn.

CITY DIARY: HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver sets sail

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:53
HBSC boss Stuart Gulliver bows out from his £9.7m a-year role next week once he’s delivered the bank’s latest results, an annual task the irascible northerner won’t miss after he’s gone.

Train and aeroplane maker Bombardier's soaring profits

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
The Canadian firm, which employs 4,200 staff at a plant in Belfast, made a £478m profit last year, up 57 per cent on 2016. It follows a turbulent few months for the business.

Burberry bids to win over the young at London Fashion Week

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Luxury giant Burberry is offering a service that allows customers to order their favourite items from its 2018 catwalk show and have them delivered within an hour.

ON THE BOARD: Royal Mail boss Moya Greene joins Rio Tinto

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
It follows her appointment last year to the board of budget airline EasyJet. The Canadian mother-of-one has run Royal Mail since 2010, and was paid £1.9m between 2016 and 2017.

World's biggest hedge fund takes £15bn bet against Europe

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Bridgewater is shorting some of the biggest companies on the Continent meaning it will make money if their share prices fall. It suggests a positioning for a slump in markets.

ALEX BRUMMER: Melrose's bid for GKN is high risk

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Predator Melrose may lay claim to being penny pinching accountants but are committed to spending a whopping £139.5m of shareholder funds on advisory and loan fees.

DAILY BRIEFING: Plan to beam broadband internet from space

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
Broadband internet could soon be beamed into homes, serving 3bn people, by Elon Musk’s SpaceX after the firm won regulatory backing for a new network of satellites.

London remains Europe's tech capital despite Brexit fears

lbWepZaFvATzSCKT - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:51
The UK capital remains by far the biggest hub of software developers, hosting almost 100,000 more than its closest competitor - Paris, new figures have revealed.
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