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Brexit: Does NI tariffs plan violate WTO law?

Brexit: Does NI tariffs plan violate WTO law?

The UK government's strategy for the Irish border if there's a no deal Brexit will mean no tariffs on Irish goods going to Northern Ireland, but some Irish food products entering Great Britain will face high tariffs. Under the plan, the UK also won't...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 
US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public

US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract public

A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal making large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and said that it is easier to work on such priorities...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 

Salmon farmer unveils £3m investment to equip new farm

Salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms is to spend more than £3 million with suppliers throughout Scotland, bringing a jobs boost to rural communities. The Stirling-headquartered group announced the multi-million pound spend as it prepares to launch a new...

Scotsman, 14 March 2019
 
Construction company Dawnus 'in administration'

Construction company Dawnus 'in administration'

Construction company Dawnus has gone into administration, according to subcontractors. People who work for the Swansea-based firm were called to a meeting on Thursday morning. But they were sent home afterwards, and could be seen removing tools from...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 
Chancellor needs 'an urgent spending review', IFS says

Chancellor needs 'an urgent spending review', IFS says

Britain needs an "urgent" spending review to address key national economic issues, one of the UK's leading economic experts says. Paul Johnson, head of leading economic research group the Institute for Fiscal Studies, said financing issues...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 
Exit fee crackdown on investment fund supermarkets

Exit fee crackdown on investment fund supermarkets

Regulators say a ban or cap on exit fees would make it easier for investors to switch investment "platforms" - otherwise known as fund supermarkets. The fees, which can amount to hundreds of pounds, effectively tie investors to one provider,...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 

Women’s Enterprise bolsters ambassador scheme

Women’s Enterprise Scotland (Wes) has announced a major expansion of its ambassador programme, increasing its overall cohort by around 50 per cent. The community interest company, which focuses on the contribution women’s enterprise makes to the...

Scotsman, 14 March 2019
 
Shell boss' pay doubles to 143 times average UK Shell worker's pay

Shell boss' pay doubles to 143 times average UK Shell worker's pay

The boss of oil-company Shell saw his pay more than double last year to more than €20m (£17m). Ben van Beurden's total salary in 2017, which was approximately €9m, prompted a shareholder revolt. The Dutch executive's rise comes as the company...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 
Govia Thameslink rail firm fined over chaotic timetable launch

Govia Thameslink rail firm fined over chaotic timetable launch

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been fined £5m by the rail regulator over its chaotic introduction of a new timetable in May last year. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said the rail company "failed to provide appropriate, accurate and timely...

BBC, 14 March 2019
 
Govia Thameslink faces £5m fine over 2018 rail timetable chaos

Govia Thameslink faces £5m fine over 2018 rail timetable chaos

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is facing a £5m fine for the chaos caused by the introduction of a new timetable last May, which led to train cancellations and delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters. An investigation by the Office of Rail and...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 
What are tariffs and how do they affect the prices consumers pay?

What are tariffs and how do they affect the prices consumers pay?

The government has announced that tariffs would be slashed to zero on 87% of imports should Britain crash out of the EU without a deal, while keeping higher border taxes on some sensitive products. Here is how the plan might work. What is a tariff?...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 
Netflix to set its own age ratings for film and television programmes

Netflix to set its own age ratings for film and television programmes

Netflix has been given the power to set its own official age ratings for its films and television programmes, in a move that could spell the end for the traditional role of the British film censor. Under a first-of-its-kind deal announced on Thursday,...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 
Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

At least a quarter of local authorities in England and Wales have put a brake on the expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles. More than 100 local councils say they have no plans to increase the number of charging points they offer....

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 
Hammond calls for regulator to investigate UK's digital ads market

Hammond calls for regulator to investigate UK's digital ads market

Philip Hammond has called on the competition regulator to launch an investigation into the £13bn UK digital advertising market dominated by the US tech firms Google and Facebook. The chancellor used his annual spring statement to ask the Competition...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 
Amazon delivered my parcel to a mysterious neighbour

Amazon delivered my parcel to a mysterious neighbour

A friend paid Amazon £338 for an iPad to be delivered to me. Amazon’s delivery notification stated it had been delivered to a neighbour, a Michael Bradley at Flat 12. We do not have a neighbour by that name and flats within this postcode go no higher...

Guardian, 14 March 2019
 


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