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Unilever boss quits after botched plan to move to Netherlands

Unilever boss quits after botched plan to move to Netherlands

Unilever’s chief executive Paul Polman is stepping down after the company was forced to scrap its planned move from London to Rotterdam following a shareholder rebellion. The group, whose brands include Marmite, Dove soap and Magnum ice-cream, ditched...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Online casinos fined £14m in watchdog crackdown

Online casinos fined £14m in watchdog crackdown

Three online casino firms have been fined £14m after the largest enforcement action by the Gambling Commission uncovered failings in systems designed to prevent money-laundering and protect problem gamblers. The industry regulator ordered Casumo to...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Unilever boss Paul Polman to retire

Unilever boss Paul Polman to retire

Consumer goods giant Unilever has said its chief executive, Paul Polman, will retire at the end of this year. Mr Polman has been the chief executive of the Marmite and Dove soap maker for 10 years. The move comes shortly after his plan to change...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
Our two-night stay at the inn was a real turn-off

Our two-night stay at the inn was a real turn-off

We used Booking.com to reserve a room for two nights at the Ship Inn in Solva, Pembrokeshire. I charged my mobile in a double socket outside the bathroom door. Beside the socket were two switches. I must have accidentally knocked one because we awoke...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Online gambling firms fined and barred in crackdown

Online gambling firms fined and barred in crackdown

Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having "effective...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

Disorderly Brexit 'worse than financial crisis', warns Bank of England

A no-deal Brexit would send the pound plunging and trigger a worse recession than the financial crisis, the Bank of England has warned. Following the publication of the Treasury’s own analysis of the economic impact of various Brexit scenarios, it was...

The Week, 29 November 2018
 
Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says

Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says

Large parts of the British economy are not ready for a no-deal Brexit, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said. Fewer than half of businesses have initiated contingency plans, Mr Carney told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He said the UK would...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
Viagogo may have to pay back millions of pounds to fans

Viagogo may have to pay back millions of pounds to fans

Viagogo could be forced to pay back millions of pounds to fans who bought tickets through the site only to be turned away at the door, the Guardian has learned. A landmark court order against Viagogo obtained by the Competition and Markets Authority...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Google and Facebook fuel UK ad boom despite print slump

Google and Facebook fuel UK ad boom despite print slump

The UK advertising market is relying on digital giants such as Google and Facebook for growth next year, as overall spending wanes on traditional media including TV and newspapers. The amount spent by UK advertisers is forecast to break the £20bn mark...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Rogue landlords: 90% of local authorities fail to issue fines

Rogue landlords: 90% of local authorities fail to issue fines

Almost 90% of local authorities failed to use new powers to fine rogue landlords last year, in the latest finding to suggest tenants are being failed by a lax enforcement regime. It follows a Guardian and ITV News investigation in October, which...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Ancient drink of mead revived by new fanbase of younger drinkers

Ancient drink of mead revived by new fanbase of younger drinkers

Mead, one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks, has been making a comeback on the back of the boom in craft beer. Sales of the honey-based drink have grown in supermarkets after winning a strong fan base among younger drinkers in pubs and at beer...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Are free ports the future?

Are free ports the future?

Can "free ports" spark a post-Brexit manufacturing boom? Jonty Bloom reports from Teesside, which plans to become the UK's first free port, offering customs-free imports and hoping to bring back manufacturing jobs. Teesside in the north east...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
UK and US agree post-Brexit flights deal

UK and US agree post-Brexit flights deal

The UK and US have agreed an "open skies" deal for post-Brexit flights, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. The arrangement means airlines would continue to fly from the UK to the US after Brexit, the Department for Transport (DfT)...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
Estate agent 'demanding money to view properties'

Estate agent 'demanding money to view properties'

A letting agency has been demanding hundreds of pounds in payment before prospective tenants are allowed to view properties for rent, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has found. The practice, by Flintons, breaches guidelines and could be...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 
'Opaque' tax system leads to scams

'Opaque' tax system leads to scams

Fraudsters are using a lack of transparency in the UK's tax system to steal people's money, an expert has said. Chas Roy-Chowdhury of accountancy body ACCA said ordinary taxpayers were the weak point in the battle against fraud. They should not be...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 


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