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Fine tech companies that fail to protect children, Labour says

Fine tech companies that fail to protect children, Labour says

Labour would establish a new standalone internet regulator with the power to fine tech companies that fail in their duty of care to children, as part of proposals to be announced on Wednesday by the shadow culture secretary, Tom Watson. If it wins the...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 
Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Social networks are facing a new legislative crackdown as worries about child safety online mount. While all sides agree that protecting children online is of paramount importance, the calls have led to a tense conflict between larger social networks,...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 
Hotel booking sites to end 'misleading' sales

Hotel booking sites to end 'misleading' sales

The UK's competition watchdog named Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago as sites it has investigated over pressure selling and misleading discount claims. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said all the sites were...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 
UK can avoid no-deal Brexit recession, says economic forecaster

UK can avoid no-deal Brexit recession, says economic forecaster

Britain could avoid slumping into a recession in the aftermath of a no-deal Brexit, according to one of Britain’s leading economics forecasters. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said the blow to the economy from a...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 
Doug Putman: the vinyl fan aiming to put a new spin on HMV

Doug Putman: the vinyl fan aiming to put a new spin on HMV

Doug Putman, the Canadian entrepreneur and saviour of HMV, is a self-proclaimed lover of vinyl records who is adamant that bricks-and-mortar music stores are still viable at a time when consumers are ditching CDs in favour of digital downloads. With...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 
How can Co-op Energy’s own failures cost me £2,000?

How can Co-op Energy’s own failures cost me £2,000?

Co-op Energy was my supplier for gas and electricity from 2014 to 2016. Although I’m no longer a customer, I’ve been paying £100 a month since last May to reduce arrears of more than £2,000 caused by its failure to debit or bill my account. I now...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 
State of the Union: Trump vows to end China's job 'theft'

State of the Union: Trump vows to end China's job 'theft'

US President Donald Trump has vowed to end what he described as China's "theft" of American jobs. Giving his second State of the Union address, Mr Trump told the US Congress a trade deal with China would require "structural changes to...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 

EY oil report flags difficult 2017

A report examining the UK’s oilfield services (OFS) sector published today has been hailed as a “welcome reminder” of the need for industry to continue to collaborate. EY has unveiled its review of the sector, saying it experienced another...

Scotsman, 6 February 2019
 

Specialist in commercial property to manage Edinburgh site

An Edinburgh-based firm of specialist commercial property managers has secured the appointment to provide property management services to a prestigious address in the city. Cowiesburn will be responsible for the day-to-day interaction with existing...

Scotsman, 6 February 2019
 
'Breaking down walls not building them'

'Breaking down walls not building them'

"Let's put it this way, we're interested in breaking down walls and not building them," says Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto. The head of Canada's top-ranked university has been in the UK on a recruitment drive, trying...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 

Weatherbys Private Bank gears up for growth in Scotland

Weatherbys Private Bank has made three hires as it prepares to move into a bigger Edinburgh base. Lizzie Kerr joins as a senior private banker from Svenska Handelsbanken and has some 14 years of financial services experience. She began her career at...

Scotsman, 6 February 2019
 
No-deal Brexit threat to 40 trade deals, says CBI

No-deal Brexit threat to 40 trade deals, says CBI

The UK risks "crashing out" of 40 trade agreements spanning five continents in the event of a no-deal Brexit, a business organisation has warned. The CBI said there were "hugely damaging implications" for the UK if it had to leave...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 
Bank staff ‘saving elderly from scams’

Bank staff ‘saving elderly from scams’

An average of nearly £9,000 per case was prevented from being stolen from elderly bank customers owing to a rapid response scheme. Bank staff have been trained to spot when customers appear to have been targeted by fraudsters pushing scams such as...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 
Patisserie Valerie: Unravelling the history of the café chain

Patisserie Valerie: Unravelling the history of the café chain

I was beginning to think she didn't exist. OK, I outright speculated that she didn't. Madame Valerie was the Belgian founder of Patisserie Valerie, who introduced fancy pastries to the English. At least that's according to the company's website. The...

BBC, 6 February 2019
 
Tobacco firms not paying fair share of UK corporation tax – report

Tobacco firms not paying fair share of UK corporation tax – report

Global tobacco companies should be paying more UK corporation tax, according to a report that claims they are not contributing their fair share despite making massive profits. Academics at the University of Bath found that the four largest cigarette...

Guardian, 6 February 2019
 


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