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Oil firm bids to extend drilling off Dorset coast despite risk to marine life

Oil firm bids to extend drilling off Dorset coast despite risk to marine life

An oil company drilling off the Jurassic coast in Dorset is attempting to extend its licence into the spring, challenging the conditions imposed to protect the many sensitive species in the waters. Corallian Energy has set up a rig visible from the...

Guardian, Thursday, 15:12
 
Death certificate price to rise sharply

Death certificate price to rise sharply

The price of a getting a death certificate will nearly triple from this weekend in England and Wales. Families registering a death will be charged £11 from Saturday for each certificate, up from £4. Costs for birth and marriage certificates are...

BBC, Thursday, 14:57
 
JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

US investment bank JP Morgan has created a crypto-currency to help settle payments between clients in its wholesale payments business. JPM Coin is the first digital currency to be backed by a major US bank. The crypto-currency, which runs on...

BBC, Thursday, 14:20
 
'Ridiculous': homeless man fined by HMRC for missing tax return

'Ridiculous': homeless man fined by HMRC for missing tax return

HMRC’s decision to fine a homeless man for failing to complete his tax return on time has been described as a scandal by a judge, who found he should not be penalised for missing the deadline. Krzysztof Pokorowski, a self-employed electrician, faced...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:51
 
Betting companies could be forced to fund self-exclusion tools

Betting companies could be forced to fund self-exclusion tools

Gambling companies could be forced to provide customers free of charge with software blocking them from betting, under proposals to be considered by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has launched a call for evidence looking at ways to...

Guardian, Thursday, 13:27
 

Tesco top hirer of ex-Army personnel

Tesco has been found to be the most popular employer for former Army personnel, with about one in 100 ex-soldiers working for the supermarket straight after leaving the military, according to data from job site Indeed. It has called on more employers...

Scotsman, Thursday, 12:12
 

Patisserie Valerie saved by private equity firm

Embattled cake chain Patisserie Valerie has been rescued out of administration by an Irish private equity firm in a move expected to safeguard close to 2,000 jobs. Causeway Capital Partners, a Dublin-based investor, has bought 96 of the cafe chain’s...

Scotsman, Thursday, 11:44
 
Just one in 10 back quick sale of government stake in RBS

Just one in 10 back quick sale of government stake in RBS

Fewer than one in 10 people support a quick sale of the government’s majority stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, while two-thirds worry the bank will fail to serve the public interest once in private hands, a poll shows. A YouGov survey, commissioned by...

Guardian, Thursday, 11:06
 
Patisserie Valerie saved in buyout backed by Irish private equity firm

Patisserie Valerie saved in buyout backed by Irish private equity firm

The Patisserie Valerie bakery chain has been saved from closure by a management buyout backed by an Irish private equity firm. Almost 100 cafes will be rescued in the deal, backed by Causeway Capital, saving about 2,000 jobs. About 30 more sites...

Guardian, Thursday, 10:55
 

Aegon UK gets platform back on track

Adrian Grace, the head of Edinburgh-based Aegon UK, has said its platform’s service levels are getting back on track following months of disruption while revealing an increase in the insurer’s second-half earnings. Last spring, the firm shifted...

Scotsman, Thursday, 10:46
 
German economy narrowly avoids recession

German economy narrowly avoids recession

Germany's economy just about avoided falling into recession during the final three months of last year. Europe's largest economy registered zero growth during the fourth quarter of 2018, the country's Federal Statistics Office said. That means it...

BBC, Thursday, 08:58
 
Site launched to help workers claim uncollected pay

Site launched to help workers claim uncollected pay

A website is being launched to help freelancers and other workers claim an estimated £3bn a year owed in wages and holiday allowances, in the latest example of justice moving online. The service, MyPay London, aims to help people who cannot afford to...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:48
 
UK estate agents at their gloomiest for 10 years, says Rics

UK estate agents at their gloomiest for 10 years, says Rics

Brexit uncertainty and a lack of affordability in some areas continue to stifle the UK housing market, leaving Britain’s estate agentswith their gloomiest view of property values in 10 years. The latest monthly snapshot from the Royal Institution of...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:19
 
BT is ‘taking advantage’ of older people’s loyalty

BT is ‘taking advantage’ of older people’s loyalty

I volunteer with a local charity which helps older people get to grips with new technology. I’ve come across a worrying number of people who, in my opinion, are being taken advantage of by BT. Some are reluctant to change phone/broadband supplier and...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:19
 
Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

US prosecutors have charged a former top Apple lawyer with insider trading. Gene Levoff is accused of using confidential information to trade the firm's securities for personal gain. Mr Levoff, who was responsible for ensuring compliance with Apple's...

BBC, Thursday, 03:16
 


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