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The UK’s best city breaks have been named – and London is outrageously not the best

Stays have been the saving grace for many during lockdown, allowing people to find out exactly what was on their doorstep. Whether it’s culture, history, food or scenery, every city in the UK has something unique to offer and they all give London a pretty good run for their money. …

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Inflation LIVE: Three charts show impending economic ‘apocalypse’ – nasty shocks ahead | United Kingdom | News

Rishi Sunak and Ofgem have been told they need to do more to protect people from the cost of living crisis. Kevin Mountford, co-founder of Raisin UK, said: “With the latest UK inflation data showing prices soaring again last month, with consumer prices reaching a rate of 9% inflation, we …

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How a British unicorn was spawned from a banal idea

Placeholder while loading article actions When Paul Taylor was about to leave Google in 2013, he was looking for ideas for his next startup: something fundamental that could scale, but that seemed mundane and had been overlooked. He landed on a perfectly boring answer: banking software. Eight years later, the …

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Eight football clubs are suing their insurers in the midst of a pandemic

By Joel Poultney (May 17, 2022, 7:24 p.m. BST) – Eight top English football clubs in the men’s and women’s leagues have sued six insurance giants, seeking cover after matches were temporarily suspended during the lockdown. London clubs Tottenham Hotspur, in white, and Arsenal are among several football teams suing …

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“It’s something that benefits everyone”

WICKER PARK – Alderpeople shares more details on what a public restroom pilot program in Chicago could look like. Introduced last year by Alds. Daniel La Spata (1st) and Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd), the initiative aims to develop a program that would provide free and easily accessible restrooms to Chicagoans. This …

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Live News: Russian strike inflicts ‘minor damage’ at military installation near Lviv, US says

View of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works in Mariupol, Ukraine, May 15, 2022. © Reuters Moscow said an agreement had been reached to evacuate injured Ukrainian fighters from the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, the besieged Ukrainian port city. “On May 16, as a result of talks with representatives of the …

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Commuters return to Northern line bank branch for first time in months

VS Travelers returned to the Northern Line bank branch on Monday morning for the first time in four months. The key London Underground link has been reopened following the completion of part of the £700million upgrade by Transport for London (TfL), which is expected to be completed by the end …

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moneyHOP will obtain a UK license in six months

moneyHOP, a portal that provides cross-border payment and remittance solutions, will be the first neobank in the country to facilitate and enable Indians to open bank accounts in the UK, after obtaining a license from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the next six months, making it a UK banking …

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Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous showcases Greek wines at Undiscovered European Wines event in London

the wine routes and grape varieties of four Greek regions –Macedonia, Peloponnese, Cyclades and Crete – were introduced by the Michelin-starred Chef Ollie Dabous to overseas journalists at a foodie event held recently at London’s upmarket ‘Hide’ restaurant. The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) service in the UK and Ireland …

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It will take a lot more to ‘level’ the UK – POLITICO

Brian Groom is a former associate editor of the Financial Times and is the author of “Northerners: A History, from the Ice Age to the Present Day” (HarperNorth). Northern England, where textile mills, coal mines, shipyards and steel mills once led the world in the Industrial Revolution, is once again …

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You can get £170 by changing your current account bank

Bank customers looking to get some extra cash can earn £170 by switching current accounts. The deal is currently being offered by HSBC as the cost of living rises. Anyone looking to transfer their money to the giant’s advance or leading banks can earn the extra sum. It will work …

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The 1.25% National Insurance levy for pensioners could be raised to 13.25% – ‘the thin end of the wedge’ | Personal finance | Finance

This controversial increase could prove to be the thin end of a dangerous wedge. At some point, retirees could be forced to pay NI at 13.25% on their earnings, bringing them in line with younger workers, tax experts warn. From April, up to 30 million workers under the age of …

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Campaign to move Fugitive Slave Chapel sees $5,000 donation from Diocese of London – London

A campaign to raise funds to move London’s historic fugitive slave chapel to Fanshawe Pioneer Village and restore it for future generations received a $5,000 boost from the Diocese of London on Thursday. The donation comes as the campaign seeks to close the gap to its ultimate goal of $300,000, …

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Conservative economic mismanagement has doomed us all

The economy grew just 0.8pc in the first three months of the year, 0.1 point below the Bank of England’s official forecast published only last week and 0.2 below of the general consensus. If that wasn’t enough, the mid-term is set to get worse. The Bank’s forecast for 2023 to …

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Swati Dhingra joins the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee | Monetary Policy Committee

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has chosen a vocal Brexit critic as the next member of the Bank of England’s interest rate setting committee. Dr Swati Dhingra, an associate professor at the London School of Economics who previously called on the government to ‘cancel Brexit’, will join the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) …

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Rishi Sunak’s tax raids trigger recession warning

Samuel Tombs of Pantheon Macroeconomics said he expects real household spending to “crop” in the second quarter under the weight of “the huge jump in energy prices and rising health insurance contributions.” ’employees’ national insurance’, leading to a drop in GDP. Barret Kupelian, an economist at PwC, said the NI …

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera accuses Israel of shooting dead West Bank journalist

A AlJazeera correspondent was shot while covering a raid in the occupied city of Jenin in the West Bank. The Qatar-based broadcaster said Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian and American journalist, was killed by Israeli forces. In a report, AlJazeera called on the international community to “condemn and hold …

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Renters are foregoing home insurance to save more…

Research from the price comparison service Comparethemarket suggests that 48% of renters do not have contents insurance. Of these, more than two-fifths sacrificed it in order to save money. Some 54% of tenants who have ever lost, damaged or stolen items say the value of their …

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The rising cost of living in the UK is dampening consumer spending

UK retail sales fell in April as shoppers tightened their belts in response to the cost of living crisis, according to new industry data. Figures compiled by consultancy services firm KPMG with the British Retail Consortium, an industry body, showed retail sales fell at an annual rate of 0.3% in …

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Australian investors are set for a green investment craze in the UK, says National Australia Bank director

Monday 09 May 2022 06:00 Australian companies are bracing for a new wave of investment in the UK to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy and infrastructure projects, according to a senior National Australia Bank executive. John McClusky, head of the UK branch of National Australia Bank, told City …

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29% of UK SMEs canceled their cyber insurance policies in 2021

Nearly 30% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) terminated their cyber insurance policies in 2021 due to cost reduction. The price of cyber insurance is likely to still be too high for UK SMEs, according to a GlobalData survey published on Friday. 38% of these companies think they are unlikely …

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Extreme urbanization is making the left more intolerant – and killing urban conservatives

It’s largely forgotten now, but the political polarization is woven into the very fabric of London. In the 18th century, when rivalries between Whigs and Tories were at their fiercest, various squares in the West End were built around the assumption that the two groups would live together. While Hanover …

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Revealed: Betting giants lobbied UK government over proposed crackdown | Gambling

Some of Britain’s betting giants were revealed to have quietly lobbied Treasury officials against a proposed industry crackdown, saying it would cost millions of pounds in lost tax revenue. Executives representing Bet365, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes have met with Treasury and Revenue and Customs officials, warning that a radical overhaul …

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PROSPECT PLACE – FRANK GEHRY’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE UK Battersea Power Station, London majestic new destination, welcomed its first residents to the Designed by Frank Gehry Prospect Square Buildings. The structures are Gehry’s first residential buildings in the UK and include 308 uniquely designed houses, double-height street-level retail …

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BoE faces its biggest inflation challenge since independence

Immediately after wrapping up his first monthly monetary policy meeting as Chancellor and raising interest rates a quarter point to 6.25%, Gordon Brown dropped a bombshell. The new Labor government’s first monetary policy meeting with Bank of England Governor Eddie George was also set to be its last. From then …

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Miami F1 Grand Prix: Race start time, how to watch and more

F ormula One debuts in Miami this weekend for Round 5 of the 2022 Championship. Cracking the United States market has been an ambition of F1 bosses for decades and this journey on a purpose-built track around Hard Rock Stadium promises to be the next step in that quest. The …

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Shaftesbury’s higher valuation is a sign of West End health

Valuation of Shaftesbury’s portfolio recovers slightly West End attendance still down from 2019 levels The past two years have been difficult in the West End. Multiple pandemic waves and resulting lockdowns have hit retailers and hospitality businesses hard as landlords faced the choice of shaking off their tenants for money …

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London law firm staff can work from home full-time – if they take a 20% pay cut | Work at home

Staff at a major London law firm have been told they can work from home permanently – but will have to take a 20% pay cut. Managing partners at Stephenson Harwood are offering lawyers and other staff the opportunity as businesses across the city try to move beyond office-only work …

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Beijing seeks to save £3.2bn in foreign exchange reserves from military conflict sanctions

Is China preparing to invade Taiwan? Beijing orders officials to find ways to protect the nation from Western sanctions like those used against Russia China held emergency meeting with regulators ahead of sanctions Regime seeks to protect its $3.2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves Banking officials from HSBC and other …

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The Bank of England “must” trigger a recession to curb inflation | bank of england

UK central bank policymakers are ‘duty’ when they meet this week to push the UK into recession to limit rising inflation, a former Bank of England (BoE) official has said. ). Adam Posen, who heads Washington-based think tank the Peterson Institute, said while the Bank of England wouldn’t want workers …

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Lammy sparks fury as he fails 3 times to say whether Labor would scrap National Insurance hike | Politics | News

David Lammy has been repeatedly asked about his party’s National Insurance plans if Labor wins the Tories. But the MP insisted the party would not discuss plans for the general election, but would focus on the concerns of the electorate for the time being, focusing its responses on the cost …

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Mr Carnaby Street: Covid hasn’t doomed all shops – just the BAD ones

Empire builder: Brian Bickell is the boss of Shaftesbury, whose 16-acre sprawl includes Carnaby Street Brian Bickell – aka Mr Carnaby Street – must dodge shoppers and tourists snapping photos for Instagram as he winds his way through London’s legendary thoroughfare. In this colorful corner of the West End – …

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New UK Stamp Duty Exemption on Insurance Securities (ILS) | Hogan Lovells

Transfers of insurance linked bonds which meet certain conditions will be exempt from UK stamp duty from 17 May 2022. This will be particularly important for the insurance sector where these bonds are issued as part of transformation activities insurance risks. The aim of the new exemption is to reduce …

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A spectacular night in the Square Mile

Thursday, April 28, 2022 11:00 p.m. Almost two and a half years after City AM’s last gala dinner, the brightest lights of London’s business community have once again gathered in person to toast the success of the Square Mile during what has been an amazing year. Held for the first …

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Liverpool weather: Mild bank holiday weekend expected with highs of 16C

Residents of Merseyside are expecting a mild Bank Holiday weekend as highs of 16C are predicted. According to the Met Office, the high pressure is expected to remain in place for the next few days, bringing with it sunnier and drier weather. The temperature is expected to drop in the …

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MPs call on online platforms to remove fraudulent adverts

By Ronan Barnard (April 28, 2022, 00:02 BST) – The chairman of an influential group of MPs said on Thursday that the government’s refusal to create a single anti-fraud police force is a “missed opportunity” as he has called on online platforms to remove fraudulent ads. The Commons Treasury Committee …

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London weather: The capital will enjoy a hot bank holiday in early May as the city will be sunnier than Florence

Another bank holiday weekend is approaching this week and the weather should be nice again. So mild, in fact, that Londoners can expect better weather than those in Florence, Italy. The temperature in the capital is predicted by AccuWeather to hover around the 15C and 16C mark, while clouds and …

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Protracted Covid and pandemic health problems cost UK economy £8billion and 400,000 workers, report says

The UK has 400,000 fewer workers than before the pandemic as Covid and other illnesses pushed people out of their jobs at an estimated cost of £8billion, a new report has found. Deep inequalities and the government’s failure to improve Britain’s health have meant that Covid has caused more economic …

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Alias ​​Fraudster Sentenced to Jail as Web of Lies Revealed

Darren Jacobson, 47, of Mesne Lea Road, Worsley, was given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay back £58,000 in compensation after claiming a car accident under two different names, according to police in the city ​​of London. Jacobson first made the claim with insurer Aviva. He also withheld …

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Food banks on the verge of collapse after a wave of difficulties | United Kingdom | News

Food banks have seen an increase in demand (Image: Derby Telegraph) Almost all food banks (99%) have seen an increase in demand since the start of the year, according to community donation platform Neighborly and Aldi – which work together to distribute surplus food from supermarket stores. It is estimated …

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2/3 of Britons do not have a valid European or World Health Insurance Card

Two-thirds of UK citizens do not have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), while three-quarters of the UK population say they do not understand what health cards are. health insurance cover when traveling. A report by Direct Line Travel found that a worrying …

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THE MONSTER FROM LONDON CITY (1964) Jack the Ripper reviews Krimi

The Monster of London City is a 1964 German Krimi murder film in which a modern-day Jack the Ripper recreates actual murders. Directed by Edwin Zbonek (The crazy executioners) from a screenplay written by Robert A. Stemmle [as R.A. Stemmle] (The crazy executioners; The Curse of the Hidden Chest; The …

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Sanctions hit Russian economy, despite Putin saying otherwise

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months into the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Kremlin has taken extraordinary steps to blunt an economic counteroffensive from the West. While Russia may claim some token victories, the full impact of Western sanctions is beginning to be felt in very real ways. As the West …

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Pension scheme trustees get 10 years for role in £13.7million fraud

By Richard Crump (April 22, 2022, 4:07pm BST) – EDITION – Two pension scheme administrators who helped a fraudster defraud hundreds of savers by transferring £13.7 million ($17.7 million ) from their pension pots to fraudulent schemes were sentenced to a combined total of 10 years and three months in …

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Dramatic clip shows as tenants are ‘attacked’ at London estate agent for ‘unlawful eviction’

Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:24 PM The man in the Twitter clip picking up a billboard, before threatening to hit rent protesters Dramatic footage has emerged online showing the moment tenants were confronted by London estate agents over evictions. Seven people marched into Eaton Green’s offices in Camberwell, to protest …

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Live News: UK extends trade sanctions on Russian products to caviar and diamonds

The UK has imposed sanctions on the Putin regime as well as a number of Russian military leaders, including a commander accused by Ukraine of civilian deaths in Bucha, as war is about to break out. entering its third month. The government on Thursday unveiled trade sanctions against Russia hours …

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HSBC crashes, leaving customers unable to access accounts and online banking

HUNDREDS of HSBC customers reported they were unable to log on and access the bank’s services this morning. Nearly 700 issues have been logged so far on the Downdetector analytics website. 1 HSBC crashes, plunging customers into online banking chaosCredit: Reuters It comes just after Nationwide also suffered a major …

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UK retailers will be hit by a ‘cost tsunami’, think tank warns

The retail sector is facing rising energy costs, higher national insurance as well as the return of full rates to businesses in the coming months. Photo: Mike Kemp/In pictures via Getty Images The UK retail sector is set to be hit by a ‘cost tsunami’ in the coming months as …

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Construction begins on one of the largest projects in London, Ontario

Workers wasted no time on Tuesday to begin dismantling Central Avenue in London, Ont. as the first phase of the Adelaide Street North underpass project begins. “We are excited to start the project because it will really improve mobility and safety in a key part of the city,” said Jennie …

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Easter Sunday fire at property near Spring Bank – what we know so far

An electrical fault is the suspected cause of a fire at a house near Spring Bank on Easter Sunday. A fire engulfed a property in Hopwood Close, Hull, on Sunday afternoon and required significant emergency response to stop it spreading further before it was finally successfully extinguished. The fire caused …

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A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a 5am car crash near London City Airport

A man and woman have been rushed to hospital in ‘serious condition’ after an early morning accident in Beckton, east London. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Woolwich Manor Way (E6) shortly before 5am on April 17 following reports of an accident. The collision involved only one vehicle. The …

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Prime Minister to visit India to advance partnership for peace and prosperity

The Prime Minister will visit Gujarat and New Delhi this week for the first time as Prime Minister – part of the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt Visit expected to secure major new investment deals, supporting UK businesses, jobs and growth The meeting with Prime Minister Modi will focus on strengthening economic, …

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Monzo and beyond: How TS Anil put banking in a new light | Monzo Bank

Based at Monzo’s headquarters, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station in London, its managing director, TS Anil, unknowingly challenges fintech stereotypes. Although he may have traded in the suit and tie for blue jeans when he took over as digital bank helmer in 2020, he has an air of …

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Paralympian with one leg reveals health insurance thought he was ‘dangerously underweight’

A former Paralympian who only has one leg has told the hilarious moment his insurance company sent a nurse to his home because his weight is ‘dangerously low’ for his height – after failing to account for his limb missing. Josh Sundquist, 37, from Santa Monica, California, laughed a lot …

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The future of Anglicanism is African

The future of the Christian religion in England does not lie in the southern counties or in the old industrial towns of the north. There, the voice and the content of the Bible are a tenuous force, a hoarse murmur. In London, the most multicultural part of Europe, one is …

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Tcs secures UK financial ombudsman agreement to drive digital transformation

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced on Thursday that it has been chosen as a strategic partner by the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service to accelerate digital transformation. “The Ombudsman has partnered with TCS to enhance and future-proof its digital service capabilities, to help it achieve its goal of preventing complaints and …

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Exclusive Russian companies and banks could benefit from the write-off of certificates of deposit

By Sinead Cruise and Carolina Mandl WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Russian companies and global banks, including BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan, could benefit if Moscow decides to delist Russian companies’ certificates of deposit in foreign markets , according to two people familiar with the matter. The potential windfall …

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EU watchdog wants to publish stress tests of individual companies

By Ronan Barnard (April 13, 2022, 4:38 p.m. BST) — The European Union’s insurance and pensions regulator has proposed disclosing the results of individual provider stress tests to boost transparency for financial markets and clients, to replace aggregated data reports. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, or EIOPA, issued …

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Black cabs could be allowed to return to Bank Junction on weekdays

Traffic restrictions were first imposed at the infamous Seven Arm Junction in May 2017 as part of a £1.7m scheme to address road safety concerns. This follows the death of cyclist Ying Tao, 26, who was run over by a left-turning heavy goods vehicle in 2015 on her way to …

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Mayor of London says global investors are targeting opportunities in high-growth UK companies

International investors have the UK high on their radar for a new round of post-Covid investment with Welsh tech and fintech firms able to secure growth funding, says Lord Mayor of London . During an official visit to Wales, Vincent Keaveny said the City of London and its stock exchanges …

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Liz Truss hails British might as Putin’s economy collapses – ‘Our sanctions are working’ | Politics | News

It will likely be a selective default, the agency said, as investors are unlikely to be able to convert rubles into “dollars equivalent to amounts originally owed.” UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss commented on the developments to her 216,000 Twitter followers: “Our unprecedented sanctions package is working. According to S&P, …

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UK’s Improbable donates $150 million to help make metaverse dream a reality, Digital Platforms & Services

British tech company Improbable has attracted a handful of backers for the launch of a new network that promises to bring a new level of interoperability, interactivity, and scalability to the metaverse. The company has raised $150 million in new funds which it plans to use to develop M² (MSquared), …

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Energy firm with County Durham site Ineos wants to prove fracking is safe by drilling a shale test site in the UK

A chemicals and energy giant with a base in County Durham has proposed drilling a shale gas test site in the UK to demonstrate that fracking can be done safely, while the country is struggling with high energy prices. Ineos founder and chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe called the energy crisis …

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Back to London: Domestic and international shoppers return to UK capital as pandemic subsides

Two years ago, when the pandemic first swept the globe, many city dwellers ran for the exits. From New York to Paris, and across the UK, people living in densely populated urban areas, who were suddenly forced to work from home, have moved to the suburbs or the countryside. But …

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End of line? Vintage Rail Travel Threatened by Disrupted Coal Supply | Heritage

Britain’s heritage railways are running out of steam. Or, to be more precise, coal. Old train operators across the country have warned that their stocks are now dangerously low and the prospects of replacing them in the near future look bleak. Many UK incumbent rail companies say they are already …

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French bank reports own ‘suspicious activity’ to UK police

French bank BNP Paribas has reported its own regulatory failures to the UK’s National Crime Agency, according to details revealed in a whistleblower case By Luke Barr, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 9:50 p.m. BST, 9 April 2022 | Update: 10:03 p.m. BST, 9 April 2022 French bank BNP Paribas …

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How new technologies are changing the insurance industry

No one likes dealing with insurance companies. But imagine one that will pay your claim in seconds rather than weeks or months. That’s the promise of Lemonade, the standard-bearer for new insurance technology (insurtech) companies trying to disrupt the sleepy, conservative insurance industry. In 2017, Lemonade broke a new world …

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Emotional eyewitness testimony at London murder trial

The last two Crown witnesses at a murder trial in London have described what they saw when a well-known fitness instructor died in the city’s town centre. Mathew Riley testified he was out drinking and partying in May 2018 when he came across an altercation on Richmond Street involving victim …

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The UK may try to flex the military muscles, but does it have what it takes? | Foreign Police

It may have taken a war to bring it to light, but gradually British foreign policy has become militarized since Brexit, becoming an increasingly defining feature of Boris Johnson’s tenure as Prime Minister. Today, the UK wants to play a leading role in arming Ukraine. He hosted a military aid …

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Mastercard debit cards: why are they pinching UK Visa customers?

Digital payments are the latest industry a new generation of fintechs think needs to be disrupted, because when it comes to everyday payments, Visa and Mastercard continue to dominate the space. The debit card market in Britain is important for gaining a foothold. UK Finance data shows consumers are 57% …

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Masters 2022 live stream: How can I watch Augusta action on TV and online in the UK today?

Hideki Matsuyama arrives as defending champion after becoming Japan’s first winner of a Men’s Major 12 months ago, while November 2020 winner Dustin Johnson is also among the main contenders after got off to a good start. Scottie Scheffler is the new world number 1 after a blistering start to …

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Lack of green skills threatens decarbonisation of London offices

The worsening green skills crisis in the capital prompted the City of London Corporation to set up a high-level industry task force to map and fill a serious gap. The new Skills for a Sustainable Skyline task force involves contractors like Mace and Willmott Dixon and …

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Rishi Sunak’s wife claims non-domicile status | Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak’s multi-millionaire wife is claiming non-domicile status, it has emerged, saving her millions of pounds in tax on dividends collected from her family’s IT empire. Akshata Murthy, who receives around £11.5million in annual dividends from his stake in Indian IT services company Infosys, declares non-dom status, a scheme that …

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Liz Truss announces total asset freeze against Russia’s largest bank | Ukraine

The UK will impose a full asset freeze on Russia’s biggest bank and end all oil and coal imports by the end of the year, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said. Sanctions will also be imposed on eight other oligarchs, including Moshe Kantor, the main shareholder of fertilizer company Acron …

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Londoners share the city’s ‘unwritten rules’, from accidental rude gestures to saying one thing all the time

Londoners share the city’s unwritten rules that you’ll need in everyday life. It all started when someone asked on Reddit, “Hi, I’m a new immigrant to the UK, but I don’t know anything about UK culture and etiquette (specifically London). All any short books or websites to learn a bit …

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Live Updates: US Treasury to Suspend Russian Government Dollar Debt Payments

EU member states would consider energy sanctions against Russia among the latest set of potential sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine, a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday. Valdis Dombrovskis, the commission’s executive vice-chairman, said sanctions targeting Russian oil and coal were “certainly an option” as far as the …

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Analysis: Most banks are closing the gender pay gap in the UK, UBS and Deutsche Bank are backtracking

The Canary Wharf business district is seen at dusk in London, Britain December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Finance remains one of the most unequal sectors in the UK, despite progress Large company pay gap of 32.1%, above the UK average Goldman …

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Insurer Tokio Marine accuses Greensill of fraud

By Najiyya Budaly (April 4, 2022, 4:37 p.m. BST) – Insurer Tokio Marine said on Monday it would not pay out on several insurance policies linked to Greensill Capital, the financial firm that collapsed more one year, alleging that they were obtained fraudulently. Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. said in a …

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New formula changes city council salary – and could relieve politicians

Breadcrumb Links Local News London City Hall (free file photo) Content of the article Say goodbye to those politically sensitive debates as London councilors struggle to raise their own salaries. Advertisement 2 This ad has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Content of the article According to a …

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Lifting fracking ban would be ‘economic madness’, expert tells GB News as Tory MPs continue to call for policy change

Donnachadh McCarthy thinks using renewable energy would be a cheaper alternative Lifting the fracking ban would be ‘economic madness’ as pressure mounts on the government to review its current policies. That’s according to environmental auditor Donnachadh McCarthy, who believes there’s a much better alternative to lowering the cost of living. …

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Prince Andrew, the banker…and a mysterious £750,000 ‘wedding gift’ | Prince Andrew

When Turkish entrepreneur Selman Turk launched a new digital bank three years ago, he entered a crowded market of online start-ups hoping to grab business from traditional banks. It seemed there was little to distinguish London-based new venture Heyman A from a host of other suitors. It had a rudimentary …

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SIR ROCCO FORTE: National Insurance tax hike is bad for Britain and the Conservative Party

A few weeks ago, the accounting team of the hotel group I manage informed me of a curious instruction they had received from the government. From this month, and for a whole year and maybe more, each payslip issued had to carry a special message. Officials said they wanted to …

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Live April 1 news: Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking fuel depot, US economy creates 431,000 jobs

Ukrainian officials said on Friday that the country’s armed forces had liberated Bucha, a suburb adjacent to Irpin, just north of the capital Kyiv, along with dozens of other towns and villages across the country. The development follows more than a month of fierce Ukrainian resistance that has bogged down …

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Romesh Ranganathan’s company Vetty Limited cashes in over £1million in a year

Romesh Ranganathan laughs to the bank as his company Vetty Limited cashes in over £1m in a year after the value more than doubled from £1.4m to £2.5m pound sterling. By Andy Buckwall for Mailonline Published: 11:57 BST, 1 April 2022 | Update: 11:57 BST, 1 April 2022 Comedian Romesh …

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National Insurance hike will force businesses to raise prices and hire fewer staff, new data shows

National Insurance hike will force businesses to raise prices and hire fewer staff, new data shows 29% of business leaders say they will have to raise prices due to higher taxes And 15% will employ fewer people in response to the National Insurance increase NI will increase by 1.25 percentage …

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MLB plans HR Derby tour of London, Seoul and Mexico City

Four former major leaguers, including three who played for the A’s, set off on a home derby tour of London, Seoul and Mexico City. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that former Oakland players Jonny Gomes, Geovany Soto and Nick Swisher, along with Adrian Gonzalez, will compete in the Home Run …

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British Airways flights resume after computer glitch

gHello. While there are tentative signs of de-escalation in the Russian-Ukrainian war, tensions between Moscow and the West show no signs of letting up. A Putin ally has proposed that Moscow extend its demands for ruble payments from the West to commodities, including oil, metals and fertilizers. It comes after …

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Ireland to tackle cost of insurance in justice reforms

By Irene Madongo (March 29, 2022, 4:04 p.m. BST) — Ireland has said it will introduce legislation to tackle the high cost of business insurance premiums, in a move cautiously welcomed by campaigners who are struggling with soaring hedging prices despite being light on the details. The Justice Department said …

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Pollution returns to illegal levels in former ‘zero emissions street’ in London | London

The end of Britain’s first ‘zero emissions street’ scheme has led to a return to illegal pollution levels next to one of the country’s biggest cultural centres. Pollution levels had dropped on Beech Street in London, which passes the Barbican Centre, after the City of London Corporation introduced an experimental …

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FirstFT: Zelensky says Ukraine ready to discuss neutrality in talks with Russia

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning Ukraine is ready to declare neutrality, abandon its desire to join NATO and pledge not to develop nuclear weapons …

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Why Apple Acquired UK-Based Open Banking Fintech

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Photo by Roy Rochlin/WireImage) WireImage FINTECH SNARK TANK COMMENTS The Apple-oids of Cupertino have to eat all this. Every time Apple makes an acquisition, the tech world — and increasingly now, the fintechaverse — goes into hyper speculation mode, trying to figure out why the company …

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State pension warning issued to people during National Insurance increase

A state pension warning has been issued over the National Insurance hike. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in this week’s spring statement that the threshold for National Insurance contributions would increase from £3,750 to £12,570 from July. The increase is one of the measures introduced in the wake of the UK’s …

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Search launched for upcoming UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Potential locations have the chance to join Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and the Tower of London for this prestigious award Successful sites will move on to formal nomination for World Heritage status Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston today called for the UK’s forthcoming nominations for UNESCO World Heritage status. Open …

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Karen Baxter appointed as first Ofcom Board member for Northern Ireland

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today appointed Karen Baxter as the first member of the Ofcom Board of Directors for Northern Ireland. Public appointment The Minister confirmed the appointment after consultation with the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Karen retired from policing in 2020, following a …

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Announcement of next steps for future oversight of Open Banking

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today published its recommendations for the future oversight and governance of Open Banking. The recommendations of the CMA will be taken into account in the design of a future entity that will succeed the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE). The future entity would build …

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Top and Bottom 10 UK Local Authorities by Full Fiber Coverage

New data from Point Topic has revealed the top ten and bottom ten UK local authorities for coverage by gigabit-capable fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)-based broadband ISP networks, possibly putting Hull in the l ‘East Yorkshire (99.2% of locals moved) to the top and pushes Oadby and Wigston in Leicestershire (1.4%) down. By …

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The future economy hinges on the interaction between business and academia, but untapped opportunities for collaboration remain, according to a new survey of nearly 4,000 companies

Companies are working with universities to solve a wide range of problems to unlock new opportunities and increase productivity, according to new research from the Center for Business Research at the University of Cambridge and the National Center for Universities and Business ( NCUB). However, collaboration is hampered by the …

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Retail Banking Market Size | Incredible Possibilities and Growth Analysis and Forecast to 2028 | Secure Trust Bank, Allied Irish Bank (UK), Bank Of Ireland UK, Shawbrook Bank

Consumer banking market 2022 the research provides detailed industry insights including classifications, applications and industry chain structure. Global consumer banking industry analysis is provided for the international markets including development trendscompetitive landscape analysis and key regions state of development. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing process …

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Tory MPs issue final plea for Rishi Sunak to drop National Insurance hike

Mel Stride, the conservative chairman of the influential treasury select committee, made a final appeal this morning to Rishi Sunak not to continue the government’s National Insurance hike. The increase is due to be rolled out next month, but Mr Stride urged the Chancellor to reconsider as he branded it …

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Thoughts from a cancer doctor

By George W. Sledge, Jr., MD We are exhausted, appalled and angry at how our lives have been derailed over the past 2 years. COVID-19 never seems to end, and the new normal is distinctly abnormal. Minor inconveniences aside, the effects on society have been far-reaching. To name a few: …

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Why UK customers are turning to digital banks

Consumers in the UK are interested in digital banking services. In the last quarter of last year, nearly 250,000 UK banking customers switched accounts via the current account switching service, including around 95,000 in October alone, the peak month for switching. account in this country in nearly two years. Digitally-focused …

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Johnson announces target for UK to get 25% of energy from nuclear power | nuclear power

Boris Johnson has told nuclear industry bosses the government wants the UK to get 25% of its energy from nuclear power, which would signal a significant change in the country’s energy mix. Johnson met on Monday with executives from major nuclear and technology companies, including Rolls-Royce in the UK, EDF …

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Hospitality chiefs urge Sunak to reverse VAT hike or leave London businesses ‘unviable overnight’

Sunday March 20, 2022 1:05 p.m. Hospitality officials have said government plans to raise VAT from current rates of 12.5 per cent to highs of 20 per cent early next month will see some London businesses ‘become unviable overnight’ . Industry chiefs have warned that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to …

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Rising food prices are inevitable as sanctions hit

The writer is chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation The world is uniting against Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. The UK government’s decisive sanctions action has the support of the entire food and drink industry as we watch the escalating human tragedy unfold before our eyes. We agree …

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Brexit news: EU banks fear Brussels will block access to funding in London | City & Business | Finance

She explained: “We want to be able to preserve choice, so wherever the Commission gets on that, we want to make sure we’re still able to access CCPs, and I’m sure the supply will continue to grow. improve and expand, but we also want to be able to access London …

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Rishi Sunak ‘considered quitting’ over National Insurance row, MP says

Rishi Sunak’s relationship with Boris Johnson has “completely disintegrated” to the point that the Chancellor “considered quitting” over a row over a planned increase in National Insurance contributions, an MP has claimed. Mr Sunak reportedly made the comments to a Tory MP as Boris Johnson considered scrapping the planned 1.25 …

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Greenwich becomes fourth London council to oppose Silvertown tunnel | London

A fourth London council has voted to oppose a new £2billion road tunnel under the River Thames in east London, putting the capital’s mayor at odds with local authorities over his biggest plan to ever infrastructure. Sadiq Khan accused the councils of “wanting[ing] to postpone tough decisions,” after Greenwich councilors …

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Economic Crimes Bill passed and UK and Russian sanctions

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Economic Crime Act As expected, the Economic Crimes Bill was passed and became the Economic Crimes (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 on 14 March 2022 (the Act). Simplified sanctions regime Importantly, the law simplified the standard sanctions procedure by removing a series of hurdles that a …

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UK fintechs slam regulator over ‘uncertainty’ of open banking payments

More than 20 fintech firms have criticized the UK competition regulator for its lack of clarity in defining and implementing an open banking mechanism for recurring payments. An open letter – signed by companies including Volt, GoCardless and Plum – asks the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to define variable …

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David Singh and Pardeep Bassi join WTW’s insurance advisory arm

Global consultancy Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Singh and Pardeep Bassi to its insurance advisory wing. The pair join the investment advisory specialist as it seeks to bolster its global leadership team. In September 2021, Willis Towers Watson, one of the world’s largest HR consulting and insurance brokerage firms, …

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Channel 4 hits record out-of-London commission spend

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 2:36 p.m. The proportion of Channel 4’s commissions and expenses outside of London hit a record high last year. Two-thirds of all original programming commissioned for the main channel was produced in-country and regionally, nearly double the broadcaster’s 35% quota set by Ofcom. Ian Katz, Channel …

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Bank Of Ireland UK, Shawbrook Bank, TSB, Paragon Bank, Handelsbanken – The Bollywood Ticket

Global consumer banking market report provides an overview of Consumer banking market industry in the context of its economic and geographic importance. The status of the Consumer Banking industry in terms of production, consumption, growth projections, trade, and other aspects of the market are studied in the report. Additionally, the …

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Ongoing crises show that the old economic model is running on empty | Larry Elliot

FFirst it was a financial crisis. Then a decade of slow growth that fueled political anger. After that came a pandemic. Just when the threat of Covid-19 seemed to recede, a European war occurred. Welcome to the era of incessant crises. Comparisons are often made between now and the 1970s, …

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Cancer sufferer accuses Scottish tycoon of leaving him dependent on food banks after company went bankrupt

One of Scotland’s richest men has been accused of leaving a cancer victim dependent on a food bank after his fish processing plant was plunged into administration. Father-of-two Graham MacPherson, who is battling leukemia, is among 200 workers at risk of financial ruin after the closure of aristocrat Alastair Salvesen’s …

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