UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 21, 2017

… because of a cap on the legal fees that can be charged by law firms pursuing personal injury cases at home. Mr Tanzer added: “The government must urgently address this issue. The legal loophole that is allowing firms to unduly profit from these claims must be closed. “This would allow people with genuine claims access to justice but make this area less attractive to claims firms.” …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… nurses?” The ‘same principles as medicine itself’ To answer these questions, today’s healthcare design follows the same principles as medicine itself extensive research, data-driven decisions and constant reassessment. This research-heavy approach, known as evidence-based design, forces design firms to take the tiniest details into consideration, from minimizing the distance between the nurse’s station and patients’ rooms, to perfecting the acoustics …

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Buying Whole Foods could be Amazon’s Waterloo

June 19, 2017

… market (about 1.2%), which is dominated by a handful of firms like Walmart (14.2%) and Kroger (7.2%). gained over $14 billion on its market capitalization when the deal was announced — that is more than the $13.6 billion the Seattle based company plans to pay for Whole Foods. But the deal may not be so wonderful in the long term. Amazon’s introduction into the grocery business is likely to ratchet up competition in the grocery sector. This might have some impact …

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General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning – BBC News

June 6, 2017

London attack: Latest updates PM’s condemnation of tech firms criticised How terror attack will influence campaign Downing Street sources said the prime minister would deliver a speech pledging the “leadership” needed to keep the country secure from terrorism, strike a Brexit deal, and manage the economy. On Sunday she called for new measures to tackle extremism – including online – saying in a speech outside No 10 that “enough is enough”. Culture …

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Small firms hit by rates relief delay – BBC News

May 30, 2017

‘A real impact’ These are the so called “cliff edge” businesses which Philip Hammond promised to help. He announced that firms losing small business rate relief – a discount given to businesses with properties below a certain rateable value – would not see their bills increase by more than 50 a month. The government set aside 25m this year to pay for the pledge. Whitstable florist Jane Antoniades felt a huge wave of relief when she heard her rates bill …

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Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

… funnel millions of dollarsto two Washington lobbying firms from 2010 to 2014. The FBI also is reportedly investigating activities of Trumps ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign advisers Carter Page and Roger Stone, and top White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. There was no indication that the FBI has sought to question Deripaska for its investigation, the Times reported. Related Coverage Report: Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire On …

May 27, 2017
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Ex-Goldman Star Who Traded Through Quake Makes Unusual Move

… important, but protecting the P&L is more important." Makoto Yamada closed its cash equities business in Tokyo in January 2016, while Credit Suisse Group AG has been Read: Ex-Barclays Staff Find New Home as Mizuho Grows in Equities “I’ve hired dozens of people from foreign firms in the three years I’ve been here,” said Yamada’s boss Trevor Hill, who joined SMBC Nikko from UBS Group AG. That “contrasts with the 12 years that I was a hiring …

May 25, 2017
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Government review to order zero-hours contracts overhaul – BBC News

In its submission to the Taylor review, the CBI also said that all employees should have their terms and conditions set out in a written statement. The new “right to request” fixed hours could be used by some of the 900,000 people on zero-hours contracts, a number that has risen from 143,000 in 2008. The contracts have been attacked for allowing some firms to keep people in insecure work, depress wages and deny people their full employee rights. …

May 23, 2017
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Could you afford to buy a masterpiece? – BBC News

The sale includes famous works by Christopher Wool and Sigmar Polke. With these pieces valued at $20m (15.5m) each, the 26 works are expected to raise $100m in total. Image copyright PAul West Image caption Paul West, whose landscapes are inspired by his Dorset roots, has sold several paintings overseas Image copyright Artfinder Image caption Top artists may become famous, but most still struggle, says Artfinder founder Jonas Almgren Artfinder founder and chief executive Jonas …

May 18, 2017
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