Thames Water launches major investment after choppy year

Sebastian McCarthy whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Thames Water has unveiled plans for a record £11.7bn investment project today as it seeks to win back public support following a turmoiled year of regulator fines and bonus pay disputes.In a five-year business plan submitted to regulator Ofwat, Britain’s biggest water company is announcing new funds for leakage reductions and infrastructure resilience. Thames Water launches major investment after choppy year However, the latest cash injection comes at a testing time for the water company, which was slapped with a record £20.3m fine last year for pumping 1.4bn litres of untreated sewage into the Thames.Read more: Thames river bus buoyed by rising tide of London commutersThe water provider has also come under fierce criticism over executive pay in recent months, with the firm saying last week that it is now planning to cap payouts to its owners at a total of £100m over the next regulatory period from 2020 to 2025, marking a steep drop compared with previous years.Steve Robertson, boss of Thames Water said: “More than 15 million people in the UK depend on Thames Water every day to go about their lives. Our responsibilities to the environment and customers are huge, and we will partner with them and our peers to insulate our region from the effects of changing climate patterns. This includes planning for a strategic reservoir for the SE region of England and exploring the potential of water transfers.” whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Sunday 2 September 2018 10:58 pm read more

AstraZeneca boss brands £9m pay packet “annoying” when compared to peers

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Killing Eve in real life would lead to a workplace disaster

first_imgTuesday 6 November 2018 10:22 am whatsapp Few people seem to have missed one of this year’s most popular TV series, Killing Eve. For those who have not yet caught up with the latest craze, the show follows Eve Polastri, an intelligence officer whose sole mission becomes to track down an assassin named Villanelle – an operation that leaves a comedy (and sometimes tragedy) of errors in its wake.The story of Killing Eve is perfect for the world of TV, yet in reality it poses an interesting debate, highlighting what not to do as an employee. Eve might win an award for sheer determination, but she certainly does not win “Employee of the Year”. Spoilers ahead. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Only a few episodes into the show, Eve is fired from her official role as MI5 officer due to a flagrant disregard for proper procedures and orders from her supervisors. And due to her flouting of the rules, disaster strikes – Villanelle catches wind of Eve’s ploys and commits multiple murders (including of a potential key witness).While some might interpret Eve’s tenacity as evidence of her fortitude, in a day-to-day scenario this would most likely be considered a reckless (not to mention dangerous) move, which leaves her unemployed.Having been sacked, Eve remains undeterred and continues her mission “off the record”, after receiving a green light from a top MI6 agent.In an ordinary world, someone of Eve’s seniority would have most likely been subject to – and in breach of – several post-termination restrictions in undertaking such an operation following the termination of her employment.Meanwhile, one of the key themes that frequently rears its head throughout the series is Eve’s lack of concern for protecting confidential information. Again, for the purposes of showbiz, it’s easy to find yourself feeling sorry for Eve’s misfortune – on the other hand, you could argue that she ought to know better than to leave a suitcase full of confidential material on a busy street in Berlin, or to forget to password-protect her phone which contains vital information regarding a protected witness. Tags: Trading Archive As for potential data breaches under GDPR, well, who knows what the Information Commissioner’s Office would make of Eve’s misdemeanours – exposing that amount of sensitive personal data, particularly given the nature of the work undertaken by her team would undoubtedly breach a multitude of data protection laws.Last but not least, Eve’s conduct relating to her colleagues leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the level of professionalism that would normally be expected in the workplace.To name a few examples: putting her colleagues in danger without protection; verbally abusing those more senior to her (even if, on the face of it, they appear to have deserved it); and, albeit as a joke, making sexually inappropriate remarks, which might not be as well received by individuals with a very different sense of humour, particularly in light of the #MeToo movement.All that said, the show is a triumph for equality and diversity – with the two leading roles played by women, one of them of Asian descent.While Eve’s actions probably wouldn’t be met with such a positive reaction in real life, her adventures certainly make for a thrilling Sunday night watch. Stay tuned for season two. center_img Keely Rushmore Share whatsapp Killing Eve in real life would lead to a workplace disaster last_img read more

MPs seeking to relieve the government of its authority are playing a dangerous game

first_img Ahead of tomorrow’s vote on Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement, it is worth reflecting on the legislative events that have brought us to this point.554 MPs voted in favour of holding a referendum. It was presented, by the government of the day as well as leading Remain campaigners, as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Campaign material sent to every household in the country declared that “the government will implement your decision.” Christian May whatsapp Sunday 13 January 2019 7:54 pm On the Remain side, everyone from Sir John Major to the late Paddy Ashdown declared that once a result was in, there was no going back. The result, when it came, delivered a majority of more than a million votes for Leave, and shortly afterwards 448 MPs voted in favour of triggering Article 50, setting in motion a legal timeframe that would culminate in the UK’s formal departure from the EU not more than two years later.In the 2017 general election both Labour and the Tories stood on manifestos that pledged to honour the referendum result.These are the milestones that mark the road to our current impasse. It is true that political events and partisan divisions have muddied the waters, but at every substantive opportunity the legislature has acknowledged the referendum result and endorsed the legal steps required to implement it.Until now.A cross-party group of anti-Brexit MPs is preparing to ambush the government. Their plan involves a fundamental alteration to the British constitution that would enable MPs to seize control of the legislative agenda. According to reports, Downing Street’s assessment is that “without control of the order paper, the government has no control over the House of Commons..[and] would lose its ability to govern.” Aided and abetted by the increasingly imperial Speaker John Bercow, MPs would effectively relieve the government of its authority. This would be the responsible, and democratic, thing to do. Sharecenter_img MPs seeking to relieve the government of its authority are playing a dangerous game More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com Those who still consider Brexit to be a mistake may cheer this act of parliamentary intervention, but it should cause alarm for two reasons.Firstly, once a constitutional convention is torn up it cannot be easily repaired. Upending parliamentary process in pursuit of an objective today could lead to serious trouble tomorrow – on different issues in a different parliament.Secondly, the spectacle of anti-Brexit MPs manipulating parliamentary process in a bid to overturn the result of a referendum is not a sight that voters will forget in a hurry.This course of action risks damaging – at a stroke – both our constitution and public trust in politics.It amounts to an arrogant and reckless endeavour and the MPs’ stated objective, to avoid a no-deal scenario, can be achieved by supporting the PM’s deal and turning their energy to the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more

It’s time to fix regulation and scrap socialism for the banks

first_imgFriday 3 May 2019 8:36 am It would also mean substantially lower barriers to entry for new banks, providing competitive pressure to improve lacklustre customer service.This regulatory off-ramp is modelled on the US Choice Act, passed in 2017. Banks would be able to choose to continue in the current high-regulation, lower-capital environment, or to free themselves of crippling red tape by issuing more capital.This is essential to address the underlying weakness in our banking sector. According to Dowd’s calculations, banks are more leveraged now than in the lead-up to the 2008 crisis. He says that the banks’ “great capital rebuild” in the wake of the crash is as real as the Wizard of Oz.The growth of banking regulation in recent years has done little to address this underlying issue – but it has increased compliance costs and created substantial barriers to entry for challenger banks. The lack of new entrants reduces customer service quality and innovation.All the regulations in the world are meaningless if the banks, in a time of crisis, cannot cover their liabilities. For too long, it has been possible for bankers to make massive profits while socialising losses through subsidies, deposit schemes, public ownership, and bailouts in times of crisis.This creates a moral hazard: bankers are encouraged by the regulatory regime to take on excessive risk, allowed to issue limited equity, and in case of a crisis, march up to the Treasury to demand a multi-billion-pound handout from taxpayers. Tags: Challenger banks Jeremy Corbyn People Opinion by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory It’s time to fix regulation and scrap socialism for the banks City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. As academics Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig explain in The Bankers’ New Clothes:“A highly indebted bank is like an unstable, shoddily constructed building. When such a building is exposed to a strong storm or an earthquake, the walls may not be able to withstand the pressure, and their shaking may damage the plumbing.“This will cause a ‘liquidity problem’ at the water tap, but we should be most worried about the instability due to the building’s being badly built, so the lack of liquidity is often due to the bank’s being highly indebted.”Getting the banking system right isn’t just about preventing another financial crisis. More fundamentally for our political system, the loss of faith in banks is undermining support for free markets, and boosting Jeremy Corbyn’s extreme agenda.A YouGov poll a few years ago found that more people have a favourable view of socialism than they do of capitalism. This is no surprise considering that people have come to associate capitalism with cosy relationships between Big Business and Big Government. This isn’t the free market at work. It is cronyism at its worst. Adam Smith himself wrote in response to the 1772 Scottish financial crisis that bankers need to be “more circumspect in their conduct, and by not extending their currency beyond its due proportion to their cash, to guard themselves against the ruinous runs”.If the free market that Smith envisaged is to survive, it’s time to rethink the way we regulate banks. whatsapp Share Matthew LeshMatthew Lesh is head of research at the Adam Smith Institute whatsapp The latest Adam Smith Institute report, What a Capital Idea, by professors Kevin Dowd and John Cochrane, calls for a radical rethink of banking regulation to end this flawed system.The solution isn’t more red tape, regulators, or stress tests. It’s simple: banks need to issue more capital.When we ask for higher capital requirements, what we’re saying is that banks should be more dependent on equity from their shareholders or owners, and less on debt to cover their lending and investment assets.Less dependence on debt means that, at a time of crisis which devalues a bank’s assets, there is enough capital to cover the losses.If banks issued enough capital (say, above 20 per cent), they would be much safer, and other regulation would no longer be necessary – enabling them to be freed from prudential controls such as the mandatory deposit insurance scheme, regulation stemming from Basel III, and cumbersome supervision. 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Sainsbury’s Bank outage locks customers out of accounts

first_img Sainsbury’s Bank outage: Customers locked out of online banking Elena had a similar issue, writing: “Trying to pay my card and the online log I page and app won’t load?” Londoners made the most complaints that they could not log in, with 87 per cent of complaints across the UK relating to online banking. Tuesday 18 June 2019 1:23 pm Meanwhile Sam Hirst had an issue logging up,m saying the website “doesn’t load after putting in my credentials”. whatsapp Birmingham, Nottingham, Brighton, Oxford and Manchester were also affected. Barclays suffered 41 separate outages in the last nine months of 2018 – the highest of all UK high street banks – according to a Which magazine survey. whatsapp A spokesperson for the bank told City A.M. the online banking service and app were down for a short while this morning but should be working again. Customers in London, Oxford, Brighton and Manchester could not access their bank accounts The Sainsbury’s Bank outage is the latest in a long line of banking downtime. “We had a short period of downtime this morning but it was back up and running now,” they said. TSB reported 16 incidents, the seventh highest. “Literally can’t log in, just freezes at the passcode stage. The website has been logging me in for about 20 mins this morning as well.” But concerned customers still voiced their confusion on Twitter. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Shopping trolleys at a Sainsbury’s supermarket on April 29, 2018 in London, England. Major supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Asda have been reported to be in talks over a £10 billion merger deal which would mean the possible new supermarket group would have 31.4% market share, compared with Tesco’s 25.6%. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Unsurprisingly the new @Sainsburys_Bank app is worse than the website. Literally can’t log in, just freezes at the passcode stage. The website has been logging me in for about 20 mins this morning as well. Modern banking at its finest ?— Jason (@official_jasw) June 18, 2019 Joe Curtis Read more: EE meltdown leaves customers unable to make calls One customer, Jason, added that “the new @Sainsburys_Bank app is worse than the website”. Read more: The UK banks with the most IT outages @Sainsburys_Bank Hi, I’m trying to pay my credit card off but your website isn’t working on my phone or my computer— Beckie Reynolds (@beck_reynolds) June 18, 2019 Lloyds Bank suffered 37 incidents. Share But the challenger bank shed customers early last year when an IT meltdown prevented up to 1.9m customers from accessing their bank accounts for several weeks. A Sainsbury’s Bank outage spurred customers to take to Twitter today to complain they could not access their accounts online. They only said the error was a technical issue that Sainsbury’s quickly put right. Beckie Reynolds tweeted to say: “I’m trying to pay my credit card off but your website isn’t working on my phone or my computer.” IT failures hit UK banks every day, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). “We are very sorry for the inconvenience.” Neither the supermarket’s new app nor online banking service wereworking for customers, with Down Detector reporting dozens of complaints this morning. An outage map showed the Sainsbury’s Bank outage was widespread across the UK. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenarlast_img read more

The Wolf of Wall Street producer arrested in Malaysia corruption scandal

first_img whatsapp The Wolf of Wall Street producer arrested in Malaysia corruption scandal LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: Producer Joey McFarland, actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and producer Riza Aziz attend the UK Premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street at London’s Leicester Square on January 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Universal Pictures) Red Granite Pictures has been linked to losses from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund. Share Riza Aziz was a co-founder of Hollywood production firm Red Granite Pictures, which was behind the Oscar-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Read more: US to return £200m to Malaysia as part of 1MDB probe Jessica Clark Read more: Malaysia sells 1MDB linked superyacht The Hollywood producer of The Wolf of Wall Street has been arrested after his firm was linked to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal. center_img Riza was arrested on money-laundering charges, officials of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said. Based on a true story, The Wolf of Wall Street centres on the life of Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort and his subsequent fraud conviction.  1MDB is being investigated in at least six countries for alleged money laundering.  DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his starring role. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Thursday 4 July 2019 7:19 pm Riza is the stepson of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who founded 1MDB in 2009, and is now facing 42 criminal charges related to losses at the fund. He has pleaded not guilty.  whatsapp US prosecutors have claimed that Red Granite financed The Wolf of Wall Street using the allegedly stolen funds, as well as Dumb and Dumber To and Daddy’s Home, the New York Times reported. last_img read more

Boris Johnson accepts Irish invitation to break Brexit deadlock

first_imgVaradkar insisted it was an essential part of the withdrawal agreement, which the EU has repeatedly said cannot be renegotiated, while Johnson insisted that it mist be abolished. Sunday 11 August 2019 12:58 pm Boris Johnson accepts Irish invitation to break Brexit deadlock Read more: Michael Gove says government will spend ‘whatever it takes’ to prepare for a no-deal Brexit whatsapp More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Alexandra Rogers Johnson has insisted that while he wants to leave the UK with a deal, the UK will leave the EU “come what may, do or die” on the deadline of 31 October. Varadkar, the Taoiseach, had a phone conversation with Johnson a week after he was appointed Prime Minister following the Tory leadership contest. Share Government sources told the Sunday Telegraph that dates for a bilateral meeting between the two leaders were currently being discussed. BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 26: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during his visit to the West Midlands Police Learning & Development Centre on July 26, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Read more: Boris Johnson clashes with Leo Varadkar over Irish backstop The pair clashed over the Irish backstop – the insurance policy designed to prevent a hard border in Northern Ireland by keeping the UK in a temporary customs union with the EU. Sterling will begin this week trading at near-decade lows against the euro and US dollar as investors and traders increasingly see a no-deal Brexit as more than likely. Boris Johnson has reportedly accepted an invitation to meet his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, to break the Brexit deadlock over the Irish backstop. whatsapp Johnson is due to meet EU leaders at the G7 in the French city of Biarritz on 24 August, and a meeting of the European Council of 17 October, just two weeks before the Brexit deadline of 31 October.last_img read more

BT boss says fibre rollout must be next government’s ‘top priority’

first_img“What we need is a regulated regime that establishes the situation where we can invest heavily and get the returns our investors should appropriately get,” he said. BT’s new chief executive, Philip Jansen, has urged the next government to put a full-fibre rollout at the very top of its to-do list as he warned the UK is growing hungrier for data. Read more: Corbyn has pledged to target ‘greedy bankers’ in general election campaign But Jansen, who replaced former boss Gavin Patterson in February, sounded a cloaked warning to the Labour party, which has threatened to nationalise a number of previously state-owned businesses. “When we have some clarity I would really like whoever’s in that seat to prioritise and get it done as quickly as possible. You are connecting health services schools businesses and homes it’s going to connect people in a way they don’t get today. Shareholders have expressed fear that BT could raid its dividend to fund a full-fibre broadband rollout as it seeks to bring faster connections to 4m homes and businesses by March 2021. While British homes currently have just five connected devices, BT predicts that number will soar to 100 within just five years as smart web devices enter UK households. Read more: BT keeps dividend alive despite heavy 5G spending (Image: BT) Calling a full-fibre rollout a “no brainer” for the next government, Jansen said that whichever party wins the December election they must ensure Brits get full-fibre broadband as quickly as possible. But Jansen warned that any rollout must work for BT’s shareholders, who have seen the telecom giant’s share price plunge 22 per cent over the past year. “Whoever is sitting in that seat in Number 10 will understand that fibre and digital infrastructure need to be built at rapid pace,” he said. “I hope it’s up there at the top of the list.” Share whatsapp Read more: BT names ex-Worldpay CEO Philip Jansen as its new chief executive whatsapp He added: “BT is going to remain a public company and one that’s owned by its shareholders. If those shareholders don’t think they can make a return that is reasonable then it [the rollout] won’t happen.” Jansen refused to rule out scrapping the dividend to fund the expansion as BT replaces copper connections with faster fibre optic cables, however. It also kept profit flat at £1.33bn for the six months to the end of September as revenue slipped two per cent to £11.5bn. BT’s share price rose 1.4 per cent to 204.7p by market close. But BT today maintained the dividend that Patterson cut heavily this time last year, handing investors an interim payment of 4.62p per share. “We need government to help us and regulation to accelerate investment so we can hit that.” Joe Curtis “What we are looking at is how could we do fibre [rollout] at the rate we would like to – it’s probably another £600m extra. How do we find that? We need to get the balance right,” Jansen said. 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first_imgOptimism among businesses in the UK services sector fell again in the three months to November, new survey data has shown, but at a slower pace than in the previous quarter. whatsapp Newton-Smith said the outlook was not expected to improve, “with firms pessimistic about their prospects for expansion, investment plans having been scaled back and hiring on hold”. Harry Robertson Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndo The services sector makes up over 75 per cent of the UK economy. It has held up well in 2019 while business investment and industry has suffered, but some cracks are beginning to show. Business and professional services firms were pessimistic about the year ahead, while consumer companies were neutral. Firms in the business and professional services sub-sector cut back on staff in an effort to deal with these problems, the survey showed. They also expected to cut back on investment in land and buildings, as well as in vehicles, plant and machinery. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released a new report today, finding that 48 per cent of companies surveyed “would be unable to meet the immigration fees currently levied on employers when they hire non-EU staff should they be extended to all workers from around the world”. (Getty Images) whatsapp As Britain gears up for a General Election on 12 December, she said it is essential the next government commits “to refocusing on the domestic agenda, to propel the UK economy forward – prioritising skills and infrastructure investment, as well as reaching net zero by 2050”.center_img Read more: Conservative manifesto: How will Boris Johnson tax and spend? CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said the current “climate” of Brexit and General Election uncertainty was “holding back UK services firms”. Consumer services performed better, however, with employment expanding at a steady pace. Investment intentions were also stronger. On top of falling sentiment, firms reported declining order volumes and weaker profitability. Read more: UK employer confidence slips to three-year low UK services sector confidence falls further as election looms Share Friday 29 November 2019 12:45 am Business and professional services firms had a worse quarter than those in the consumer realm and intend to cut back staff and reduce investment in 2020, according to the CBI’s quarterly survey of the sector. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comlast_img read more