Monthly Archives: October 2013

Poverty-Panel Head Urges U.K. Banks to Pay Lowest Earners More

The head of the U.K. government’s Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission said industries including finance should have to pay a higher minimum wage to help get families off welfare.

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U.K.’s Fallon Backs Exempting Small Firms From Job Rules

Business Minister Michael Fallon signaled support for exempting Britain’s smallest companies from some employment regulations, arguing it would encourage them to hire staff.

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Cameron Urges EU to Cut Business Regulation in Search for Growth

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will urge the European Union to reduce the level of regulation it applies to businesses, listing planned measures that should be scaled back or scrapped.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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“Hutton has set himself up as the Dr Johnson of this strange, widely read, hardly spoken, language”

Matthew Engel reviews Romps for the FT, and concludes that you should buy it, and I should write a second edition. Hard to argue.

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Osborne Pledges Tories Would Run U.K. Budget Surplus by 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged to run a budget surplus by 2020 to help bring down U.K. government debt if his Conservative Party is re- elected in 2015.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Royal Mail Stock Cut for Institutions as U.K. Boosts Retail

Institutional investors saw their allocation of Royal Mail Group Ltd. shares scaled down as the U.K. government opted to meet unexpectedly large demand from individuals. Larger retail investors also lost out.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Cable Said to Seek More Royal Mail Shares For Small Investors

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable is considering ways to reduce the portion of Royal Mail Group Ltd. shares allocated to institutional investors in a bid to boost the chances of smaller investors seeking a stake, according to two people familiar with… Continue reading

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Cable Said to Seek More Royal Mail Shares For Small Investors

Updated 1 hour, 46 minutes ago U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable is considering ways to reduce the portion of Royal Mail Group Ltd. shares allocated to institutional investors in a bid to boost the chances of smaller investors seeking a stake, accord… Continue reading

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U.K. Defends New Rules to Lower Energy Bills for Consumers

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s government defended its new rules on consumer energy bills after the opposition Labour Party said only 10 percent of customers would be helped.

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Royal Mail IPO Oversubscribed With 700,000 Retail Applications

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable said the initial public offering of Royal Mail Group Ltd. had drawn 700,000 applications for shares from retail investors.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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