Monthly Archives: March 2014

U.K. to Begin Review of Trade Union Practices With Reduced Remit

A review of U.K. trade union practices first announced in November and due to report by May is now ready to begin work, with a reduced remit.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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U.K. to Cap Auto-Enrollment Pension Default-Fund Fees at 0.75%

U.K. Pensions Minister Steve Webb said the fees that pension providers will be allowed to charge on the default fund in new auto-enrollment plans will be capped at 0.75 percent.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Atos Loses Disability-Testing Contract With U.K. Government

Atos, a French outsourcing company, is compensating the U.K. government and ending its contract to assess whether disabled people are fit for work, after criticism from lawmakers.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Clegg and Farage May Both Win Debate on U.K. in Europe

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg faces U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tonight in the first of two debates on Britain’s membership of the European Union. It’s a clash from which they may both emerge winners.

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Cable Tells U.K. Directors: Limit Pay or Justify to Staff

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable will warn companies that he’ll consider forcing them to consult staff on senior executives’ pay if directors and shareholders don’t limit it themselves.

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Would They Lie To You?

Would They Lie To You?, the follow-up to the quite-well-selling Romps, Tots & Boffins… is out now. The Mail called it “brutally funny”. Where Romps dealt with the sometimes-shifty language of newspapers, Lie deals with, well, everyone else. In particular, the people who want … Continue reading

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Osborne Scraps Annuity Rule in U.K. Budget Aimed at Savers

The most eye-catching change announced by U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his budget today was the scrapping of most of the constraints on how new retirees can manage their pension savings.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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Cameron and Osborne Impose Austerity to Shed Pounds for Election

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne have opened a new front in their austerity strategy, taking up diets in an effort to lose weight before next year’s general election.

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Tony Benn, Labour Minister Who Divided Britain, Dies at 88

Tony Benn, the U.K. Labour Party politician who served in the governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan and was a prolific diarist, has died. He was 88.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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U.K.’s Cameron Pessimistic Over Chance of Middle East Peace Deal

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron finished a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a pessimistic assessment of the likelihood of a Middle East peace agreement.– Delivered by Feed43 service
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