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Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By | 2018-12-06T14:20:59+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned by America. China has protested to Canada, the country in which she was arrested, that she should be released immediately.  The United States is requesting [...]

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Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By | 2018-11-30T10:43:21+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese equipment for key installations. Are they right to worry? And what about your mobile phone… We have written a lot about China recently. Earlier this [...]

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Brexit deal “would leave the UK £100 billion-a-year poorer” by 2030

By | 2018-11-27T14:24:42+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Lauren Howells. The government’s proposed Brexit deal would leave the UK £100 billion-a-year poorer by 2030 compared to staying in the EU, a new study by the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has revealed. According to the study commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign but conducted independently by the NIESR, the [...]

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90s Students Offered Loan Settlement Deal, But There Is A Catch

By | 2018-11-14T14:53:14+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Trevor Clawson. Student loans are in play again. In January of this year, the Prime Minister announced a review of student finance and the Higher Education Commission appointed to examine the issue has since reported back with a recommendation that fees should be capped at £6,500 per annum. That’s potentially very good news for [...]

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Brittany Ferries sees drop in bookings due to Brexit uncertainty

By | 2018-11-06T09:34:46+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Lauren Howells. Brittany Ferries has told the BBC’s Wake Up to Money that it is seeing a drop in bookings for next summer, as customers are concerned about what impact Brexit will have on travel. After the ferry company saw a 2% rise in passenger traffic from July to September this year compared to [...]

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Business leaders to become British Ambassadors

By | 2018-11-01T10:46:31+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. For the first time ever, business leaders from across the UK have been invited to become British ambassadors. The Foreign Secretary’s diplomatic shake-up will go to create 335 new diplomatic positions and a further 657 posts in London and around the world. Harnessing the “talent, experience and knowledge of business leaders” With [...]

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Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

By | 2018-10-12T09:35:57+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of our life be rated? What would the consequences be? And is one very well-known household name already giving us a chilling glimpse of the future… [...]

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Amazon raises staff wages to placate Fight for Fifteen

By | 2018-10-04T10:22:57+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Business, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. Following years of criticism over the wages it pays its staff, Amazon will raise the amount it pays to its UK and US staff across the board from 1st November. Amazon staff in America will receive at least $15 an hour, placating “Fight for Fifteen” campaigners who have been calling for a [...]

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Who are the Winners and Losers in 30 Hours Child Care Cuts?

By | 2018-09-19T14:29:01+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance, Politics|

By Trevor Clawson. As the government sees it, the Department of Education’s offer of 30 hours free childcare has successfully enabled parents to save money and increase their working hours. Yet, according to independent research carried out by childcare platform, Yoopies, costs have risen sharply for at least some of those parents who have not [...]

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Colleges and Further Education in Financial Storm

By | 2018-09-19T09:28:46+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Personal Finance, Politics|

By Mark Fairlie. A recent report published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has demonstrated that spending per sixth form student has dropped by 21% since its peak in 2010 while spending per college student has fallen 8% in the same period. BBC News reported that, in the 2017-2018 education year, £57m in emergency funding [...]

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