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Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties

Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The British Virgin Islands are home to 11,700 firms owning UK property A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found. The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 […]

Amazon plans hundreds of layoffs

Amazon plans hundreds of layoffs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A worker boxes orders at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on August 1, 2017 in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Amazon is cutting hundreds of positions at its headquarters and global operations, a reset that comes after several years of significant growth. The cuts were first reported by the Seattle Times, which […]

Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

Barclays Bank charged over Qatar loans

Image copyright LEON NEAL The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank PLC with “unlawful financial assistance” related to billions of pounds raised from Qatar in 2008. The same charges were bought against Barclays PLC in June last year. The move to charge Barclays Bank as well is significant because it holds the banking […]

Fox promises Sky News independence

Fox promises Sky News independence

Image copyright Sky Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has pledged to ensure the independence of Sky News as it seeks to overcome issues surrounding its plans to takeover Sky. The company said it would commit to maintain Sky News for at least five years and would establish a fully independent board for the channel. Fox […]

Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Unilever threatens to pull ads from Facebook and Google

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Unilever says it does not want to support online platforms that do not take a stand against extremist content Unilever has threatened to withdraw ads from platforms like Google and Facebook if they do not do enough to police extremist and illegal content. Unilever said consumer trust in social media […]

Sports Direct to offer e-sports in Game Digital tie-up

Sports Direct to offer e-sports in Game Digital tie-up

Image copyright John Nguyen Image caption E-sports fans like to gather in person to play their games Sports Direct plans to open e-sports areas in some of its stores as it increases its collaboration with specialist games retailer Game Digital. The retailer will allow space in which to sell both physical gaming products and for […]

Stagecoach East Coast deal to be probed by MPs

Stagecoach East Coast deal to be probed by MPs

Image copyright Getty Images The decision to end the East Coast Mainline rail franchise early is to come under scrutiny from MPs. The Department for Transport has said Stagecoach and Virgin will withdraw from running the service within months after running into difficulties. Now the House of Commons transport committee has announced that it will […]

Aldi tops supermarket satisfaction survey

Aldi tops supermarket satisfaction survey

Image copyright Getty Images Aldi has been rated the UK’s best supermarket, nudging previously top-ranked Waitrose down to fourth place. Customers criticised Aldi stores for being “untidy” and for a lack of staff availability, but rated them highly for offering value for money, according to consumer group Which?. Marks and Spencer was second, winning marks […]

Shared parental leave take-up may be as low as 2%

Shared parental leave take-up may be as low as 2%

Image copyright Getty Images A new publicity drive is aiming to encourage higher take-up of shared parental leave. Around 285,000 couples are eligible every year for shared parental leave, but take-up “could be as low as 2%”, the Department for Business said. Around half of the general public are still unaware the option exists, nearly […]

Energy firms could get welfare data

Energy firms could get welfare data

Image copyright Getty Images Details of people on state benefits could be handed to energy firms so they can give them special rates. The plan, under consideration by the government, is intended as a new approach to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. It would allow power companies to transfer customers […]

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