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Charge for single use carrier bags to be introduced

A five pence mandatory charge for single use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced today.
Last year, over seven billion carrier bags were issued by supermarkets in England. Far too many ended up in landfill or scattered around our streets and rivers killing wildlife and costing tax-payers [...]

Barclays Extends Support Package to Some Businesses Whose Operations are Affected By Snow

Responding to the implications of the heavy recent snowfalls, Barclays Business is offering a financial support package to all of its affected business banking customers.
Travers Clarke-Walker, Director of Product and Marketing, Barclays Business, said: “Snow is impacting across the UK, making it impossible for some businesses to operate. We can take some of the worry [...]

AXA reveals the least respectful towns when it comes to driving

In order of respect, the survey
showed the following rankings:

1 Southampton
2 Leeds
3 Sheffield
4 Wrexham
5 Brighton and Hove
6 Plymouth
7 Liverpool
8 Norwich
9 Manchester
10 Gloucester
11 York
12 Cardiff
13 Coventry
14 Portsmouth
15 Bristol
16 Birmingham
17 Aberdeen
18 Newcastle
19 Wolverhampton
20 Aberystwyth
21 Belfast
22 Glasgow
23 London
24 Worcester
25 Chelmsford
26 Leicester
27 Oxford
28 Cambridge
29 Edinburgh
30 Swansea

Newcastle drivers came [...]

New observations of volcanic dust

Met Office scientists have been working with the Universities of Reading and Hertfordshire to gather comprehensive data about the potential danger to aircraft from the volcanic plume that has been emitted from the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland.
The volcanic dust was measured using newly-developed probes that attach to meteorological balloons that can be used [...]

No Sacred Cows in Pre-Budget Report Please - British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Economic Forecast - December 2009

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Economic Forecast - December 2009
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Pre-Budget Report, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published its latest Economic Forecast. The business group, which calls itself “the National Voice of Local Business”, has made downward revisions to its GDP expectations for 2009 and 2010, but is more [...]

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