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Payday lending: tougher new rules welcomed by government

UK HM Treasury News Story - 3 October 2013
New payday lending rules put consumers first, explains Economic Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid.

Tough new payday lending rules put forward by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are a clear signal to the payday lending market that they need to get their houses in order, Treasury minister [...]

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 [...]

Anti-badger cull rally takes place

As licences come into force to cull badgers in two pilot areas in England, a rally is held in London led by rock star Brian May.
See more on the BBC web site.

Badger culls to go ahead this summer

The pilot culls will last for 6 weeks and will be repeated annually for four years.
Two pilot badger culls to tackle the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) will go ahead this summer in West Gloucestershire and West Somerset, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson confirmed today.
Speaking at the National Farmers Union (NFU) annual conference, Mr Paterson announced [...]

European Parliament adopts deeply flawed unitary patent

European Parliament adopts deeply flawed unitary patent, gives up power over innovation policy
Today, the European Parliament has adopted a proposal to create a patent with unitary effect for Europe. This decision will leave Europe with a patent system that is both deeply flawed and prone to overreach. It also ends democratic control of Europe’s innovation [...]

Audio Business Podcast - SME tips on how to challenge new business rates

From April 1st business rates are set to rise by an average of 5.77% across England and Wales. Experts warn that the increase, coupled with the painfully slow rates appeals process to challenge business rates, is stifling business growth in the UK. The estimated total amount of savings due back to UK businesses from the [...]

Web site launched as a one-stop-shop resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced) has announced the launch of www.csr10.com, a ‘one stop shop’ resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2010, which will be announced on 20 October 2010, will deliver significant public sector budget cuts, forcing Government departments and public sector organisations to make spending cuts of up to [...]

Lets go to it. Prime Minister Gordon Brown Announces UK General Election on May 6th 2010

Gordon Brown has returned from his visit to Buckingham Palace where he asked the Queen to dissolve parliament on 12 April ahead of the General Election to be held on May 6th.

National Freelancers Day website goes live

The Professional Contractors Group’s (PCG) dedicated National Freelancers Day website is now live and visitors to www.nationalfreelancersday.org.uk can find out more about the special Day which PCG has been organised in a drive to encourage everyone to acknowledge all freelancers, consultants and contractors and the contribution they make to the UK economy.
National Freelancers Day will [...]

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