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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 [...]

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.

BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs

The government announces plans to relax the official child to adult ratios in nurseries and other childcare settings.
See: BBC News - Nursery ratios raised to cut childcare costs.

Audio Podcast - Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing and productivity.

Companies are struggling to show they care about their staff, according to a new report which reveals that employees believe employers now care less about [...]

Advanced Computer Software Group plc provides its thoughts on the much anticipated Comprehensive Spending Review cuts

The Comprehensive Spending Review 2010 will deliver the biggest budget cuts since the Second World War, according to leading economists. In anticipation of the Treasury’s announcement on 20 October, Advanced Computer Software Group plc (the leading supplier of software and IT services to the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors) is urging the public sector to [...]

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 [...]

Deal reached with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on surplus pandemic vaccine

The Department of Health and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that they have reached an agreement on the Department’s outstanding orders of swine flu vaccine resulting in significant savings for the Government.
The final settlement was mutually agreed as representing fair value for the UK Government and the manufacturer and means savings of around a third of [...]

Work begins on biggest council house building programme in two decades

Housing Minister John Healey has hailed the start of the biggest council house building programme in nearly two decades as work began today on the first of over two thousand new homes to help tackle waiting list pressures.
Mr Healey saw work get underway today in Tyneside on the first new site for Government funded council [...]

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