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40 jobs at risk at Llandudno’s Homebase store

40 jobs at risk at Llandudno’s Homebase store 17 August 2014 | BBC NEWS Around 40 jobs at Homebase in Llandudno are at risk after the company announced it was considering closing the store. The site at the Mostyn Champneys retail park in the Conwy town is entering a period of consultation. A spokeswoman said… Continue Reading

Fire services facing bankruptcy after multi-million pound underpayments are discovered

Fire services facing bankruptcy after multi-million pound underpayments are discovered Aug 14, 2014 | By Ben Russell | BANKRUPTCY The miscalculation dates back to 2006 when changes to financial arrangements for injury payments to retired firefighters were made An accounting error could see fire services hit with multimillion-pound bills. The miscalculation dates back to 2006… Continue Reading

The unemployment figures expose the philosophy behind our economic recovery

The unemployment figures expose the philosophy behind our economic recovery Many people are enjoying neither good wages nor job security – the outcome of the UK government’s neoliberal philosophy Alex Andreou | theguardian.com, Thursday 14 August 2014 The labour market figures released today show unemployment continuing to fall and the employment rate rising. This is… Continue Reading

Credit firms warned over adverts

Credit firms warned over adverts FCA cautions against adverts for high-cost, short-term credit which don’t display risk warning or representative APR Press Association | The Guardian, Thursday 14 August 2014 Companies that offer consumer credit such as payday lenders, debt management firms and brokers must do more to make sure their advertising does not mislead… Continue Reading

United Kingdom: Charitable Companies Facing Financial Difficulties: A Refresher

United Kingdom: Charitable Companies Facing Financial Difficulties: A Refresher 11 August 2014 | Michael Arnott |Farrer & Co There had been much talk of an economic recovery since the start of 2014.  GDP is up; property prices keep rising; and there’s even a chance that interest….” http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=333854&email_access=on

Libor to FX Cases Drive Surge in Teamwork With Regulators

Libor to FX Cases Drive Surge in Teamwork With Regulators By Suzi Ring – Aug 10, 2014 Britain’s financial markets regulator saw requests for assistance from agencies around the world jump 14 percent last year as investigations are increasingly global, according to a law firm study. The Financial Conduct Authority received….” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2014-08-10/libor-to-fx-cases-drive-surge-in-teamwork-with-regulators.html

Debt Line Topco bought for £3m

Debt Line Topco bought for £3m 11 Aug 2014 | INSIDER MEDIA LIMITED A Bournemouth-based debt and legal services provider has been acquired by a North West-headquartered counterpart. Debt Line Topco Ltd, a debt services provider focusing on debt management plans (DMPs) with more….” http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/south-west/121043-3m-acquisition-fairpoint?utm_source=southwest_newsletter&utm_medium=deals_article&utm_campaign=southwest_news_tracker

Administrators in battle to save Fantasy Island

Administrators in battle to save Fantasy Island 07 Aug 2014 A 41-acre seaside family resort and theme park which at its peak attracts 40,000 visitors a day has called in administrators from Duff & Phelps. Fantasy Island, in Ingoldmells….” http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/120910-business-usual-fantasy-island-administrators-appointed?utm_source=eastmidlands_newsletter&utm_medium=top_story_article&utm_campaign=eastmidlands_news_tracker

Up to 65,000 students may have to repay loans sooner

Up to 65,000 students may have to repay loans sooner Details of university plans also reveal no government money has been allocated to commonwealth scholarships Daniel Hurst, political correspondent | theguardian.com, Monday 11 August 2014 About 65,000 people could be forced to start repaying their student loans sooner as part of the Abbott government’s plan… Continue Reading

Disgraced councillor Tony Ramsden appeals Porsche driving conviction

Disgraced councillor Tony Ramsden appeals Porsche driving conviction Saturday 9th August 2014 A BANKRUPT former councillor caught driving a Porsche without insurance after his release from prison has appealed to have the conviction overturned. Anthony Ramsden-Geary,….” http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11399005.Disgraced_councillor_Tony_Ramsden_appeals_Porsche_driving_conviction/