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  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Investment in the UK, London productivity, EPC

    Tuesday 18 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Investment in the UK has trailed other G7 countries including the US and Germany since the mid-1990s, according to a report that urges Labour and the Conservatives to reverse planned cuts to investment or risk long-term damage to economic growth. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinktank found the UK was bottom of the G7 league for investment in 24 out of the last 30 years, using figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Manufacturers, landlords, Blackstone

    Monday 17 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - The UK's tax authority has not fined a single "enabler" of offshore tax evasion or noncompliance in five years, despite landmark powers to impose huge fines. Tory ministers claimed new laws introduced in 2017 allowed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to pursue accountants, lawyers and bankers who facilitate offshore tax evasion would "create a level playing field", with potential fines of several millions of pounds. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Hargreaves Lansdown, Crest Nicholson, Michael Kors

    Sunday 16 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Hargreaves Lansdown's three private equity suitors have until Wednesday to either table a formal bid for the investment platform or walk away. A £4.7bn offer presented in April was rejected. In particular, the bidders have been attracted by the firm's ability to deposit client cash at the Bank of England for a rate of 5.25%, whilst paying just 3% on a cash Isa of up to £10,000. That netted its £269m last year at no risk. - The Financial Mail on Sunday

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Insecure work, Stellantis, Nationwide

    Friday 14 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - The UK has seen an "explosion" in insecure, low-paid work in the past 14 years, according to a new report. The TUC said its study had found that the number of people in insecure work had reached a record high of 4.1 million. The analysis of official statistics shows the number of people in "precarious" employment - such as zero-hours contracts, low-paid self-employment and casual or seasonal work - increased by nearly 1 million between 2011 and 2023. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Revolut, BT Group, housing market

    Thursday 13 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Pensioners and people on disability benefits are the winners from radical changes to the welfare system made by the Tories over the last decade, while working-age families are losing out by thousands of pounds every year, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation. The Conservatives' 14-year overhaul of social security has shifted spending away from children and housing to supporting elderly people, and broken the link between entitlement and need for some of the poorest households in the country, the report says. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Entain, Invesco, Deltic Energy

    Wednesday 12 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - The owner of South West Water has warned that global heating will increase the risk of outbreaks of the parasite that caused diarrhoea and vomiting in south Devon. Pennon Group said that "gradual and significant increasing average and high temperatures" could pose "risks to water quality and water treatment" - including the cryptosporidium parasite - in its annual report, published this week. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Asda, Apple, Elon Musk

    Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - One in three Asda staff have been attacked at work, according to research that included reports of workers being stabbed, punched and threatened with syringes. The poll of almost 1,000 members of GMB, one of the UK's biggest unions, returned stories of delivery drivers being chased by people in cars, while store workers had food thrown at them. More than half (58%) of respondents said they had suffered injury or illness on the job. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Macron, THG, LSE Group

    Monday 10 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - France's president, Emmanuel Macron, has been accused of gambling with French democracy after announcing that he will dissolve parliament and call snap legislative elections in the wake of his allies' crushing defeat to Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally (RN) in Sunday's European parliament elections. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Tax increases, Ashtead, Stamp duty

    Sunday 09 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Tax increases worth £800 per year for the average household are on the way regardless of who comes out on top in the next general election, the Resolution Foundation says. Measures that have already been announced thus far will raise the tax haul by roughly £23bn by 2028-29. That is because freezing extant tax rates drives higher revenue for the Treasury. None of the two main parties has pledged to do away with a six-year freeze on income tax and national insurance thresholds or the coming spring's reversal of temporary reductions in business rates, fuel duty, stamp duty or land tax. - Guardian

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Boohoo, Post Office, Mike Lynch

    Friday 07 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - A group of investors in Boohoo are seeking more than £100m in compensation from the online fashion specialist after reports in 2020 alleging its suppliers in Leicester were mistreating workers caused its share price to plummet. Shares in Boohoo dived more than 40% over several days, wiping more than £1.5bn off its valuation, after a 2020 Sunday Times report of labour rights violations at the group's suppliers' factories in Leicester suggested some workers were paid as little as £3.50 an hour, well below the legal minimum wage. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Nvidia, Rishi Sunak, M&S

    Thursday 06 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Shares of Nvidia rallied to record highs on Wednesday, with the artificial-intelligence chipmaker's stock market valuation hitting the $3tn mark and overtaking Apple to become the world's second most valuable company. The chipmaker's stock was up 5.16% at $1,224.40, giving Nvidia a market value of $3.01tn at market close. Apple's market capitalization was at $3.00tn at market close as its stock climbed 0.78%. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Airbus, Tesco, Royal Mail, Mike Lynch

    Wednesday 05 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Britain's next government will need to fill a shortfall of up to £33bn in the public finances unless it is prepared to push through a fresh round of severe austerity measures, a thinktank has warned. The Resolution Foundation said the debate between Labour and the Conservatives over the funding of specific pledges was "detached from reality", with election promises based on cuts that would be hard to deliver. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Consumer spending, Nick Train, Sam Altman

    Tuesday 04 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Consumer spending growth is at its weakest in more than three years as higher council tax bills and the rising cost of broadband and mobile phones eat into household budgets, a report has said. The monthly snapshot of credit and debit card activity from Barclays found an improvement in consumer confidence as a result of falling inflation was not leading to a pickup in spending. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: HSBC, Shein, Nvidia

    Monday 03 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Union leaders are preparing to ramp up industrial action at two south Wales steelworks, in a further escalation of a row over almost 3,000 job losses that threatens to become a big general election issue. Unite said such moves at the Port Talbot and Llanwern works are planned after the sites' Indian owner, Tata Steel, threatened to cut redundancy pay as a response to members voting for an overtime ban. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Copper, Boeing, OPEC+

    Sunday 02 Jun 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Analysts believe that copper prices might fall sharply if the US central bank starts lowering interest rates. According to analysts at Liberum that is because once prices are brought under control and the Fed starts cutting rates the metal will lose its attractiveness as an inflation hedge. An increasing number of analysts also believe that an increased need for copper on account of the green revolution has already been priced in. - The Financial Mail on Sunday

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Royal Mail, fossil fuels, Anglo American

    Friday 31 May 2024

    (Sharecast News) - The union that represents workers at Royal Mail has called for a new business model for the company that would see workers given a stake in the company and pay tied to growing services and meeting certain social benefits. Dave Ward, the general secretary of the Communications Workers Union (CWU), said that the potential takeover by the Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský should provide a moment to overhaul how the company is structured, which could mirror that of US-style public benefit corporations. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Sony Music, Royal Mail, house prices

    Thursday 30 May 2024

    (Sharecast News) - A leading City lobby group is calling on the next government to bring in scams legislation that forces big tech and social media companies to cough up to £40m a year to reimburse customers and fight fraud on their platforms. The demand came in a 'financial services manifesto' released by UK Finance, which represents banks, payments companies and other financial firms. UK Finance and its 300 membershave long complained about having to shoulder the costs of fraud against their customers, despite a surge in the number of scammers targeting consumers through platforms such as Facebook and Google. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ryan Salame, Ocado, Shell

    Wednesday 29 May 2024

    (Sharecast News) - The next government should force all tradespeople who install home heat pumps, solar panels and insulation to sign up to a mandatory accreditation scheme to counter mistrust in the industry, a leading consumer group is demanding. A report from Which? found that households face "significant anxiety" in choosing tradespeople to fit low-carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps, and insulation after "press stories about poor work and rogue traders". - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Ofwat, Facebook, Deutsche Bank

    Tuesday 28 May 2024

    (Sharecast News) - Ofwat is poised to refuse most water companies' requests to ratchet up consumer bills, with some getting as little as half of what they have asked for, the Guardian has learned. The decision from the water watchdog for England and Wales, Ofwat, has been formally delayed until 11 July because of the general election. Its verdict, known as a draft determination, comes amid a growing crisis in the water sector. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Natwest, Shein, Nationwide

    Sunday 26 May 2024

    (Sharecast News) - NatWest may not be selling shares to the public any time soon following the prime minister's decision to call an election on 4 July. The Treasury has said that an offer will not occur during the election period and Labour has not confirmed whether it would revive plans for the sale should it win. The sale had been expected to take place in June. - The Sunday Times

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