Sunday, August 19, 2018

Big business bosses will be forced to justify salaries under new government plans

Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws...

Syrian airstrike on children’s hospital in rebel-held Idlib kills 10

At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz on 9 June 2018 ( Via Syrian Civil...

The next big fast food chain will come from South America, say experts

Churromania: set to be one of South America’s most successful exports ( Sami Keinänen ) The next big food franchise will come out of Latin America, experts have claimed, with a number of...

Brexit: Theresa May’s backstop plan ‘would lead to hard border’ with Ireland, says EU

A Sinn Fein party election worker dressed up as a crocodile stands behind a banner referring to Brexit outside a polling station in Belfast ( AFP/Getty ) Significant gaps in Theresa May’s new Brexit customs...

Renationalising railways supported by almost two thirds of Britons, exclusive poll reveals

More than 15,000 trains have been cancelled or delayed since the timetable changes came into force in May ( Getty/iStock ) An overwhelming majority of the public would support renationalising the railways amid...

Could the Swiss Vollgeld referendum offer an opportunity to truly take back control?

Reuters Switzerland has a reputation as a rather quiet and cautious place, sitting apart from the noisy events of the continent surrounding it. It may therefore come as a surprise for us...

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to end ‘scourge’ of sexual harassment at work

The party would would make it easier for victims of sexual discrimination to take their companies to an employment tribunal and also make it compulsory for bosses to reveal their anti-harassment...

A year ago, the opinion polls fooled us – but it doesn’t mean we...

Some politicians said the polls dominated election coverage. This meant, for example, that Jeremy Corbyn’s policies were not subjected to same level of scrutiny as Theresa May’s ( AFP ) Where were you...

House of Fraser’s recent struggles are a reminder that sometimes it’s OK for lenders...

A CVA allows market forces to operate while minimising wasteful adjustment costs ( PA ) What should happen to people who can’t repay their debts? In the ancient world it was common to enter...

Leading SNP supporter defects in protest over party’s backing for live animal exports

Calves and sheep suffer from overcrowding and overheating in transport lorries, say critics ( Reuters ) One of the SNP’s most high-profile supporters has defected to the Animal Welfare Party, in protest at Nicola Sturgeon’s...

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Watchdog fines KPMG £4.5m for misconduct linked to Quindell audit

The accountancy firm said it accepted the FRC's findings ( Reuters ) KPMG has been fined £4.5m by the accounting regulator over its audit of Quindell, the insurance...

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