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Keep an eye on UN reform after the departure of Nikki Haley

first_img Tags: Donald Trump People One relationship has come out of Haley’s appointment that has been somewhat overshadowed by the world’s mixed feelings on Trump’s questionable attitude to global governance, and that is her partnership with the UK’s ambassador, Karen Pierce. Her resignation breaks up the female dynamic duo on the Security Council.In her short time at the helm, Pierce has made a name for herself with barnstorming speeches and meticulously fact-checked and well-reasoned attacks on those countries which would harm the UK’s interests and allies. She is unquestionably one to watch, and should be considered as a possible future head of the UK Foreign Service.This zeal in the chamber was a common trait between the two women, one a career diplomat and the other a political appointment of her administration.Together, they saw our two nations publicise the atrocities of the chemical weapons attacks by the Assad regime in Syria, hold Russia to account over the nerve agent attack on UK soil, and speak up for some of the most neglected conflicts in the world, like the civil war in South Sudan.Pierce’s warm and heartfelt public tribute to her professional friend and ally after Haley’s resignation announcement is an unusual foray into political commentary for a notoriously apolitical civil servant. But it is entirely in keeping with her open approach to digital diplomacy. Perhaps it is her neutrality which allowed her to work so effectively with her American counterpart. whatsapp Haley has not given a reason for her exit, and her replacement is yet to be named, but her departure is an opportunity to examine both the UN and her role within it.Donald Trump’s election heralded a remarkable shift in the way the US approaches global governance bodies, such as the G7, the WTO, and the UN. Haley’s actions representing her country and its administration were therefore, at times, controversial.Read more: Policing Trump’s UK visit cost £18mBut the UN as an institution has been ripe for reform for many years, and the approach of the US, while bombastic in many ways, was not wholly without merit in pushing an agenda for change.For example, removing the US from the Human Rights Council may seem like the act of an isolationist nation. But when viewed as a refusal to engage with such a council while Saudi Arabia retains a seat, it is entirely in keeping with the negative public opinion on that regime’s current actions – domestically and internationally. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBezenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushOceandraw29 Brides Who Took Their Wedding Gown Way Too FarOceandraw Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, this week resigned without warning as President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. whatsapp The voices of the US and the UK have never been more important in global statesmanship. The challenges faced by our two countries from some of the other permanent members of the Security Council are of a seriousness the likes of which we have not seen since the height of the Cold War.But it is easy to prioritise the internal, domestic squabbles of our national politics in the coverage of our nations’ administrations. Maybe that’s why the bond between these two powerful women never made the headlines – but they became important players, and their alliance was a vital strength in international discourse.Multilateral diplomacy is nuanced and delicate – two things which do not come naturally to either the current US President or the coverage of his administration, including of Haley. But these are dangerous times for global dialogue, and sometimes an outspoken politician is the best possible herald of an era of reform.Pierce certainly found a way to transcend politics and work with Haley. Others should follow her example.Haley has opened debate on the future of the UN in its current form. And while the world would do well to enter a period of reflection on its role as a global institution, Trump would also be wise to replace Haley with someone who will continue her good work, while balancing the bombast of his administration.Read more: Heed the history and beware Saudis floating oil companies Keep an eye on UN reform after the departure of Nikki Haley Lauren McEvattLauren McEvatt is managing director of Morpeth Consulting, and a former government adviser. Share Friday 12 October 2018 7:54 amlast_img read more

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London Stock Exchange dividends jump amid banking and mining growth

first_img London Stock Exchange dividends jump amid banking and mining growth whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy Monday 22 October 2018 8:17 am UK dividends climbed 4.1 per cent in the last three months, hitting an all-time third-quarter high of £32.3bn.Underlying payouts, which exclude special dividends, reached £31.6bn, a rise of 6.9 per cent year-on-year, according to today’s UK dividend monitor from Link Asset Services.Commodity groups such as Glencore contributed more than any other sector to the growth, while banking giants also bumped up their returns, with Barclays hiking its interim payout by 150 per cent, marking a £257m year-on-year increase.High street woes and tough market conditions dragged down dividends in the embattled retail sector, with total dividends falling, largely led by a cut at Next. Debenhams’ dividend was also halved.Meanwhile, payouts from general financials and insurance were “strong across the board”, with 28 out of thirty firms seeing higher payouts. Top 100 dividends outperformed mid-caps on an underlying basis, rising 6.7 per cent amid a robust performance of a handful of stocks.Read more: RBS set to reveal third quarter dividend policy“2018 dividends may not quite breach the £100bn milestone, but it’s going to be a close-run thing. Investors are getting ready to celebrate another record-breaking year for dividends,” according to Justine Cooper, chief executive of Link Market Services.Cooper added: “Banking dividends are moving up a gear, just as the roaring engine of mining dividends is getting set to slip back to neutral.Commodity prices have recovered some of their poise after trade-war-induced wobbles, but the easy profit gains from higher prices have passed for now, and earnings are beginning to disappoint analysts.The banks, by contrast, have for the most part finally slipped the noose of regulatory fines, and shucked off the burden of lengthy restructurings.” Shareholders were graced with a bumper third quarter of dividends this year, as a weakened pound and a strong showing from financial and mining firms bolstered payouts. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndo More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Share whatsapp Tags: Barclays Company Debenhams Glencore Insurancelast_img read more

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This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the political freedom to campaign

first_img whatsapp This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the political freedom to campaign Campaigners on the Leave side should rightly be proud of two key achievements.First, we managed to galvanise enough pressure to force David Cameron to commit to holding a referendum in his Bloomberg Speech in 2013.Then, in 2016, against the combined forces of all the major parties, the government, trade unions and business groups, major charities, international organisations and heads of state, we managed to win the referendum.This was a major achievement, not predicted by the majority of polls and commentators, and it was down to the hard work of activists and campaigners over many decades.Some individuals played a decisive role. Others contributed to the overall team effort as activists. But all deserved credit for the victory. Matthew Elliott Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoOceandraw29 Brides Who Took Their Wedding Gown Way Too FarOceandrawUndoUrbanAuntyKate Middleton’s Gown Took Prince William’s Breath AwayUrbanAuntyUndo Opinion Wednesday 21 November 2018 7:09 am whatsappcenter_img The loss of momentum from the election also resulted in the government agreeing to a sequential approach to the negotiations, and the concession on the Irish backstop in December 2017 is at the heart of May’s current difficulties.But there is another equally significant change which is cited less often. After dusting themselves off following their referendum defeat, Remain campaigners reorganised and began their push against a so-called “hard” Brexit and for a “people’s vote”, while business groups started making the case for a “soft” Brexit.More recently, there have been new voices on the Leave side too – Leavers of Britain and StandUp4Brexit both deserve a mention. But the campaigning energy has undoubtedly shifted from Leave to Remain after the referendum.It is too early to predict what sort of Brexit we will eventually get, but one lesson which anybody interested in policy change should take from this issue is the importance and power of campaigning.When the People’s Vote march took place in London at the end of October, some suggested that these individuals shouldn’t be out campaigning, because the issue was settled in 2016.Yet when I saw the images on TV, I may have strongly disagreed with their objective, but I admired them for spending their Saturday expressing their point of view.So as I tuck into my Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, as well as expressing my gratitude for family and friends, I will also say a quiet thank you for living in a country where we all have the freedom to campaign and the ability – if we choose to exercise it – to change the world. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. People often mention something personal – their family and friends – but sometimes they also talk about the bigger picture. So as we reflect this year, one thing I think we should all be grateful for in the UK and North America is the freedom we have to campaign for our beliefs.The luxury of this freedom was brought home to me at two conferences I contributed to in recent weeks – a Future Leaders Connect retreat organised by the British Council in Cambridge, and then the Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum in New York. Both meetings included campaigners, community organisers, and policy leaders from across the world.I enjoy mentoring young campaigners from different countries and from all points on the political spectrum, because I strongly believe that policy advocacy provides an essential means of changing the world – sometimes more influential even than political office.But when I speak to these young leaders, I am always reminded of the freedom we have to campaign compared to other countries, which do not enjoy the rule of law, freedom of association, a free media, and all the other tenets of an open political system.No system is perfect, and plenty of mud has been thrown in the UK since the referendum. But I believe that Brexit actually proves that the UK political system is in good health. Share However, the story didn’t end on 23 June 2016. We have since moved from both sides agreeing during the campaign that a vote to Leave meant leaving the Single Market and customs union, to a draft withdrawal agreement published last week which is far less clear-cut.Why did this policy shift take place? There have been many turning points, which will no doubt be the subject of books and PhD theses for decades to come.Some point to Cameron’s resignation after the referendum. Others consider the moment when Michael Gove withdrew his support from Boris Johnson in the subsequent leadership contest, resulting in Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister.There was also the decision to trigger Article 50 in March 2017, which some have suggested should have been delayed to the end of the negotiation process, to maximise leverage.There was the 2017 General Election, when the Conservatives lost their majority in the House of Commons and Olly Robbins replaced Nick Timothy as the chief Brexit adviser to the Prime Minister. Tomorrow is the fourth Thursday in November, so Americans, in the US and across the world, will be celebrating Thanksgiving.Whenever I have been invited to Thanksgiving dinners, one of my favourite traditions is when everyone sitting around the table mentions something which they are grateful for in their lives. Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit David Cameron Michael Gove People Theresa Maylast_img read more

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The number of British firms trading internationally jumped by 16,000 last year

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Share Tags: Trading Archive The number of British firms trading internationally rose by almost 16,000 last year despite Brexit uncertainty and London maintained its position at the top of the pile. British businesses trading abroad increased by 15,900 last year to 340,500, which now represents 14.3 per cent of total non-financial businesses in Britain, according to the Office for National Statistics. “What’s particularly encouraging is that the growth in the number of companies importing and/or exporting rose across both the SME sector and blue chips.“Despite Brexit uncertainty, last year the number of businesses in the capital trading internationally increased,” he added. Callum Keown Tuesday 27 November 2018 12:55 pm Non-financial services made up 53.1 per cent of Britain’s international traders, while construction continued to be the smallest internationally trading sector with just three per cent of sector trading overseas.London maintained its position as the region with the largest number of businesses reporting international trade – 88,500, making up 26 per cent of Britain’s total, following by the South East with 62,900.The survey also revealed there were more importers – 247,500 – than exporters – 235,800, similar to 2016.“Some feared the vote to leave the EU would see the UK retreat into its shell as a trading entity, but that hasn’t happened,” Ayan Mitra, chief executive of debt finance platform CODE Investing, said.“While the politicians scrap things out about the international position of Great Britain in a post-Brexit world, for UK firms large and small it’s international business as usual — and a bit more on top. The number of British firms trading internationally jumped by 16,000 last year last_img read more

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Sabadell reportedly plans to sell TSB when it becomes profitable again

first_img Michael Searles Sabadell reportedly plans to sell TSB when it becomes profitable again whatsapp whatsapp “The aim is that TSB enters into a process of consolidation in the future in Britain,” Expansion newspaper quoted Oliu as saying at an event in New York.“We will need at least two years for this. Afterwards we will enter into the consolidation process,” he said.Sabadell will present a plan in the new year to turn the bank around following the IT meltdown the bank encountered this year, after which boss Paul Pester stepped down. The IT issues started in April and stopped TSB customers from logging into their accounts online for months. Sharecenter_img Tags: Trading Archive Spanish lender Sabadell plans to eventually merge or sell its TSB unit once it has returned the bank to profitability, it is reported. Sabadell chairman Josep Oliu said options for the British bank, which was hit by a costly IT meltdown earlier this year, would be looked at in due course. Read This NextRatings: Networks Stalemate With 4-Way Tie Despite ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndoFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndo Friday 7 December 2018 5:05 pmlast_img read more

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid cuts holiday short to deal Channel migrants ‘major incident’

first_img He was also seeking an urgent call with his French counterpart over the weekend, the Home Office said.During a visit to the Border Force offices in Dover, immigration minister Caroline Nokes told reporters that Javid would return to work on Monday.”I can’t comment on his whereabouts for security reasons, but he is on his way back and he will be at his desk on Monday.”He is taking control of the situation and I am in regular contact with him, and we had a conference call just yesterday,” she said, according to Sky News.Dover MP Charlie Elphicke has called for more boats to patrol the area in a bid to crack down on trafficking gangs. Home Secretary Sajid Javid cuts holiday short to deal Channel migrants ‘major incident’ Jessica Clark whatsapp whatsapp Home secretary Sajid Javid has cut his holiday short in order to deal with the growing number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel in dinghies to enter Britain.Javid yesterday declared the issue a “major incident”after almost 70 people were intercepted attempting to reach England over the past three days.center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: People Sajid Javid by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldAffluent TimesLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonAffluent TimesTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com Share Saturday 29 December 2018 4:52 pmlast_img read more

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The Eurozone is at risk of renewed crisis in 2019 – and this time it’s all about Italy

first_img Shamik Dhar whatsapp City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Tags: Brexit Eurozone Mario Draghi People Quantitative easing Tuesday 29 January 2019 7:20 am Opinion The potential for the re-emergence of the “doom loop” remains, as problems with sovereign debt destabilise Italian banks, which in turn hold a huge amount of sovereign debt.If markets were to lose faith in the financial viability of either the public sector or the banks, the worst fears of bankers and politicians across Europe could be realised.Recession is nothing new to Italy, with its poor economic progress only regularly out-underperformed by Greece.However, there are good reasons for increased focus at the moment: French and German banks have massive exposure to Italian sovereign debt. Factor in that Italy already accounts for a quarter of all Eurozone bad debt, and it’s not hard to see where concerns are coming from.So far, the ECB’s quantitative easing (QE) programme and Mario Draghi’s commitment to “do whatever it takes” have kept the doom loop at bay. But 2019 could be QE’s last year, and Draghi will leave office in October. The Eurozone is at risk of renewed crisis in 2019 – and this time it’s all about Italy Share After a dismal 2018, December brought further bad news for the Eurozone in the form of the European Commission’s economic sentiment indicator.Despite hopes that last year would see an escape from the ongoing repercussions of the 2011-2013 euro crisis, confidence across sectors has taken a hit, with only retail trade remaining a bright spot. For 2019, the focus for pessimists waiting for more bad news has largely been Brexit. However, the economic and political turmoil in another volatile country has the potential to have far greater global ramifications: Italy.A key fault line is the relationship between Italian public debt and Italian banks.On the one hand, the public debt stock is large, while the economy has been stagnant for 20 years and may be headed into recession.On the other, the country’s banks are financially weak and themselves own a lot of Italian sovereign debt. Italian banks are struggling to refinance their bond issues, forcing them to cut back lending to an already weak private sector.European Central Bank (ECB) supervisors were recently instructed to take charge of an Italian bank, Banca Carige, mirroring patterns that drove the last Eurozone financial crisis. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org With markets starting to worry about the fiscal stimulus proposed by the new government in Rome, expect intense scrutiny of the populist, eurosceptic coalition.Italian government debt already stands at 130 per cent of GDP – more than double the limit set by the EU. And unlike Japan, Italy doesn’t have the option to inflate its debt away slowly by keeping interest rates below the nominal growth rate of the economy.One can sympathise with the Italians’ desire to kickstart their economy. However, yields on government bonds are already spiking. If a fresh Italian crisis starts to doom French and German banks, the whole Eurozone will be looped in.last_img read more

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Public will be able to make digital HMRC complaints from August

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Harry Robertson Thursday 25 April 2019 12:19 am The chair of the Treasury Committee, Nicky Morgan, has today welcomed the move by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to let the public make complaints about its decisions digitally.Read more: HMRC claims its online tax evasion crackdown has clawed back £200m Earlier this month Morgan said her and the Committee, which scrutinises the Treasury department, “were astonished to learn” that the public could not complain about HMRC decisions to the Adjudicator’s Office (AO) online.Members of the public can escalate their complaints about HMRC and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to the AO to get an impartial hearing, but can currently only do so on the phone or by post or fax.From August, however, HMRC will provide services so that customers can complain using email and other digital channels, following pressure from the Treasury Committee.People can complain to the AO for a variety of reasons including if they think they have been taxed too much, if there have been unreasonably delays, or if they have been given poor or misleading advice.Morgan said: “The AO plays a valuable role in resolving complaints against HMRC, yet many people are unaware of its existence. And of those people who are aware, it can be a struggle for them to get in touch with the AO.” Sharecenter_img whatsapp Public will be able to make digital HMRC complaints from August Tags: Trading Archive She said: “As the Adjudicator told the Committee, the lack of digital access to the AO’s service is not defendable.”“Public-facing services simply have to be digitally accessible these days. Whilst it is astonishing in this day and age to say this, HMRC’s long-overdue commitment to provide a digital channel for the public to contact the AO is welcome,” she added. whatsapplast_img read more

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City Moves for 22 July – Who’s switching jobs?

first_img whatsapp Monday 22 July 2019 12:16 am City MovesSend your appointments to [email protected] Kin + Carta Public Sector Plc Kin + Carta, the international digital transformation business, has announced that following a global recruitment process, it has appointed John Kerr as non-executive chairman designate. John will become chairman at the company’s annual general meeting in November, succeeding Richard Stillwell, who will step down as part of a planned succession process outlined in November last year. John was global vice chairman of Deloitte Consulting from 2016 to 2018, after serving as chief executive from 2011 to 2015. John previously served in a number of senior leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting, steering the business through a period of significant revenue growth driven by a focus on helping businesses develop their digital capabilities.In addition, John led the creation of Deloitte Digital in 2012, the first dedicated digital consulting business, and grew the business organically and by strategic acquisition to $4bn (£3.2bn) in revenue with operations in 30 countries. Mandy Donald will, subject to regulatory approval, join Liontrust’s board on 1 August 2019 as an independent non-executive director and will become chairman of the audit & risk committee on 20 September 2019. Mandy has board experience in both complex organisations and early-stage environments, and brings a background of strategic planning and operational management to the company. A chartered accountant by training, she spent 18 years with EY before steering her focus towards the growth of new companies, serving on the boards of a diverse range of start-up businesses. Mandy is a trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research, where she is also chair of the audit committee. She is also a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of Punter Southall Group. Mandy holds a Financial Times non-executive diploma with a focus in corporate governance. Liontrust center_img Share Main image credit: Getty John Webber has been appointed chief financial officer of Public Sector Plc, which partners with local authorities to offer strategic asset management. John, who has almost 20 years’ experience in the sector, joins from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor. At LGIM, John led the finance function for six real estate funds and joint ventures worth more than £10bn and led the delivery of more than £5bn of transactions. John led the debt origination for LGIM’s Build-to-Rent Fund, securing £225m development finance from three lenders to support six PRS development schemes in England. Before that, he was at PwC. Today’s City Moves includes Kin + Carta, Liontrust and Public Sector Plc. whatsapp City Moves for 22 July – Who’s switching jobs at Kin + Carta, Liontrust and Public Sector Plc? Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndolast_img read more

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Daily Mail-owner DMGT sells energy data business for $364m

first_imgInvestment bank Centerview Partners is advising DMGT on the sale. DMGT chief executive Paul Zwillenberg said: “This transaction marks another major milestone in DMGT’s continued transformation and is in line with our strategy. It will further increase the focus of the portfolio and will result in DMGT operating in five sectors, compared to ten in 2016.   James Booth Daily Mail-owner DMGT sells energy data business for $364m Genscape provides market intelligence for the commodity and energy sectors. DMGT said it expected the sale to complete in the coming weeks, subject to the completion of closing conditions. Read more: Shares in Daily Mail owner jump on profit boost as streamlining strategy pays off Monday 26 August 2019 1:08 pm Share In March, DMGT returned its 49 per cent stake in business media group Euromoney, along with £200m in cash, to certain DMGT shareholders. DMGT said it had agreed to sell Genscape to Nasdaq-listed data analytics provider Verisk.center_img whatsapp whatsapp DMGT saw its profit slashed in half as a result of the pandemic DGMT said the redistribution of shares will increase its portfolio focus and allow its management to spend more time on its core business. Genscape will become part of Verisk’s Wood Mackenzie business which focuses on short-term energy data and analytics. Daily-Mail owner DMGT said today it has agreed to sell its energy information business in a $364m (£297m) deal. “Significant progress has been made improving operational execution at Genscape, consistent with our strategic priorities and, on completion, DMGT is expected to have more than £200m net cash on its balance sheet, enhancing the Group’s financial flexibility.” DMGT said the company operates the world’s largest private network of in-field monitors for collecting energy data and said it aims to improve market transparency and efficiency. Read more: Daily Mail shares jump following Euromoney shareholder giveaway by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.commaternityweek.comWilliam and Kate Have Been Told Their Fate Once Charles Finally Becomes Kingmaternityweek.comlast_img read more

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