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U.K. unveils windfall tax in U-turn
... parties in government buildings during the COVID 19 lock-downs. The windfall tax on oil and gas firms will be in place in a 10 billion-pound $12.5 billion package that is likely to include a rebate on energy bills for millions of people, according to UK Treasury chief Rishi Sunak . A windfall tax would be a U-turn for the Conservative government, which previously said such a levy would deter investment in the U.K. energy sector. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a windfall tax would be ridiculous ...
Updated: 05/26/2022
British government uses new powers to review billionaire's stake in BT
... Providing Flexibility Later This Year None Biden Demands that the US stand up to Gun Makers After Texas Attack None Why So Few Big Rats Have Fled Putin's ship? FBI Says no plot to kill George W. Bush in Revenge for Iraq War Was Foiled. In December, Altice UK , Drahi 's investment vehicle, increased its stake in the former state-owned telecommunications monopoly from 12.1% to 18%. He is now BT's largest shareholder and the investment has raised concerns in government, BT said Thursday. BT is the biggest ...
Updated: 05/26/2022
Boris Johnson’s bid to oust Scottish secretary general likely
... Scotland as secretary general of the Commonwealth . The prime minister has publicly stated last week that he was supporting a rival to Scotland, and has been working behind the scenes for nearly two years to remove Lady Scotland . Johnson said the UK supported the candidacy of Jamaican minister of foreign affairs Kamina Johnson Smith , for her vast experience and support to unite our unique family of nations and seize opportunities ahead. Supporters of Scotland claim that Johnson's backing of ...
Updated: 05/26/2022
MSC orders probe into shark finning on tuna vessels
... under its blue tick sustainability label, has ordered an independent investigation into allegations of shark finning on tuna vessels in certified Pacific fisheries. Shark finning is the cruel practice of removing fins from live sharks. A report by the UK charity Shark Guardian and CNS Global Consulting , a sustainable development consultancy, has said it took place on board three vessels operating in the western central Pacific that were certified by the MSC , which runs the world's largest fishery ...
Updated: 05/26/2022
Volkswagen to pay ₹193m to settle UK emissions claim
... claimed they had been misled by VW about the sustainability ratings of their cars and in many cases it had an effect on the value of their vehicles. The claim, which lawyers said would have been the biggest ever brought by a group of consumers in the UK, was due to go to trial in January 2023. Volkswagen said it had not made any admission of liability but that the legal costs of a six month trial in England meant a settlement was the most prudent course of action. It will pay out a total of 193 m,...
Updated: 05/25/2022
Scientists identify smell trigger for parosmia
Scientists have identified the trigger molecule that makes pleasant aromas smell like burning rubbish or sewage in people whose sense of smell is disrupted by Covid.Pokemon in the UK estimated to have been affected. Scientists have identified the trigger molecule that makes pleasant aromas smell like burning rubbish or sewage in people whose sense of smell is disrupted by Covid . The loss of smell is a defining symptom of Covid ...
Updated: 05/25/2022
Volkswagen to pay £242 million in UK diesel settlement
... The settlement is another important milestone as the Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Group continues to move beyond the deeply regrettable events leading up to September 2015. The company has said about 11 million cars worldwide - and 1.2 million in the UK - have been fitted with software that cheated diesel emissions tests designed to limit car fumes and carbon dioxide CO 2 pollution. In 2015, law firms representing British claimants alleged VW deceived people into buying cars that were in violation ...
Updated: 05/25/2022
Simplyhealth invests in Ampersand, provider of digital therapies for inflammatory conditions
The UK's leading health and dental plan provider Simplyhealth has announced that it has invested in Ampersand, a provider of digital therapies for inflammatory conditions. The UK's leading health and dental plan provider Simplyhealth has announced that ...
Updated: 05/25/2022
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