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Thursday 23 February 2017 8:07 am However, the figure missed the analysts’ consensus, which had predicted profits before tax of just shy of £4bn.Net operating income for the year slipped to £19.1bn, down six per cent on last year’s £20.3bn. The bank also cut its litigation and conduct costs for the year, which fell 69 per cent to £1.4bn, down from £4.4bn the year before.Of the 2016 conduct charges, £1bn related to additional payment protection insurance (PPI) costs, which were announced in the second and third quarters of the year. However, this is sharply down on the £2.8bn PPI cost the firm the year before. Barclays’ common equity tier 1 capital ratio improved to 12.4 per cent by the end of 2016, compared with 11.4 per cent at the end of 2015. However, in a bid to bolster its capital, the bank cut its total dividend for the year from 6.5p to just 3p. Barclays’ 2016 pre-tax profits almost treble at £3.2bn, as it eyes an early close for non-core While lenders had likely hoped PPI costs were mostly behind them, the Financial Conduct Authority announced last August it was considering a deadline for complaints of June 2019, not spring of 2018 as had previously been proposed, causing banks to continue topping up their provisions.It has been previously reported that the bank is planning to establish its EU headquarters in Dublin to make sure it can continue to serve customers following Brexit.However, the bank today noted it did not have any firm plans for Brexit yet.”We haven’t made any decisions for any significant movements,” group chief executive Jes Staley said on a conference call, adding he believed London would continue to be the “financial centre for Europe”. What Barclays saidStaley also said: whatsapp Barclays revealed this morning that its profits had shot up during 2016, and announced it would close down its non-core unit earlier than planned.The figuresThe banking giant reported a profit before tax of £3.2bn, up 182 per cent from £1.1bn in 2015. Shares in the group rose by more than two per cent at the open. Why it’s interestingBarclays has been working hard to whittle down its non-core assets, which have been weighing down its financial performance for some time now. The bank announced today it intends to close down its non-core division, which was set up in 2014 to house all the assets that no longer fit into the bank’s plans for the future, in June, six months earlier than originally planned.While the bank’s core business performed well during the year, bringing in a profit before tax of £6bn, non-core continued to dragged figures down, with a loss before tax of £2.8bn. Like all of the UK’s big banks, Barclays has been stung by legal costs in the years following the financial crisis, including shelling out billions for PPI. Share whatsapp We have accomplished a lot in a year, and I am thankful to each and every one of our colleagues who have made this possible. Their efforts mean that, in 2017, we can begin to move on from the restructuring of Barclays, shifting our focus solely to the future, and in particular to how we can generate attractive, sustainable, and distributable returns for our shareholders. Hayley Kirton read more

Jessica Clark Friday 31 August 2018 5:03 pm EU unemployment at lowest rate in 10 years whatsapp Share whatsapp Unemployment in the European Union is at the lowest rate in a decade, according to new figures released today.The rate of unemployment among the 28 EU countries was 6.8 per cent last month, down from 6.9 per cent in June, and 7.6 per cent in July last year, official data agency Eurostat said.Read more: Scholz: ‘Large parts’ of euro clearing will leave London after BrexitIt is at the lowest rate in the member countries since April 2008, with the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland recording the fewest men and women out of work last month.The highest rate was recorded in Greece and Spain, which saw unemployment figures of 19.5 per cent [in May 2018] and 15.1 per cent respectively. However, the number fell in all EU member states.Eurostat estimated that 16.8m people living in the EU were unemployed in July, 13.3m of which were in the eurozone area.Unemployment in countries using the Euro was also at the lowest rate recorded in 10 years.Figures show the rate was 8.2 per cent last month, down from 9.1 per cent in July last year.It is the lowest rate recorded in the Euro area since November 2008.Read more: Eurozone inflation slows in August 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.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com read more

first_img Emily Nicolle Share whatsapp whatsapp Digital banking challenger Monese launches business accounts More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Digital banking app Monese will today announce its expansion into the world of business banking, as it launches accounts for young companies and entrepreneurs across the UK and Europe. The accounts will be released to UK-registered businesses first, available in 11 languages in a bid to tap the UK’s growing multicultural industry base. The firm told City A.M. that accounts in Europe are expected to follow suit “very soon”.Monese recently closed its series B investment round for $60m (£46.4m) in September, with backing from investors such as Kinnevik, Augmentum Fintech and Paypal.”Following the great success of Monese’s personal banking service in the UK and Europe, we are really excited to launch the Monese​ business account, which is the next big step in our expansion,” said Monese founder and chief executive Norris Koppel. Read more: Challenger banking app Monese lands $60m funding round”The Monese business account is one of a number of offerings we are launching for internationally mobile people and businesses, following significant investment from world-class investors in September. This investment is enabling us to continue on our path to becoming a global financial platform to all.” Tags: FinTech Startups The account will come bundled with a version of the banking app’s personal account premium offering, costing a total of £9.95 a month with transparent fees and free bank transfers, card payments and direct debits. Utilising its latest funding round, Monese has set itself a goal of hiring an additional 100 staff members by the end of the year across its existing offices in London and Tallinn, as well as a new office in Lisbon.The startup said its new monthly user numbers had been tripling since the end of last year, with over 600,000 personal current account users creating an annual transaction volume of more than $3bn. Thursday 18 October 2018 12:02 amlast_img read more

first_img whatsapp Liam Fox refuses to rule out chlorinated chicken as part of UK-US trade deal by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow LegendsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting Factorbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comGrowitchRemember Penny From The Big Bang Theory? This Is Her NowGrowitchZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald whatsapp Alexandra Rogers International trade secretary Liam Fox yesterday defended the outlines of the UK’s potential trade deal with the US, insisting that Britain would not accept anything that was against the interests of consumers.Fox played down the safety concerns over chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-induced beef. The EU currently limits US exports of both products but the US highlighted in its trade objectives over the weekend that it wanted the UK to remove the standards from imported goods when it leaves the bloc.center_img In its negotiating objectives for a future free trade deal, the US Trade Representative’s office (USTR) said it would try to reduce regulatory differences between the countries and cut barriers stopping US industrial and agricultural goods entering the UK market.Read more: US lays out demands for free trade deal with UKNow that the US has stated what it is aiming for, the USTR, led by Robert Lighthizer, could wish to formally start negotiations in as few as 30 days. Sunday 3 March 2019 6:38 pm Asked by the BBC whether the UK would have to accept chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef, Fox said: “We will want most of trade to be done under WTO terms. Are there things we could improve? Yes. Will we accept things that we believe are in the interests of our producers or consumers? No we won’t, it’s a negotiation.”Read more: Trade minister Liam Fox calls for unity ahead of Brexit voteFox added that the issue of chlorinated chicken was not a safety issue but an “animal welfare issue”.“You take the chlorine-washed chicken, a lot of our food is already chlorine-washed, the salads that we get, he said. “The question is not about safety, the question is about the implications for animal welfare further down the track.”The US took a hard line on post-Brexit trade talks when it outlined its objectives on Friday, demanding greater access to British markets where products such as chlorinated chicken are currently banned by the EU. Share Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

first_imgBut other assaults on human rights are not so widely reported. And there is one area where we can be all louder: the crisis that is the treatment of vulnerable migrants. DNA samples and bedroom intrusions? The abuse of migrants is a national disgrace Opinion If you choose to migrate to another country, there are fair trade-offs you must make in terms of privacy and handing over data. But these injustices go far past fair policy; they are direct abuses of fundamental rights that no person, regardless of their residency status, should be subject to. Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. 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. Share In February, we learned of fast-tracked deportations and lengthy detainments for Zimbabwean refugees. In April, a Guardian expose revealed that genuine couples were having their wedding ceremonies broken up by Home Office officials who accused them of having a sham marriage and rifled through their personal belongings. It also found some migrants subjected to home raids at dawn, to see if the couple were sharing a bed. The news from last week that a lesbian couple were brutally assaulted on a London bus because of their sexuality stopped many of us in our tracks. That such a violent, misogynistic and homophobic attack could occur in our capital serves as a reminder that our expectations around human rights still do not always line up with reality. Sadly, society is imperfect and our fellow men and women sometimes fall short of this expectation. Thankfully, there has been a loud outpouring of disgust for the attack and support for the victims. From the most senior politicians to commentators across the political spectrum, it is clear that such abuses will not be tolerated in a free society. We live in a time when human rights are considered inherent to all people, not just the majority. Regardless of race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or any other distinguishing trait, it is expected that your rights are equal to anyone else’s. Such human rights abuses do get some degree of coverage, but we can make sure that they get much more. The Windrush scandal in 2018 drew attention to the exploitation and unfair treatment of immigrants. But while these migrants dominated the conversation at the time, abuses continue to be reported which garner far less publicity. The mark of a free speech advocate is someone who will stand up for the right to express opinions completely opposed to their own. The mark of a human rights advocate is someone who will help to spread the stories of those who struggle to have their voices heard. If government officials stormed any British couple’s home at dawn to investigate their sex life, there would be protests in the streets for the victims of such an abuse. whatsapp The “hostile environment” promoted under Theresa May’s time in the Home Office has resulted in the completely inappropriate treatment of migrants, which we would never tolerate if inflicted on UK citizens. whatsapp LONDON – APRIL 28: A reflective sign displays the name of The Home Office in Marsham Street on April 28, 2006 in London. Home Secretary Charles Clarke will update Parliament today on the hunt for foreign prisoners not considered for deportation upon release from jail. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) News broke this week that over 1,300 migrants were illegally forced to provide DNA samples to submit their applications for UK residency – almost treble the figure that was previously estimated. Some families had their applications rejected because they would not provide these samples – a gross infringement on one’s right to privacy. Friday 14 June 2019 6:21 am The Home Office has worked to correct the error, issuing an apology and reversing some of the decisions. But this is not a one-off offence.last_img read more

first_img Labour to launch inquiry into ‘shadow banking’ that funds anti-environment industries Labour is launching an inquiry into “shadow banking” in a bid to crack down on investment that fuels industries contributing to climate change. Share Tags: John McDonnell McDonnell said the review would cover commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity, asset managers, derivatives and securities traders and exchanges, and any other aspect of the finance sector of relevance. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell talks with journalists in Trafalgar Square after speaking to Union members as they take part in the Labour Day March on May 1, 2019 in London, England. The Labour Day March through central London coincides with International Workers Day and campaigns for workers rights and the introduction of a public holiday on May 1. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) McDonnell praised the actions of the Extinction Rebellion protestors who brought parts of London to a standstill in April as they sought to highlight the impact of climate change. In his speech, McDonnell said a Labour government would intervene in the financial sector to stop institutions from “actively contributing to planetary heating or exposing our economy to financial instability.” whatsapp He added: “Today I am launching an independent inquiry into the role and activities of shadow banking in our economy to examine what state intervention may be required to increase the transparency and accountability of this sector to ensure it plays its full role in addressing the climate change emergency that we face.” Shadow chancellor John McDonnell announced the the investigation in a speech to UK Finance on Monday as he talked up Labour’s green credentials. Monday 24 June 2019 11:58 am whatsapp Owen Bennett last_img read more

first_imgInternational development secretary Alok Sharma today announced a range of initiatives to spur the City of London to boost investment in Africa by billions of pounds. Government launches initiatives to boost City investment in Africa The schemes include a competition for fund managers to identify new investment products for Africa, as well as money to improve the financial systems and regulations of 45 developing nations in the continent. (AFP via Getty Images) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost FunMeghan’s Past Hollywood Lifestyle In PhotosPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News SharperDefinitionAge Has Finally Caught Up To These CelebsDefinitionFree Hub20 Actors Who Stepped Away From Fame For Regular JobsFree Hub Friday 17 January 2020 12:45 pm (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government launches initiatives to boost City investment in Africa He said this “could create the right incentives to spur investment by strengthening financial systems, building confidence in financial markets, and enabling more productive private sector activity”. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Government launches initiatives to boost City investment in Africa Africa is home to many of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In 2018, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Ivory Coast all grew by more than seven per cent, according to the International Monetary Fund. Another of the schemes is to develop a new facility with the World Bank to develop more local currency bonds in African countries, letting businesses and governments raise investment more easily. The announcements came ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit on Monday in London, which will bring together City executives and political and business leaders from various African countries. He added: “Today’s announcements are a brilliant step forward in supporting that objective.”center_img World Bank president David Malpass said another important element to improving investment in the region is “strong actions from countries to improve rule of law and take on vested interests”. Harry Robertson Share London is the most popular destination for African businesses to list outside the continent. Yet assets from African countries still only account for around per cent of total investments managed by the City. UK minister for investment Graham Stuart said: “The UK’s position as a world centre for finance makes it well positioned to support increased private sector investment into Africa, creating more jobs, driving economic growth and financing vital infrastructure projects.” Sharma said: “The UK is already the top financial exchange for Africa’s businesses and we want investors to seize the exciting opportunities that Africa offers.” whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comlast_img read more

first_imgBut 74 Brits are still trapped aboard the Diamond Princess. They have accused the UK government of “forgetting” about them. The infected passengers must spend two weeks in quarantine at a military base after landing back in the US. Other passengers were “closely monitored” during the return flights, the US State Department added, and will also face a 14-day quarantine. Joe Curtis American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrive at a military base in Texas. Those with coronavirus face a military quarantine (Getty Images) Also Read: 14 Diamond Princess passengers evacuated to US test positive for coronavirus Monday 17 February 2020 12:45 pm Flight officials moved those who had tested positive to the back of the plane in an isolation area. They were not displaying symptoms, it is reported. The Americans were flown to US military bases on two charter flights yesterday despite doctors making the discovery on passengers’ way to the airport. The Diamond Princess cruise ship sits docked at Daikoku Pier in Yokohama, Japan after a number of the 3,700 people on board were confirmed to have coronavirus The US evacuation comes ahead of similar repatriations planned by Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Italy. Passengers were tested for the coronavirus two to three days before disembarking the ship. But the diagnoses arrived while the 380 Americans were en route to the airport, when 14 tested positive for Covid-19 despite being declared “fit to fly”. “Any who become symptomatic will be moved to the specialized containment area, where they will be treated,” officials said. Those who tested positive for the virus before leaving the cruise ship were told they would not be able to fly home. But the US made exceptions for passengers already heading to the airport. The US State Department said: Show Comments ▼ 14 Diamond Princess passengers evacuated to US test positive for coronavirus Brit David Abel, one of the passengers still on board, told Sky News: “Every country except the UK has become involved, and that is really wonderful for the people on board the ship. American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrive at a military base in Texas. Those with coronavirus face a military quarantine (Getty Images) Also Read: 14 Diamond Princess passengers evacuated to US test positive for coronavirus American evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship arrive at a military base in Texas. Those with coronavirus face a military quarantine (Getty Images) “It feels that we’ve been forgotten. That you don’t really care about us, and that you’re actually not wanting us to come home.” whatsapp Fourteen US citizens evacuated from Japan’s quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have been diagnosed with the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. After consultation with Health and Human Services (HHS) officials, including experts from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the State Department made the decision to allow the 14 individuals, who were in isolation, separated from other passengers, and continued to be asymptomatic, to remain on the aircraft to complete the evacuation process. 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Those with coronavirus face a military quarantine (Getty Images) Also Read: 14 Diamond Princess passengers evacuated to US test positive for coronavirus whatsapp Share A total of 3,500 passengers have been marooned aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship for X weeks since the coronavirus began to spread. So far 454 people on board have tested positive for the virus. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

first_imgMonday 23 March 2020 10:15 am Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has trademarked her personal brand (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: By trademarking her brand, Greta Thunberg has turned identity marketing on its head Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has trademarked her personal brand (AFP via Getty Images) When it comes to the critics who suggest this is a case of the Swedish teenager “cashing in”, it seems Thunberg does not care much for their jibes. Her self-effacing Twitter bios such as “a teenager working on her anger management problem” surely attest to someone far too secure to be affected by this. Whether she has done it intentionally or not, the young climate activist has spawned Sweden’s biggest global brand phenomenon since Ikea. Her star power has grown so much over the last few years that it is now unavoidable. At the same time, she hopes it can help her remain accessible to the swathes of like-minded young people across the world who have found her leadership on the climate crisis so inspiring. Greta Thunberg’s recent announcement that she had trademarked her name and the phrase that carried her global movement may have seemed an odd choice for a young activist so opposed to the status quo of capitalism. But this is in fact a savvy and necessary move  to protect her message. The phrase is “skolstrejk for klimatet” — or “school strike for climate”. Thunberg made this decision to prevent other parties from capitalising on her very marketable image, in the same way that a member of the Kardashian dynasty would protect their brand in order to build commercial partnerships on their own terms. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has trademarked her personal brand (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: By trademarking her brand, Greta Thunberg has turned identity marketing on its head Petronella Panerus is chief executive of Akestam Holst and country manager in Sweden for The North Alliance. We are unlikely to see phrases such as “our house is on fire”, an epithet repeated during a number of speeches, and her famous “how dare you” delivery to the UN, on future clothing ranges anytime soon. In fact, her decision is clearly about limiting the extent to which companies can do this without her consent.   Petronella PanérusPetronella Panérus is Sweden country manager for The North Alliance. whatsapp Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg speaks during a “Youth Strike 4 Climate” protest march in Brussels. (Getty Images) (AFP via Getty Images) whatsappcenter_img 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. This is far from leveraging media-friendly catchphrases for monetary gain. Instead, we can assume that Thunberg is making a move to strengthen the legal power of her core values, and the things that make her so unique: her “Swedishness”, and the humble schoolyard origins of this now-global movement. In Thunberg’s case, the commercial aspect is clearly secondary. Nonetheless, it is extremely telling of the times we live in that both the celebrity reality star and the activist use the same legal pathway, for very different means. As an individual with interests beyond self-promotion, Thunberg’s newfound fame is very much a byproduct of the power of her campaigning. This act of copyrighting is to make sure her message does not become tarnished by the interests of big corporates. Opinion She has inverted the trend of identity marketing, and has succeeded in turning a contempt for branding into her very own personal brand. Share By trademarking her brand, Greta Thunberg has turned identity marketing on its head Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute 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!BleacherBreakerUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNinjaJournalistThe Most Expensive Royal Weddings In Royals HistoryNinjaJournalistUndoTheFashionBallThe Most Beautiful Women In SportsTheFashionBallUndoDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionUndo The decision to trademark this is about retaining this image as a sustainable vision going forward. It is apt for a young mind spreading a message of sustainability to millions. Tags: Climate changelast_img read more

first_imgThe 10pm curfew for pubs and bars will be replaced with a 10pm bell for last orders, with venues allowed to stay open until 11pm. The tier restrictions will come into effect next Wednesday and will remain in place until at least 16 December London will return to Tier 2 when England’s national lockdown lifts next Wednesday, the government has announced. “The authoritarianism at work today is truly appalling. But is it necessary and proportionate to the threat from this disease?” he tweeted. Pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen in Tier 1 and Tier 2, but must remain as takeaway-only services in Tier 3. MPs representing areas in the North hit out at the new Tier 3 restrictions, warning they would “cripple” businesses in the run-up to Christmas. Regional tier positions will be reviewed every 14 days, with the restrictions likely to be in place until March. The first review for the current tier allocations will take place by Wednesday 16 December. London to enter Tier 2 next Wednesday Announcing the changes this morning, health secretary Matt Hancock said: “I know for those of you faced with Tier 3 restrictions this will be a particularly difficult time but I want to reassure you that we’ll be supporting your areas with mass community testing and extra funding.” The tier restrictions will come into effect next Wednesday and will remain in place until at least 16 December Also Read: London to enter Tier 2 next Wednesday The government published the changes through a postcode checker website which crashed just a few minutes after going live. That means almost 99 per cent of the English population will come under the higher Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels when they come into effect next week.  “I’m sorry to say we expect that more regions will fall, at least temporarily, into higher levels than before,” Johnson told MPs. Show Comments ▼ For the first time since the country’s first lockdown in March, sports fans will be allowed back into outdoor stadiums in areas with the lowest cases of coronavirus. “But by using these tougher tiers, and by using rapid turnaround tests on an ever greater scale to drive R below 1 and keep it at that, it should be possible for areas to move down the tiering scale to lower levels of restrictions,” he added. Share Cities of London and Westminster MP Nickie Aiken MP said: “Whilst I’m relieved London hasn’t gone into Tier 3, I remain concerned about the economic affects tier 2 will have – particularly on the hospitality sector. “On the economy and on coronavirus, I fear we are now so far down the rabbit hole that we have forgotten we even entered it.” Tier 3 will see a ban on household mixing both indoors and outdoors, with the rule of six in outdoor spaces such as parks and sports courts. Shops, gyms and hairdressers will be allowed to reopen under all three tiers from next week, while collective worship and outdoor sports will also be able to resume. Thursday 26 November 2020 11:22 am Liverpool will join the capital on “high alert” on 2 December, while Manchester, Lancashire, Blackpool, Kent and Birmingham will enter Tier 3. “Restaurants, cafes and pubs have worked incredibly hard to be Covid secure. I will continue to push the government to publish a clear pathway for how we can move into Tier 1.” The tier restrictions will come into effect next Wednesday and will remain in place until at least 16 December Also Read: London to enter Tier 2 next Wednesday Tier 2 will mean up to six people can meet outdoors, though a ban on household mixing will remain in place indoors. Announcing the new system in a virtual address to the Commons on Monday, Johnson cautioned that “the incidence of the disease is still widespread in many areas, so we’re not going to replace national measures with a free for all status quo”. Tory MP Steve Baker, chair of the lockdown-sceptic Covid Recovery Group, urged the government to publish its methodology for allocating the tier system. Unlike the previous system, there will be no negotiation with local leaders over the classification, with financial support allocated on a uniform per-capita basis.  whatsapp Just three regions — the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly — will enter Tier 1. The tier restrictions will come into effect next Wednesday and will remain in place until at least 16 December Also Read: London to enter Tier 2 next Wednesday Tier allocations are based on five criteria, including case numbers across all age groups; cases in those aged over 60; the rate of rise or fall in infections; the percentage of those tested who have the virus; and current and projected pressures on the NHS locally. whatsapp Poppy Wood Tags: Boris Johnson Coronavirus Matt Hancocklast_img read more

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