Three-day Southern rail strike gets underway: Here’s the rest of the industrial action planned for the month

Tuesday 10 January 2017 10:59 am Three-day Southern rail strike gets underway: Here’s the rest of the industrial action planned for the month Today, Tuesday 10 January Wednesday 11 January Friday 13 January Tuesday 24 January Wednesday 25 January Friday 27 January whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSportPirateMeet The Woman Catherine Bell Is Dating At 52SportPirateSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedPensAndPatronTori Roloff Confirms Sad Family NewsPensAndPatron Buses will link: Oxted with Sevenoaks (connect with Southeastern) Uckfield with Tunbridge Wells via Crowborough (connect to Southeastern) Eastbourne with Hastings (connect with Southeastern) Bexhill to Hastings (connect with Southeastern) Horsham to Dorking (connect with South West Trains) Hastings to Ashford calling all stations (connect to Southeastern) Chichester to Havant (connect with South West Trains) Seaford to Lewes calling all stations (local service, no onward connection) East Grinstead to Gatwick (connect to Gatwick Express) Rebecca Smith Share Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, said: “We don’t want to inconvenience passengers, nor do our members want to lose money, because we want to help build a better railway for Britain. But we have been forced to go on strike by an intransigent management that has not been prepared to negotiate with us. Southern are bullies.”He said the union’s door “is, and has always been, open” for talks.Southern rail strike dates: Southern is advising passengers to avoid all travel unless it’s essential as no services will be running. Commuters were braced for more trouble as Southern warned: “Anyone who does travel should expect to queue, plan for longer journeys and realise the service they join will be exceptionally busy.”Read more: Jeremy Corbyn says he’d join a Southern rail picket lineThe industrial action is over the role of the guard. On a normal weekday Southern has 2,242 trains timetabled and around 300,000 passengers using the services.Angie Doll, Southern’s passenger service director, said: “There will also be significant disruption and hardship on the days Aslef is not on strike because of their overtime ban, especially on Thursday when trains will be out of position because of the strikes on each day either side. We are deeply sorry for the unnecessary and unwarranted disruption this dispute is causing.”Read more: This is how much the 24-hour tube strike is going to cost London On the bright side, Transport for London (TfL) has said Tube services are back to normal today after a 24-hour strike caused numerous travel headaches for the capital’s commuters.On the not so bright side, the next batch of Southern rail strikes get underway today, as workers of the train drivers’ union Aslef start a three-day walkout – spanning today, tomorrow and Friday. Southern has warned Thursday’s services will also be disrupted though as an overtime ban from Aslef remains in place.   whatsapp read more

FTSE’s 12-day winning run sets record

Wednesday 11 January 2017 11:49 pm FTSE’s 12-day winning run sets record The FTSE got a boost from the falling pound early in the day, when official figures revealed a widening trade deficit and dragged sterling to $1.205. The international activities of many FTSE giants mean sterling-profits are bolstered by a weaker pound, pushing up the index.An afternoon jump in the value of sterling against the dollar, and a decline in pharmaceutical stocks – both triggered by President-elect Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference – weighed on the FTSE. Nonetheless, the index still closed up for a 12th consecutive day, a feat not seen since it launched in January 1984.Read more: Carney reaffirms Brexit not the biggest risk to UK’s financial stability“It won’t go on forever, but the winter rally has shown it has considerable legs,” said analyst Laith Khalaf from Hargreaves Lansdown.The pound recovered later in the day and was trading around $1.22 last night; the US dollar lost 0.4 per cent against a basket of currencies after Trump gave a rambling conference in which he hit back aggressively at his critics but failed to provide details on previously mooted plans for fiscal stimulus and deregulation. London’s top share index hit a fresh all-time high yesterday, setting a record for the longest winning streak in FTSE 100 history.The blue-chip benchmark soared above 7,326 during intra-day trading, before settling at 7,290.49 by the close. Share whatsapp London-listed stocks such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca dipped after Trump said pharmaceutical companies were “getting away with murder”. AstraZeneca closed down 1.8 per cent, with GlaxoSmithKline down 0.8 per cent.Read more: Supermarkets are leading the FTSE 100Nonetheless the FTSE was up on the day and has climbed more than 550 points since early December, a rise of more than eight per cent. The index has bounced back from below the 6,000 mark in the aftermath of last summer’s shock Brexit vote, helped by sterling’s decline, but also by a series of strong economic indicators.Despite an expanding trade deficit, which reached £4.2bn in November, economists at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research believe the UK economy continued to expand impressively in the final three months of 2016, with GDP growth of 0.5 per cent. Julian Harris whatsapp read more

Third runway set for take off: Government unveils Heathrow expansion national policy statement today

Rebecca Smith by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads2021 Buicks | Search AdsIntroducing The Head Turning 2021 Buicks!2021 Buicks | Search AdsFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableJournalistatePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowJournalistateAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads Read more: Zac Goldsmith is still fighting the expansion of HeathrowThe coalition, including Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead councils, said the government was “putting off the inevitable”.Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth council, said: “The government has taken a colossal gamble by delaying this legal action for at least a year. The country is now going to waste more time developing a scheme that will never pass a simple legal test on air quality. Nothing is going to change between now and 2018 to make this scheme any less polluting so they should face this challenge now or abandon the third runway.” whatsapp Transport secretary Chris Grayling will today set out the government’s proposals for Heathrow expansion with a draft national policy statement.It comes after the High Court delayed a legal challenge to the third runway earlier this week. Thursday 2 February 2017 12:01 am Alongside the draft national policy statement, the government will also set out proposals on UK airspace and managing it effectively.This airspace and noise consultation will feature proposals considering the number of aircraft entering and leaving the airspace and using technology to make airspace more efficient.Both consultations will last for 16 weeks, closing on Thursday 25 May. There will also be a period of Parliamentary scrutiny for the draft national policy statement, with a final version set before Parliament to vote on in winter 2017/18.Heathrow’s new northwest runway is expected to provide a £61bn boost to the UK economy over 60 years and tens of thousands of additional local jobs by 2030.The government has set the wheels in motion for the process after a legal challenge by a coalition of local councils and Greenpeace UK was grounded by the High Court on Monday. It said the challenge could not be heard until after the national policy statement had been designated. Share This marks the start of a 16-week national public consultation for the huge infrastructure project, giving people across the UK a chance to air their views, while kicking off a year-long parliamentary process.Grayling is expected to say: More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com whatsapp Third runway set for take off: Government unveils Heathrow expansion national policy statement today Read more: Here’s what Heathrow will look like after it is expandedThe draft will set out the measures Heathrow needs to comply with to get development consent, including working with airlines on domestic connectivity, providing sufficient support for communities affected by the expansion and putting in place measures to mitigate noise including a ban of six and a half hours on scheduled night flights. By backing the Northwest runway at Heathrow airport and publishing our proposals, we are sending a clear signal that when we leave the EU, we are open for business. The national policy statement is a big step forward for what is one of the UK’s most important, major infrastructure projects. Now we want to hear your views on it. read more

The HS2 cost for taxpayers could top £90bn, warns the TaxPayers’ Alliance

Monday 20 February 2017 12:01 am Humber Bridge 130,544,090,000 Copenhagen Metro Boston–New York–Washington Railway 60 per cent 190 per cent A spokesperson for the Department for Transport (DfT) said: “HS2 will become the backbone of our national rail network – creating more seats for passengers, supporting growth and regeneration and helping us build an economy that works for all. We are keeping a tough grip on costs and the project is on time and on budget at £55.7bn.”John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: 164,599,070,000 London Limehouse Road Tunnel 99,894,608,000 102,164,940,000 141,895,750,000 180 per cent 76 per cent 110 per cent Projected cost (£bn, 2016 prices) Share 119,192,430,000 130 per cent HS2 costs could top £90bn, if the high-speed rail project follows in the footsteps of other government-managed, large infrastructure projects, according to a think tank.The TaxPayers’ Alliance has warned that taxpayers should “take no comfort” in government insistence that HS2 will be delivered on budget, given an “appalling track record”. 90,813,280,000 High-speed Rail Line South, The Netherlands Rebecca Smith London Jubilee Line extension Project It beggars belief that the government seems set to plough ahead with the first phase of this hugely expensive vanity project. Instead, politicians should opt for smaller, more effective infrastructure projects which would actually benefit the economy and help drivers, commuters, businesses and taxpayers.All the evidence shows that big government projects are delivered way over budget and almost never to deadline, so to allocate tens of billions of taxpayers’ money to this white elephant is a big mistake. 80 per cent whatsapp Channel Tunnel Ministers had said the London 2012 Olympics as evidence they can deliver big projects to budget, but the TPA said the final cost was £9.3bn, from an original budget of £2.4bn.Read more: HS2 payments to incoming chief exec’s firm CH2M soarIt has compiled a list of other transport infrastructure projects and analysed what HS2 will cost if it goes over budget as those have done, with the lowest estimate, £90.8bn. If it overran to the same extent as the London Olympics, the cost would be £99.9bn.Read more: HS2 faces questions over chief exec appointmentHow HS2’s cost could escalate if it goes over budget to the same degree as other transport projects: whatsapp Minneapolis Hiawatha light rail line Overrun 80 per cent 158,923,240,000 102,164,940,000 London Olympics The HS2 cost for taxpayers could top £90bn, warns the TaxPayers’ Alliance 150 per cent More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com read more

Made.com reveals £40m in fresh funding to boost European business

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Uh-oh millennials: London is now the second-priciest city in the world for avocados

Oscar LopezOscar Lopez is a reporter covering property, markets, alternative investments and technology. Contact at @oscarlopezgib Share Uh-oh millennials: London is now the second-priciest city in the world for avocados The average price of goods overall has dropped in London since Brexit, but avocados will still set you back big time, according to a new study of global cities by wealth manager UBS.The UBS Prices and Earnings report compares the cost of living in 77 cities worldwide, and this year found that Zurich is the world’s most expensive city followed by Geneva and Oslo. whatsapp However, London is now the second priciest city for purchasing avocados behind Zurich, with three avocados costing on average $7.33 (£5.50) in the UK capital.But although avo toasts may be taking up precious mortgage savings, the capital is no longer the most expensive city in Europe to rent. In 2015, London had the highest average rent of all European capitals, but this year, Paris has taken top spot.The cost for an average shopping basket in London has also declined since 2015 and is no longer the most expensive on the list.It dropped from $567.9 in 2015 to $521.21 today, while in other European capitals the cost rose across the board, according to UBS.Purchasing power in London has increased since 2015, compared to other European capitals. Tuesday 29 May 2018 12:14 pm However, average salaries in London have had a mixed performance: while secretaries in London have seen their salaries increase, salaries for product managers have declined and are now the lowest out of Paris, Madrid, London and Berlin.This means most Londoners have to work a little harder to buy luxury goods than in other global cities: to afford an iPhone X in London, for example, you’d need to work 11.3 days, compared with 6.7 days in New York.But though some of these figures are encouraging, Geoffrey Yu, head of investment office UK at UBS Global Wealth Management highlights that the numbers may be linked to the pound’s recent decline since the Brexit referendum:”When compared to other European capitals such as Paris, London’s prices for certain goods, services and average rent seem to have dropped over the last three years, but only measured in dollar terms due to the pound’s decline.“This conclusion will be of little comfort to domestic residents who are only now seeing a return to real income growth.” whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFitSavage30 Types of Yoga Asanas and Their Health BenefitsFitSavagecarammelloFruits for your Dog Can Safely Eat – CarammellocarammelloEnanow12 Make-up Mistakes That Are Actually Aging YouEnanowStyleBistroHer Dress Caused A Stir On TwitterStyleBistroCUPA PIZARRASDo you know the latest celebrity home style?CUPA PIZARRASOsmos-ishYou Have Been Missing Out On These Life Changing ClassesOsmos-ishWeniixLook: The Future of Cars! – WENIIXWeniixHorizontimesCelebs Inspire Change By Opening Up About Their Health StrugglesHorizontimes MicrolorgeHow can you earn with microlorge Microlorge read more

Ditch the Chequers Agreement and Hammond can scrap his ‘Amazon tax’

And yet, he has recently said he needs some new taxes to help fund his potential NHS black hole.Read more: Taxing Amazon won’t save the UK high streetThe idea that he might introduce a tax on e-cigarettes has caused equal measures of outrage and puzzlement. Why would he want to discourage smokers from switching to vaping, when it is beyond doubt far safer and will mean far fewer patients for the NHS to treat?Chris Snowdon at the IEA got it right when he said it was like “taxing cycling to reduce obesity”.The other wheeze he has admitted to be considering is introducing a so-called “Amazon Tax”, which really translates as a comprehensive assault against online retailing. whatsapp Share whatsapp Interestingly, the retailers trade body, the British Retail Consortium, says the same – pointing out that eight out of the top ten online retailers are already high street names who have been making the shift.An Amazon tax will not just punish orders made with the great behemoth, but it would also cover the online divisions of Tesco, John Lewis, and M&S. Not to mention all the other online operators, such as airlines and Trip Advisor-type sites that have revolutionised travel, while closing high street travel agencies. The same goes for websites selling cars, jewellery, and unlimited items that are available online.It so easily could be called an eBay tax – but that would be far less popular, and betray the intrusive scope of what is being considered.Ironically, none of this needs to happen.There is another way for Hammond to raise money for the NHS, and simultaneously ensure that the likes of Amazon pay their fair share in taxes. But it requires him taking the brave pill and admitting that he and the Prime Minister are wrong about the Chequers Agreement. Chequers should be abandoned.If we accept it and stay in the single market for goods and foods, the current EU regime – which allows dozens of foreign multinationals to post their UK-generated turnover to countries such as Ireland and Luxembourg – will continue.In a detailed 2016 study by Bob Lyddon for Global Britain, he demonstrated that this entirely legitimate procedure costs the exchequer about £10bn per annum.If we leave the European Union’s Single Market and enjoy free trade under WTO rules, those companies will not be able to shift that turnover overseas. It will be repatriated to their UK-based companies where it belongs, and the corporation tax must be paid.Rather than introduce an Amazon tax, the chancellor should embrace the concept of Britain as a free trading nation based on zero tariffs and lower taxes. If he does, he will find his revenues increase enough to pay for Theresa May’s promises.Read more: Brexiters seek to revive Canada plus-plus-plus model Retailers who do not adapt, embrace, and innovate will, outside niche markets, go to the wall.Rather than being smart, an online trading tax is dumb.It will reduce UK productivity – exactly the opposite direction of travel that we need.Rather than saving the high street from its ghastly uniformity of chain shops that make every town centre appear the same, entrepreneurs and property developers will diversify into creative specialisms.An Amazon tax is the tax of a Luddite, and it requires to be castigated for the wrong-headed thinking it is. Brian MonteithBrian Monteith is a former member of the Scottish and European parliaments Ditch the Chequers Agreement and Hammond can scrap his ‘Amazon tax’ Thanks to the Prime Minister’s commitment to raise NHS spending by an additional £20bn, the chancellor is now in a quandary.Philip Hammond signed up to the theory that raising taxes increases revenues, which goes against the volumes of evidence that it actually depresses economic activity, encourages switching of spending to other lower-taxed areas, and results in falling revenues. The advocates of the tax – which comprise a strange brew of conservatives with a small “c” from all parties and conservationists, together wishing to “save the high street” – know Amazon is a corporate bogey man. They think this tax would level the playing field for traditional shopping.It’s rather like introducing a 5p tax on emails to try and encourage everyone to write and post letters.There are three things we can be sure of.An Amazon tax will not raise the expected revenue, because customers and online retailers would seek ways to avoid the tax.It will not halt the drive towards more use of smart technology to buy goods and manage our lives, as the advantages outweigh even tax costs. And consequently, it most definitely would not “save” the high street. 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Business confidence falls to nine-year low amid political uncertainty over Brexit

first_img whatsapp 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 HeraldTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastMoney CougarLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonMoney CougarMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It Lovemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com Tags: Brexit People Theresa May Monday 19 November 2018 7:40 am Prime Minister Theresa May last week reached a draft withdrawal agreement with the EU that triggered cabinet resignations based on the deal’s stipulation that the UK cannot quit a customs union arrangement with the bloc of its own accord.”Reports from survey respondents widely indicate that Brexit-related concerns have weighed heavily on business investment and staff hiring plans,” IHS Markit economist Tim Moore said.”Some of the slowdown in capex plans can be attributed to softer global demand patterns, but the latest UK figure is notably weaker than seen elsewhere across Europe and in other developed economies.” Sharecenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamour Joe Curtis Business confidence falls to nine-year low amid political uncertainty over Brexit Morale among businesses is at its lowest since the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to a new survey out today.Political uncertainty surrounding Brexit weighed down on hiring and investment plans in the manufacturing and services sectors, data firm IHS Markit’s latest quarterly report found, pushing business confidence down to its lowest level since 2009.last_img read more

Javid sets out post-Brexit immigration rules in hotly anticipated white paper

first_imgWednesday 19 December 2018 2:32 pm Meanwhile visitors from the EU will not need visas for entry. The plans are scheduled to be phased in from 2021.The proposals follow a report by the Migration Advisory Committee in September which said the UK should not give preferential treatment to EU workers.Javid described the immigration white paper as “delivering on the clear instruction to get control over our borders and will bring in a new system that works in the interest of the British people.”It will be a single, skills-based immigration system built around the talent and expertise people can bring, rather than where they come from – maximising the benefits of immigration and demonstrating the UK is open for business.” Home secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans in a white paper this afternoon, with low-skilled workers no longer automatically receiving the right to work in the UK.Javid had said earlier in the day that the plans wouldn’t include a specific target to reduce annual net migration to the UK, however Prime Minister Theresa May later said the government would be sticking to its manifesto commitment of reducing immigration to the tens of thousands. Javid sets out post-Brexit immigration rules in hotly anticipated white paper Emily Nicolle The target remains undetermined in the new exit proposals, revealed in the much-delayed white paper that was initially promised to MPs last year.Javid told the BBC this morning that the government remained committed to “bringing net migration to sustainable levels”.He added that there was “no reason to think” the plans might harm the economy.Under the proposed new rules, low-skilled workers entering the UK from EU countries will instead be asked to apply for short-term visas of up to a year. The government also said it plans to ditch the existing cap on skilled workers coming into the country, and to seek a consultation on installing a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 a year for skilled EU migrants on five-year visas. This already applies to non-EU workers in most cases. whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: Brexit People Sajid Javidlast_img read more

DEBATE: With student debt now blowing a hole in the government’s budget, should tuition fees be cut?

first_img whatsapp Fees of £9,250 see students graduating with over £50,000 of debt, which 80 per cent will never fully repay, and encourage universities to proliferate unneeded, low-cost courses.The repayments impose a 40 per cent marginal tax rate on median earners for 30 years, depressing consumer spending power and contributing to the decline in home ownership.A system of £3,000 fees, topped up by teaching grant to the actual cost of the course, and repayments taken from income above £18,000 would remove market distortions.Combined with a merit-based system such as a DDD grade threshold for loan eligibility – not an arbitrary numbers cap – this would be fairer, more sustainable, and more likely to deliver the graduate outcomes the UK needs.Ryan Shorthouse, founder and chief executive of Bright Blue, says NO.This might appear good policy – for poorer students, facing lower prices, and for the government, dishing out less in loans. But it will help neither. Opinion More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp With student debt now blowing a hole in the government’s budget, should tuition fees be cut?Iain Mansfield, a former senior civil servant, says YES.This week’s decision to reclassify student loans has exposed the myth that tuition fees were the only way of making mass higher education affordable – they were never affordable, just off the balance sheet. It’s now time to move to a more effective model. Tags: Company Higher education Senior Tax 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 HeraldMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyLearn It WiseColleagues Find Woman’s Bikini Photos Inappropriate, Give Her UltimatumLearn It Wisemoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars 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. Thursday 20 December 2018 8:34 am Iain Mansfield and Ryan ShorthouseRyan Shorthouse is the founder and chief executive of Bright Blue. Students do not need to pay anything from their own pockets – they get a loan from the government. It’s graduates who (re)pay – nine per cent of their salary above £25,000 for 30 years.Roughly 80 per cent of graduates will not repay their loans in full, meaning the government writes off outstanding debt for lower and middle earners, estimated to cost 25p for every £1 lent. The Office for National Statistics recently declared that this subsidy now counts towards today’s deficit, whereas the repaid part of loans remains off the books.If fees were cut, the government would have to raise direct grants to universities to compensate, adding much more to today’s deficit than loans do. And since most graduates do not fully repay anyway, a fee cut will likely only reduce what the wealthiest pay, benefiting the highest earners.Unexpectedly, cutting fees would end up being expensive and regressive. DEBATE: With student debt now blowing a hole in the government’s budget, should tuition fees be cut? Sharelast_img read more