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Lloyds announce profits have doubled despite 'challenging trading' - Herald Scotland

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:21:32 GMT

Lloyds Banking Group has doubled its profit in the first three months of the year amid a "sweet spot" thanks to the economy's resilience since the Brexit vote. The lender, which is now less than 2% owned by the Government, posted a better-than-expected ...

Taylor Wimpey apologises to customers over historic leasehold disputes -

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:46:00 GMT

Taylor Wimpey has apologised to customers and set aside £130m to resolve disputes over homes that were sold on leases that stipulated their ground rents would double every 10 years. The FTSE 100 housebuilder sold leasehold properties with the ...

FX: Gearing Up For ECB - Nasdaq

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:06:09 GMT

Currencies were calm and steady and did not react much to a generally unchanged statement from the Bank of Japan in quiet Asian and early European trade as markets geared up for the ECB press conference later in the day. The one exception was the ...and more »

​Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses - The Guardian

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Trump and his family could stand to gain a lot from the tax code changes proposed on Wednesday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP. US taxation. ​Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses. The structure of the Trump ...

United Airlines overbooking: How much money would it take for you to miss a flight? - The Independent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:53:11 GMT

The Man Who Pays His Way: As United begins its overbooking charm offensive, how good is the airline's plan to avoid a repeat of the appalling scenes in Chicago? Simon Calder Travel Correspondent; @SimonCalder; 8 hours ago ...

British Airways kick couple off after they demand upgrade - Daily Mail

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:55:31 GMT

The man kicked off a British Airways flight for 'demanding an upgrade' was a cancer and diabetes sufferer who claimed he wanted to stretch his legs in business class - and is now stranded on an island in the Atlantic. Kwame Bantu, 65, was an hour into ...

Amazon to create 1200 new jobs in region by opening giant new centre - Manchester Evening News

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:55:00 GMT

Online giant Amazon is set to open a new fulfilment centre, bringing 1,200 permanent new jobs to the region. The retailer will begin recruiting later this year for the site in Warrington with roles including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT ...

UK should scrap state pensions for the richest 5-10%, says Oecd - The Independent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:39:33 GMT

The Paris-based think tank has said that slashing payments for the wealthiest 5-10 per cent of people would “free up resources” to raise pensions for the less well off. Under the current system, every UK citizen is eligible to receive a full state ...

Pret hunts UK workers amid Brexit job fears - Sky News

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Two-thirds of Pret's workers in Britain come from other EU countries - and face doubts over their status after Brexit. 14:41, UK, Thursday 27 April 2017. Pret A Manger. Image: Pret A Manger employs 20,000 people in the UK. Sandwich and coffee chain ...

Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee - The Guardian

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:51:00 GMT

Uber drivers who have undertaken more than 500 trips will be eligible for payments of up to £2,000 if they are unable to drive through sickness or injury for two weeks or longer. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA. Uber ...