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Sports Direct Founder Mike Ashley Admits Pay Errors
Business  (tags: Business, Minimum Wage, Employment Rights, Sports Direct, Government, Working Conditions, HMRC, Investigation. MP's, UK )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sports Direct's founder Mike Ashley has admitted workers at its Derbyshire warehouse were paid below the minimum wage and its policy of fining staff for being late was unacceptable.
Scottish Parliament Votes to Ban Fracking
Business  (tags: UK, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, moratorium, shale gas, coalbed methane, underground gasification, climate change, good news )

Evelyn
- 23 days ago - foe-scotland.org.uk
"It is clear from today's vote that there is a growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas." The Scottish Govt has put a moratorium on shale gas, coalbed methane & underground gasification
Syrian Refugee Children Found Working in Next and H&M Factories
Business  (tags: UK, Turkey, supply chains, factories, refugees, refuge child labour, H&M, Next )

Evelyn
- 141 days ago - independent.co.uk
Two of Britain's high street giants have found Syrian refugee children working in their clothing factories in Turkey, leading to calls for other retailers to investigate their own supply chains.
Journalist Lash Out Against Proposed Laws Restricting UK Press Freedom - Petition
Business  (tags: Freedom of Information Act, UK, FOI, petition )

Dandelion
- 224 days ago - occupy.com
The changes would potentially establish money charges for FOI requests, and would give ministers more power to deny those requests. FOI requests have, in recent years, been crucial for breaking high-profile stories in the UK.
Welsh Town Moves Offshore to Avoid Tax on Local Business
Business  (tags: corporation tax, uk )

Tracy
- 226 days ago - independent.co.uk
When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didnt just get mad.
Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler Tax Deals Illegal
Business  (tags: tax avoidance, uk, EU, business taxation )

Tracy
- 247 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler have been told they must pay back between â,¬20m (£15m) and â,¬30m in taxes after European tax deals were ruled illegal
Factories Face Switch-Off to Keep Household Lights on, National Grid Warns
Business  (tags: power shortage, national grid, UK, blackout )

Tracy
- 253 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Factories may have to shut down on weekday evenings this winter to keep household lights on as Britain faces the worst power crunch in a decade, National Grid has warned.
Finally, One Banker Gets Sizable Jail Term. But Will Others Follow?
Business  (tags: World, Economy, Wall Street, Corporate Power, UK, London )

Judy
- 326 days ago - commondreams.org
Sentence in LIBOR manipulation case is 'one of the harshest penalties meted out against a banker since the financial crisis'
Lots of Groups Against TTIP in the UK Too
Business  (tags: TTIP, TTP, UK, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, freedoms, interesting, news, politics, business, consumers, corporate, economy, investments, law, investors, humans, money )

Sn
- 394 days ago - nottip.org.uk
I was just glad that not everyone sold their brain and I wanted to share it with all of you. If you don't want TTIP you're certainly not alone
Record 13 Muslim MPs Elected
Business  (tags: female muslims, MPs, UK, House of Commons, UK government )

Beatrice
- 397 days ago - new.muslimnews.co.uk
A record 13 Muslim MPs (up from 8 in 2010) have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are now women out of a total of 191 female candidates elected to the House of Commons
Slaughterhouse Bosses Admit 'Dressing Up Goat From Abroad as British Lamb'
Business  (tags: animals, goats, lamb, british, mislabeling, UK, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, finance, humans, money, marketing, world )

Lone
- 402 days ago - msn.com
Two slaughterhouse bosses have admitted mislabelling meat for sale in the UK after "dressing up goat from abroad as British lamb".
Tourists to UK 'to Spend Record Levels in 2015'
Business  (tags: business, economy, tourists, Britain, UK )

Ray
- 545 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Spending by tourists visiting the UK is expected to reach record levels next year, the government has said. Spending by overseas visitors will top £22bn for the first time, according to forecasts by tourism body VisitBritain.
Dirty Money: 19 UK Firms Alleged 'Complicit' in $20bn Laundering Scam
Business  (tags: Corruption, Crime, Finance, Russia, Russia and the global economy, Russian economy, UK )

Ray
- 614 days ago - rt.com
Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate.
UK to Allow Fracking Companies to Use 'Any Substance' Under Homes
Business  (tags: UK, proposed legal amendment, fracking, shale gas, law, government, bad news )

Evelyn
- 617 days ago - theguardian.com
The legal change makes a "mockery" of ministers' claims that the UK has the best shale gas regulation in the world, according to green campaigners, who said it is so loosely worded it could also enable the burial of nuclear waste.
UK Wind Sets New Record and Supplies More Power Than Domestic Coal, Hydro and Biomass By Melissa C. Lott | August 14, 2014
Business  (tags: UK, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Ruth
- 662 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'On Sunday night, wind power in the United Kingdom supplied more electricity than domestic coal, biomass, and hydropower (combined) and set a new record for maximum hourly output.'
 

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