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Uber could have just figured out a way to work around drivers’ rights ruling

Uber could work around rules governing workers' rights by running driverless cars. The ride-hailing firm has just snapped up thousands of autonomous vehicles from Volvo just weeks after it failed to overturn a landmark legal judgement over drivers’ working rights. A recent tribunal ruled that Uber’s drivers qualify as workers, which means they qualify for rights such as the minimum wage and holiday pay, a move that the company says could fundamentally damage the way it operates. But it could have found a work-around. Uber...

MedicX sells five properties

MedicX sells five properties – As part of its planned asset management activities, MedicX Fund has today, Thursday 16 November 2017, completed the disposal of five primary healthcare properties located in Wolverhampton, Southampton, Gravesend, Leicester and Grimsby. The total gross sale price was GBP5,575,000, representing a gain of approximately GBP250,000 over the most recent external valuation appraisal prepared by Jones Lang LaSalle, the Fund’s independent valuers. The net proceeds raised will be used in further pursuing the investment objectives of...

Who to Inform When Moving House

Moving house is a tiresome experience which often leads to a better life but comes at great costs. Changing your location means you have to deal with a great number of additional tasks because of your new address. Make sure every person and institution, who deserves to learn about your relocation does so, otherwise you may have some serious difficulties getting back to your previous, comfortable  daily routine. Ignoring the list of things that should be done after changing your...

JPMorgan Russian – Low valuations and rising yields

JPMorgan Russian - Low valuations and rising yields 170927 JRS Update QD Weak oil prices and a deteriorating relationship with the US have weighed on the Russian market for some time. Hopes of a rapprochement with the West in the wake of President Trump’s election have fizzled out. Russia is adjusting to the environment it finds itself in and earnings growth is starting to materialise. Falling inflation has highlighted excessive real interest rates, leaving scope for further interest rate cuts....

Merkel odds-on to form Jamaica Coalition

Angela Merkel is odds-on to piece together a so-called ‘Jamaica Coalition’ in the wake of her underwhelming victory in Sunday’s German federal elections. Merkel will enter her fourth term as Chancellor with just one third of the vote and she is now expected to partner with the yellow FDP party and the Greens to form a Jamaican collation. The term refers to an association between the symbolic colours of German parties in such a coalition — black for the conservative CDU/CSU; yellow...

Transfer window winners and losers as Premiership clubs spend a record-breaking sum

English football clubs spent a record £1.4 billion this transfer window, with £210 million was spent alone on deadline day - also a new record. This whopping amount of money spent by Premier League clubs could have been higher if a number of high profile signings had gone through. The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Virgil Van Dijk, Ross Barkley, Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar, were all eager to move away from their clubs, but the eye-watering sums offered on these...

What the Nelson’s Column debate tells us about left-wing psyche

By Mat McCabe  The glass is clearly half empty on the left, a national hero who gave his life for this country is now being judged on his failure to end the slave trade. Some may argue that this isn’t a big deal, but the truth is this situation perfectly sums up why the left are losing support. Give it two weeks and people will soon be splitting this into two groups (as the Brexit debate was) – racist and...

Welfare reforms allowing government to “massage down” true figures of those sanctioned

A freedom of Information request shows that new welfare reforms are allowing the government to distort the true figures of those sanctioned on welfare, disability and in receipt of pensions The very latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) obtained by The London Economic in response to a freedom of information request I submitted show that new welfare reforms such as Universal Credit are allowing the true figures regarding people sanctioned to go grossly unreported. Today 20 million...

Sarah Champion: The Sun destroys a good person’s name, again

If you have come to this article looking for a dispassionate appraisal of the news that Sarah Champion MP has resigned her position as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, then you have come to the wrong article. If you have come to this article expecting some generalities and cautious opinions about race relations in the UK with additional measured caution regarding the safety of our children, you will be disappointed. If you have come to this article...

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