UK retains seventh spot in ease of doing business ranking

New Zealand topped the ranking, which lists 119 economies worldwide according to criteria such as ease of starting a business, ease of registering property, and other business regulations.Ease of doing business top 10 Share Jasper Jolly 8 (6) Norway 82.16 -0.25 7 (7) UK 82.22 -0.12 3 (3) Denmark 84.06 -0.01 Rank (2016) Country Score (100) Change 2 (2) Singapore 84.57 +0.04 UK retains seventh spot in ease of doing business ranking Tuesday 31 October 2017 2:51 pm 9 (16) Georgia 82.04 +2.12 5 (4) Hong Kong 83.44 +0.29 whatsapp 10 (9) Sweden 81.27 +0.03 whatsapp 6 (8) United States 82.54 -0.01 Read more: UK slips out of top 20 ranks for ease of doing businessSingapore and Denmark retained their second and third spots, followed by South Korea and Hong Kong.The governments of some smaller nations have made concerted efforts to rise up the ranking in order to attract investors.For instance, Estonia and Lithuania rank at 12th and 16th respectively, while more bureaucratic nations struggle. Italy comes in at 46th. China, the world’s second largest economy, ranks at only 78th, while India rose by 30 places to 100th.The report found developing countries were responsible for the majority of reforms over the last year, with Sub-Saharan Africa enjoying a record year of business reform.Read more: UK is the world’s sixth-most business friendly countryHowever, Somalia remained bottom of the list, while Venezuela fell a place to 188th.The World Bank, which is focused on encouraging development, produces the report to provide a comparison of standards in the business environment. 1 (1) New Zealand 86.55 -0.18 Shanta Devarajan, the World Bank’s senior director for development economics, said: “Public policy plays a decisive role in enabling small and medium businesses to start, operate and expand. Governments around the world are increasingly turning to Doing Business for objective data to underpin their actions.”However, the report does not measure macroeconomic stability, development of the financial system, market size, the incidence of bribery and corruption, meaning some of its findings can seem superficially odd.For instance, Macedonia ranks higher than Germany, while Mauritius ranks well above Japan.Read more: Focus on business environment and universities after Brexit, report urges The UK retained its spot as the seventh best nation in the world for ease of doing business, according to an influential ranking published today.The US leapfrogged the UK to move up to sixth overall, according to the 15th annual Doing Business report from the World Bank, published today. In 2015 the UK came in sixth. 4 (5) South Korea 83.92 0 More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.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.org read more

RAF centenary flypast: The best spots to watch the planes go by in London and Essex

Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndo RAF centenary flypast: The best spots to watch the planes go by in London and Essex whatsapp After that, your best bet is anywhere along London Southbank where there’ll be limited amounts of all buildings to block your view. You could always pick a spot on one of the bridges closer to the palace, like Southwark Bridge, the Millennium Bridge, Blackfriars or Waterloo Bridge if you’re popping out from the office.Or if you’re busy watching the tennis, the planes will be due to fly past Wimbledon as they head towards the west after flying over the Palace.Read more: RAF centenary flypast over central London today: What to look out for Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that the south east will be jostling for a spot to see the flypast today. The festivities will kick off around 11:25am with a special parade of 1,000 RAF personnel in front of Buckingham Palace.Read more: RAF centenary flypast: What you need to know and where you can watch itSuffolkFor security reasons, the exact timings and locations of the flypast can’t be revealed ahead of the event. However you can expect the planes to start making their way off from Ipswich around 12:45pm, with rumours suggesting it’ll be heading over the A12.EssexComing in north of Colchester, the planes will head towards Marks Tey, Kelvedon and Witham before passing over the north and east of Chelmsford.If you live in any of these towns, head for your nearest park to watch the planes fly overhead. More From Our Partners Astounding 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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.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.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Today the Royal Air Force (RAF) will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a 100-strong flypast from Ipswich, over Essex and culminating in a direct fly over of Buckingham Palace.We’ve compiled a list of the best places you can go to guarantee the best view of this once-in-a-lifetime show. But don’t worry if you can’t make it outside: the RAF has made an augmented reality app so that you can watch the flypast inside on your phone, or you can catch it on BBC Iplayer.Read more: RAF July centenary flypast: There’s an augmented reality app for thatLondonOnce in London, the flypast will go over the Olympic Park in Stratford, Hackney, Bethnal Green and Shoreditch before getting to Buckingham Palace and The Mall at around 1pm.While The Mall will be the best spot to watch the flypast as it makes its final demonstration before dispersing over Surrey, there are some other key spots that you might want to consider that could be closer to home.The open space of Victoria Park in the east will provide the best chance of seeing the whole thing, right as the planes begin to come together for their final show. Tuesday 10 July 2018 11:34 am Emily Nicolle Share read more

Former City stockbroker jailed over indecent images of children

Former City stockbroker jailed over indecent images of children The 72-year-old from Boars Hill, Oxford was also put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.Hewitt, who held executive positions at Scrimgeour Vickers and Kemp Gee & Co – both now defunct – during an extensive career in financial services, had pleaded guilty to three counts of downloading indecent images of children before his appearance.In September last year, Hewitt resigned as director and non-executive chairman of Highcroft Investments after 18 years due to “personal reasons.”The company did not respond to a request for comment. Callum Keown Share Wednesday 29 August 2018 2:16 pm whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoHistory 10Historical Figures That Lived Long Enough To Be PhotographedHistory 10UndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndomaternityweek.comStevie Wonder’s Wife Finally Reveals Why He Went Blindmaternityweek.comUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndo A former stockbroker has been jailed for downloading images of children being sexually abused.John Hewitt, who was most recently chairman of London-listed property investment firm Highcroft Investments, was given a 12-month prison sentence at Oxford Crown Court last week. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org read more

Nicky Morgan: I would not serve in a Boris Johnson Cabinet

Monday 10 September 2018 8:37 am whatsapp Meanwhile Foreign Affairs Select Committee chair Tom Tugendhat, who has served in the military, recalled his direct experience of a suicide bomber, saying: “Some need to grow up. Comparing the PM to that isn’t funny.”Although some Conservative MPs including Nadine Dorries and Zac Goldsmith supported Johnson’s comments, others have warned the would-be leader is so toxic they would quit the party to stop him taking the helm. The Daily Mail reports that at least a dozen Tories would resign the party whip, losing the government’s majority.Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Health Committee, was among those to go public with her threat. Nicky Morgan: I would not serve in a Boris Johnson Cabinet More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Share However she insisted she would remain within the party, even if it were led by the former foreign secretary. “I have been in the Conservative Party for the best part of 30 years. I am not going anywhere. I believe that there is a role for a centre-right party in our political system. I am a one nation Conservative and that is what I shall stay and fight for,” Morgan said.The senior backbencher was speaking after a weekend dominated by blue-on-blue attacks, after Johnson said Theresa May’s Brexit plan would put the UK constitution in a “suicide vest”. His comments provoked a backlash from two of his former Foreign Office colleagues. Sir Alan Duncan said it was “one of the most disgusting moments in modern British politics”, adding “this is the political end of Boris Johnson”. Difid minister Alistair Burt blasted it as an “outrageous, inappropriate and hurtful analogy”.  Catherine Neilan Former education secretary Nicky Morgan has said she would not serve in a government led by Boris Johnson – although stressed she would not resign as a Conservative MP if he came to power. Morgan, who chairs the Treasury Select Committee, told the BBC she was “very unlikely to be asked, but the answer [to whether she would join a Johnson-led Cabinet] is no”.  whatsapp read more

Why beer brewer Carlsberg got back in touch with its Danish roots

first_img whatsapp It’s also unusual that the pub – called the Carlsberg Cabin – was built by complete novices who first met five days earlier at the end of a dirt track near Tintagel in Cornwall.Read more: John Lewis axes jobs amid name rebrandingBut this pub, and the stories of the strangers who built it, represents a much larger overhaul of Carlsberg’s conventional approach to marketing.When the craft beer trend disrupted the industry, challenging established brands’ credibility and authenticity, it put many on the back foot. But for Carlsberg, a brand with over 150 years of craft brewing to its name, it was a shot in the arm.The wake-up call was realising how its legacy had been clouded by ad campaigns focused on associations with long-standing British culture, rather than Carlsberg’s own. Could it stand for something more than football match refreshment? Why beer brewer Carlsberg got back in touch with its Danish roots whatsapp Ryan Newey Monday 17 September 2018 8:23 amcenter_img In August 2018, Carlsberg unveiled a new pub. Its maiden pint was pulled not in a well-trafficked city-centre location, but in a woodland clearing. Instead of a glamourous launch party, the cheers of just six people greeted the first round.It’s a little odd to think of a big beer brand undertaking a marketing campaign which goes so far to be so far out of the way. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com The rebrand campaign which followed put Carlsberg back in touch with its roots, not just as a brewery but as an ambassador for Denmark. The resulting campaign – “The Danish Way” – was launched in 2017, and brought craft and philosophy together to introduce new tools for a happier life, fronted by Mads Mikkelsen.A stronger cultural role proved powerful, as the campaign lifted Carlsberg sales by 20 per cent. But in a world of brands out to “make a difference”, Carlsberg would be challenged to prove its philosophy and put it into action.Which brings us back to the Carlsberg Cabin. This little pub in the forest is a first step to making the brand’s philosophy concrete – or in this case, timber. The building is Danish in form and function, and the Danish way was integral to the building process itself.When that first round was poured in that Cornish clearing, it wasn’t shared among six influencers or celebrity ambassadors. Instead, it was savoured by a group of strangers in celebration of more than their newly-built pub. As behind-the-scenes videos show, the group forged new relationships, confidence, and self-awareness in the process.As audiences continue to search for authentic experiences, there may yet be many more philosopher-brands presenting great thoughts or lofty ambition. For those brands, success beyond their competitors will rely on making worthy principles tangible, useful, and human.Read more: Bacardi moves European headquarters to Spitalfields by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comPost FunDiana’s Butler Explains Why Harry Is With MeghanPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPail Sharelast_img read more

‘Big Short’ investor who foresaw 2008 crash warns against ‘Trotskyite’ Corbyn government

first_img Eisman said he was shorting two UK banks among his investments but could be persuaded to short “all 50 if I think Jeremy Corbyn is going to be Prime Minister”.Speaking at a conference in Dubai, Eisman said: “I’m shorting two stocks in the UK, but I’ve got a screen of about 50, and I might short all 50 if I think Jeremy Corbyn is going to be prime minister.“Corbyn’s a Trotskyite. Now I know my Trotskyites well and I know you don’t want to be invested in the UK if a Trotskyite is prime minister.”Eisman was one of the few investors to bet against the adjustable-rate subprime mortgages that were at the heart of the financial crash.The investor also repeated that he is still shorting Elon Musk’s electric car maker Tesla, despite its positive performance in October. Share Sunday 4 November 2018 4:24 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Heart Surgeon: This Simple Trick Helps Empty Your Bowels Every MorningGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBridesBlushWhat The Harry Potter Stars Look Like Out Of CostumeBridesBlushAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Alexandra Rogers center_img Tags: Trading Archive ‘Big Short’ investor who foresaw 2008 crash warns against ‘Trotskyite’ Corbyn government whatsapp Tesla has been mired in controversy over the summer after its controversial chief executive released a series of tweets that suggested he had secured funding to take the company private at $420 per share.The outburst prompted the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate Musk over claims his tweets may have amounted to market manipulation. He settled the lawsuit by agreeing to step down as chairman and by paying a $20m (£15m) fine.Musk’s woes were compounded on Friday when Tesla was hit with a subpoena from the SEC over his company’s production estimates relating to the Model 3.Tesla said in a statement: “Should the government decide to pursue an enforcement action, there exists the possibility of a material adverse impact on our business, results of operation, prospects, cash flows, and financial position.” A US investor who predicted the financial crash has said he could be impelled to short up to 50 UK firms if “Trotskyite” Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.Steve Eisman, who is the subject of Oscar-winning film The Big Short, said the UK was one of the biggest risks he was watching as it negotiates its exit from the European Union.last_img read more

Only a failing healthcare system would discourage patients from getting tested

first_img Share Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Opinion I don’t doubt the sincerity of the authors who voiced their concerns over PSA tests, but their own language suggests that they are really concerned about a very different problem facing cancer patients in the UK.Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, noted that there is “not clear guidance” for men if they test positive for genetic risk, while professor David Curtis from University College London complained of “valuable medical time” being used to speak to GPs about results, suggesting that acting on the findings would “waste even more of the NHS’s scarce resources”.These are not complaints about the test itself, but rather concerns about capacity within the NHS if more people start seeking out non-emergency and preventive appointments.These factors have to be considered – it is simply not possible, in any health system, to provide everyone with everything that modern medicine has to offer, even if Britain spent 100 per cent of GDP on healthcare.But it is the rationing and bureaucratic structure that remains the biggest flaw of the NHS, rearing its ugly head in areas of testing and treatment which are far less controversial than prostate cancer screenings. Friday 22 March 2019 8:13 am Yesterday, in the same newspaper, a host of medical professionals pushed back against the his advice. They highlighted that screening for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) remains controversial.Having done a bit of digging, it seems that they have a point. The test is prone to inaccuracies and can cause unnecessary duress for people who test false-positive.But I am sceptical of the vigour with which Hancock is being condemned, especially when you consider the NHS website’s own advice on PSA testing. Noting that a faulty test result could “mean many men receive treatment unnecessarily”, the NHS also states that “screening has been shown to reduce a man’s chance of dying from prostate cancer”.As a result, the NHS offers an “informed choice programme” to men over 50, which provides patients the opportunity to speak to their GPs about the pros and cons of the test.This seems a suitably nuanced approach to medicine that is still evolving, and not wholly incompatible with the health secretary’s own article. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny The screening age for bowel cancer has finally dropped by a decade in England – a long overdue move, which was delayed partially due to lack of resources and staff. Even so, Bowel Cancer UK estimates that thousands are waiting beyond the target for the lifesaving diagnostic test.Even when waiting targets are hit for diagnostics, patients are often looking at months before they begin treatment. The accepted waiting target for cancer patients to start treatment in the UK is up to a staggering 62 days.It is horrific, then, but not surprising that if UK patients with the four most common types of cancer were treated in the Netherlands rather than on the NHS, more than 9,000 lives would be saved every year; if treated in Germany, 12,000 lives would be saved; in Belgium, an amazing 14,000.It is fair to question specific advice dished out by the health secretary or anyone else, especially if the test or medicine is still new. But we should not fault him for encouraging patients to gain full knowledge – and some control – over their own health.If arming oneself with facts and figures leads to a rise in demand from healthcare providers, that would be, under many other systems, a good thing. Only under a fundamentally outdated model like the NHS could it be considered irresponsible to encourage patients to ask for the health information to which they are entitled. Only a failing healthcare system would discourage patients from getting tested Tags: Trading Archive Health secretary Matt Hancock is facing backlash for sharing his personal testimony about health screenings.Writing for The Times, Hancock hailed predictive risk tests as a tool that “may save my life”, after discovering his increased risk of having prostate cancer. whatsapp 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.last_img read more

Theresa May should ‘look closely’ at customs union Brexit if MPs back it, says cabinet minister

first_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Theresa May would need to look “very closely” at a customs union Brexit if parliament voted for it, a cabinet minister has said.Parliament is due to hold another round of indicative votes on Monday after MPs rejected the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement for a third time on Friday. Tags: Brexit Jeremy Corbyn People Theresa May whatsapp After Friday’s defeat, the Prime Minister is weighing up her options, including holding another meaningful vote on her deal or possibly a general election to break the deadlock.Brexiter cabinet ministers have warned her they will resign if she moves towards a customs-union type “soft” Brexit, while their Remain counterparts have threatened the same action if she pursues a no-deal Brexit.Labour’s Tom Watson said the situation meant they had been put on “election footing” by leader Jeremy Corbyn. The deputy leader said a second referendum was the “only way we can bring the country back together now”. Sharecenter_img Alexandra Rogers Theresa May should ‘look closely’ at customs union Brexit if MPs back it, says cabinet minister whatsapp At the last showing of indicative votes, where MPs signal their preferences for alternative Brexit options, a proposal by father of the House Ken Clarke for some form of a customs-union based arrangement just fell short of reaching a majority.Justice secretary David Gauke told the BBC that the government will have to consider “very carefully the will of parliament”.”My view is that the best outcome is the Prime Minister’s deal, but If the Prime Minister’s deal is not the favoured outcome of parliament then ]we would need to consider what it would want to do.”When asked whether May would have to go back to the EU to negotiate a customs union if MPs voted for it, Gauke said: “I think she would need to look very closely at that.“If parliament is voting overwhelmingly against leaving the European Union without a deal but is voting in favour of a softer Brexit, then I don’t think it is sustainable to say we will ignore parliament’s position and leave without a deal.” Sunday 31 March 2019 12:12 pmlast_img read more

John McDonnell’s Marxist ideas for financing would be a disastrous experiment

first_img John McDonnell’s Marxist ideas for financing would be a disastrous experiment Sunday 31 March 2019 11:16 pm Julian Harris Share whatsapp whatsapp While the Brexit process pushes the British constitution to its limits, the Labour party continues to develop and promote policy proposals that, if implemented, would make the UK’s torturous departure from the European Union look like a modest tweak to our political operating system.While all of Westminster focuses on the near collapse of functioning government and the prospect of a general election, John McDonnell, Labour’s Marxist shadow chancellor, is putting the finishing touches to a radical programme of change to which he has devoted his entire political life. It directs investment, deciding which businesses and projects get off the ground and which fail. For too long, this vital part of our economy has been solely in the hands of the big banks and the speculators.”It’s true that the market determines the allocation of capital, but it’s also true that (while imperfect) the system has proven itself to be far superior to the preferences of politicians and the planning of civil servants.Capital markets, whether through bank lending, venture capital, private equity or any of the new challenger business-banks or crowd-funding platforms, will remain a far safer, more efficient and fairer system of finance than anything McDonnell cooks up in Whitehall.Whenever the times comes, Tory MPs (and any advocates of the market economy) must be prepared to fight Labour on this point or risk being subjected to its modern Marxist experiment. If he does make it through the doors of Number 11, he won’t waste a minute. If he’s learnt anything from his years in the political wilderness, it’s that the revolution – when it comes – must be swift, deep and defended ruthlessly.He has written to the Treasury’s most senior civil servant, outlining the steps that would be taken to get his revolution off the ground.An emergency tax-raising budget would be the first order of business, accompanied by a programme of political re-education for civil servants, to ensure that “the Treasury will widen the range of economic theories and approaches in which its officials and those in the rest of the government are trained”.Remember, this comes from the man who held up Mao’s little red book when making a point in Parliament.Yesterday, McDonnell reiterated his idea to inject £250bn of public money into a state-run network of regional investment banks, saying “finance is the central nervous system of the economy. Tags: John McDonnell People Taxlast_img read more

Chilango, burrito bonds, and London – the boss of the Mexican food chain talks about the virtues of crowdfunding

first_imgMonday 8 April 2019 10:36 am Chilango, burrito bonds, and London – the boss of the Mexican food chain talks about the virtues of crowdfunding Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR whatsapp “That aside, I’m extremely pleased with the results. We had a £1m target, which we crushed within 24 hours – we’re currently at £3.4m.”Critics also ask why companies like Chilango would offer minibonds with pricey interest rates rather than borrow more cheaply from a bank, but Partaker argues that crowdfunding offers several advantages.“Yes, we could go to a bank, get a loan, and create four fans at the bank’s sales team, or we put it to the public. With both Burrito Bond campaigns, we now have not just an investor base of 1,500 people, we also have a sales force of 1,500. To me, that’s worth the extra effort and the higher interest rate to create that group of brand ambassadors.“The key thing with crowdfunding is that it’s half an exercise in fundraising, and another half in brand building and marketing.”Read more: London’s burrito boom visualisedProceeds from the fundraiser will go towards refinancing the 2014 bonds and establishing new branches of the chain. Chilango is currently planning to open a restaurant in Birmingham, and another two in London.Long term, there are plans to expand internationally.“We’ve already trademarked Chilango in 30 different markets with that in mind, and have engaged in a few cease-and-desist orders against some people who have come to London, recognised our success, and outright copied the brand and everything, but with bad food,” he reveals.While Chilango is focusing mainly on London, it’s also thriving in an otherwise difficult period for the capital’s food scene, with many restaurant chains closing left and right.The brand may not be the only burrito joint in London, but it’s certainly one of the most ambitious, and Partaker seems to be as enthusiastic and vibrant as the interior design of his restaurants. Tags: Company Crowdfunding Senior Starbucks More accurately known as a minibond, investors cannot sell or trade their bonds, and must leave their money invested for a minimum of four years. Also, unlike savings in a regular cash account, the bonds are unsecured, meaning that if Chilango were to collapse, bondholders would not get their money back.“These are riskier investments than other investments out there, which we’ve reflected in the higher interest rate,” explains Partaker. “Anyone considering the minibond investment should fully understand the risks of an investment like that, and read through all the documentation we’ve provided. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org The “burrito bond” smashed its initial target of £1m within 24 hours of launching, and has currently raised more than £3m, but the fundraiser will come to an end this Friday.This isn’t the first bond from Chilango – it raised £2m from over 700 investors in 2014, and hasn’t missed an interest payment yet – but it is an unusual type of investment, and one that has faced criticism. Read more: That’s a wrap! The boss of Tortilla talks about the business of burritosPartaker started the business 11 years ago, when he and his co-founder Dan Houghton were working in the UK at the tech company Skype. Having grown up eating Mexican food in his home city of Chicago, Partaker spotted a gap in the market for a quality burrito restaurant in London, and suggested to Houghton that they go into business together. Share Eric Partaker started Chilango 11 years ago“We worked super well together,” he says. “We were very, very lucky in that on psychometric tests, we literally test quite oppositely from each other, because the partnerships that don’t work out, I think, are the ones where the people are too similar. That really worked in our favour at both Skype and Chilango.”Going from the tech industry to the fast casual dining sector doesn’t seem like the most natural career path, but Partaker argues that Skype taught the pair how to create a Mexican food business. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndo whatsapp After interviewing Eric Partaker, the co-founder of burrito chain Chilango, he says I should try the food at his elaborately decorated restaurant on Cannon Street. I ask what he recommends, and instead of picking from the regular menu, he suggests I sample the “Noah’s Ark” – a lunch box containing all the meat options.A slightly grim joke (apologies to any vegetarians reading this), but it turns out that this is from Chilango’s “secret menu”. This is somewhat similar to what chains like McDonalds or Starbucks have, where customers and fans have worked out combinations of the regular listed items that create tasty concoctions. And Chilango’s food does taste good. “What I mean by that is, voice over internet protocol had existed for 10 years prior to Skype’s arrival, so why did Skype succeed? Because it did two things: it focused on an awesome product, and wrapped it in a brand that people loved. So those were our core tenets for Chilango.”Now with 10 restaurants in London and one in Manchester, the company is producing net sales of around £10m a year. But it’s a competitive market, and since launching, several other Mexican food chains have come to the capital, such as Chipotle and Tortilla. In this increasingly crowded space, what sets Chilango apart?“We’re towards the premium end of this fast casual burrito space,” says Partaker. “We have on average the highest prices to reflect the higher ingredient quality, and the Michelin-star culinary talent that stands behind our brand – the former senior development director for Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck has done a lot of our recipe development.”Partaker’s current focus is on Chilango’s latest fundraising campaign, which began in October. In return for a minimum investment of £500, the chain is offering a retail bond that aims to pay an eye-popping eight per cent interest a year, along with bonus free food rewards. I’ve even bought some bonds myself.Read more: Burrito bonds sound delicious, but are they a good investment?last_img read more