Philip Hammond

Victory for The Independent’s Cut the Cup Waste campaign paves the way towards a greener future

We could not have imagined that our campaign against single-use plastics and for a latte levy on disposable coffee cups would be met with such rapid …

Opinion (UK)

'Cough up!' PM urged to back bid to bring huge 4x4 car plant to Teesside

Teesside leaders have called on the Government to “cough up” to help bring a massive world-class car manufacturing plant to the former SSI …

Great Britain

Record 162,000 people have their say on plastic reduction

A record number of people respond to a government review of how Britain's tax system could tackle worsening plastic pollution.<p>A record 162,000 people …

Pollution

UK, EU banking regulators team up in case of cliff-edge Brexit

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Central Bank Governors attend ECB's Central Bank Communications Conference in Frankfurt<p>By Huw Jones<p>LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank …

Financial Services

Government 'Set To Impose Coffee Cup Levy' As Public Shows Support For Plastics Curb

New taxes also being explored.<p>weiXx via Getty Images<p>A new 'latte levy' could help curb the use of throwaway plastics.<p>The government is considering …

Blue Planet II

Philip Hammond plans new taxes to tackle plastic waste after 'overwhelming' public response

Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce new taxes to tackle plastic pollution, after an “overwhelming” public response backed plans to reduce …

UK Politics

Overwhelming Public Support For Using Taxes To Fight Plastic Waste

Government consultation prompted record-breaking response.<p>s0ulsurfing - Jason Swain via Getty Images<p>The British public has shown huge support for a …

Pollution

Philip Hammond to use Budget to unveil new 'plastic tax'

Education ministers are reportedly planning to attempt to reduce the number of unconditional offers given to university applicants.<p>Philip Hammond is …

Boris Johnson

Business rates bill for London firms set to hit £10bn

The annual business rates bill hitting London firms could rocket to £10 billion for the first time next year, a study showed on Friday.<p>Property …

Business (UK)

An Amazon Tax Won’t Stop Britain’s Retail Carnage

The carnage on the British high street from the likes of House of Fraser and Homebase naturally leads to calls for blood from internet retailing behemoth Amazon.com Inc. Enter Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who last week said he was strongly considering an “Amazon tax” to help …

eCommerce

A-level results day shows maths most popular subject as design dwindles

Figures show that 103,655 students took maths this year, while 51,900 took art, design and technology subjects.<p>August 16, 2018 3:34 pm<p>Art, design and …

Education

Tax sales and scrap business rates altogether to save our High Street, says MAGGIE PAGANO

You know that saying, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?’ Well, now could be a good time to update the phrase to ‘the tough go …

Business (UK)

The future of data has higher stakes than Brexit

Addressing West Berlin in 1963, 22 months after the Berlin wall was built, US President JF Kennedy famously declared “Ich bin ein Berliner”, …

Great Britain

The UK is badly prepared for another economic crash

With high household and national debt, and interest rates already at record lows, the UK would have less firepower to deploy than in 2008.<p>Nearly a …

Great Britain

Radical pension pot plan for 'inheritance insurance' to pay for care WITHOUT elderly losing their home

HEALTH ministers are considering radical plans for “inheritance insurance” so OAPs in care don’t ever lose their home to pay the bills.<p>The Sun can …

Retirement

Philip Hammond urged to freeze business rates as high streets face tax hike of around £200million next year

Chancellor Philip Hammond faces fresh calls to freeze business rates as it emerged already hammered high streets face a tax hike of around …

UK Politics

A record fifth of all shopping is now done online as Britain's high streets struggle to compete with websites, new figures reveal

A record fifth of all shopping is done online as shoppers stayed away from Britain's high streets and spend their money on websites instead, figures …

Money (UK)

Royal London's profits climb but it still bemoans 'sluggish' economic growth and political uncertainty

Royal London has warned that 'sluggish economic growth' and the end of the roll-out of auto enrolment has hit pensions and investment groups.<p>The …

Money (UK)

House of Fraser needs to do more than just "hammer" Amazon in a Shopper First Retailing world

Last week saw the collapse and almost immediate rescue of UK retail institution House of Fraser. It had been a long time coming. As the crisis …

eCommerce

HOW THIS IS MONEY CAN HELP

Steve Richardson may have the smallest annuity in Britain.<p>He says his income of just 63p a year is so much of a joke that he reels it out as a party …

Retirement

Parliament crash: man arrested on suspicion of terrorism

A man has been held on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car was driven into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing outside parliament in Westminster, as Downing Street revealed authorities were working on hundreds of live counter-terrorism investigations.<p>The suspect, a 29-year-old British …

Extremism

A Man Has Been Arrested For Suspected Terrorist Offences After A Car Crashed Outside Parliament

Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the crash, which they said "appears to be a deliberate act."<p>A man has been arrested for alleged terrorist offences after a car crashed into a number of people outside the Houses of Parliament early Tuesday morning.<p>The unnamed man, …

Extremism

Theresa May responds to Westminster terror incident to thank emergency services after car ploughs into cyclists

THERESA May has praised the emergency services for their response to the Westminster terror incident after a car ploughed into cyclists this …

Great Britain

Public backing for Final Say referendum leaps amid division over May's Brexit plans

Public backing for a new referendum on Theresa May’s Brexit deal has leapt in the last month, amid deep division over her approach to EU …

Great Britain

‘Amazon tax’ should be sent to the recycle bin

They are forcing shops out of business. They hardly pay any tax. They are throwing people out of work, and the few people they do employ are on terrible contracts. The internet giants take an endless stream of flak. No one has quite accused them of poisoning the reservoirs, but it is probably only …

Recycling

£51 Million Boost to Wales’ Hi-Tech Electronics Industry

It ...The post £51 Million Boost to Wales’ Hi-Tech Electronics Industry appeared first on Business News Wales.

News (Wales)

Digital Sales Tax Has To Be Looked At To Save The High Street

It's a horrid time to be in retail right now, and I take no solace in being the bearer of bad news that I, among many, have predicted for months. The …

eCommerce

Government pumps £51m into Welsh tech hub

Wales will get an extra £51m in innovation funding to develop new technologies and create jobs, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.<p>The funding …

Business Technology

Chancellor of the Exchequer commits £1bn to create ‘high-tech British hubs’

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, this week announced that the British government will be committing close to £1 billion to help …

Great Britain

Two thirds of Yorkshire areas still not building homes at pre-recession levels

Yorkshire remains in the grips of a housing crisis, with two thirds of council areas failing to get home building rates back to pre-recession rates a …

Housing