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Cameron to chair Calais crisis Cobra meeting

31st July 2015  | Latest News Management

The Prime Minister will head a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on the migrant crisis at Calais. David Cameron, who has returned to the UK after a four-day tour of south-east Asia, will head to Westminster to chair the high-level meeting on Friday morning. It is understood he will ask ministers and officials to see whether more can be done to address the situation at the port and the Channel…

EDF names Hinkley Point C nuclear plant firms

31st July 2015  | Latest News Management

Plans to build the first UK nuclear power station in over 20 years have taken a huge step forward with an announcement of which companies are set to be involved in the giant energy project. French firm EDF named a number of national and local Somerset companies or joint ventures as preferred bidders set to win contracts worth more than £1.3 billion to build Hinkley Point C. The firms include engineering giants…

Average family faces £734,240 lifetime tax bill

31st July 2015  | Latest News Management

British families pay almost three-quarters of a million pounds each in tax over the course of a lifetime, according to new research. The £734,240 - in 2013/14 prices - totted up by the average household over 40 years in work and 15 years of retirement includes £253,040 of income tax, £146,775 in VAT, £92,795 in National Insurance contributions and £59,955 in council tax, as well as many other levies, said the…

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Unicom fined £200,000 by Ofcom for misleading customers

Small business telecoms provider Universal Utilities Ltd, which trades under the name Unicom, has been fined £200,000 by Ofcom. The regulator’s investigation found that Unicom had misguided potential customers about the payment of early termination charges…

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5 best airport business lounges in the world

Travelling around the world can be tiresome, but airports are now striving to make your layovers as luxurious as possible whilst maintaining optimum efficiency and ease of use. 1. British Airways Concorde Lounge at Heathrow Built at…