Sadiq Khan to warn that leaving the single market will damage London ‘for decades to come’

first_img Sadiq Khan to warn that leaving the single market will damage London ‘for decades to come’ whatsapp whatsapp Share Tags: Brexit People Sadiq Khan More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com London mayor Sadiq Khan will today warn that leaving the single market will damage London and the UK “for decades to come” as the exit date for leaving the bloc draws ever closer.Khan, a staunch Remainer, will say that leaving the single market and customs union would lead to a “lost decade” in which 87,000 jobs would be lost in the capital by 2030 and 500,000 nationwide, if the country leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.Leaving the single market alone will lead to 54,000 fewer jobs in London, while the capital’s economic output fall by 1.2 per cent lower by 2030, according to the mayor.Khan is due to address a number of business leader at event hosted by advocacy group London First. He will say that while much of the Brexit debate has focused on the customs union, which the Labour party wants to remain a permanent member of, membership of the single market is more important and has enabled London to become “Europe’s capital” for technology and financial, professional and legal services.Read more: Brexit minister says Article 50 delay is not government’s planKhan will say said: “London is a world leader in finance, law, professional services, the creative industries and technology – and these industries are central to the future prospects of the British jobs and growth.“So it’s hugely problematic that the Brexit debate in parliament is largely ignoring the needs of these sectors, focusing almost entirely on manufacturing.“If we want to protect jobs and competitiveness in our key growth sectors, in an era of intensifying global competition, membership of Europe’s single market is the best way to do so.”“If the government fails to achieve that, it is a decision that London and the UK will regret for decades to come.”There are just 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU. The Prime Minister has been accused by Labour of attempting to “run down the clock” until exit day in order to force MPs to vote for her deal and avoid a no-deal Brexit.Read more: Sadiq Khan: UK must remain clearing king after BrexitMPs will vote on Thursday on a motion supporting the government’s attempt to get changes to the Irish backstop plan – which would see the UK locked in the EU’s customs union after Brexit in the absence of a trade deal.Parliament will then get another vote on February 27 if a new agreement has not been reached by then. Alexandra Rogers by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal PastBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider Wednesday 13 February 2019 12:09 pm last_img read more

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FTSE bosses ready to kickstart UK recovery

first_imgThis weekend the UK economy takes a few more important steps towards reopening and rebuilding. And in spite of the human toll the coronavirus has had, so far the public are strikingly optimistic about the future. We owe it to them and to each other to show that political, business and civic leaders can work together to rebuild a UK where everyone, regardless of background or geography, can have a fairer, more prosperous life. We cannot be passengers on this journey. Friday 3 July 2020 12:01 am Tom Keith-Roach, UK President, AstraZeneca According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, two-thirds of people believe the pandemic will result in improvements in how we work, live and treat each other. The same survey, however, also found that the public expects business to play a role in helping the UK to recover. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Sinead Lynch, Chair, Shell UK As an independent group of cross-sector business leaders, we will analyse the impact that coronavirus has had on our communities, the business landscape and broader society. FTSE bosses have created the Covid Recovery Commission to do more to kickstart a UK recovery that fuels prosperity after the coronavirus lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: FTSE bosses: Businesses ready to kickstart UK recovery From the ability of someone to start and grow a company and create new jobs, to the impact of Covid on the UK’s efforts to decarbonise. We will work together to produce practical ideas to help ensure that all of the UK is best placed to emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient than before we entered it. FTSE bosses have created the Covid Recovery Commission to do more to kickstart a UK recovery that fuels prosperity after the coronavirus lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Covid Recovery Commission signatories: Business will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery in the jobs they provide and wealth they create. We generate profits for shareholders which go into people’s pensions. whatsapp For some, 4 July will represent a return to profitable trading, for others, the journey to recovery is just beginning. FTSE bosses: Businesses ready to kickstart UK recovery John Allan CBE, Chair of Tesco, Barratt and Imperial College London Council Share We have to demonstrate through action as well as words that the business community as a whole – startups, scale-ups, SMEs and big business – is ready and willing to act as custodians of the economy. Ian Funnell, CEO UK and Ireland, Hitachi ABB Power Gridscenter_img FTSE bosses have created the Covid Recovery Commission to do more to kickstart a UK recovery that fuels prosperity after the coronavirus lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Manoj Badale, Co-founder and Joint Managing Partner, Blenheim Chalcot and Chairman of the British Asian Trust FTSE bosses have created the Covid Recovery Commission to do more to kickstart a UK recovery that fuels prosperity after the coronavirus lockdown (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: FTSE bosses: Businesses ready to kickstart UK recovery This country has been tested over the past few months. We have shown a collective will – as individuals, families, friends and communities – to work together and to look after each other.  Ruth Cairnie, Chair, Babcock  whatsapp  Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone UK Covid Recovery Commission That is why we have joined together today to create the Covid Recovery Commission. Show Comments ▼ Chris Grigg, CEO, British Land As we begin to emerge from the crisis, and discussions turn to how we rebuild our economy, it is critical that we, as business leaders, work hard to restore the economy. 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. Opinion And we create flourishing markets, providing our customers with a wide range of goods and services that improve their lives. But the current environment requires more of purposeful businesses like ours, and to thrive will mean doing things differently especially if we are to achieve national ambitions such as becoming net zero by 2050 and creating an economy that works for everyone. John Holland-Kaye, CEO, Heathrow Airport Many businesses have worked night and day to support their employees, customers and communities through these difficult times, but the public are rightly challenging us to do more. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

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Facebook, Instagram and Tinder down for over an hour but social media giant denies cyber-attack

first_imgMillions of Facebook and Instagram users were left stranded without profiles to lurk, updates to post and photos to “like” this morning, as the social networks were down for around an hour. Even Tinder users were unable to get swiping with the dating app shut down by what Facebook say was a fault caused by its own engineers. The company has poured cold water on suggestions that the issue had been caused by a cyber-attack, after hacking group Lizard Squad claimed repsonsibility.  From around 6:10am to 7.00am GMT, all three social networks were inaccessible on web and mobile. Social media addicts were greeted with this, their worst nightmare:  It appeared that the services fell victim to a huge DDOS attack. Norse IP Viking, which displays live cyber attacks across the world, showed a huge number of attacks sent to the US. Norse IPViking visualizes the cyber-attack. (Source: http://map.ipviking.com/) Hacker group Lizard Squad, who yesterday got into Malaysia Airlines’ website, took responsibility for the attack on Twitter. Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) January 27, 2015 However, Facebook insisted that the problem was simply a result of its own tinkering. A spokesperson said: “This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems.” Facebook last went down in September when it went offline twice. In the most recent instance it was unavailable for just 15 minutes. Facebook (which also owns Instagram) and Tinder are yet to comment on the outages. Facebook-owned Whatsapp is not known to have experienced any issues. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media behemoth has around 864m daily active users and 1.35bn monthly active subscribers. Tuesday 27 January 2015 4:00 am More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Tags: Cybercrime Facebook Tinder Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img whatsapp Facebook, Instagram and Tinder down for over an hour but social media giant denies cyber-attack Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It LoveUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Joe Hall last_img read more

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London house prices: As rents keep rising, here’s how the Monopoly board looks in 2015

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment Guruzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge Click to see table in a new window There has been a shake-up in the London property price hierarchy, and the most profitable places to be a landlord have moved dramatically.That well-established measure of London property values – the humble Monopoly board – has been shaken and stirred by fluctuations in the market, and Bond Street (no surprise) now sits top of the pile. Mayfair and Park Lane, those two luxurious purples, have fallen back into the second-most expensive set. Read more: London’s next Mayor must harness the City to tackle the housing crisisAccording to research from Rentify, Old Kent Road – the lowest of the low set – has jumped off the bottom, rising one place to the second cheapest on the board.  Average monthly rent for a two bedroom property on the street now fetches £1,950 a month.Read more: Rent, happiness, love and Instagram: These four charts sum up life as a LondonerRentify CEO George Spencer said:Old Kent Road once was the joke of the Monopoly board, but landlords who have invested in the area are the ones laughing now. Over the past 80 years since Monopoly was launched in the UK prices in London have just gone up and up – but for renters this is no game.With so many being priced out of central London, it seems clearer than ever that more needs to be done to lower planning restrictions and build more homes. Fortunately, there are at least still relatively affordable options available elsewhere for savvy renters.That means that, while Old Kent Road and Whitechapel may have been at the low end in the board game, in reality they are far from the cost-effective places to rent. The cheapest place to search for a two bed flat is zone three, which wasn’t included in the original Monopolgy board. Rentify pointed out that prices there are a full £800 a month less than Whitechapel or Old Kent road. London rents have been rising fast recently, and some people worry high living costs will begin to threaten the London economy, perhaps putting off skilled workers from moving to the capital. whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ London house prices: As rents keep rising, here’s how the Monopoly board looks in 2015 Thursday 11 June 2015 6:39 am Share Billy Ehrenberg Tags: London house prices UK house priceslast_img read more

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News / Carriers add capacity to cash in on peak season, but vessel charter rates rally

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 09/07/2014 Ocean carriers seem to be throwing every bit of cellular capacity they have in reserve at the peak season this year, as, unlike 2013 when the year began with a profitable first quarter, most container lines have yet to move into the black so far this year.It is therefore crucial that they post a good third-quarter performance by taking advantage of cargo peaks, which also explains Zim’s decision to provide an ad-hoc sailing by its 10,062teu Zim Tianjin from China to North Europe next week.Although the troubled Israeli carrier has officially withdrawn from the Asia-Europe tradelane, it clearly does not want to miss an opportunity to garner some much-needed revenue to bolster its balance sheet.Alphaliner reports that, on June 30, the idle container fleet comprised just 130 ships – 255,000teu – the lowest level for three years and of which only 18 vessels, equivalent to 47,000teu, were carrier-controlled.Moreover, the analyst said that the average size of the laid-up containership had fallen significantly to 1,960teu from 3,300teu at the beginning of the year, reflecting stronger demand for larger ships in the peak season weeks.In fact, the only ship over 7,500teu currently idled is the 8,600teu newbuild CSAV Tyndall, which apart from a voyage charter for Maersk Line repositioning empty containers to Asia, has been surplus to the Chilean carrier’s requirements for the past two months and it keeps it at anchor off Hong Kong, paying daily hire to shipowner Zodiac Maritime as part of an eight-year charter.However, with the current strong peak season demand for big ships, CSAV could yet obtain a three-month re-let to one of its peers to ease some of the financial pain from the expensive long-term charter.Meanwhile, Alphaliner said Maersk Line and MSC had both been active in the boxship charter market recently, with the former fixing the 2010-built 8,540teu Seroja Empat on a sub-let from MISC at $26,500 per day for 4-6 months – an increase on the $25,500 per day paid by UASC for the ship on a single Pacific round trip.Maersk has also taken the 6,612teu Cap Aguilar from Hamburg Sud on a sub-let paying $16,500 per day for a three-month charter with a two-month option – well below the $22,000 daily hire that the German niche carrier is paying Zodiac Maritime on a 12-month charter.But there are still plenty of charter bargains awaiting aggressive carriers, as evidenced by MSC fixing the 6,966teu Adrian Schulte for a year at $20,500 per day – previously known as the APL Tennessee,  the vessel recently ended a five-year charter with Singapore-based APL which paid $37,250 per day.Even the much-suffering panamax sector has seen a rates rally, with vessels once again commanding over $10,000 per day after falling to around $7,500 earlier in the year. However, charter rate levels are still some $20,000 per day lower than their post-recession 2010-early 2011 peak.last_img read more

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News / Digital forwarder Twill takes on Maersk colours in quest for end-to-end solutions

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 03/09/2018 Closer – and more public – ties between forwarders and carriers are becoming increasingly acceptable to shippers, as the latest move by Maersk indicates.It is nailing its colours to the mast by re-branding digital forwarder Twill as a Maersk company, rather than via its subsidiary Damco brand.The shipping line hopes to attract more SME shippers, as the Maersk brand is more widely recognised than Damco.Maersk said the move was in line with the “AP Moller-Maersk strategy to become a global integrator of container logistics, offering end-to-end solutions” within three to five years.Twill was launched in April last year as a ‘Damco innovation’. While its operations will continue to be handled by Damco, it has now become a ‘Maersk innovation’ instead.Troels Stovring, CEO of Twill, said: “The Twill mission is to make shipping simple – as easy as booking airline tickets, a taxi or hotel – and we are just at the beginning of an exciting journey.“To reach that vision it is critical for us to reach a wider market. The Maersk brand is highly recognised and leveraging that awareness will be of significant strategic advantage to us,” he added.The move follows other strengthening ties between forwarders and carriers, notably CMA CGM’s acquisition of 25% of Ceva Logistics.In its latest Global Freight Forwarding report, Transport Intelligence notes this “strategic trend”, which in air freight has seen express parcel operators try to claim some of the freight forwarding market.It added: “Shipping lines too have sought to capture the upstream and downstream spend of their clients by establishing forwarding units: Damco (Maersk) and Yusen (NYK) are cases in point.”And now, Maersk is doing it more publicly, suggesting that SME shippers are less concerned about working with a carrier-owned forwarder than perhaps they had been previously.Maersk insisted in a statement that Twill would continue to offer independent advice as a multi-carrier platform. It said Twill “will continue to freely choose between ocean carriers to provide customers with the best and most relevant solution”.Vincent Clerc, chief commercial officer of Maersk, added: “With Twill we are offering small and medium-sized companies a simple and easy way of shipping their goods, providing them better control of their supply chains.”When asked what impact the change might have on Damco, or whether it too would take on Maersk’s branding, a spokesperson told The Loadstar: “Damco is a well embedded and crucial asset in Maersk’s vision, and we look forward to jointly reach our vision.”last_img read more

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Two Laois designs through to coveted All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final

first_img By Megan Shiel – 10th March 2020 Two Laois designs through to coveted All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final Facebook SEE ALSO – Brophy and Larkin reflect on Laois U-20 loss to Dublin Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 10, 2020Next articleHuge success for two Midland Masters Basketball teams Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final TAGSJunk KoutureScoil Chriost Ri Electric Picnic center_img Twitter Facebook After yet another awe-inspiring display of regional glitz, glamour and re-purposed ‘rubbish’ Junk Kouture provincial winners will gather together for one last time at the competition’s Grand Final.That was due to take place in the 3 Arena in April but has now been postponed to the Autumn due to the Coronavirus outbreak.Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, two local designs from Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise will join grand finalists from across the country in a bid to be crowned the 10th annual Junk Kouture winner:‘Canine 99’ designed by Jade Laffan and Alex Wright and ‘Peace Unfolds’ designed by Sarah Tuohy, Elise Finn and Grainne McCaul.Set to be one of the biggest events in the 2020 fashion calendar, 3Arena will play host to the crème de la crème of the country’s most creative young minds!Megan Kelly, Operations Manager, Junk Kouture said “This is our seventh final to be held in the 3Arena, and if the previous years are anything to go by, the audience is in for a fabulous night to remember!“Large numbers of family, friends and fashion enthusiasts travel across the provinces of Ireland to support the designers and models, and nothing sounds better than the cheers of the Grand Final audience!“So, contestants will definitely need to bring their A game, as well as their ear plugs!”Overall, 80 creative teams will ‘strut their stuff’ and showcase their striking works of wearable, recycled art, in the hope of being crowned the kings or queens of the catwalk by a celebrity judging panel including star of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Strictly Come Dancing Michelle Visage and the X-factors Louis Walsh.Apart from a celebrity judging panel, the public can also take part in competition voting online from 9am on the March 30.Feel free to vote for as many designs as you like, but only one vote per day is possible.The public vote accounts for 10% of the finalists scores and can really make a massive difference to the overall winner!In addition to the coveted first place prize, teams will also be competing for €2,000 for their school, and €1,000 cash for their team.Five Regional Winners will also be given the opportunity to attend the famous Cannes Film Festival in May and for contestants planning a future in fashion, there is also the chance to win creative scholarships for sole applicants to the Limerick School of Art and Design, and Griffith College Dublin. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic Home News Two Laois designs through to coveted All-Ireland Junk Kouture Final News WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Jenrick confirms Housing Department Wolverhampton HQ in historic move

first_imgJenrick confirms Housing Department Wolverhampton HQ in historic move Communities Secretary confirms dual headquarters in Wolverhampton.In a key milestone for the government’s levelling up agenda, Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP today (20 February 2021) confirmed that the government will create a second headquarters in Wolverhampton with at least 500 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Group roles set to be based across the West Midlands by 2025 – with further increases planned by 2030.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is leading the way and the new HQ in Wolverhampton will include the presence of ministers – making it the first such ministerial office outside of London with a regular ministerial presence. Senior civil servants will also be based in Wolverhampton, ensuring this becomes a centre for policy development and decision making.This historic move signals a culture change in civil service to give a stronger voice to communities in our mission to level up opportunity and prosperity across the regions. This is a significant increase on the 300 roles currently in the region and is part of plans to have at least 800 roles outside of London by 2030 – including 50% of the most senior positions. This will ensure that more local voices are reflected in the creation of government policy.These moves will help provide an economic boost to these areas, bring a greater variety of voices and experiences into the Civil Service and provide improved career paths outside of Whitehall.Recruitment is already underway, with 40 roles already relocated to the region in the last 12 months. A further increase in the number of roles is set to occur by 2030.MHCLG will be working in partnership with other government departments to improve collaborative working and develop greater career options outside London so we retain talented civil servants based outside of London. We expect to announce the new building for the headquarters in the spring.Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said:As Communities Secretary, I am determined to spread opportunity and prosperity to every part of our nation. That is why I am delighted to be taking the historic step of moving significant numbers of senior roles out of Whitehall and creating the first ever ministerial office outside of Westminster in Wolverhampton – increasing the jobs in the Midlands to over 500.With a dual headquarters in Wolverhampton my department will not only change where we work but how we work, signalling the end of the Whitehall knows best approach. All of us at the department are looking forward to having the opportunity to work there.This government knows that by having more local voices at the heart of our policy development and delivery, we will support our communities more effectively, and we will continue to develop greater career options in government outside of London.In choosing the city of Wolverhampton we are also backing our great smaller cities, some of which have been neglected for too long. We want to raise their stature, encourage civic pride and commercial success. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, career, culture, Government, Government policy, heart, housing, jobs, Local Government, London, Secretary, UK, UK Government, voicelast_img read more

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UN Human Rights Council 46 Interactive Dialogue on oral update of High Commissioner on situation of human rights

first_imgUN Human Rights Council 46 Interactive Dialogue on oral update of High Commissioner on situation of human rights The UK thanks the High Commissioner for her update and welcomes the report of the OHCHR Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.Seven years have passed since the illegal annexation of Crimea. Human rights violations and abuses continue and Covid-19 has compounded the suffering. Russia persists with arbitrary arrests, detentions, intimidation of lawyers, illegal deportations of Ukrainians from Crimea and continues to inhibit the right to freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief. By contrast we welcome Ukraine’s increased investigation and prosecution of alleged torture and ill treatment by law enforcement in Government controlled areas.We call on Russia to immediately release some 109 Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Crimea and Russia. We are appalled by reports of torture, ill-treatment and denial of medical care, in particular to Emir Usein Kuku. Equally shocking are horrific reports of incommunicado detention, torture and ill treatment in Non-Government Controlled Areas of eastern Ukraine. Freedom of movement has been restricted beyond what can be justified. Russia must ensure international monitoring organisations have unrestricted access there, and in Crimea, including to detainees.How can the international community support political prisoners held in Crimea and Russia, and their families?Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Commissioner, community, Crimea, detention, freedom of religion, Government, Human Rights, investigation, prisoners, prosecution, Russia, treatment, UK, UK Government, Ukraine, UNlast_img read more

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Supporting our Seniors and Businesses: Expanding NT Seniors Recognition Scheme

first_imgSupporting our Seniors and Businesses: Expanding NT Seniors Recognition Scheme NT GovernmentTerritory seniors will be able to use their $500 annual recognition payment on a bigger range of goods and services from 1 July, under changes to the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS).The changes will also open up the scheme to temporary visa holders who are over 65 and signed up for Medicare. This will see a further 379 seniors able to access the scheme, most of whom have settled in the Territory from New Zealand.The NT Seniors Recognition Scheme (NTSRS) recognises the valuable contribution seniors make to the Territory through a $500 prepaid card issued each financial year.There are currently 15,035 NTSRS members using their recognition payment to pay bills and or spend in stores throughout the Territory, helping them with the cost of living and injecting money into the economy.Expanding the use of the NTSRS prepaid card will provide more flexibility for seniors, allowing them to use their $500 each year on groceries, white goods, hospitality, vet bills, phone bills, fuel, car registration, bore repairs and much more.The changes also respond to calls from temporary visa holders who have lived in the Territory for many years to recognise their contribution to the community. (Currently, to be eligible for the NTSRS, you must provide proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency.)Budget 2021 includes $32 million for both the NT Concession Scheme and the NTSRS.Quotes from the Minister for Seniors, Lauren Moss:“Our senior Territorians have given so much to the Territory and they deserve to be recognised for their contributions to our community. Seniors have told us that they want to be able to use their recognition payment more broadly. We have listened and extended the scheme so they have greater freedom in how they spend their $500 each year.“We have also responded to calls from temporary visa holders to include them in the scheme. Many have lived in and contributed to the Territory for many decades and deserve the same recognition as citizens and permanent residents.“These are important changes that will provide more flexibility and options to our seniors and ensure more people can benefit from this wonderful scheme, including local businesses.”Quotes from the CEO of the Council of the Ageing NT, Sue Shearer:“COTA NT has lobbied on behalf of seniors for expansion of merchants to the Seniors Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted that Territory seniors will now have more choice.“Seniors can now purchase white goods, pay vet bills, motor rego, repairing bores plus their rates and much more.“These changes will also be good for Territory businesses with more money flowing directly back into the local economy. This is a fantastic win for Territory seniors.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ageing, AusPol, Australia, Australian, citizenship, community, COTA, council, Economy, fuel, Government, Medicare, Minister, money, New Zealand, Northern Territory, purchase, residency, Seniors, visalast_img read more

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