We would raise the national minimum wage to £8 an hour says Labour

Ed Miliband yesterday announced Labour’s plan to raise the National Minimum Wage to £8 an hour by the end of the next Parliament.

‘No’ answer still leaves tax questions for a devolved Scotland

Bloomsbury Professional, a leading tax and accounting information group, says that despite Scotland’s decision to stay in the Union, there are still many significant questions on taxation in Scotland that remain unanswered.

Sterling Up Sharply After No Vote on Scottish Independence

Does the EU Mortgage Credit Directive spell the end for ‘accidental’ landlords?

Business & Finance

PDQ Machines: A Model and Cost Comparison for UK Businesses

We seem to be rapidly heading towards a cashless society and any business that is not geared up to take credit and debit card payments from their customers is likely to find themselves losing out on business.

Have Blu-rays had their day already?

Does the EU Mortgage Credit Directive spell the end for ‘accidental’ landlords?

Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney


The “Magnificent Seven” Opportunities for a New Scotland

Following the confirmation that Scotland has voted “No”, but is likely to be granted a wide range of new devolved powers, the Institute of Economic Affairs has outlined seven magnificent economic opportunities for a more independent Scotland.

UKIP and Hope Not Hate, why can’t we all just get along?

Scotland rejects independence

‘A Momentous day for UK’ says the CBI

Science, Technology & Environment

35 Governments Call on Iceland to Stop Whaling and End Trade in Fin and Minke Whales

Yesterday a formal diplomatic protest, known as a démarche, was delivered to the Icelandic Government in Reykjavik.

The top-level protest registered countries’ “strong opposition” to Iceland’s continued whaling, particularly of endangered fin whales.

South Downs Shale Drilling Decision Due Thursday – Friends of the Earth Reaction

A decision on whether to allow a company to go ahead with controversial plans to explore for oil in a national park in southern England will be made later today (Thursday 11 September 2014).

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