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