Politics

Leverage ratio review consultation

On 11 July, the FPC published a consultation paper on the design of a leverage ratio framework for the UK, as part of the FPC’s review of the role of the leverage ratio within the capital framework for banks.

Centenarians Have Better Teeth

Not everything stands the test of time, but it seems if you’re older than 100 your teeth most certainly do.

New research presented in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that centenarians and their children had better oral health than people born in the same year who did not reach their 100th birthday.

Could UK be at risk of cyber-warfare if Russia is pushed too far?

UK at risk of cyber-warfare if Russia is pushed too far; warns Professor Mike Jackson – computer security expert at Birmingham City University.

Policymakers warned of persistent risks as accountancy bodies publish five-year ‘health check’ of the global economic recovery

Threats to long term economic stability remain as countries recover from the global economic crisis

Cities and Local Authorities Can Plug Britain’s Energy Investment Gap

Cities and local authorities can provide an alternative to the big six and create a cleaner, smarter, more competitive and affordable energy system, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR.

Ofsted inspectors back trendy teaching over traditional methods – new analysis

• Civitas investigation lays bare Ofsted bias towards unproven child-led teaching style

• Inspectors given banned list of tell-tale words and phrases… and suggested alternatives to make the same point

• Cut-and-paste reports: judgements copied verbatim from one inspection to another

Government Takes Action to Modernise 100 Year-Old Insurance Industry Rules

The government has today introduced the Insurance Bill to Parliament, which will support the growth of Britain’s insurance industry and help customers by updating the 100 year-old rules governing contracts between businesses and insurers.

Opposition to EU-US trade deal gathers momentum as negotiations falter

• Protestors physically evicted from Brussels meeting

• EU consultation response on TTIP ‘the biggest in history’

• Campaigners insist the NHS is still in danger

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health backs prohibition on smoking in cars carrying children

The CIEH supports the proposals for a prohibition on smoking in private vehicles when children are present as a necessary measure to further protect them from the effect of harmful secondhand tobacco smoke.

UK Employment Continues to Rise

The UK employment rate for 16 to 64 year olds hit 73.1 percent in the period from March to May 2014. This level has only been reached twice before in December 2004 to February 2005 and in late 1974 when using comparable data.

Pay, Employment and Incomes All Fall Furthest for Young Adults

The recession and its aftermath have been much harder on the young than the old.

The employment rate of those in their 20s has fallen, while employment among older individuals has not;

AIC Welcomes Government’s Commitment to the Venture Capital Trust Sector

Whilst still Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke (now Financial Secretary to the Treasury since David Cameron’s reshuffle) has reaffirmed government support for the VCT sector.