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Government challenges EU plan to cap bankers’ bonuses

September 26, 2013

The UK government is mounting a legal challenge to a European Union plan to cap bankers' bonuses. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who has approved the move, fears that not only will the plan backfire by driving up salaries but, worse, i...

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Energy companies vent their fury over Labour plan to freeze prices

September 25, 2013

Labour leader Ed Miliband warned the UK's 'big six' energy companies on Wednesday that he would “take action” against them if they challenged his policy of imposing a 20-month price freeze on gas and electricity prices if his party wins t...

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Minister hits back at critics of high-speed rail link

September 25, 2013

rail_163472_640.jpgThe government's determination to press ahead with HS2 – the £50 billion high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and Manchester – was stressed by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander on Wednesday.

Despite mounting criticism of the massive infrastructure project, Mr Alexander insisted the scheme was "absolutely essential to...

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UK gets triple-A rating in world energy sustainability survey

September 24, 2013

The UK has become only one of five countries to be awarded an AAA rating for secure, affordable and environmentally-friendly energy in a study by the World Energy Council (WEC). Britain came fifth out of 129 countries in the WEC's energy sustainabi...

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Labour’s plan for corporation tax hike worries business leaders

September 24, 2013

images_1.jpgBusiness leaders have reacted with dismay at a pledge by Ed Miliband to reverse a cut in corporation tax if he becomes prime minister after the 2015 general election.

The Labour leader made the promise at his party's conference in Brighton on Tuesday, saying he would use the money saved...

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Germany’s elections: what now, Angie?

September 23, 2013

angela_merkel_60603_1280.jpgIt was a boring election campaign, but the results were an earthquake. Ray Furlong, BBC Worldwide presenter and Re:locate's new foreign correspondent covering Europe and Russia, offers his analysis of the German elections.
 
The Christian Democrat youth activists, all clad in orange, were hugging each other and singing ‘oh, how beautiful’ as the...

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UK productivity falling behind the rest of the G7 nations

September 19, 2013

Productivity in the UK is lagging behind that of many nations in the developed world and is worse than before the recession, according to new figures from the government's statisticians. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a report on ...

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Coming soon: Re:locate magazine Autumn 2013

September 19, 2013

magazine_1.jpgDon’t miss our special focus on the booming international oil and gas sector, the launch of the Re:locate Awards 2013/14, and details of our exciting new global website, to be launched very soon – watch this space for updates! 

Through our wide range of topical features, we’ll help you to...

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Renewables workforce ‘could double in the coming decade’

September 19, 2013

Renewable energy projects now directly employ more than 18,000 full-time staff in the UK, with almost 16,000 more jobs indirectly reliant on the industry, according to a report published on Thursday. The report from RenewableUK, the industry body f...

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US QE budget at Status Quo. US Dollar slumps!

September 19, 2013

backdrop_72176_640.jpgWell that was a surprise. The US Federal Reserve opted to leave their quantitative easing program in place. It is unusual for inaction to cause such significant reaction but that is what happened overnight. Bond yields plummeted, equities markets took heart from the news and the...

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