London mayor Sadiq Khan has no plans to follow in Paris’ footsteps and trial free public transport days to curb air pollution

whatsapp London mayor Sadiq Khan has no plans to follow in Paris’ footsteps and trial free public transport days to curb air pollution “TfL modellers estimate that one day’s free travel would cost up to £12m in lost revenue,” Khan told Green Party London Assembly member Caroline Russell, in response to her question about whether the mayor had looked into the cost of free public transport on days when air pollution was particularly high.Khan has laid out a range of other measures to tackle the issue, including bringing in an emission surcharge and introducing an ultra-low emission zone in 2019.TfL has also committed to converting 4,000 buses to the latest Euro VI emissions standard by 2020 to reduce emissions and brought in licencing requirements for private hire vehicles and taxis to update the fleets to zero emission capable vehicles.Read more: Sadiq Khan issues “very high” air pollution alert in LondonEarlier this month, the mayor launched the capital’s first low emission bus zone in one of the most polluted areas of London: Putney High Street. The zone will now be serviced by cleaner buses in a drive to slash nitrogen oxide emissions. 11 other zones will be brought in by 2020.”These initiatives all directly affect air quality and will halve NOx emissions from road transport in central London by 2020, and reduce them by 40 per cent in inner London and 30 per cent in outer London,” Khan said. “I believe this is the right way to drive pollution down and make London a better place to live and work.” Rebecca Smith Friday 17 March 2017 12:36 pm Read more: Here’s the biggest reason Londoners would mull a move out of the capitalAt the time, the Airparif agency said the French capital was suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution in at least 10 years, so Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo took the action. Vehicles with odd-numbered and even-numbered registration plates were also banned from the roads on alternate days.Air pollution has also been a significant problem for London. A recent report by the mayor showed every London borough recording illegally high levels of air pollution in the past two years.Five days into the year, London had already broken air pollution limits set for the whole of 2017.And while Khan said improving the capital’s air quality is “one of my highest priorities as mayor”, he has said there are “no plans to introduce free travel days”. Share whatsapp London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he has “no plans” to trial free public transport days in a bid to cut air pollution, saying the move would cost Transport for London (TfL) £12m in lost revenue.Over in Paris, authorities announced a few days in December where people could use public transport for free after a spike in air pollution. read more

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The Mitie short: Hedge funds including Marshall Wace and Old Mutual bet on more share price falls at outsourcing group

Sponsored Sunday 19 March 2017 5:05 pm The Mitie short: Hedge funds including Marshall Wace and Old Mutual bet on more share price falls at outsourcing group Share Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourWant Thicker Hair? Follow These 12 StepsVegamourHow Often Can You Dye Your Hair?VegamourTips & Tricks for Styling Thin HairVegamour16 Foods to Grow Your Healthiest Hair EverVegamour Read more: Mitie flogs its healthcare business for just £2Markit data, reported on by the Sunday Times, shows the percentage of Mitie shares on loan, indicative of the level of bets on share price falls, reached 18.4 per cent last week.ShortTracker puts the figure at closer to 15 per cent, but both datasets identify Mitie as the fourth most-shorted stock in London.It has been a troubling start to 2017 for Mitie. In January, the company’s new chief executive Phil Bentley ordered KPMG to conduct an external review of its accounts.Read more: Mighty fall for Mitie as share price dives after it warns on profits again whatsapp Hedge funds are anticipating further falls in the share price of troubled outsourcing firm Mitie.Marshall Wace, Old Mutual and Henderson Global Investors are among the investors to have disclosed short positions on the company. Also in January, the firm issued its third profit warning in four months. The firm’s share price, 204p on Friday, is down nine per cent since the beginning of the year and 27 per cent on this point last year.[charts-share-price id=”756″] Tags: Asset management Company Mitie Group read more

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Nestle to flog off insurance unit Gerber Life in $1.55bn deal

first_imgTuesday 18 September 2018 8:46 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse Coastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDPost FunDiana’s Butler Explains Why Harry Is With MeghanPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverst Josh Mines Nestle to flog off insurance unit Gerber Life in $1.55bn deal Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourJim Cramer Calls for Billionaire Tax: ‘This Society Has to Start AddressingThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Nestle has agreed a deal to sell its Gerber Life Insurance unit to insurer Western & Southern Financial for $1.55bn (£1.2bn). The food giant, which has seen sales slide as consumers shift towards healthier foods, had been looking at offloading underperforming brands in its portfolio, and plans to buy and launch new products to address the changing market.  whatsapp whatsapp “This move is part of the ongoing evolution of our portfolio,” Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider said in a statement.”It will allow us to invest further in our core food and beverage business and in consumer healthcare.” The Swiss company has been under pressure from major hedge fund Third Point, which earlier this year demanded the board sell off more of the business in an attempt to revitalise the world’s biggest food group. In February, Nestle confirmed it was exploring sale options for its Gerber Life unit. The deal means US-based Western & Southern can sell insurance under the Gerber Life brand.  Sharelast_img read more

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Treasury launches review into potential barriers in business for women

first_img“The fact that Britain is home to so many new, innovative businesses is something to be proud of. But the fact that so few of them are started by women is shocking. This is not because of a lack of talent or appetite,” said Robert Jenrick, exchequer secretary to the Treasury.Speaking about her appointment, Rose said this was an opportunity to maximise the business potential of the UK economy.“If we want to strengthen the UK’s position as one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, then no-one can be left behind,” she said.Read more: Investment Association boosts board gender diversity with shake upKelly Tolhurst, the small business minister, also stressed that the review would look at any issues that prevented women from becoming entrepreneurs. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp “As a former small business owner myself I recognise many of the issues faced by female entrepreneurs up and down the country. This review will bolster our work to make it easier for them to access the support they need to get their ideas off the ground and grow their businesses,” she said.The government will assess the findings and respond to the review after it is published next spring. Friday 21 September 2018 2:42 pm Nicholas EarlNicholas Earl is a sports and business contributor. Share   The Treasury has launched a review into barriers for women in business in an effort to utilise untapped talent in the workforce.center_img Women could be facing unfair obstacles not experienced by their male counterparts according to government research.Only one third of UK entrepreneurs are women, who remain half as likely as men to be involved in starting a business, while one in five smaller and medium-sized employers are run by women.Alison Rose, chief executive of RBS Commercial and Private Banking, will lead the government review to identify what barriers exist and what could be done to resolve them.The review will contemplate the potential drivers of disparity in male and female entrepreneurship numbers and will look to find examples of best practice that investors and financial services could implement to avoid gender bias in their investment decisions. Treasury launches review into potential barriers in business for women whatsapp Tags: Small business The review comes as part of a government effort to increase diversity in the workforce (Source: Getty)last_img read more

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Iceland’s Christmas advert was cute, but it still broke broadcasting rules around politics

first_img whatsapp Iceland’s Christmas advert was cute, but it still broke broadcasting rules around politics Share Tuesday 13 November 2018 10:36 am whatsapp But that isn’t the story that’s been making headlines. The ad was banned from TV by the regulator Clearcast for being “too political”.Cue outrage from the Twitterati. People moaned that this was an attack on free speech and argued that environmentalism isn’t political. Some even blamed the Tories for somehow being responsible for the ban. (They’re not – Clearcast has nothing to do with the government.) Celebrities have tweeted support for the ad, and a petition to overturn the ban has over 600,000 signatures.But this outrage is misguided.Let’s take a few steps back. First, while the ad can’t be shown on television, this is hardly an attack on free speech. It has not been “banned” – indeed, it is being shared far and wide online, and has been viewed more than three million times on Youtube.If anything, the ban has signal-boosted Iceland’s message – people are paying far more attention to it now than if it had been broadcast. Imagine if anti-abortionists, opponents to gay rights, or indeed the anti-Muslim “crusader” Tommy Robinson were able to buy airtime to voice their messages during the middle of Emmerdale. There would be a race to the bottom as all sorts of groups bought timeslots to broadcast their views – unchallenged – into every home and onto every TV screen in the country.The Clearcast rules may be frustrating when we support the cause, but we should be grateful that our airwaves aren’t a cesspit of political attack ads – just look at the recent US midterm elections, where candidates endorsed unimaginably vitriolic and partisan TV messaging.Iceland’s cause is a good one – but it’s right that the ad was banned.center_img Tags: Iceland One could even argue that Iceland anticipated Clearcast’s ruling to provoke this exact reaction, in which case it’s a PR masterstroke.Second, the issue isn’t simply that anti-deforestation is seen as too political. TV advertising strictly prohibits political messaging, and Clearcast said that Iceland had broken a specific rule that an ad can’t be “inserted by or on behalf of a body whose objects are wholly or mainly of a political nature”.That’s because the ad isn’t from Iceland at all, but a short film produced by the charity Greenpeace.Plenty of people might argue that Greenpeace isn’t political. But any institution that organises campaigns and activists, lobbies politicians, and owns a boat literally called “Rainbow Warrior” has a political agenda.More to the point, broadcast rules exist for a reason. Environmentalism may be popular across the political spectrum, and those who support it believe that they are in the right. But so do advocates of other political causes – ones that we might be less comfortable with being broadcast during prime time. Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR LAST week, supermarket chain Iceland made headlines with its latest Christmas advert. The cartoon features an orangutan trashing a child’s bedroom, before taking a dark twist to show the ape’s rainforest home being destroyed for palm oil – a controversial ingredient that appears in practically every consumer item, from biscuits to beauty products.It’s an effective, startling message, and a novel approach by Iceland to subvert the usual saccharine Christmas advertising to raise awareness about more serious issues – specifically environmentalism and animal conservation.last_img read more

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Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

first_img Read more: Scottish government acted unlawfully in Alex Salmond sexual harassment claims, court rulesSalmond, who has not yet entered a formal plea, told reporters outside court he is innocent and vowed to fight the charges.“Let me say at the outset, I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever,” Salmond said. “I refute absolutely these allegations of criminality and I will defend myself to the utmost in court.”“I’ve got great faith in the court system of Scotland. […] That is where I will state my case.”Earlier today police said they had arrested a man without releasing details of the case. whatsapp Salmond’s successor Nicola Sturgeon said: “Obviously this news this morning will be a shock to many people.” She declined to comment further. Share Earlier this month he won a court case forcing the Scottish government to apologise for its handling of the claims. Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault Thursday 24 January 2019 3:12 pm whatsapp Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has said he is innocent after appearing in front of an Edinburgh court on rape charges.The SNP politician, who was charged with two counts of attempted rape, faces a further nine counts of sexual assault and two of indecent assault. The charges also include one count of breach of the peace. Tags: Trading Archive A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a 64-year-old man has been arrested and charged and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal. Proceedings are now live under the Contempt of Court Act.”An SNP spokesperson told City A.M. the party could not comment on ongoing police matters.The former party leader resigned from the SNP last year after he was hit with allegations of sexual harassment.Read more: The Salmond scandal won’t save the Union from the SNP August Graham last_img read more

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London offers a magic potion for startup success, but we can up our game

first_img whatsapp Initiatives like the International Business Programme have become much more sophisticated in linking the expertise of our expert adviser community with the power of our scaleups. Firms like WSGR, Collinson, KPMG, Taylor Wessing, and Lloyd’s Bank support the programme with significant amounts of time and expertise.It’s a virtuous circle, and one we need to widen. The next few years are going to be crucial for our city. The choices we make now and the foundations we lay will define our success in the next generation.Collectively, we have to pool every piece of expertise and experience we have to make a success of the new economy. That was already true, regardless of Brexit – our EU exit just adds to the pressure.It is now more important than ever to support the businesses of the future. The fourth industrial revolution is going to be a hard race, and the winners of tonight’s awards show how Britain can win it. Tags: Trading Archive It’s a wonderful moment to pause and think about how much these companies have achieved, and the London community which has helped along the way.We have seen firms like the fintech challenger Revolut become unicorns. Who knows what they will become in the future, or what challenges they will vanquish?The building blocks for success in London have always been there. We have an ecosystem of world-class universities, early-adopting consumers, and a network of finance professionals, advisers, and regulators that no one in the world can match – not to mention the lifestyle. Any entrepreneur who hits on the right formula has the power of eight million people behind them.But it can be overwhelming. Scaleups are often very lean – they don’t have the resource or experience to navigate that ecosystem.And so, as the nation prepares to undergo the biggest transformation in generations, London has had to up its game for scaleup support. London offers a magic potion for startup success, but we can up our game 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. Laura Citron by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healthbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnySee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored ListingsSee what full mouth dental implants may cost youSee What Full Mouth Dental Implants May Cost You | Sponsored ListingsMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Opinion Great branding and brilliant management are both necessary, obviously, but neither is a silver bullet. Luck is probably part of it. Hard work too.But whatever the magic potion is, we bottle more of it in London than anywhere else in Europe. We have more tech startups, and more unicorns too. It is lucky that we do – because these are the businesses which will define London’s future.These are our nation’s problem solvers. They tackle the big issues – from cancer treatment to climate science – and find solutions where the old models couldn’t.That mentality is going to be important in the next few years. These are the businesses which see any change in the UK’s global position in the same way as a flaw in their coding: an issue that they can work their way around.Tonight, we are hosting the London Business Awards to celebrate some of the best of our capital’s problem solvers. The nominees are taken from the Mayor’s International Business Programme, which helps scaleups grow from a brilliant idea into a global leader. whatsapp Share Thursday 28 February 2019 11:24 am The formula for a successful business is impossible to define.Just having the best product isn’t enough (Betamax’s loss to VHS back in the eighties can tell you that).last_img read more

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The left should listen up: Tax reform is a progressive cause

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveUndoElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndo Share whatsapp Opinion whatsapp Matthew Elliott The left should listen up: Tax reform is a progressive cause As I mentioned, the TaxPayers’ Alliance was key in producing that report. I founded the organisation back in 2004, and it celebrates its fifteenth anniversary today.When I set it up, I was fully aware that concern about wasteful spending fuelled by ever higher taxes was an issue that riled a broad range of people.For every free market fan concerned about the economic damage of high taxes, there was someone on the left worried about the impact of wasted money on essential public services.I also knew that it had to stay non-partisan.Today, lots of the outraged Twitterati make all sorts of inaccurate allegations against the TPA. But a cursory look over its history will show a fearless campaign that calls out politicians from all parties; top draw research that isn’t concerned about who pulls the levers of power; and countless media appearances sticking up for the taxpayer above all else. Anger over the tax burden should not be the preserve of those on the right of the political spectrum. Tax reform is also a progressive cause.Britain has the highest tax burden since 1970, for starters. The poorest households often pay a bigger share of their gross incomes in tax, when regressive duties and VAT are accounted for.I can make decent fist of explaining the benefits of tax cuts for those on the lowest incomes, but John F. Kennedy – a Democrat who was seen as one of the smoothest political orators in memory – put it better than I could in 1963.“A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget. Every taxpayer and his family will have more money left over after taxes for a new car, a new home, new conveniences, education and investment. Every businessman can keep a higher percentage of his profits in his cash register or put it to work expanding or improving his business, and as the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues.”More revenues, better public services. Why can’t today’s centre-left politicians see that?center_img Wednesday 13 March 2019 7:20 am Tags: Brexit Christine Lagarde IMF People Tax The article was an interesting take. Dejevsky argued that the then Labour leader Ed Miliband should rid the tax code of its many loopholes to ensure that everyone paid their fair share, and that the only people who should fear a flat tax would be those who spend time and money coming up with ways to reduce their tax bills.Dejevsky was making a case that, if listened to, would put to bed for good the endless debates we have about the rich, multinational tech firms, and whoever else the latest pantomime villain is this week.Instead of complicated, multilateral solutions like those espoused by IMF chief Christine Lagarde earlier this week, reforming and simplifying the tax code would solve our problems in better, more sustainable way.Here’s the thing about low, simple taxes: they are progressive. A reformed tax code should have fans from across the political spectrum for all sorts of different reasons.If you’re a deficit hawk, you might enjoy the tax take increasing as economic activity takes off. Or if you believe that small businesses need a level playing field with larger, established firms, simplicity and a reasonable tax burden makes sense for you too. And in the midst of another crucial week when it comes to Britain’s future relationship with the EU, it is worth remember that it’s innovators and entrepreneurs who will grow our post-Brexit economy, not politicians with a blank cheque book.Politicians of all stripes should be doing whatever they can to support them, by cutting and simplifying taxes.As the TPA turns 15, the achievements I am most proud of are taking the fight to local politicians of all parties in town halls across the country; its role in helping to increase the personal allowance, which leaves millions with more money in the bank at the start of the month; and its laser-like focus on identifying wasteful spending.The rich can look after themselves. Taxpayers on the lowest incomes deserve to have a powerful, independent voice shouting loudly on their behalf.It’s now time for those on the centre-left to also take note. 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. In 2012, the columnist Mary Dejevsky wrote a piece for the Independent arguing that the centre-left should advocate a flat tax.It was in response to the publication of the Single Income Tax, the final report of the 2020 Tax Commission, convened by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) and the Institute of Directors, and chaired by former City A.M. editor Allister Heath.last_img read more

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The lessons from the military that business leaders need to learn

first_img In today’s business climate, you either embrace technology and establish it into the DNA of your company, or fall behind. However, investing in technology alone is not enough. Companies need to have the right talent to make everything sing.Effective, sustained technology skill development is key to ensuring that businesses not only keep up but optimise available resources. The lessons from the military that business leaders need to learn 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. Much like an army company, the workforce becomes more effective and efficient when team members enjoy working as a unit. The end result will be a positive impact on business performance and profit.For a real life example, consider the digital training programme launched by Marks & Spencer. The retailer is offering data skills development to more than 1,000 retail staff through an 18-month training initiative. Its goal is to create a culture optimised for the digital age, as it is planning to close more than 100 stores and move more of its business online.Importantly, it is focused on closing the skills gap of its existing team, rather than relying on recruiting a new one. Much like the military, it knows that it can’t just replace its entire unit. Instead, it is using the talent it has but giving them new tools and deploying them to a new theatre.The power of leadershipIn the military, effective leaders are the key difference between success and failure. Although the individual capabilities within the team can remain constant, a less effective leader will prevent the unit from achieving its full potential. Training therefore must go hand-in-hand with leadership that can set businesses on a successful path.This is never more important than when a skills gap exists, which can only be overcome by measured and accurate management. Well-informed leaders must remain engaged with technological developments and apply what they learn. This is a skill honed by military leaders: being decisive and making the right calls ensures that you emerge ahead of the competition.Never stand still Tuesday 14 May 2019 10:37 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Opinion The military studies strategy in detail and plans for every contingency. History often repeats itself, so there’s real value in drawing on past experiences.This mentality carries over into the business world. A desire to continually seek self-improvement helps to motivate the team and displays commitment – crucial for boosting the performance of your workforce.You can draw many parallels between the military and business. The qualities they possess can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Sean Farrington Share whatsapp Of course, this is all easier said than done. So if you are a business leader looking for inspiration, where do you look for a blueprint?The military may have the answer. Having spent 14 years as an officer in the British Army, I know first-hand the value of training to support streamlined units that can overcome complex tasks. Importantly, this training is democratised, giving everyone the chance to grow, learn, and succeed.This becomes a virtuous circle, as units ensure that new recruits are also trained to value learning and moving as one. Combine this approach with strong leadership attributes, and you will create a team ethos to be envied.The importance of trainingWe have all read online articles about the habits of successful people. Listening and learning feature prominently – and for good reason.Effective training and repetition instil good habits that increase productivity. Employees that are equipped with the right skills and given clear objectives are better at collaborating as a team. In turn, teams can support each other in working towards the common goal of the entire organisation. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

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Rise in customers with multiple current accounts as fintech boom hits high street banks

first_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com James Warrington Tags: FinTech Insurance Isas Peer-to-peer lending “The last decade of fintech revolution has fundamentally changed the way people bank in the UK,” said Jaidev Janardana, Zopa chief executive.“Technology is enabling consumers to take control of their own finances, resulting in traditional banking relationships becoming purely functional. The apathy on which the traditional banking model has relied will soon be resigned to the past.”Read more: Fintech expert: London needs its own digital currencyFigures published last month revealed the UK is the world’s top fintech hub, attracting investment of more than £4.5bn over three years.But the expanding range of providers means Open Banking – which allows customers to see their finances in one place – will be a key factor in the continued success of fintech firms, Zopa stated. An increasing number of Britons now have products from a range of different financial providers, as the rise in fintech has shifted the focus away from traditional high street banks.Research by peer-to-peer lending firm Zopa revealed one in three Brits holds two or more current accounts, an increase of 36 per cent on the number recorded in 2015. Read more: City fintech Yapily scores $5.4m from Transferwise founders and LocalglobeIt comes amid a growing trend of customers shopping around for the best offers, with the average person now holding products from seven different financial providers.The research found two-thirds of people in the UK are using products from organisations other than their main current account provider, with insurance and investments the most popular products to hold elsewhere, followed by stocks, shares and ISAs.The figures reflect a decline in loyalty towards traditional high street banks, as a wave of new challenger firms have cropped up with competitive deals on credit cards, loans and mortgages.More than half of those surveyed said they do not think their bank acted with customers’ best interests at heart, while almost three-quarters stated they no longer needed a relationship with their main bank, regarding it as purely functional. Monday 3 June 2019 12:01 amcenter_img whatsapp Share Rise in customers with multiple current accounts as fintech boom hits high street banks whatsapplast_img read more

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