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Outlets are ‘dumb’ for ignoring disabled prospects

Outlets throughout the UK are lacking out on a slice of ÂŁ249bn as a result of many are inaccessible to disabled prospects. The large determine represents the mixed spending energy of the disabled group within the UK. The federal government’s described retailers as “dumb” for not recognising the significance of quick access on the excessive road. A brand new scheme will recruit trade “champions” to guide by good instance and

Nokia sues Apple in patent dispute

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption A brand new Nokia 150 telephone Finland’s Nokia says it’s suing Apple for breaching 32 expertise patents. Nokia’s regulation fits have been filed in three courts in Germany and one in Texas. The claims cowl patents for shows, consumer interfaces, software program, antennas, chipsets and video coding. On Tuesday, Apple began authorized motion in opposition to Acacia Analysis and Conversant Mental Property Administration, alleging they’d

Nigeria to shut Abuja airport for repairs

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption The hour-long flight from Nigeria’s industrial centre Lagos to the capital is used as a shuttle by many companies Nigeria says it should shut the primary airport within the capital Abuja, so as to perform a serious improve. The airport can be closed for six weeks, beginning in February 2017. The announcement comes after airways threatened to cease flying to Abuja due to security

Brazil’s Odebrecht admits US bribery expenses

Picture copyright AFP Certainly one of Brazil’s greatest building corporations, Odebrecht, has admitted in a US court docket to paying bribes to officers to safe contracts. The corporate and Brazilian petrochemical agency, Braskem, have agreed to pay at the very least $three.5bn to the authorities within the US, Brazil and Switzerland. The deal will settle expenses of breaching international bribery legal guidelines. Odebrecht can also be on the centre of

Dates On Meals Labels Might Really Begin To Make Some Sense

This text is a part of HuffPost’s Reclaim marketing campaign, an ongoing undertaking spotlighting the world’s waste disaster and the way we are able to start to unravel it. Meals labels had been lengthy thought to guard shoppers from consuming spoiled merchandise. As an alternative, the unregulated system has principally simply precipitated confusion and led tons of completely edible meals to finish up in landfills. However that’s more likely to change

Stamp responsibility land tax boosts tax receipts

Picture copyright PA The UK authorities is on monitor to boost a file quantity of tax from property gross sales, regardless of a fall within the variety of dwelling gross sales. Official figures present that ÂŁ7.7bn has been raised from stamp responsibility land tax (SDLT) through the first eight months of the 2016-17 monetary yr. That’s 12% greater than was raised throughout the identical interval the yr earlier than. However

Automotive clampings for unpaid tax are up 80% in two years

Clamping of vehicles for non-payment of car tax has soared because the paper tax disc was scrapped two years in the past. Figures obtained by BBC Information by a Freedom of Info request present an 80% rise to greater than 9,000 clampings a month. The DVLA says it has stepped up enforcement to ship a message to drivers that they must pay. However some individuals complain they forgot to resume

15 Notable Podcasts That Got here Out In 2016

What occurred with podcasting in 2016? Actually there was no runaway hit like “Serial” Season 1 that we are able to use as a tentpole to attract conclusions about The State Of Audio Immediately. Once I consider this 12 months’s water-cooler conversations on tradition, the issues that come to thoughts are “Stranger Things,” “Westworld” or “La La Land” — no less than in my expertise, nobody podcast has but to succeed

FTSE 100 drifts from two-month excessive

Picture copyright AFP (Midday): Shares in London drifted decrease after closing at a two-month excessive on Tuesday. The FTSE 100 was down 9 factors at 7,034. The FTSE 250 was down zero.2%. Shares in defence know-how agency QinetiQ jumped four.7% after it introduced a deal to purchase a concentrating on methods enterprise from Meggitt for ÂŁ57.5m. Meggitt fell 1%. Crude oil costs pushed greater in early buying and selling. North

Actuality Examine

The Declare: Conservative MP Philip Davies, who has been voted on to the Ladies and Equalities Committee, has argued that there’s a gender hole in part-time earnings, with males incomes lower than girls. Actuality test verdict: Ladies who work between 10 and 30 hours every week obtain a better hourly charge than males. However in all different classes of part-time and full-time work, males earn greater than girls and if