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RBS ‘set to compensate squeezed companies’

Picture copyright Getty Photos Royal Financial institution of Scotland is anticipated to compensate some small enterprise clients it’s accused of secretly making an attempt to revenue from. The financial institution will announce a fund of as much as £400m for affected companies on Tuesday. Its World Restructuring Group has been accused of shopping for belongings cheaply from failing companies it claimed to be serving to. Final month RBS mentioned it

UK halts Fb’s WhatsApp knowledge dip

Picture copyright Getty Photos Fb has been instructed it should not use knowledge gathered from UK members of its WhatsApp messaging app to focus on adverts on its core social community. The nation’s Data Commissioner mentioned she didn’t consider the agency had obtained legitimate consent for the transfer and added that individuals have to be given “ongoing management” over their knowledge. Elizabeth Denham mentioned that Fb had agreed to “pause”

BA will add additional seats in financial system cabins

Picture copyright BA British Airways plans so as to add additional seats into every financial system class row on some plane. The plan might enhance the variety of seats on its Boeing 777 plane by nearly 20%, from 280 to 332. Every row would have 10 seats relatively than the present 9. BA stated: “We’re flying extra prospects than ever earlier than… To fulfill this demand, we’re updating our (Boeing)

Sheffield Meadowhall submits plans for £300m ‘Leisure Corridor’

Picture copyright British Land Picture caption The Leisure Corridor could be built-in with the entrance of the present centre “to create a multi-levelled, landscaped open area” Detailed plans have been submitted for a £300m extension of Sheffield’s Meadowhall buying centre. The proposed Leisure Hall on the South Yorkshire centre would create as much as 1,400 jobs. The 330,000 sq ft (27,800 sq m) facility would come with a brand new

Financial institution assault

Picture copyright Thinkstock Within the first half of 2016, criminals managed to steal £400m from UK financial institution accounts – a 25% improve in only a 12 months. Largely that was pushed by fraudulent use of debit and bank cards, and phishing scams, the place criminals persuade clients to provide away their passwords or banking particulars. In a few of these instances, account-holders play an element in making a gift

Sports activities Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse will get shock MPs go to

Picture copyright PA Picture caption Mike Ashley based the corporate and is beneath stress to reform working practices MPs from the Enterprise and Expertise Committee have made a spot examine on Sports activities Direct’s controversial Shirebrook warehouse. Though the corporate had been anticipating a go to from MPs, Sports activities Direct was not advised when this is able to be. MPs gave discover solely this morning that they’d go to

EU places UK-Nissan deal beneath scrutiny

Picture copyright AFP/Getty Picture caption Nissan’s announcement protected 1000’s of producing jobs in Sunderland The European Fee says it’s in touch with UK authorities after Japan’s Nissan mentioned it had been given “help and assurances” over Brexit. Nissan’s dedication to its Sunderland automotive plant, the UK’s greatest, had been unsure following the EU referendum. However after authorities pledges, Nissan is to construct two key fashions within the UK. “Now we

FTSE 100 joins in wider share rally

Picture copyright Getty Pictures The UK’s essential share index jumped greater than 1%, as markets reacted to the most recent information from the US election. The FTSE 100 index rose 82.14 factors, or 1.2%, to six,775.40, monitoring positive factors seen elsewhere in Europe and in Asian markets in a single day. Markets rose after the FBI exonerated Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton of legal conduct on her emails. Following the FBI’s

Home value inflation hits three-year low, says Halifax

Picture copyright Thinkstock Annual home value inflation within the UK is now at its lowest fee since July 2013, based on Britain’s largest mortgage lender, the Halifax. It fell to five.2% within the 12 months to the top of October, down from 5.eight% within the earlier month. Home value inflation has practically halved since hitting a peak of 10% in March this 12 months, the Halifax said. Nonetheless, it stated

Dentsu workplaces raided amid overwork investigation

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption The corporate says it’s taking steps to deal with any overwork points A number of workplaces of Japan’s greatest promoting company have been raided over suspicions its staff are being made to work extreme hours. The raids come after the suicide of a 24-year-old Dentsu worker – the labour ministry dominated it to have been “karoshi”, or death by overwork. Dozens of ministry officers entered