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  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, business rates, Debenhams, Deliveroo

    Tuesday 25 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May has faced down cabinet critics of her Chequers plan and won backing from ministers to sell it to next week's Conservative Party conference. The prime minister also secured cabinet agreement yesterday for a new immigration system after Brexit despite objections from Philip Hammond, the chancellor, on how the change should be managed. - The Times

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Danske Bank, River Island, Sky, Drax

    Monday 24 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - US firms are taking advantage of the cheap pound to snap up some of Britain's most successful businesses at bargain prices, according to the latest mergers and acquisitions data. The value of deals involving US companies buying UK businesses more than doubled to £79bn in 2017-18 from £36.8bn in the previous year. The low value of sterling, which last week slumped to $1.30 in the wake of Theresa May's post-Salzburg statement, has given American buying power a boost and allowed US firms to outbid rivals. - Guardian

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Theresa May, snap election, Tidal Lagoon Power, Hornby, RBS

    Sunday 23 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May's aides have secretly begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save the Brexit talks and her job after EU leaders rebuffed the prime minister's Chequers plan. Two senior members of May's Downing Street political operation responded to her summit humiliation in Salzburg last week by "wargaming" an autumn vote to win public backing for a new plan. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit 'humiliation', taxes, Uber, SDX Energy

    Friday 21 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work. On Thursday night the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, hit back for the government, declaring there were no changes to the Chequers plan on the table and the EU's demands on Northern Ireland were "impossible" for the UK to accept. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, bookies, strikes, ITV

    Thursday 20 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - European leaders were divided last night before a critical meeting that will determine the future of Theresa May's Brexit plans. Some EU countries are pressing for the leaders to engage with British proposals, which they see as a "positive" step towards reaching a deal, [but are] being challenged by the European Commission and the leaders of France and Germany, who are said to be unwilling to make the concessions demanded by the British. - The Times

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Tesco, Tesla, Unilever, North Korea, BAE Systems

    Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May's plans for a tough new immigration regime were given a boost yesterday after a key report called for an end to low-skilled migration from the EU after Brexit. A year-long independent report by the government's advisers into the link between migration and the economy recommended a "global" system. This would make EU citizens subject to the same rules as immigrants from non-European countries after January 2021 and could mean that those who want to live in Britain for more than six months would need visas. - The Times

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Tariffs, taxes, tech, Brexit

    Tuesday 18 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with China by imposing new import tariffs of $200bn on Chinese goods arriving in the US from next week. The US president announced the tariffs in a statement, saying: "If China takes retaliatory action against our farmers or other industries, we will immediately pursue phase three, which is tariffs on approximately $267bn of additional imports." - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Tariffs, Brexit, banks, robots, trains

    Monday 17 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - President Trump is expected to announce tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports as early as today in the latest front of America's assault on global trade. He was reported over the weekend to have instructed his officials to hit about 1,000 Chinese goods with import duties of 10 per cent, from refrigerators to electrical components, circuit boards, furniture and toys, which are likely to drive up prices for US consumers. - The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Brexit, ITV, Kier, Intu, Debenhams

    Sunday 16 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Michael Gove has tried to persuade Brexiteers to back the Chequers plan by stressing that the deal can be renegotiated once the UK has left the European Union. The Environment Secretary said that whilst Chequers is "the right deal for now", a future prime minister would have the power to "alter the relationship" and elements of the agreement. - Sunday Telegraph

  • Friday newspaper round-up: RBS, Carillion, house prices, Allianz

    Friday 14 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive has been accused of withholding information from MPs investigating the bank's mistreatment of small businesses. In a frosty exchange with Nicky Morgan, the Treasury committee chair, Ross McEwan rejected the suggestion that he had misled MPs at an evidence session into heavily criticised practices at the lender's Global Restructuring Group. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, RBS, Sports Direct, Vodafone

    Thursday 13 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Theresa May's Brexit plans have been dealt a blow after the Democratic Unionist Party backed a rival plan drawn up by Tory rebels to allow the UK to leave the EU's single market and customs union without a hard border in Ireland. The European Research Group published a paper calling for equivalence of UK and EU regulations and conformity assessment for all agricultural goods on the island of Ireland. - Telegraph

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Tesco, payday lender, Sports Direct

    Wednesday 12 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Tesco will unveil its new discount chain Jack's next week as the UK's biggest supermarket throws down the gauntlet to the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. The first of the stores, named after the Tesco founder, Jack Cohen, will be unveiled by the supermarket's chief executive, Dave Lewis, in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, on Wednesday. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Apple, cars, IPOs

    Tuesday 11 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Downing Street is refusing to consider proposals to have EU officials stationed at British ports serving Ireland, intended as part of a solution to the problem of the Irish border after Brexit. The compromise plan, which is under consideration by Ireland and Brussels, is aimed at "de-dramatising" the Irish border issue, and reflects the fact that many goods enter Northern Ireland via Dublin, and not Belfast or the two other main ports in the region. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Debenhams, Tui, IAG

    Monday 10 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - European leaders are expected to agree to modify the EU's formal Brexit negotiating mandate in a move that acknowledges Theresa May's Chequers compromises. The heads of the 27 member states will discuss updating their guidelines in Salzburg next week in an attempt to provide impetus to the talks. - The Times

  • Sunday newspaper round-up: Boris dossier, 21st Century Fox, Sky, Apple, John Lewis Partnership

    Sunday 09 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The Tory party was plunged into a bitter civil war over dirty tricks last night after it was revealed that Theresa May's aides drew up a dossier on Boris Johnson's sex life in an apparent effort to prevent him from becoming prime minister. - The Sunday Times

  • Friday newspaper round-up: Brexit, bosses, British Airways, Elon Musk

    Friday 07 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Philip Hammond has warned that the government would have to refocus its priorities if the Brexit negotiations resulted in no deal, as details emerged of a Whitehall contingency plan codenamed Operation Yellowhammer. After Treasury minister John Glen was photographed in Downing Street with a briefing document about planning for no deal, Hammond hinted other areas of public spending would have to take a hit if the UK crashed out next March without an agreement in place. - Guardian

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: Debts, HoF, ENRC robots

    Thursday 06 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - The British economy is losing almost £900m a year from the rapid rise in personal debt problems, according to a report from the Whitehall spending watchdog. The National Audit Office (NAO) said reduced levels of worker efficiency, people staying away from work and greater chances of people in debt committing crime, meant there was a wider cost of £897m annually to the overall economy. - Guardian

  • Wednesday newspaper round-up: Amazon, Google Chrome, Mike Ashley, Pfizer

    Wednesday 05 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - A radical overhaul of Britain's economy as far-reaching as Labour's post-war reforms and the Thatcherite revolution in the 1980s is needed to address the UK's chronic failure to raise the standard of living of millions of workers since the 2008 financial crash, according to a major report. In a damning verdict on the state of the UK economy, the IPPR commission on economic justice, which includes the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, senior business leaders and economists, found that the UK is being held back by a business culture dominated by decades of short-term profit taking, weak levels of investment and low wages. - Guardian

  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Energy bills, supermarket sales, SFO, fracking, TSB

    Tuesday 04 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Brexit could drive up energy bills, power companies have said, because trade barriers threaten to increase the cost of importing gas and electricity across the Channel. EDF and Engie of France and the UK's energy industry body urged politicians to avoid imposing tariffs or barriers on energy trading across borders. In a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, and UK prime minister Theresa May, they said imposing costs on the use of interconnectors - electricity and gas cables between the UK and its European neighbours - would hit consumers and set back the battle against global warming. - Guardian

  • Monday newspaper round-up: Brexit, equality, Finsbury Foods, Wonga

    Monday 03 Sep 2018

    (Sharecast News) - Boris Johnson has used his first newspaper column of the new parliamentary term to attack Theresa May's Chequers plan, saying it means the UK enters Brexit negotiations with a "white flag fluttering". The declaration amounts to a significant escalation of the former foreign secretary's guerrilla campaign against the prime minister and her Chequers plan a day before the Commons returns and at a time when party disquiet over the direction of the divorce talks is mounting. - Guardian

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