Cut NI tax after furlough scheme ends, says BCC boss

first_imgHowever from this month employers have been forced to contribute to the scheme and will have to pay national insurance contributions on the wages of furloughed staff. As the scheme starts to unwind, the Labour Party have called on the government to introduce furlough for hard-hit sectors. However Marshall disagrees with this proposition: “There are lots of examples about how very sector specific support for employment could create some real cliff edges and difficulties in supply chains and in some of our business communities.” whatsapp (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Cut National Insurance tax after furlough scheme ends, says BCC boss Show Comments ▼ “We understand the Treasury’s concern about the cost [of the furlough scheme] and many of the other interventions because at some point we’ll have to pay some of it back. But what we now need to do is shift fromthe emergency measures to some other form of support for businesses,” Marshall said. Speaking on City A.M.’s The City View podcast, Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the Treasury should consider a form of ongoing support for UK firms. “That is not to say there isn’t a case for some specific support for the hardest hit sectors,” he said. Marshall added that firms are still saying that government support is helping prop up cash flow. Angharad Carrick “If we’re moving on from the furlough scheme now is the chance for the Chancellor to scrap the jobs tax – employers’ national insurance contributions – which are a big burden on businesses when they’re taking salary costs back on board.” The job retention scheme, which was introduced in April, sees the government pay 80 per cent of wages for employees who were placedon furlough to prevent swathes of job losses. Wednesday 19 August 2020 10:39 amcenter_img “I’d much rather see businesses paying their people rather than the revenue once the furlough scheme comes to an end, and a cut to the jobs tax would be a good place to start,” Marshall said. The government should cut National Insurance tax once the furlough scheme unwinds in the autumn, a top industry figure has said. whatsapp (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Cut National Insurance tax after furlough scheme ends, says BCC boss Share (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Cut National Insurance tax after furlough scheme ends, says BCC boss A BCC survey published today shows 34 per cent of firms cited the job retention scheme as helping with cash reserves. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker last_img read more

Listen: Guest Band The Murphy Beds previews their Alaska Folk Fest music

first_imgArts & Culture | KRNN | KRNN Tune IN | KXLL | KXLL Tune InListen: Guest Band The Murphy Beds previews their Alaska Folk Fest musicApril 6, 2017 by Annie Bartholomew, KTOO Share:Alaska Folk Festival 2017 Guest Artist The Murphy Beds perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Hall. (Photo by Anna Colliton/Courtesy of the Artist)Irish folk music duo The Murphy Beds of New York, are this year’s Guest Artist for the 43rd annual Alaska Folk Festival. Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary  are known for their close harmonies and dynamic arrangements featuring guitar, bouzouki  and Mandolin. Together they reinvent traditional folk songs with a repertoire from Scotland, England, America, and write original tunes.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2017/04/06MURPHY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Murphy Beds’ first set is Thursday at 8 p.m. They’ll also be leading workshops throughout the weekend, host a dance at the JACC, and will close the festival at 9 p.m. Sunday.Share this story:last_img read more

Crowdsourced weather app relies on ‘human radar’

first_imgSoutheast | WeatherCrowdsourced weather app relies on ‘human radar’January 23, 2018 by Robert Woolsey, KCAW-Sitka Share:Users can see real-time reports (pings) on a global map. (image courtesy NOAA)After a record-setting weekend, temperatures have dropped to a more normal range in Sitka and elsewhere around Southeast.Sitka topped 60 degrees three times over the MLK Day weekend — Annette Island recorded a high of 65 on January 14.Over the past couple of decades satellites, computers and remote data collection have made huge advances in weather forecasting possible.The National Weather Service is bringing online one of the most sophisticated weather observation tools ever — regular people.Audio Playerhttps://kcaw-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/17MPING.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Of course it’s an app. You can download it for your iOS smartphone from the Apple iTunes Store. Android users can find it at Google Play.“This app was actually developed initially to help calibrate radars,” said National Weather Service forecaster David Levin of Juneau. The technology was developed in 2012 at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Oklahoma.“When we first came out with what’s called dual-pol radar technology. It allows you to see the shape and the type of precip, as opposed to just how much precip is out there,” Levin said. “But they weren’t sure how well it was actually doing, so they developed this app where people can tell you what kind of precip was occurring at their location. Then they could look on the radar and see what was happening and calibrate those precip types that way.”And so mPing, which stands for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground, was born.The app combines the global positioning capabilities of your phone, which is the technology behind Google Maps, with old school weather observation.It’s crowdsourced weather data, and Levin said it’s been especially useful in the Lower 48 to track the intensity of severe storms.In populated areas, the accumulating pings as people track and report weather start to resemble a kind of human radar.In Alaska, where low population density is the rule, the mPing app is serving a slightly different role.“Up here, we’ve actually found it useful for some of the areas where we don’t have weather observation equipment,” Levin said. “It’s really kind of hard sometimes to tell what’s going on in some of these more remote communities.”Levin said forecasters have real-time access to data from mPing.The pings arrive — in this case — on a big map of Southeast Alaska. And they’re graphic: Snowflakes appear when someone reports snow; raindrops appear for rain.The app has a drop-down menu of the kinds of things you can report, such as drizzle or ice pellets, and it also allows you to report storm damage, like uprooted trees.And Levin said you can also report nothing. As in nice weather.“Believe it or not that’s actually kind of helpful,” Levin said. “If we have a forecast out for heavy snow and it’s not actually doing anything — that would be an example where ‘nothing’ would be helpful.”Whether a lot of people download and use mPing, or whether just a few people use it in places where forecasters have no remote tools, the app will contribute to making better weather forecasts.People like talking about the weather; now they can ping it right to a screen in front of the weather guy himself.Share this story:last_img read more

Dixons Carphone signs deal with Hutchison Whampoa’s Three to offer mobile services

first_img Dixons Carphone signs deal with Hutchison Whampoa’s Three to offer mobile services Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com DIXONS Carphone has struck an agreement with network provider Three to offer mobile services that will also seek to help customers link up their devices and appliances.Under the terms of the agreement with Three’s owner Hutchison Whampoa, the company will offer mobile contracts that will let customers tailor their price, minutes and data to their needs.Customers buying connected devices such as laptops, tablets, TVs, smart watches and wearables, and appliances from Carphone Warehouse or Dixons’ Currys and PC World will be able to take out a contract at the same time.The high street electricals and phones giant previously outlined its ambitions of exploiting the so-called Internet of Things – where household appliances and devices are connected to the internet.It believes that becoming a service provider for the Internet of Things market could be worth up to £5bn to the company.The mobile service, which has yet to be given a name, is expected to launch this summer. The company already sells mobile contracts for UK mobile networks EE, O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile.The move comes amid huge consolidation in the sector. Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to merge Three with Telefonica’s O2, while Sky will launch its own service using the O2 network. Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img Sunday 1 February 2015 11:14 pm whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It Lovezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorlast_img read more

Plus 500 scores new deal with atletico Madrid

first_img whatsapp Plus 500 scores new deal with atletico Madrid Share Thursday 25 June 2015 8:55 pm Express KCS Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Plus 500 has upgraded its deal with Spanish football team Atletico Madrid, to become its main sponsor for the next two seasons, although it could be extended further. It comes as the firm has been scrutinised by the City watchdog over the spreadbetter’s customer recruitment practices. ItPlus 500 scores new deal with atletico Madrid is in the process of being taken over by Israeli tech firm Playtech. last_img read more

News / Air Canada Cargo is tracking shipments in real time, per piece

first_img Air Canada Cargo, already one of the most technologically advanced carriers, has taken shipment visibility to a new level by employing RFID technology.This allows the airline to track shipments in real time – at piece level.“Piece level is unique to this solution. So if a shipper has tendered one shipper-loaded unit or ULD, we will track the ULD,” explained Lise-Marie Turpin, vice president of cargo. “If the shipper has tendered 10 loose pieces, we will‎ track the 10 loose pieces.“This will provide real-time tracking and help from a security and Customs perspective. Quality improvements will also result,” she added. By Ian Putzger in Toronto 12/11/2015 The technology is deployed at six ‘read points’ while the shipment is in the custody of the carrier – from goods acceptance and build-up, export and import to breakdown and delivery.Air Canada has deployed the technology on the Montreal-Frankfurt sector, and the results have been good, says Ms Turpin.She describes RFID deployment as “the beginning of a new era in terms of tracking”.Now Air Canada Cargo is preparing to expand RFID to other markets. First on the list is Boston Logan (BOS) Airport.“We are designing diagnostic tools and dashboards, as well as planning for our next station, BOS, which we hope to have established as tagging shipments with RFID-embedded lot labels, by end of this year,” said Barb Johnston, manager of operational programmes.“Following BOS, there is an ambitious roll-out schedule throughout the network over the next two years, equipping the majority of our stations with some level of RFID technology. The ownership, size and flight frequencies in each station will determine the level of complexity,” she continued.Not every station is going to be solely equipped with RFID. The set-up is designed for a dual regime that allows a co-existence with barcode scanning.It is the second tier of stations, such as Chicago, “where we don’t need the full monty,” Ms Turpin said. These will have RFID readers over the doors to read the tag as a shipment enters or exits.The third rung is made up of smaller stations where track and trace is done through barcode labels. These have an RFID tag that comes into play at the larger stations.“For example, if we move a shipment from Regina to Montreal, Regina scans the barcode, in Montreal the RFID tag works,” Ms Turpin explained.“The schedule begins with a sweep of many stations across the US and Canada early in 2016, as well as CDG and LHR,” Ms Johnston declared.AC’s RFID solution has been in the works for a while, with Ms Turpin preferring to move forward step by step. It was developed in co-operation with technology providers Jamison RFID and Franwell Inc. When other carriers got wind of the project, they approached AC about it, but Ms Turpin wanted to have the system operational first. Now the doors are open for commercial talks.“With Franwell, we have engaged with potential new customers for this solution. As we are live in YUL and FRA, we are able to showcase the solution in both stations,” she said.last_img read more

Waste Pro changing trash pick-up days for some in Cape Coral

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Cape CoraltrashWaste Pro WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021 Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. — More than 5,000 homes in Cape Coral will get new trash pick-up days as Waste Pro adjusts their routes to keep up with the county’s growth.Even those who don’t get a new trash pick-up day could get a new pick up time.People can check if their pick-up day has changed by CLICKING HERE. Click on your trash day, enter your address and the property will be shaded with a color that corresponds with a pick-up day on the map legend.As Lee County continues to grow, officials said that more adjustments will be made to routes. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town

first_img Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town Home News Crime Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town NewsCrime By Simon Hartnett – 6th February 2021 Twitter Gardai charged a man following a number of thefts from cars in Mountmellick over the past number of days.Gardai carried out a number of searches, arrested and charged a man in relation to the thefts on Friday – and he was subsequently due to appear before Portlaoise District Court.Gardai thanked the public for their help with this matter.They said: “We wish to thank the public for their assistance in relation to our Facebook appeal earlier in the week which helped us identify owners of property.”Gardai also want to remind people to ‘Park Smart’ as the majority of thefts from cars in the Laois/Offaly area in 2020 involved property being stolen from them while they were parked at their residences and left unlocked.Gardai said: “Park in well-lit areas and always lock and secure your vehicle.“If attending financial institutions and withdrawing monies never ever leave those monies in your vehicle.“Consider using electronic funds transfer.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook TAGSGardaiMountmellick Electric Picnic Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleLaois County Council’s Community Response Support Helpline playing role in Covid-19 fightNext articleCoronavirus: 55 further deaths and 827 new cases – 18 of them in Laois – as 21,000 AstraZeneca vaccines arrive Simon Hartnett Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic SEE ALSO – Weekend Read: A potential solution to the Leaving Cert impasse as Laois primary school teachers highlight IT issues Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

FINRA sanctions annuity firm for failing to prevent theft

first_img The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Shelton, Conn.-based Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. US$950,000 for failing to detect a scheme that saw approximately US$1.3 million stolen from an 89-year-old customer’s account. “The firm repeatedly failed to adequately investigate ‘red flags’ that Travis A. Wetzel, a former registered sales assistant at LPL Financial and since-convicted felon, was transferring money from the customer’s Prudential variable annuity account to a third-party bank account in his wife’s maiden name,” FINRA says in a statement. Related news The firm settled the allegations without admitting or denying the allegations. Prudential and LPL also reimbursed the customer for her losses. Wetzel submitted 114 forged annuity withdrawal requests over two years, FINRA says, and Prudential repeatedly followed his instructions without investigating red flags that should have alerted the firm to the scheme. Every transfer request triggered an alert, which the firm reviewed, FINRA adds, but erroneously determined that the withdrawals appeared legitimate, and that it did not investigate these alerts any further. Inadequate supervisory procedures and controls also contributed to the firm’s failure to detect the fraud, FINRA says. “Firms must ensure that their supervisory systems and procedures are designed to recognize and follow up on red flags. There were numerous red flags raised over the course of this scheme, and Prudential Annuities Distributors’ failure to adequately respond to them allowed an unscrupulous actor to prey on an elderly customer,” says Brad Bennett, executive vice president and chief of enforcement at FINRA. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords EnforcementCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton BFI investors plead for firm’s salelast_img read more

Canadians recognized for their exceptional commitment to Veterans 24 November

first_imgCanadians recognized for their exceptional commitment to Veterans 24 November From: Veterans Affairs CanadaMinister of Veterans Affairs Commendation awarded to eight people from Eastern Ontario.From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have a longstanding commitment to providing volunteer services that improve the well-being of Canadian Veterans and paying tribute to their sacrifices and achievements.The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendations recognize individuals who go above and beyond in improving the well-being, care and remembrance of Canada’s Veterans.Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, hosted a virtual event with the following recipients from Eastern Ontario to express his thanks and appreciation for their volunteer service to Canadian Veterans:Bransfield, Theodore Steven, Chief Warrant Officer (Retired), CD, Kanata, ON Calnan, Michael Thomas Antony, Major (Retired), CD, Kars, ON Damude, Douglas John, Warrant Officer (Retired), Petawawa, ON Healy, Joseph James, Superintendent (Retired), Ottawa, ON Kish, Earl, Chief Warrant Officer (Retired), CD, Kingston, ON Mould, Kerry Robert, Woodlawn, ON Perron, Sandra, Honourary Lieutenant Colonel, CD, Ottawa, ON Tadeu, Kerri Lynn, Kingston, ON The Commendation is awarded annually. This fall 68 deserving recipients, from across the country, are being recognized. Nominations for individuals who provide outstanding volunteer service to Veterans are accepted year round and can be made through our website.Quotes“It’s always a privilege to award the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to those who do so much for our Veterans. Whether they’re working to improve the day-to-day lives of Veterans and their families or organizing remembrance activities in their communities, it’s vitally important that we thank them for their work.”The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National DefenceQuick factsThe Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by Warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Recipients can be nominated by their peers, family members or others.The Commendation is intended primarily for Veterans, but non-Veterans may also qualify as recipients.The Commendation consists of a certificate, a lapel pin for civilian wear and a bar for wear with decorations.The design is a gold maple leaf resting on a red poppy-a flower long associated with the sacrifices of war-and a Royal Crown on the top of the pin. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Award, Canada, Defence, Eastern, Family, family members, Government, Kerry, Kingston, Lawrence, Minister, Ottawa, Queen, Theodore, veterans, warrant, websitelast_img read more