McDonald’s Pilots UK loyalty program

Today in the food business, McDonald’s is launching its MyMcDonald’s Rewards program at 10 restaurants in the north of England, while Albertsons sees digital sales continue to increase. Additionally, data from PYMNTS reveals how restaurants can get the most from their digital investments to increase spend. UK rewards programs increase …

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Solo Attys Ditch Practices Due to Rising Insurance Costs

By Martin Croucher (January 11, 2022, 2:40 p.m. GMT) – More lawyers in smaller firms are closing their businesses and becoming consultants because they cannot afford the rising cost of professional liability insurance a law firm said on Tuesday. Taylor Rose MW said the number of legal counsel he hired …

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Weekend violence on the Victoria Park ice rink

Violent incidents at the Victoria Park ice rink led to the arrest of four young people and numerous witnesses wondering if they would return. Vanessa Armstrong was there for one of the incidents. “It was like a twilight zone, like it came out of nowhere. These children were now hitting …

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FirstFT: Russia warns West against Ukraine

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to receive it directly to your inbox every morning of the week Russia has warned the United States and NATO to make concessions or face a worsening security situation …

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Coronavirus slows economy as growth in Scotland slows, bank says

Fears of a resurgence of the coronavirus have held back the UK’s economic recovery, the Royal Bank of Scotland said, with the Scottish private sector growing at the slowest pace in nearly a year. While business activity in Scotland rose in December, the rise was the smallest since growth returned …

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Landlord places tenants in unit without heat after missing repair time due to explosion

Two elderly people displaced by a suspicious explosion in their London apartment building are being accommodated by their landlord in accommodation without heating or furniture, as a city order to carry out repairs has come and gone. Lynn Buckingham, 72, her roommate Doug Shearing and other displaced tenants were hosted …

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“India will overtake Japan as Asia’s second largest economy by 2030”

India is expected to overtake Japan as Asia’s second-largest economy by 2030, while its GDP is also expected to overtake that of Germany and the United Kingdom to rank third in the world, IHS Markit said in a report on Friday. Currently India is the sixth largest economy, behind the …

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Last payment dates for Universal Credit following an interruption of a public holiday

The Christmas period disrupted Universal Credit payments, with public holidays causing some changes. Christmas Day fell on a Saturday in 2021, followed by public holidays on December 27 and 28. So, payments scheduled on those dates were moved to Christmas Eve, which meant early cash flow for anyone with a …

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Mayor hails success of London vaccination effort as he urges more Londoners to come forward – London Business News

London Mayor Sadiq Khan today hailed the success of the vaccination program in London and praised the incredible work of the NHS as more than 86% of adult Londoners have received their first dose. Nearly 2 million vaccines were given in the capital over the past month as the booster …

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