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Cancer sufferer charged £1,800 for travel cover – on holiday £2,400

Cancer sufferer charged £1,800 for travel cover – on £2,400 holiday: ‘I was treated like a leper trying to get worldwide insurance’ By Toby Walne, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:52 GMT, March 12, 2022 | Update: 23:18 GMT, March 12, 2022 People with health issues are having to pay …

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Insurance company set to record ‘one of its best years ever’

The A-One Insurance Group management team – left to right – Managing Director Ian Penfold, IT and Fleet Director Matthew Hines, Operations Director Sarah Eades and Business Development Director Ryan Jupp. INDEPENDENT insurance group A-One says it is on track to record one of its best years following “significant” growth …

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March 6 Ukraine War News: US in talks to ban Russian oil, Netflix suspends Russian service; Ukrainian nuclear power plant under Russian command

Management of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant has come under the orders of the commander of the Russian forces who took control of the site last week, Ukraine told the UN atomic watchdog. Russian forces at the site also cut off some communications networks, including cellphones and the internet, Ukraine’s …

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FTSE 100 Live February 16: Inflation hits 30-year high at 5.5%, pressure on Bank of England to raise interest rates

1645010784 AstraZeneca’s lupus treatment gets green light in Europe AstraZeneca’s lupus treatment has been approved for use in the EU after a successful rollout in the US, Japan and Canada. Saphnelo is an immunosuppressant and the first drug of its kind to gain EU approval in over a decade. Ronald …

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What tips are grabbing property in major postcodes?

It seems that the old real estate mantra of location, location, location is not lost on our local councils, with around 40% of them having their main offices located in areas where the prices of l ‘real estate are higher than the local authority …

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National Insurance warning: Britons ‘on the brink’ as hike ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’ | United Kingdom | News

The government is pushing ahead with plans to raise taxes to pay for health and social care costs, meaning National Insurance will rise by 1.25% from April. The hike has drawn widespread backlash from backbench MPs as she backtracks on the government’s pledge not to raise taxes in the 2019 …

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Countryside Properties, M&S drive UK midcaps down; banks raise the FTSE 100

Tesco and M&S slip after raising profit outlook Countryside Properties falls as CEO resigns FTSE 100 up 0.2%, FTSE 250 down 0.4% Jan 13 (Reuters) – London’s FTSE 250 index fell on Thursday, led by shares of Countryside Properties and Marks & Spencer, while a rise in financials and commodities …

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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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Monument startup appoints former Barclays boss Ian Rand as new CEO

Rand spent 12 years in the British Army before moving to banking in 2000. He started his career at JPMorgan before joining Barclays, where he worked for 12 years. Rand left the bank at the end of 2020. He will succeed as CEO of Monument to Mintoo Bhandari, former managing …

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Is BT the next UK company awaiting takeover? | BT

BT’s status as a potential takeover target is back in the spotlight after UK rules preventing its most important new shareholder from making its next move expired on Saturday. Here we take a look at the key points. What is happening? Altice, the telecommunications group controlled by billionaire Patrick Drahi, …

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AstraZeneca CEO Says His Covid Jab May Have Helped UK Avoid Critical Illness Amid European Outbreak – business live | Business

Pascal Soriot, Managing Director of AstraZeneca. Photograph: Brenda Goh / Reuters AstraZeneca’s chief executive said it was possible that the current coronavirus spike in Europe could be linked to governments’ decision not to use the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in the elderly. After an article in a German newspaper that turned …

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How will insurance work with self-driving cars?

None of us need to remember that every year on UK roads there are over 1,700 fatalities and 180,000 more injured. But it should be remembered that although more than 90% of these problems are caused by human error, even the most attentive driver has only a few seconds to …

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COP26: UK government calls for action for exporters to go green

Campaign highlights renewable energy opportunities overseas that UK businesses can take advantage of UKEF helps companies deliver vital exports in sectors such as offshore wind, solar and hydrogen, with a pipeline of export opportunities for UK suppliers UKEF helps companies transitioning or exporting renewable products win, fulfill and get paid …

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UK insurance giant seizes NI firm’s £ 65million portfolio

Global Risk Partners group of insurance intermediaries has completed the acquisition of Willis Towers Watson, a brokerage and commercial risk firm in Northern Ireland. TW’s £ 65million gross written premium portfolio now falls under the ABL Group in Northern Ireland, which is already part of GRP. ABL’s Managing Director, Maurice …

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Farewell leave: UK wage subsidy ends but economy remains fragile

The state’s largest peacetime intervention in the UK labor market ends Thursday, as the government ends its ‘leave’ pandemic employment subsidy program. But calls are growing to target aid to hard-hit sectors such as hospitality and travel, as uncertainty persists over the future direction of the economy. “Travel has always …

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Audit overhaul plan to ‘hamper’ UK economy

In March, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) proposed a series of recommendations to strengthen UK auditing, corporate reporting and corporate governance systems. The ministry’s proposed measures included new reporting and evidence requirements to strengthen directors’ accountability and ensure that the regulator has effective investigative and civil …

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Nervousness over new wave of Covid blocks economic recovery in UK

Consumers visited and spent less in UK shops, bars and restaurants in June, according to new data, suggesting that the economic recovery has lost momentum following an increase in Covid-19 infections. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday that he intends to move forward with removing all remaining coronavirus restrictions …

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FTSE weakens as US jobs data raises hopes of rebound

SMid-haul airlines had a good weekend after German Chancellor Angela Merkel eased her stance on travel restrictions from the UK. Mid caps Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air recovered from this week’s losses to end in the green, after having had five less positive trading days amid uncertainty over further travel …

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North P&I Club moves to new offices in Singapore

North P&I Club has moved to new offices in Singapore, which serves as its regional headquarters for Asia. From its former address in the Fuji Xerox Towers, the company is now located in a state-of-the-art facility at Springleaf Tower, Anson Road. According to the insurer, this decision reaffirms its commitment …

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MPs slam UK government’s plan for economic recovery

A cornerstone of the UK government’s efforts for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic lack clear direction, ministerial responsibility or methods to measure its success, MPs warned in a report released on Monday. The House of Commons Trade, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee expressed concern about the government’s growth plan, …

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Britain suffers from outdated thinking about innovation

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is working on a new innovation strategy for the UK. We clearly need it. Covid-19 has hurt our economy, but we had long standing issues before the pandemic such as low productivity growth and significant regional disparities. The government’s shift to a greener agenda will also …

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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names ANZ leader

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Christine Bell (pictured) to lead the country for Australia and New Zealand, effective August 3. Bell, who will be based in Sydney, succeeds Melanie Slack who has taken on the role of Head of Wholesale Trade in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and EMEA. …

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Hagens Berman UK LLP secures litigation funding, ATE Insurance and initiates litigation against Mercedes, further strengthening its global litigation against the automaker

[London] – Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of world-renowned US law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, announces the latest developments in its class action lawsuit on behalf of UK Mercedes drivers affected by emissions fraud. Hagens Berman UK has successfully secured substantial litigation funding from Harbor as well …

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Ebay attacks banks and PayPal with business loans

Ebay will begin offering loans to businesses that sell through its UK marketplace, pitting the e-commerce group against mass-market banks and its former subsidiary PayPal. “We believe this is an area for innovation and that there is a lot of unmet demand for better service for online businesses,” eBay UK …

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Kingfisher recruits Ardonagh for finance position

“I am extremely happy to join Kingfisher at such a pivotal time in the evolution of the group,” commented the new CFO whose credentials include time spent at Deloitte, Prudential Plc and Liberty Specialty Markets. “I am impressed with Kingfisher’s digital transformation and its ambitious customer-centric growth strategy. The journey …

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Nevada PERS to Add Another Investment Officer

The Nevada Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) would add another investment officer to its staff, bringing the investment team of the $ 53.2 billion pension fund to two. A joint Nevada PERS budget committee last week approved a budget that includes the creation of an additional investment officer to join …

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