Best of the Brokers for 24 October 2014

first_img Express KCS whatsapp To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] reiterated its “hold” recommendation, on the basis that Bloomsbury’s first-half results were “slightly below” expectations. The broker stated that the group had a “strong H2 pipeline” across its businesses and noted that it “continues to develop the Harry Potter portfolio”.GLAXOSMITHKLINES&P Capital IQ raised its “hold” rating to “buy”, citing “positive corporate restructuring developments”. GlaxoSmithKline’s third-quarter results showed a decline in sales, although growth is predicted in the firm’s respiratory drugs range in 2016. Share Thursday 23 October 2014 8:18 pm Show Comments ▼ Best of the Brokers for 24 October 2014 whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Marks & Spencer share price leaps, despite 13th consecutive fall in clothing sales

first_imgWednesday 5 November 2014 2:45 am whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Shares in Marks & Spencer opened more than eight per cent higher this morning, after it posted expectation-beating half-year results – even though group profits before tax fell 0.4 per cent on the same period last year.In the the 26 weeks to 27 September, like-for-likes in clothing and general merchandise fell 2.2 per cent and 2.9 per cent on a like for like basis. It’s the 13th consecutive quarter general merchandise sales (which were only split into “clothing” and “general merchandise” recently) have fallen – but both figures were above analyst expectations.  Food sales rose, but it wasn’t just any rise. It was a small one: one per cent on a like for like basis.There was some good news. Sales of womenswear, which has struggled over recent years, rose 1.3 per cent in the first five months of the financial year, before the old line about unseasonable weather came in. Like Next, M&S said warm weather this autumn had hit its figures, by 1.3 per cent.Like for likes in its food business rose one per cent. From the report:We expect our food business to continue to outperform the market with a higher number of new Simply Food stores planned over the next three years, up to 200 from 150 previously guided.On a quarterly basis, like-for-likes stayed flat, while clothing declined 3.4 per cent and food managed an anaemic rise of 0.2 per cent.M&S has had a torrid time in recent years, with sluggish growth in profit before tax:This year it has not only underperformed against the market, but has also been shown up by competitor Next, which has been consistently above the FTSE this year.  Marks & Spencer share price leaps, despite 13th consecutive fall in clothing sales Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoElvenarAdvertisement #StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.ElvenarUndoWarped SpeedOnly True Americans Can Ace This Geography QuizWarped SpeedUndo Tags: Company Marks & Spencer Group Sharelast_img read more

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UK high earners mapped: If you work in Tower Hamlets you’re probably paid more than people who live there

first_img whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Where are the best places to work in the UK if you want to make money? And where do high-powered professionals have superior spending power to the natives?According to data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), there are some big gaps between the amount earned by residents in certain areas and the amounts earned by those who work there. The data shows the pull of the capital: in central London , especially in Tower Hamlets, the highest earners commute in, while the south east is a hotbed of residential wealth. Commuting is the key word, of course, because often people work in the area in which they live and the ONS data doesn’t discriminate. Here are the results, mapped. Blue areas show where workers earn more than residents; the deeper the blue, the greater the difference. Yellows, oranges and reds show the areas where residents are wealthier than those who work there. It is worth noting that the ONS indicates some values are too unreliable, or that the data might disclose personal information. This might affect the median wages of workers or residents. Where one or both values are compromised, we haven’t included the data.To scroll past the map on mobile, swipe down on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on any local authority to reveal the difference between workers’ median pay and that of the residents.The data used is annual median gross wages, with the median preferred to the mean to avoid the skewing of figures by especially high or low outliers. This means taking the value at which 50 per cent of the sample is above and 50 per cent below.Many of the areas where workers earn more than residents are cities: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Nottingham, Coventry, Reading, Derby, Exeter, Leicester and Southampton are all examples.London is an exception, possibly because of its size, and Glasgow has two areas of higher residential earnings just outside: East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire.Here is a chart showing the 10 local authorities where the difference is greatest in favour of residents (first 10) and the 10 where the gap is biggest in favour of workers.Notably missing from the list is the City of London, which would have offered some valuable insight. Luckily for politicians, workers in Westminster earn less than those resident there, although both groups earn around £11,000 more than the UK median, which is £22,044.In the north, the general trend for residents to earn more than workers is repeated but the differences are less and wages lower. In West Lancashire, one of the northern authorities with a larger gap, residents earn £22,005 and workers £18,363 – both below the national average.   Thursday 20 November 2014 5:24 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The growing problem of obesity: Almost half the global population will be overweight by 2030

first_img Tags: NULL The growing problem of obesity: Almost half the global population will be overweight by 2030 The world is eating more and doing less. The result? Our waistlines are rapidly expanding. In fact, almost half the world will be overweight or obese by 2030 if we allow our self-indulgence to continue along its current trajectory. According to a report by McKinsey, 2.1bn people fall into the “overweight” category, which amount to 31 per cent of the global population. That’s nearly twice the number who are undernourished.  But this is predicted to reach 41 per cent in 16 years’ time, given the rate at which our health has already deteriorated as a result of poor diet and little exercise. ECONOMIC STRAINObesity has become responsible for around five per cent of deaths each year, but it’s not just our well-being that’s affected – the global economic impact from obesity is roughly $2 trillion or 2.8 per cent of global GDP, which is roughly equivalent to the global impact from smoking or armed violence, war, and terrorism The toll of obesity on healthcare systems alone is between two and seven per cent of all healthcare spending in developed economies, and that does not include the large cost of treating associated diseases, such as diabetes. TIME FOR THE WORLD TO GO ON A DIETSlimming down will be no easy task – the report suggests a number of measures are needed in combination if the problem is to be brought under control. In the case of the UK specifically, it says 44 interventions across a range of sectors are needed to bring just 20 per cent of those who are currently defined as “obese” down to a healthy weight: “Only a comprehensive, systemic programme of multiple interventions is likely to be effective.” Our research suggests that an ambitious, comprehensive, and sustained portfolio of initiatives by national and local governments, retailers, consumer-goods companies, restaurants, employers, media organizations, educators, health-care providers, and individuals is likely to be necessary to support broad behavioural change. But an integral part of the battle will be people taking more responsibility for their own well being, the report explains. This can be done by managing portion sizes, avoiding snacking and cycling instead of taking public transport wherever possible.  Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp Thursday 20 November 2014 5:20 am Sarah Spickernell Sharelast_img read more

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Google under threat from EU Parliament as MEPs prepare non-binding resolution

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Google under threat from EU Parliament as MEPs prepare non-binding resolution The world’s biggest search engine could soon find its European operations under threat from the EU parliament thanks to antitrust regulations.A non-binding resolution is being assembled to break up Google’s European operations, according to documents seen by Reuters. The measures are being prepared by EU politicians to counter the alleged power and dominance of Google in the search market. Although Google is not specifically mentioned in the motion but since Google accounts for 90 per cent of the European market there is little doubt about who the measure is targeted at.The Parliament’s motion seen by Reuters “calls on the Commission to consider proposals with the aim of unbundling search engines from other commercial services as one potential long-term solution”.However, even if the proposal is passed it will be up to the Commission whether to take any action against Google. The tech giant has faced a wave of criticism over the “right to be forgotten” and a host of tax issues. The measures to tackle Google are being backed by rival firm Microsoft.European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she would take on board the views of all the parties involved including the industry itself.Google will be hoping to protect its European business from a potential break up and replicate its victory last year in the US, where regulators were convinced that the search engine had not been manipulating search results which would’ve hit the companies competitors.  Share whatsappcenter_img Guy Bentley Saturday 22 November 2014 3:54 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: Googlelast_img read more

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Northern Ireland eyes up new corporation tax powers as government concern over Scotland’s demands grows

first_img Julian Harris Northern Ireland eyes up new corporation tax powers as government concern over Scotland’s demands grows The coalition is embroiled in last-minute talks to determine whether Northern Ireland can be granted the power to set its own rate of corporation tax.Chancellor George Osborne is keen to signal his support for the move in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, yet the government has been held back by concerns that Scottish leaders would subsequently demand the same rights north of the border.The politics of devolution have dominated the run-up to the Autumn Statement, with the Smith Commission last week recommending sweeping new tax-setting powers for Scotland.And with money tight, Osborne is in need of popular reforms that will not overly stretch the government’s purse strings. Tax receipts have been lower than expected this year despite strong economic growth, thwarting efforts to slash the annual deficit.The Republic of Ireland has notably low corporation tax rates, using the policy to attract international firms to the country. The ability to set similarly low levels in neighbouring Northern Ireland could be one way of boosting its private sector economy.However, Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron are wary of the need to tread carefully with fiscal reforms. Unionists are concerned at the pace of powers potentially set to be devolved to Scotland, with the Prime Minister stressing that further powers for England will be addressed soon.Meanwhile, Osborne is expected tomorrow to announce Bicester as the site of a new garden city which will see an extra 13,000 homes, while two London estates are to get an overhaul as part of a £150m fund. Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander will also unveil 1,400 new flood protection schemes.. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 1 December 2014 9:29 pm Share Tags: Autumn Statement 2015 Scottish devolution More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

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The UK, Alibaba and Nigel Farage are the biggest winners of 2014

first_imgThursday 18 December 2014 3:27 am As the year draws to a close it’s a good time to reflect and look back on who will be cheerfully toasting 2014, after looking at those poor souls who’ve been dealt nothing but coal this year.This lot have plenty of reason for good cheer this holiday season – here’s our pick of the biggest winners of 2014.Nigel Farage Oh, how times have changed. Nigel Farage has helped transform the fortunes of a party once seen as a rump of the Tory party into a serious force in British politics. After a steady rise in the polls, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg challenged Farage to a televised debate. Farage duly accepted and the two men fought it out over the Europe and immigration in two debates.The result in both debates were big wins for Farage and a devastating defeat for the hapless Lib Dem leader and once star of televised debates. Farage has led his party to a stunning victory in the European elections, capturing 24 seats, with 27 per cent of the vote. The result gave Ukip the honor of being the first party that was neither Tory nor Labour to win a nationwide election in almost 100 years.However, Farage was not content with a string of local and European election wins but set his eyes firmly on Westminster. Former Tory MP and backbench maverick Douglas Carswell fed-up with the lack of reforming zeal of the Conservative leadership decided to jump ship to Farage’s party. He subsequently forced a by-election, which he won handsomely. Carswell was followed in short order by Mark Reckless, who dealt the Tories another bitter defeat.Alibaba’s Jack MaThe founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has seen his fortune soar by staggering $18.5bn this year to $29.2bn, according to private wealth consultancy Wealth-X. The company’s initial public offering (IPO) became one of the largest in US history at $68 per share netting $21.8bn. Ma has increased his fortune by 173 per cent, according to CNN. After the float, Alibaba reported strong second-quarter results with revenue rising 53.7 per cent to $2.74bn during the three months to 30 September, versus expected sales of $2.7bn.United KingdomIf Russia is languishing in the economic and geopolitical doldrums the UK comes out of 2014 in rude health. The big win was the maintenance of the UK as a political union. The 300-year old union faced its greatest threat of modern times with the a referendum on Scottish independence. After an intense campaign that mobilised Scottish politics in a way not seen in recent memory the Scots voted decisively against independence by a margin of ten points. The UK economy has also been a winner this year with the fastest growth in the G7 and unemployment falling to six per cent. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy added 63,000 jobs in the three months to October. Real wages have also increased by 1.6 per cent.  whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: Alibaba Nigel Farage People Review of the year 2014 Uber Jeff Misenti The UK, Alibaba and Nigel Farage are the biggest winners of 2014 last_img read more

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Who are the UK’s happiest and unhappiest workers?

first_img Jeff Misenti More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Monday 26 January 2015 2:05 pm Who are the UK’s happiest and unhappiest workers? Share 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.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly 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 Supplementcenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ A new survey released today by the jobs search engine Adzuna has revealed which workers are the most and least satisfied with their pay packets.After years of stagnation and rising prices, some workers have been feeling the pinch more than others. Those most likely to be dissatisfied are workers in the retail sector followed closely by those in legal work. Almost 60 per cent of workers in the Hospitality & Catering industry were unhappy with their levels of pay. The public sector has been under years of pay restraint to assist with deficit reduction so it will come as little surprise that nurses and teachers were also counted as some of the unhappiest workers in the country.Adzuna’s research showed a sharp regional difference in terms of pay satisfaction. The south-east and the south-west had the happiest workers while Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland had the least happy.Overall, 52 per cent of British workers are dissatisfied with their pay. Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunter said:Wages have been stagnant and consistently lagging behind inflation. That said, our data suggests that employers across the country are starting to lift the lid on rates of pay.While the last few years have been a tough time for workers the squeeze on living standards may finally be coming to an end.The UK’s unemployment rate fell again between September and November, falling from six per cent in the previous three months to 5.8 per cent. Wages were also up by 1.8 per cent and 1.7 per cent including bonuses, when compared to a year earlier. Many consumers are also benefiting from falling food and oil prices.The country’s happiest workers were employed in consultancy roles, where only 20 per cent were dissatisfied with their pay. Manufacturing roles and careers in IT also proved to be highly satisfactory for their workers. last_img read more

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UK beer sales rise for the first time in 10 years

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndo UK beer sales rise for the first time in 10 years Friday 30 January 2015 10:50 am Share Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com A decade-long decline for beer sales in the UK has finally come to an end, with boozy Brits taking advantage of tax cuts bought in over the last two years.The British Beer and Pub Association’s (BBPA) ‘Beer Barometer’ showed beer sales jumped 1.3 per cent last year. And chancellor George Osborne – who announced a second one pence cut to beer duty as part of his 2014 budget – is largely to thank for this. Beer sales in pubs also began to stabilise, and last year’s 0.8 per cent decrease was the smallest in 19 years. Seven in every ten pub drinks sold is beer making them extremely reliant on the so-called “nectar.”Off-licenses and supermarkets continued to prove popular – as people “pre-loaded”, boozed at home or simply drank with their dinners – and a 3.5 per cent spike meant off-trade sales overtook on-trade sales for the first time ever.  whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Oscars 2015: Are we in a golden age of British film?

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