Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz Associated Press Published 6:41 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 London – British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin. May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union over the last two years. Though defeat was widely expected, the scale of the rout – 432-202 – was devastating for May’s leadership. Immediately after the vote, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence motion, saying it would give Parliament a chance to give its verdict “on the sheer incompetence of this government.” Still, most analysts predict May will survive because lawmakers from her Conservative Party are unlikely to vote against her, and the Democratic Unionist Party, which supports the government, has said it … [Read more...] about UK gov’t faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 14, 2018, 1:43 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter An emergency summit of European leaders will likely convene on November 25 to consider the draft Brexit deal if the UK government backs the proposed text, the Taoiseach has said. Addressing the Dail parliament in Dublin, Leo Varadkar said the European Council would meet in Brussels to potentially sign off on the 500 page document if Theresa May can secure Cabinet approval in the interim. “Back in December when the joint report – the agreement between the EU and UK – was issued, I said the next step was to turn that joint report that we agreed back in December into a legally binding and legally operable withdrawal agreement and we are close to that point today,” he said. “But it is still a draft agreement. It is yet to be agreed by the UK Government and they will discuss it this afternoon and it is … [Read more...] about EU leaders set for November 25 summit if UK Cabinet backs deal – Taoiseach
PUBLISHED: 10:16 05 November 2018 Jessica Hill Saving money in cash This content is subject to copyright. At least 180,000 people that work for real Living Wage employers across the country are set for a pay rise as the new Living Wage rates rises by 25p to £9 around the UK, and by 35p to £10.55 in London. The 2018 increases have been largely driven by higher transport costs, private rents and council tax feeding through to the basket of goods and services that underpin the rates.The announcements come after research published yesterday by KPMG found over a fifth of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage, with 1.2 million more jobs paying below the Living Wage since 2012.The Living Wage Foundation is calling on all major employers to help tackle this rising problem of low pay by committing to go beyond the government minimum and pay a wage their staff can really live on. More than 1,200 employers have signed up to go beyond the government … [Read more...] about Which companies in our region have signed up for the real Living Wage?
PUBLISHED: 10:51 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:59 19 October 2018 You won't have to worry about arrears This content is subject to copyright. Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches. You will be told the type of tenant moving inHow does a guaranteed rental scheme work?In effect, your agent becomes the tenant for a fixed term and guarantees rental income whether the property is occupied or not. Once the property has passed inspection, and as long as all the paperwork has been sorted, you should start receiving rent that month even if the agent hasn’t found a tenant, and it will only stop once the keys have been handed back.Everything from council tax to utilities is covered, alongside any minor repairs.Do I get the best price for my property?Once you deduct the usual … [Read more...] about Enjoy guaranteed rent whether your property is occupied or not
Moving is considered to be among the most stressful things you can do in life and unsurprisingly that stress can multiply when you're moving to a foreign country. Most who make the dream move to France don't have much money to spare and have to stick to a tight budget. But many are surprised by all the hidden costs that add up. Moving to France costs a lot more than the property you buy and the ferry and flight tickets. Here's a look at some of the extra costs you need to think about when you're at the planning stage, thanks to those who have made the move. Logistics How Getting your possessions from one country to another is certainly one of the more substantial costs you'll face when moving to France whether you're coming from the UK or US. But it can be hard to get an idea of what you should be paying if you've never done it before and costs can vary dramatically depending on how much you're looking to … [Read more...] about The hidden costs of moving to France you need to know about