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Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders 21 Sep 7:01pm Ministers urged to get tough on minimum wage offenders
Companies were fined only £14m in year when staff were underpaid by £15.6m Ministers have been urged to impose tougher penalties on companies that pay their staff below the minimum wage after it emerged that the government fined companies only £14m in a year when rogue employers underpaid their staff by £15.6m. It is a criminal offence not to pay the minimum wage, and the maximum fine is 200% of every penny underpaid. Firms found in breach must also repay staff all the money they are owed.
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Is money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank the largest in history? 21 Sep 1:06pm Is money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank the largest in history?
Scale of fiasco highlights need for stricter regulation and cross-border force in Europe The Russian-speaking caller refused to give a name but the threat was explicit: “Do you really feel you can walk home safely at night?” It was 2013 and officers at the Estonian branch of Danske Bank were beginning to realise they had taken on some very unpleasant customers. After a tipoff, a member of staff had travelled to Moscow and started asking questions. The team was trying to trace the identity of people hiding behind anonymous corporate vehicles, which had opened accounts and were now using them to transfer huge sums of money. That was when its staff began to receive anonymous threats. “This bank will sink,” one caller warned.
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Uber bid to buy Deliveroo could give founder £150m payout 21 Sep 1:05pm Uber bid to buy Deliveroo could give founder £150m payout
Reports say Uber Eats is in talks to gobble up London-based rival food app for £1.5bn
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Let’s move to Leytonstone: the Olympics still niggles, but it’s on good form 21 Sep 11:30am Let’s move to Leytonstone: the Olympics still niggles, but it’s on good form
It’s quite humdrum, but mostly in a nice way
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Northern is a disaster. Why have commuters been left to face it alone? | Kate Anstee 21 Sep 10:02am Northern is a disaster. Why have commuters been left to face it alone? | Kate Anstee
I founded Northern Resist to protest a rail service that is ruining passengers’ lives. When will the government step in?The service provided by Northern (rail) has fallen well below a decent standard for many years now, but has significantly worsened since Arriva took over the franchise in 2016. I founded the Northern Resist group to protest about how difficult people’s lives were becoming to manage as a result of a train service that is so integral to the country’s functioning – and that is failing them every single day. While the delays, cancellations and overcrowding were my biggest gripes, other issues such as communication, my treatment on social media and general lack of empathy towards my situation exacerbated my angst with Northern. Following the timetable change in May 2018 the
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Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live 21 Sep 9:37am Updated Pound falls on renewed fears of a no-deal Brexit - business live
The pound is on course for its biggest one-day fall in 2018 after Theresa May said Brexit negotiations with the EU have reached an ‘impasse’
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Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell loses appeal against conviction 21 Sep 8:37am Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell loses appeal against conviction
Judge says evidence submitted by Chappell was ‘untrue’ and without credibility A judge has branded the former BHS owner
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Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging 21 Sep 7:53am Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging
Black plastic, which cannot be recycled, to be phased out by end of month Lidl UK says it will remove black plastic from its entire fruit and vegetable range by the end of the month, becoming the first supermarket to do so. Black plastic packaging is not recyclable in the UK, as it cannot be detected by the sorting systems used for plastic recycling, and the supermarket chain says its move will save an estimated 50 tonnes of black plastic waste a year.
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Money for nothing? Dire Straits launch back catalogue bond 21 Sep 7:44am Money for nothing? Dire Straits launch back catalogue bond
British rock band follows in David Bowie’s footsteps with offer to invest in royalties First it was
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Why can’t I get a no-claims bonus on my second car? 21 Sep 7:27am Updated Why can’t I get a no-claims bonus on my second car?
I’ve built up 10 years’ discount on one car but can’t use it for a second vehicle
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Five of the best bungalows for sale – in pictures 21 Sep 7:27am Updated Five of the best bungalows for sale – in pictures
There’s no need for stairs at any of these five properties, from Devon to
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Church of England pulls out of Wonga rescue effort 21 Sep 7:17am Church of England pulls out of Wonga rescue effort
Justin Welby says church has decided not to participate in buyout of payday lender The Church of England has pulled out of an attempt to buy the loan book of the collapsed payday lender Wonga following a week of talks led by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, aimed at protecting the interests of vulnerable borrowers. The move creates fresh uncertainty for around 200,000 borrowers who could now be forced to pay back their debts at high rates by a commercial lending firm.
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Global markets shrug off trade war fears - business live 21 Sep 7:12am Updated Global markets shrug off trade war fears - business live
European and Asian markets rise after Wall Street hits record high as fears subside surrounding the trade dispute between China and the US
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Bungalows for sale – in pictures 21 Sep 5:56am Updated Bungalows for sale – in pictures
There’s no need for stairs at any of these five properties, from Devon to
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Uber bid to buy Deliveroo hits shares in rival Just Eat 21 Sep 4:55am Uber bid to buy Deliveroo hits shares in rival Just Eat
Reports claim US tech giant’s Uber Eats is in talks to gobble up London-based rival $2bn food app Shares in Just Eat have fallen 6% following reports that Uber is in talks to buy online food service rival Deliveroo for at least $2bn (£1.5bn). Investors in the takeaway app took fright at the prospect of Uber using
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RBS and NatWest customers locked out in latest banking glitch 21 Sep 4:46am RBS and NatWest customers locked out in latest banking glitch
Bank apologises for technical error blocking online and mobile account holders from logging in Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers have been locked out of online and mobile accounts and left unable to access their accounts. Users on Twitter began reporting issues in the early hours of Friday, saying they were unable to access the app or online banking services.
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Donald Trump’s currency confusion continues | Jeffrey Frankel 21 Sep 4:17am Donald Trump’s currency confusion continues | Jeffrey Frankel
The US president blames China but even a basic understanding of economics shows it’s his own policies that bloat the dollar Next month, the US Department of the Treasury is due to submit to Congress its biannual report detailing which countries, if any, are manipulating their currencies to gain an unfair trade advantage. For his part, President Donald Trump is already
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Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis 21 Sep 3:00am Don’t buy the Brexit hype: it’s a border in the Irish Sea or the customs union | Jonathan Lis
The rejection of the Chequers plan at Salzburg was no surprise – the EU will never accept a fudge on the Irish borderDonald Tusk’s
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